Release Schedule for UK
The 2020 Annual
Officially released on Sep 19th, but copies started appearing in some retailers from approx. Aug 8th onwards.
This amazing annual is packed with:
And amazing facts about the Doctor’s travels, triumphs and enemies!
Rose Tyler: The Dimension Cannon
Four new adventures follow Rose’s mission to seek out the Doctor, the only person who can save the doomed multiverse…
Bernice Summerfield Buried Memories
Professor Bernice Summerfield was a character created as a companion to the Seventh Doctor by writer Paul Cornell for the popular 1990s Doctor Who novels. Since then she’s found a whole new audio life through plays for Big Finish. In these four new adventures, Bernice is back with a Timelord you could bring home to meet your universe!
1) Pride of the Lampian by Alyson Leeds.
Bernice Summerfield finds the last relic of a lost civilisation, one that the Doctor is worried may never have existed.
2) Clear History by Doris V Sutherland.
The people of Civitas-G have retreated into an idyllic recreation of their home world and they’re refusing to believe that it is now breaking down.
3) Dead and Breakfast by April McCaffrey.
Bernice and the Doctor are trapped on a planet where people who are unusual have a habit of dying. They’re in trouble.
4) Burrowed Time by Lani Woodward.
Centuries ago the Byrinthians were wiped out – apart from one underground train which is still travelling the tunnels of this long-dead world. With a passenger on board!
CAST: Lisa Bowerman (Bernice Summerfield), David Warner (The Doctor), Zaraah Abrahams (Daphne), Laura Aikman (Young Anita), Heider Ali (Lloyd), Vikash Bhai (Gariff), Julia Deakin (Old Anita), Sam Hallion (Rylan), Jessica Hayles (Drolla), Jacqueline King (Flor), Richard Lumsden (Professor Landren), Gavin Swift (The Administrator), Josie White (Zeta). Other parts played by members of the cast.
Harry Houdini’s War
The world is at war, and Harry Houdini wants to fight for his adoptive country. He might get the chance, when an old friend crashes his New York show.
The Doctor is on the trail of a Central Powers spy ring, which has somehow acquired unearthly technology. But he is also keeping a dangerous secret…
Finding himself on the run behind enemy lines, the world’s greatest escape artist has to work out who he can trust — and fast.
Torchwood The Vigil
Sebastian Vaughan is the brightest, newest recruit to Torchwood. He’s come from a very good family, an excellent school, and with a degree from the finest College. He’s the kind of person bred for Torchwood.
Sebastian Vaughan is exactly the person Torchwood needs. He’s charming, he’s smart, and he’s good in a fight. He’s taken Torchwood’s other new recruit under his wing. With his help, Toshiko Sato will make something of herself and fit in at Torchwood.
Sebastian Vaughan is dead. Toshiko Sato’s been given permission to bring his body home to give him the send-off he deserves. How will Torchwood cope without him?
Torchwood Latter Days
Torchwood One continue to save the world – and most importantly, the Empire – from alien threats.
3.1 Retirement Plan by Gareth David-Lloyd
Torchwood’s Head of Alien Acquisitions is retiring. But there’s something very wrong in the idyll of El Cielo. And it’s going to kill Ianto.
3.2. Locker 15 by Matt Fitton
A mysterious force is wiping out Torchwood, and the only person who can save London is a cleaner called Dave.
3.3 The Rockery by Tim Foley
Anne Hartman has retired to the country, which comes as a surprise to her daughter. Has Yvonne met a problem even she can’t solve?
The First Doctor Volume 3
Four new stories from the First Doctor’s era: 1. E is For… by Julian Richards. All is not right on the planet Malkus. Every day more and more monstrosities are born; people with powers and abilities far beyond those of normal men and women. They call these people “the Gifted.” And Susan has become one of them. Separated from her friends in a Police State dedicated to hunting people like her, Susan finds herself in a prison which has destroyed countless lives. And at its centre, at its heart, waiting, is the most dangerous monster of all… 2. The Crumbling Magician by Guy Adams. The TARDIS has crashed, its passengers in a bad way. The Doctor, not in the best of health anyway, his old body wearing somewhat thin, is in a coma, Ben unconscious. As for Polly, she’s been affected worst of all. Time is running in the wrong order for her and she’s seen the future, a future in which she’s mortally wounded. But will Continuity allow her to die? More story details to follow. CAST: Carole Ann Ford (Susan/Narrator),Mark Edel-Hunt (Virgil), Anneke Wills (Polly Wright), Elliot Chapman (Ben Jackson), David Warner (Allie). More cast details to be announced.
