The War Doctor Begins: Warbringer

The War Doctor Begins: Warbringer
The War Doctor Begins: Warbringer

Regular Cast

Jonathon Carley (The War Doctor), Beth Chalmers (Commander Veklin), Ajjaz Awad (Case), Adèle Anderson (Commander Tamasan), Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks), Angela Bruce (Andarta), Stephen Frost (Rondig), Timothy H ofmeier (Lance Corporal Albert Brown), Janet Prince (Mo), Jessica Temple (Iansa)


The Doctor’s disavowed incarnation wages war through time in three new adventures. He finds a new friend in street smart cyborg Case, with The Daleks getting ever closer…

The Doctor is no more. In his place, a warrior, finally joining the Time War between The Daleks and Gallifrey.

But how far will he go to end the conflict? What lines will he cross? How much of himself will he sacrifice?

The War Doctor is beginning to find out who he is…

2.1 Consequences by Timothy X Atack

The War Doctor and Veklin crash on a ravaged planet. On the fringes of the Time War, this world has its own battles raging. Elsewhere, a survivor works out how she came to be here.

But these newcomers are harbingers of something terrible, following in their wake…

2.2 Destroyer by Andrew Smith

Trapped on a world that worships war, the War Doctor finds himself fulfilling an ancient prophecy – could he be the Warbringerof legend?

His new ally Case is testing her abilities, too. And both will be called on to fight when The Daleks come…

2.3 Saviour by Jonathan Morris

The truth of how events on Tharius were set in motion is revealed. On a mission to destroy a Dalek Harvester vessel, the War Doctor discovers a new breed of Dalek.

Whatever action he takes next, we have seen the consequences – and they are devastating for everyone.


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“One of the best launches Big Finish have done in recent time.”
Sci-Fi Bulletin

“A great jumping on point featuring excellent performances. 9/10”
Indie Mac User

“A huge achievement.”
Doctor Who Magazine

“Big Finish have another surefire winneron their hands.”
Set The Tape

“Carley’s performance makes this one of the strongest box sets of the year.”
Who Review

“A great release which promises even greater things.”
We Made This

Prepare to enter battle once more – The Doctor’s disavowed incarnation wages war through time in three brand new full-cast audio dramas from Big Finish Productions.
The War Doctor returns!

Following the rapturous reception to the first box set of adventures released in June 2021, Jonathon Carley returns in The War Doctor Begins later this year.

Set for release in December 2021, Warbringer tells the next chapterof the story, with The Doctor finding a new friend in street smart cyborg Case (Ajjaz Awad), and with The Daleks getting ever closer…

Doctor Who: The War Doctor Begins – Warbringer is available to pre-order at £19.99 as a collector’s edition CD box set or £16.99 as a download, ., with the titles for this trio of tales as follows:

Consequences by Timothy X Atack

Destroyer by Andrew Smith

Saviour by Jonathan Morris

Jonathon Carley said: “Now it’s finally out there, I’ve been pretty overwhelmed by how positively Forged in Fire has been received and how enthusiastically the audience has embraced the first steps of this new journey. The bar is set pretty high, but we’ve got another incredible set of stories that build upon what we’ve established and bring something bold and new too.

“We’re embarking on an intense three-part epic in the thick of the Time War where difficult choices have to be made, which will really push the War Doctor and his allies to their limits.”

Producer David Richardson added: “I was absolutely delighted by the amazing outpouring of love from listeners for the first War Doctor Begins. We all worked so hard on it, and Jonathon – in Louise’s wonderful guiding hands – did such a fantastic job.

“But that was just the beginning of the War Doctor Begins – next up is Warbringer, a huge three-hour story about a doomed world and its inevitable fate as a casualty of the Time War. The scripts are dark, tense and never let up. The recordings were riveting to listen to, so I can’t wait to receive the edits!”

This box set also features the return of Adèle Anderson (Fascinating Aïda, Doctor Who: Time War) as Commander Tamasan, Beth Chalmers (The Paternoster Gang, Callan) as agent Commander Veklin, Angela Bruce (Press Gang, Red Dwarf) as Andarta, War Leaderof the Incipients, Stephen Frost (Vanity Fair, The Young Ones) as Rondig, captain of a space salvage ship and Nicholas Briggs as the voice of the Daleks.

Praise for Doctor Who: The War Doctor Begins – Forged in Fire:

Doctor Who: The War Doctor Begins – Warbringer is available to pre-order at £19.99 as a collector’s edition CD box set or £16.99 as a download here.

Big Finish listeners can save money by pre-ordering the complete The War Doctor Begins series in a bundle (of all four volumes) from £76 on CD or £66 on digital download.

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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