The cockney Time Lord Drax, whose only TV appearance was The Armageddon Factor in 1979, makes his comeback in June’s The Trouble With Drax by John Dorney. Ray Brooks takes on the role originally portrayed by Barry Jackson, while the cast also includes John Challis and Hugh Fraser.
[su_quote cite=”David Richardson” url=”https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/doctor-who—the-fourth-doctor-adventures-series-5″]We devised The Trouble With Drax for [original Drax actor] Barry [Jackson] but sadly he passed away before the script was even completed. We searched hard for an actor to continue his legacy, and Ray Brooks was the ideal choice – so charming, so naughty… I think people will love the new incarnation of Drax when they hear him.’[/su_quote]
[su_label type=”info”]The Trouble With Drax[/su_label]
Altrazar. The temporal Atlantis, a place lost to time. Believed by many to be a myth, it has long been the perfect location for the rich and powerful to hide away their most dangerous secrets.
Because the somewhat crooked, not exactly honest, wheeler-dealer cockney Time Lord known as Drax has found a map that leads to its location. And, at the behest of a manipulative businessman, he’s going to use it.
When the TARDIS is dragged out of the space-time vortex, its crew aren’t best pleased to see the Doctor’s old school friend, even less when he pressgangs them into joining a raid on the most secure safe-house in history. However with Romana and K9 held hostage, the Doctor has little choice but to agree. With Drax in tow, he heads for the planet.
Which is where the trouble starts.
[su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”Cast” style=”fancy”]Tom Baker (The Doctor)
Lalla Ward (Romana)
John Leeson (K9/Cabot)
Ray Brooks (Drax)
John Challis (Rosser)
Hugh Fraser (Charles Kirkland/Shopkeeper)
Jane Slavin (Shopkeeper 2)
Miranda Raison (Inspector Fleur McCormick)
John Banks (Grunthar/Street-Cleaner)[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Crew” style=”fancy”]Written By: John Dorney
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs
Sound Design: Jamie Robertson
Music: Jamie Robertson
Cover Art: Anthony Lamb[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Technical Details” style=”fancy”]Number of Discs: 1
Duration: 60′ approx
Physical Retail ISBN: 978-1-78178-737-3
Production Code: BFPTOMCD035[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]
[su_label]The Trouble With Drax is available to preorder now from BigFinish.com or via the Amazon link below. The set is released in June, exclusively from the Big Finish website, and available from other retailers from July 31st. [/su_label]