The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Star Crossed

The Ninth Doctor Adventures Star Crossed
The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Star Crossed

Regular Cast

Christopher Eccleston (The Doctor), Alex Kingston (River Song), Nadia Albina (Keetree), John Banks (Dr Harvey Grey), Beth Chalmers (Natalie/Jessica), Trevor Cooper (Captain Thaddeus Grey), David Holt (Barclay/The Matchmaker), Francesca Mills (Bethany), Tom Neenan (Julien), Paul Reynolds (Spore), Charlie Tighe (Abel)

Sypnosis

This title was released in May 2024. It will be exclusively available to buy from the Big Finish website until 31 July 2024, and on general sale after this date.

The Doctor and River Song. Their lives are tangled, complex, intertwined.

But this Doctor doesn’t do domestics, and for once, River might have her work cut out. With time and space against them, these lovers are star-crossed in more ways than most.

4.1 Swipe Right by John Dorney

There are strange rumours about the planet Crell. People have been vanishing. The mysterious Matchmaker is keen to get the populace paired up via his special dating app… but rejecting too many suitors can have fatal consequences.

It’s precisely the sort of thing The Doctor would want to investigate. But unfortunately it’s also precisely the sort of thing River Song would want to investigate too. The Doctor and River are on a collision course – but this time it might not be a match made in heaven.

4.2 Face of the Apocalypse by Lizzie Hopley

After locking onto an unusual algorithm, the TARDIS lands in a hi-security Intergalactic Bank where the computerised system only recognises one face – River Song. The Doctor discovers River dismantling the main computer and immediately suspects her of something dodgy…

But a case of stolen identity becomes far more serious as River’s face starts to appear throughout history and the Bank vaults start filling up with Temporal Prisoners. Is River the victim of a sting or a bored computer nerd? One thing’s for certain, the ‘glitch’ is no longer a glitch and is on its way to destroying all of spacetime, starting with Prisoner Number One.

4.3 Archipelago by Tim Foley

River Song has one last request. If the Doctor undertakes a dangerous journey with her on the planet Fortuna, she’ll never bother him again. But this is no ordinary voyage.

As the storms batter their tiny vessel, the travellers are confronted with some brutal home truths. There is a captain in search of a husband. There is a ship in need of a light. And there are lovers lost in the maelstrom who will always be islands apart…

Notes

Christopher Eccleston and Alex Kingston star in the final box set of the current series of The Ninth Doctor Adventures, released today from Big Finish Productions.

A Star-Crossed Doctor takes his wife

The Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) has, throughout his series of audio drama adventures, been something of a loner, refusing to take on a companion. This attitude to time travel is put to its biggest test yet in his latest box set Star-Crossed, as he has three encounters with an important face from his future – Professor River Song, the Doctor’s wife (Alex Kingston).

The Doctor and River Song. Their lives are tangled, complex, intertwined.

But this Doctor doesn’t do domestics, and for once, River might have her work cut out. With time and space against them, these lovers are star-crossed in more ways than most.

In the three new full-cast audio stories, set across time and space, The Doctor and River sign up to a sinister dating app, visit a bank with an apocalyptic technical problem, and become trapped in a storm like no other.

Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Star Crossed is now available to pre-order for just £29.99 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £22.99 (download only).

The three audio episodes in this box set are:

Swipe Right by John Dorney

There are strange rumours about the planet Crell. People have been vanishing. The mysterious Matchmaker is keen to get the populace paired up via his special dating app… but rejecting too many suitors can have fatal consequences.

It’s precisely the sort of thing the Doctor would want to investigate. But unfortunately it’s also precisely the sort of thing River Song would want to investigate too. The Doctor and River are on a collision course – but this time it might not be a match made in heaven.

Face of the Apocalypse by Lizzie Hopley

After locking onto an unusual algorithm, the TARDIS lands in a hi-security Intergalactic Bank where the computerised system only recognises one face – River Song. The Doctor discovers River dismantling the main computer and immediately suspects her of something dodgy…

But a case of stolen identity becomes far more serious as River’s face starts to appear throughout history and the Bank vaults start filling up with Temporal Prisoners. Is River the victim of a sting or a bored computer nerd? One thing’s for certain, the ‘glitch’ is no longer a glitch and is on its way to destroying all of spacetime, starting with Prisoner Number One.

Archipelago by Tim Foley

River Song has one last request. If the Doctor undertakes a dangerous journey with her on the planet Fortuna, she’ll never bother him again. But this is no ordinary voyage.

As the storms batter their tiny vessel, the travellers are confronted with some brutal home truths. There is a captain in search of a husband. There is a ship in need of a light. And there are lovers lost in the maelstrom who will always be islands apart…

The box set’s guest cast includes Paul Reynolds (Press Gang, Let Him Have It), Nadia Albina (Doctor Who: Flux), Trevor Cooper (Star Cops, This Country), Francesca Mills (The Witcher: Blood Origin, Worzel Gummidge) and Tom Neenan (The Hauntening).

Star-Crossed will be Christopher Eccleston’s final box set in the current Ninth Doctor Adventures range. Of his time making this series with Big Finish, Eccleston said: “The Big Finish experience has, to date, been enjoyable and has afforded me the chance to revisit a character I was able to bring to life almost twenty years ago. For now, it is time for me to return to the TARDIS and disappear for a while, but as we know, the world of the Doctor is unpredictable, so this is not a goodbye but an au revoir!”

Big Finish listeners can purchase Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Star-Crossed as part of a as part of a complete four-volume series bundle for just £108 (on collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £88 (download only).

All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.

Big Finish listeners can still purchase series 1-2 of The Ninth Doctor Adventures These are each available as triple LP vinyl bundles – limited to a pressing of 1,000 per volume – for £140 per series. Collector’s edition (CD box set + download) bundles are also available at £110 per series, as are digital download bundles, for just £96 per series.

The vinyl editions do not include any behind-the-scenes extras. However, listeners purchasing vinyl LP editions will receive a download of the story automatically and be given access to the CD edits as a bonus download. Episodes will be edited specifically for the vinyl format, presented as 2 episodes, one on each side, each with opening and closing music. In addition, all pre-orders of the vinyls will also receive the behind the extras as a bonus download.

Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mail-out of collector’s edition CDs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date.

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