Big Finish Productions have unveiled new details on their forthcoming second series of The Early Adventures, this time taking us on four all new full cast adventures with the Second Doctor!
Appearing in all four adventures will be Frazer Hines as both Jamie and the Second Doctor alongside Anneke Wills, Deborah Watling, Wendy Padbury and new recruit Elliot Chapman, who will be taking on the role of Ben Jackson, originally portrayed on television by the late, great Michael Craze.
Producer David Richardson says:
“We’re so happy that The Early Adventures have been such a success. They were an experiment to see how far we could go in recreating the style of a TV soundtrack with the surviving cast members, and the results have been extraordinary. There will be more as we return to the First Doctor in 2016, and then I’m delighted to say we’ve been commissioned for at least two further seasons beyond that!’
The second season of Early Adventures will be released September through December and are available to pre-order now at BigFinish.com.
The Yes Men by Simon Guerrier
The Doctor, Jamie, Polly and Ben arrive on New Houston, an Earth colony in the Fourth Sector, which the Doctor previously saved from an alien invasion. He wishes to pay his respects to his late friend Meg Carvossa, but something is not quite right with New Houston’s subservient robots…
“Everyone loved Simon’s script. It’s a clever, dark thriller in the style of The Enemy of the World that really plays to the strengths of all the regular characters. And we had all of the characters there – not only Frazer as the Doctor and Jamie, but also Anneke Wills reprising the role of Polly, and Elliot Chapman making his debut as Ben Jackson. Elliot has big shoes to fill, but he does a smashing job – these three actors really do sound exactly like that early TARDIS team.” – producer David Richardson
Cast: Anneke Wills (Polly Wright/Narrator), Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon/The Doctor), Elliot Chapman (Ben Jackson), Lizzie McInnerny (Harriet Quilp), Stephen Critchlow (The Yes Men), Timothy Speyer (Nesca Bangate), Jane Slavin (The President)
The Forsaken by Justin Richards
The TARDIS lands on an island off Singapore during the Japanese invasion of 1942. The travellers are found by some British soldiers – among them a certain Private James Jackson, who just happens to be Ben’s father. But they’re not the only visitors to the island…
Cast: Anneke Wills (Polly Wright/Narrator), Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon/The Doctor), Elliot Chapman (Ben Jackson/Private Lawson/Andrews), Ben Nealon (Captain Freeman), Michael Jibson (Corporal Gibbs), Oliver Jackson (Private James Jackson), Gabrielle Glaister (Mrs Maggie Bishop)
The Black Hole by Simon Guerrier
On a research station near a black hole, time keeps standing still. Investigating the phenomenon, the Doctor discovers a power far greater than any of the monsters that challenge him on his travels…
Cast: Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon/The Doctor), Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield), Rufus Hound (Constable Pavo), Janet Dibley (Commander Flail), Anthony Keetch(The Seeth). Narrated by David Warner.
The Isos Network by Nicholas Briggs
Set immediately after the TV story The Invasion, The Isos Network reveals that the Cybermen threat is far from over…
Cast: Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon/The Doctor/Narrator), Wendy Padbury (Zoe Heriot/Narrator), Rachel Bavidge (Seru), Richard James (Enab), Kieran Hodgson (Alam/Hilsee) and Nicholas Briggs as the Cybermen
All four titles are released September through December and can be pre-ordered either via Big Finish or via the Amazon link below.