The Invention of Death
David Bradley (The Doctor), Claudia Grant (Susan), Jemma Powell (Barbara Wright), Jamie Glover (Ian Chesterton), Tracy Wiles (Sharlan), Michelle Morris (Brenna), Dan Li (Okada Shumei), Andrew Wincott (Casper Knox), Sadao Ueda (Takagi Mamoru), Susan Hingley (Keiko), Jozef Aoki (Toda Eiji / Yoshita Hiroshi), Christopher Naylor (Captain Hamilton). Other parts played by members of the cast.
As the Daleks mass their time fleet for a final assault on Gallifrey, something ancient is waiting for them at Omega One. And a sacrifice must be made.
Arch-manipulator and Time Lord strategist, Cardinal Ollistra receives shock news of the Doctor’s death.
Meanwhile, on the planet Keska, a parochial war has returned to plague a peaceful civilisation after decades of tranquillity. But how can such a war have any connection with the great Time War which, at any one moment in the whole of eternity, could threaten to tear the universe apart?
If only The Doctor were still alive
Another two adventures await the first TARDIS team next month, with The First Doctor Adventures Volume Two. The trailer for this new box set starring David Bradley, Claudia Grant, Ian Glover and Jemma Powell is available now.
After travelling back to New York in around 1888 and encountering the first incarnation of the Master, it’s full steam ahead for the First Doctor, granddaughter Susan, and companions Ian and Barbara in The First Doctor Adventures Volume Two, out next month.
2.1 The Invention of Death by John Dorney
After an experimental flight, the TARDIS crew find themselves on one of the strangest worlds they have ever encountered.
Alien life takes many forms, and on Ashtallah the travellers find all their preconceptions tested.
But this world is about to make a discovery – and it could mean the end of everything.
2.2 The Barbarians and the Samurai by Andrew Smith
In 19th Century Japan, Westerners are forbidden. So when the TARDIS arrives near Lord Mamoru’s castle, the daimyo’s Samurai are soon on their trail.
Uncovering secrets at court and treachery in the ranks, The Doctor and his friends are drawn into intrigue.
And, as a battle begins, they are caught in the middle.
You can get more information and behind-the-scenes interviews with both writers in this month’s Vortex magazine where Andrew Smith reveals his extensive research for The Barbarians and the Samurai, and John Dorney teases us about a new alien species for the first TARDIS team to discover. You can download Vortex here.
Available in July on CD and download, you can pre-order The First Doctor Adventures Volume Two at £23 on CD or £20 on download.
Or you can save money with a bundle. Pre-order Volume Two with Volume One for £45 on CD or £40 on download.
Volume One of the First Doctor Adventures was released on Christmas Day last year straight after The Doctor Who television special Twice Upon a Time. Why not have a relisten to it before Volume Two is released next month?
Plus you can watch First Doctor Adventures The Time Meddler, The Ark, The Gunfighters and The War Machines tonight for free on Twitch! Head to DoctorWho.tv to find out more.
“Even while they capture that distinct Sixties feel, these two stories also feel modern, too. It’s a difficult balance to get right, but both writers have achieved it incredibly well. The second volume of the First Doctor Adventures is another amazing success” Doctor Who Watch
“The First Doctor Adventures Volume 2 is something special. The Invention of Death is a stand-out story for the year, and a strong contender for Big Finish’s best release of 2018. The Barbarians and the Samurai is one of the most accurate historicals to date, and finds an interesting, new role for our leads in a historical story.” DWAS