The First Doctor is heading back to Skaro thanks to Big Finish

Big Finish have announced that David Bradley’s First Doctor is set to go head to head with the Daleks when 1963 TARDIS team heads back to their homeworld, Skaro, in The First Doctor Adventures: Volume 4 when it is released in March 2020.

Joining David Bradley will be Jemma Powell, Jamie Glover and Claudia Grant.

Doctor Who – The First Doctor Adventures Volume Four is available for pre-order now at £24.99 on collector’s edition CD or £19.99 on download.   

Actor David Bradley expressed his delight at battling the Daleks: “To record audio scenes with Daleks you have to have met them in real life – which I did in An Adventure in Space and Time and in Twice Upon a Time. The first time I encountered one on set it brought back that prickle on the back of the neck as I remembered them from when I was a child. The fact that they couldn’t go upstairs didn’t matter, they were still terrifying! To meet the man inside was funny and touching – it took me back to being young and terrified!” 

Script Editor John Dorney adds: “I’ve always been a big fan of the first few years of the series – it’s still figuring out what it is and is willing to go anywhere and do anything. And this new batch of stories does pretty much that. From a perfectly pitched Terry Nation tribute to a morally complex historical, I think this box set covers the full gamut of what the first Doctor’s era can do.” 

The First Doctor Adventures Volume Four contains two stories – one historical and one set in the future:  

Return to Skaro by Andrew Smith 

A new plan to return to Earth actually returns the TARDIS to another place its crew have recently visited – Skaro, home world of the Daleks. But it is some time after their previous visit. The Thals have moved on with developing their species… Yet the shadow of the Dalek city always looms large over them. Venturing into the abandoned metropolis, the Doctor and his friends discover the Daleks aren’t as dead as they might have thought… and it isn’t only their enemies who have secrets. 

Last of the Romanovs by Jonathan Barnes 

The TARDIS lands on Earth near to an eerie and familiar house… with the only witness a regal man watching from inside through a broken window. Leaving the ship the crew immediately find themselves in trouble – because they have landed in Ekaterinburg early in the twentieth century. The man inside the house is Nicholas, the last Tsar of Russia, imprisoned with his family… and one of the most notorious crimes in history is just about to happen. 

Colin Polonowski

Updated: Nov 07, 2019

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