Emissary of the Daleks
Emissary of the Daleks
Colin Baker (The Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Bruce Alexander (Hingus), Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks), Ray Cezan (Kalib / Scientist), William Ellis (Aldo Rega), Natasha Karp (Shayna / Tasha), Richard Keith (Watcher / Operative), John Rayment (Gordus), Saskia Reeves (Carmen Rega)
On the planet Omnia, a young man leads The Doctor and Peri through the battle-scarred ruins of a city. Among the rubble he shows them proof that their invaders and new masters, thought to be invincible, can be defeated. The proof is the blasted, burnt-out remains of a Dalek.
But this is a Dalek-occupied world like few others. For one thing, there are few Daleks to be seen. And for another, the Daleks have appointed an Omnian, Magister Carmen Rega, to govern the planet as their emissary.
Why are the Daleks not present in force? And can the Doctor and Peri risk helping the Omnians, when the least show of resistance will be met with devastating reprisals from space?
Written By: Andrew Smith
Directed By: John Ainsworth
The Sixth Doctor and Perpugilliam Brown are reunited in three more Doctor Who adventures, coming from Big Finish Productions in July, August and September 2019. Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant reprise their roles from the classic series, continuing their journeys on audio and crossing paths with a familiar foe…
Three brand-new adventures with the classic Doctor Who team of Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant are coming this year. This 80s dream team will be encountering the legendary Doctor Who villains, the Daleks (last seen on television in this year’s Doctor Who new year special, Resolution).
The Daleks (voiced by Nicholas Briggs) make their return in the story Emissary of the Daleks, written by Andrew Smith.
Andrew told us about taking The Doctor into new territory in his fight against the Daleks, “I went for an off-Earth story which has an invasion with the tactics of the Persian Empire. They would conquer an area then put an emissary in place as its ruler. The population would be treated relatively well, on condition that there were no attempts at rebellion. If there were, the Persians would return and be totally merciless in not just quelling the rebellion but taking cruel revenge…
“So I envisaged a world taken over by the Daleks with one of these emissaries in charge. An emissary with the principle objective of ensuring there’s no dissent. Because if there is, the Dalek reprisal will be terrible. And what would The Doctor and Peri do, coming into this setup?”
Three stories, starring the classic 1980’s Doctor-companion duo of the Sixth Doctor and Peri, see them battling enemies old and new, and confronting complex moral issues…
Memories of a Tyrant by Roland Moore, out in July, is a tale of morality, mystery and memory.
Emissary of the Daleks by Andrew Smith, out in August, will see a bloody conflict with the Doctor’s mortal enemies, and one woman’s struggle with what is right and wrong.
The final story is to be announced soon.
The Doctor-companion duo last recorded together in 2014, in a trilogy of adventures, where they also encountered the Daleks, in Masters of Earth.
Reunited with Nicola Bryant in the studio to record these new adventures, Colin Baker commented, “It’s always lovely working together, we know each other so well it’s like putting on a comfortable pair of trousers.” To which Nicola added, “An old pair of slippers!”
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