Resurrection Of The Daleks
‘I’m not here as your prisoner, Davros, but your executioner.’
The TARDIS is ensnared in a time corridor, catapulting it into derelict docklands on 20th century Earth. The Doctor and his companions, Tegan and Turlough, stumble on a warehouse harbouring fugitives from the future at the far end of the corridor — and are soon under attack from a Dalek assault force.
The Doctor’s oldest enemies have set in motion an intricate and sinister plot to resurrect their race from the ashes of an interstellar war. For the Daleks’ plans to succeed, they must set free their creator, Davros, from a galactic prison — and force the Doctor to help them achieve total control over time and space. But the embittered Davros has ideas of his own…
Duration: 10 hours 20 mins approx
The Seeds Of Doom
In the snowy wastes of blizzard-swept Antarctica, a strange pod-like object is unearthed, buried deep in the ice. Curiosity turns to alarm as the pod begins to grow — then horror when suddenly it cracks open and a snaking green tendril shoots out, mercilessly seeking the nearest live victim…
In London, the botanical experts are bewildered. Doctor Who is called in to fight this unknown horror. But will he be in time to save Earth from the rapidly spreading tentacles of the Krynoid, giant man-eating monster from an alien world?
The Abominable Snowmen LP
“Something is coming. The yeti…the Yeti!” Demon Records presents a narrated full-cast TV soundtrack adventure starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor, introducing one of his most fondly remembered enemies, The Yeti! In this classic 6-part ‘lost’ Adventure, first shown on BBC TV between September and November 1967, the TARDIS materializes in the Himalayan mountains, circa 1930, where Professor traverse has been trying to track down the legendary abominable snowmen. The Doctor soon discovers that the Yeti do exist, but as the Servants of a terrible force – The great intelligence! Can the Doctor and his friends Stop it from taking over the entire world? Presented across 3 x heavyweight 180g pieces of White vinyl, This narrated TV soundtrack evokes a classic Doctor who adventure in all its aural magnificence. The haunting sounds of the windswept Himalayas, the hypnotic chanting of Tibetan Monks, the insistent bleeping of the Yeti control devices, and the terrifying roar of the creatures themselves are all accompanied by the eerie sonics of Ron grainer & Delia derbyshire’s theme tune. Written by mervyn haisman and Henry Lincoln, this was the yeti’s debut TV appearance, and they would soon return to menace the Doctor in another adventure. Linking narration is provided by Frazer Hines (Jamie) and the cast includes Deborah watling as Victoria, Jack watling as Professor traverse, David spenser as thonmi and wolfe Morris as padmasambhava. The film recordings of all but one episode of this story are lost from the BBC archives. Accompanying the White vinyl LPs are full episode billings, cast and credits, and eight illustrated panels form a superb, two-sided s artwork Montage. Dummedy-dum, dummedy-dum, dummedy-dum, dum-dum….
Christopher Eccleston I love The Bones Of You
‘My father was an “ordinary man”, which of course means he was extraordinary. I aim to capture him and his impact on my life and career.’ – Christopher Eccleston
Drawing on his memories, Chris will describe a vivid life of growing up in a Salford, working-class household in the 1970s with his siblings, a loving mother, and the totemic figure of his hardworking, serious-minded and socialist father — Ronnie. How his life changed from a potential future as ‘factory fodder’ in his native Northwest, to a deep-rooted desire to perform on stage, and what developed into a burgeoning acting career — from his stunning film debut Let Him Have It; to the BBC’s landmark drama miniseries Our Friends in the North; his remarkable relaunch of the iconic Doctor Who franchise; and many more BAFTA-nominated roles over the past three decades such as starring in the current production of Macbeth for the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford; and, playing the role of the grandfather in the BBC1 hit drama series The A Word.
Along this path of fame and fortune also lay a man still bonded to his home city of Salford, his politics, his family, and especially his beloved parents. Chris will discuss openly the loss of his father and his family’s struggle to cope with his condition over the past decade of his life as they watched his health deteriorate. A journey thousands of British families travel on each year. A heart-rending, honest and often touching memoir of a man embedded in his roots and mourning the loss of the father who nurtured those roots.
The Black Archive Timelash
As a historical built around a celebrity author and his work, Timelash (1985) in some ways anticipates 21st-century Doctor Who. Phil Pascoe analyses how the story intersects with the works and ideas of HG Wells, including on socialism, utopianism and vegetarianism, and his influence on later adventure fiction.