The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 13: Metamorphosis

The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 13: Metamorphosis

The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 13: Metamorphosis

Regular Cast

Tom Baker (The Doctor), Christopher Naylor (Harry Sullivan), Eleanor Crooks (Naomi Cross), Annette Badland (Toymaker/Madame Bisset), Geoffrey Beevers (The Master), Nicholas Briggs (Padro), Mark Gatiss (Dante Gabriel Rossetti), Isabella Inchbald (Alexa Wilding/Wombat Queen/Tom), Glen McCready (Top the Wombat), Michael Fenton Stevens (Charles Jamrach/Wombat Commodore), Robbie Stevens (Lord Charles Pearson), Venice Van Someren (Etta Pearson), Lydia West (Cahlo)

Synopsis

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

From the recent past to the far future, The Doctor, Harry and Naomi find themselves battling foes old and new. From the malevolence of the Master to the traps of the Toymaker, danger lurks round every corner… and sometimes in the last shape you’d expect…

13.3 Matryoshka by Aurora Fearnley (2 parts)

When a strange force drags the TARDIS to Earth, it’s clear that The Doctor, Harry and Naomi are up against an incredibly powerful being. And when they encounter Lord Pearson, inventor of games and toys, searching for his vanished daughter… it becomes clear exactly who that being might be. Hide and seek is one of the simplest games devised by man… but in the hands of The Toymaker… it may also become the deadliest.

13.4 The Caged Assassin by Matthew Sweet (2 parts)

It’s very unusual to find a tiger in the TARDIS. But it’s even more unusual to find one heavily dosed in radiation. But this is far from the most unusual occurrence The Doctor, Naomi and Harry are going to encounter today. Because they are about to meet Charles Jamrach, supplier of exotic animals to the rich and royal, who is unaware that his famous menagerie conceals a deadly terror. A strange creature out for blood…

13.5 Metamorphosis by Lisa McMullin (2 parts)

The people of the planet Jaxus are vanishing. When The Doctor and his friends land, Naomi is snatched away by a mysterious fog and taken to a prison run by a very old foe of the Doctor’s. The Master is here and he has, as ever, a sinister scheme underway… but neither Naomi nor Harry know who he is… Can The Doctor stop his plans and rescue the prisoners? Or will his companions inadvertently aid his enemy’s plans?

**Please note: the collector’s edition CD box set is strictly limited to 1,500 copies.**

Trailer

Notes

Many dangers are in store – The Toymaker, The Master and… wombats – in The Fourth Doctor Adventures: Metamorphosis, now available from Big Finish Productions.

The Fourth Doctor vs wombats

This brand-new box set features three episodes of full-cast audio drama, starring Tom Baker as the Doctor alongside Christopher Naylor and Eleanor Crooks as his companions, Harry Sullivan and Naomi Cross.

The adventures begin when the time travellers meet Madame Bisset (Annette Badland – Doctor Who: Aliens of London, Ted Lasso), a psychic medium possessed by the terrifying Toymaker. Then there’s a trip to Victorian England, where they encounter Dante Gabriel Rossetti (recent Olivier Award winner Mark Gatiss) and a menagerie of creatures.

Finally, they travel to a faraway planet, where they help a young villager (Lydia West – It’s a Sin, Years and Years) stop the latest scheme of the Master (Geoffrey Beevers, reprising the role he first played on TV in 1981).

Doctor Who – The Fourth Doctor Adventures: Metamorphosis is now available to purchase as a collector’s edition 3-disc CD box set (+ download for just £19.99) or as a digital download only (for just £16.99). Please note: the collector’s edition CD box set is strictly limited to 1,500 copies and will not be repressed.

The Fourth Doctor’s three fabulous new adventures are:

Matryoshka by Aurora Fearnley

When a strange force drags the TARDIS to Earth, it’s clear that The Doctor, Harry and Naomi are up against an incredibly powerful being. And when they encounter Lord Pearson, inventor of games and toys, searching for his vanished daughter… it becomes clear exactly who that being might be. Hide and seek is one of the simplest games devised by man… but in the hands of The Toymaker… it may also become the deadliest.

The Caged Assassin by Matthew Sweet

It’s very unusual to find a tiger in the TARDIS. But it’s even more unusual to find one heavily dosed in radiation. But this is far from the most unusual occurrence The Doctor, Naomi and Harry are going to encounter today. Because they are about to meet Charles Jamrach, supplier of exotic animals to the rich and royal, who is unaware that his famous menagerie conceals a deadly terror. A strange creature out for blood…

Metamorphosis by Lisa McMullin

The people of the planet Jaxus are vanishing. When The Doctor and his friends land, Naomi is snatched away by a mysterious fog and taken to a prison run by a very old foe of the Doctor’s. The Master is here and he has, as ever, a sinister scheme underway… but neither Naomi nor Harry know who he is… Can The Doctor stop his plans and rescue the prisoners? Or will his companions inadvertently aid his enemy’s plans?

The box set’s cast also includes Venice Van Someren, Robbie Stevens, Isabella Inchbald, Michael Fenton Stevens, and Glen McCready, plus Big Finish executive producer and regular monster voice Nicholas Briggs.

Tom Baker said: “Playing the Doctor continues to be fun for me. Matthew Sweet, a very bright and eloquent man and good egg all round, has written us The Caged Assassin. It’s a lovely mixture of whimsy and muscle. The language is elegant and mischievous and loving.”

Christopher Naylor added: “We’re very established as a team now – we’re having a great time and we’ve all found our characters – though Tom found his some time ago, of course! And it’s lovely to be working with Geoffrey Beevers. His Master is so seductive – he has a wonderful smile to his voice the whole time, he’s so delighted in how evil he is.”

And, Eleanor Crooks said: “Harry and Naomi are completely chalk and cheese; she’s so confident in her own abilities and Harry’s more unsure about things. But I really got freaked out by Matryoshka! Creepy toys used to really scare me as a kid, so reading the script was like having to relive that, but I loved it!”

All three of 2024’s Fourth Doctor Adventures box sets (including March’s Storm of the Sea Devils, Metamorphosis, and September’s Dominant Species) can be pre-ordered together in a bundle for just £54 (collector’s edition CD + download) or £48 (digital download only).

A 15-release bundle (including all of 2024’s Classic Doctor Adventures) is also available to purchase for just £318 (collector’s edition CD + download) or £264 (download only).

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

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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