Doctor Who: The Darkness of Glass

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Cut off from the TARDIS, the Doctor and Leela find themselves stranded on a small island. But they are not alone. It is 1907, and members of the Caversham Society have gathered on the hundredth anniversary of the death of Mannering Caversham, the greatest Magic Lanternist who ever lived.

But Caversham was also a supernaturalist who claimed to have conjured up a demon from the depths of hell. As people start to die, the Doctor begins to wonder if Caversham’s story might have more than a grain of truth in it. Can the Doctor and Leela discover what really happened to Caversham a century ago? And if they do, will they live to tell the tale..?

Written By: Justin Richards
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast

Tom Baker (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Mark Lewis Jones (Professor Oliver Mortlake), Julian Wadham (Joseph Holman), Sinead Keenan (Mary Summersby), Rory Keenan (David Lacey)

Doctor Who: The Darkness of Glass can be purchased as a CD or download at

http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-darkness-of-glass-938

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Doctor Who: Equilibrium

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Still looking for a way out of E-Space, the TARDIS crashes to Isenfel – a realm of snow and ice. Snarling beasts stalk the frozen plains, a feisty princess leads the hunt, and a queen in an ice palace rules over her loyal subjects.

But this is no fairytale kingdom, and everyone in Isenfel knows the price of survival. While Nyssa and Tegan uncover deadly secrets hidden in the palace, Turlough flees for his life across the tundra.

And as for the Doctor… he only ever wants to change things for the better. But in a world such as Isenfel, such a hope may not even be possible.

Written By: Matt Fitton
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast

Peter Davison (The Doctor), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Mark Strickson (Turlough), Annette Badland (Queen Karlina), Nickolas Grace (Balancer Skaarsgard/Viktor Skaarsgard), Joanna Kirkland (Inger), John Albasiny (Jesper), Ella Kennion (Romy)

Doctor Who: Equilibrium can be purchased as a CD or download at

http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/equilibrium-868

Vienna – Series 2

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Three brand new adventures for glamorous bounty hunter Vienna Salvatori.

Tabula Rasa by James Goss

Ever woken up and can’t remember where you are? What if you couldn’t remember who you are? Or why there’s a dead body outside your door?

Vienna Salvatori is hunting for a killer – but can she be sure it’s not herself?

Underworld by Cavan Scott

Something bad is lurking down in the Undercity. Innocent citizens are turning on each other, baying for blood.

Vienna must team up with jaded cop Lieutenant Jexie Reagan. She’s never had a partner – but will either of them make it through the night alive?

The Vienna Experience by Jonathan Morris

Ever wanted to experience the life of an assassin? Longed to feel the thrill of the hunt? Now is your chance to get beneath the skin of Vienna Salvatori. See what she sees. Hear what she hears.

And pray she never finds out.

Directed By: John Ainsworth

Cast

Chase Masterson (Vienna Salvatori), Samantha Béart (Lieutenant Jexie Reagan) Harry Ditson (Chief Doran Curtis), John Schwab (Anders), Tim Beckmann (Concierge), Duncan Wisbey (Detective Guy Wilkes), Nigel Carrington (Carlos Van Meyer), Donna Berlin (Valentine), Regina Regan (Kelsey)

Vienna – Series 2 can be purchased as a CD or download at

http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/vienna-series-02-1106

Blake’s 7: Ghost Ship

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Vila is scared. Of course he is. Vila is always scared.

He should feel safe. He is on board the Liberator, the most powerful ship ever constructed. He is home – but he is certainly not alone.

Ghostly figures stalk the corridors of the Liberator. Spectres who know Vila’s name. Revenants. Demons.

And Vila has nowhere to run.

Written By: Iain McLaughlin
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast

Paul Darrow (Kerr Avon), Michael Keating (Vila Restal), Jan Chappell (Cally), Steven Pacey (Del Tarrant), Tom Chadbon (Del Grant), Alistair Lock (Zen/Orac), Nick Asbury (Revenant One), Susan Franklyn (Revenant Two)

Blake’s 7: Ghost Ship can be purchased as a CD or download at

http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/ghost-ship-1087

Gallifrey: Intervention Earth

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Times change…

Romana is approaching her final term of office, and hopes to leave her world in a state of peace and harmony. Narvin is concerned about the implementation of a controversial Precog programme, one that seeks to predict the Time Lords’ future. Ace is an operative for the Celestial Intervention Agency, having learned the art of interference from one of the best…

And somewhere, across the stars, an ancient force is stirring: one of the Time Lords’ greatest heroes is returning to our universe. But he may also prove to be their greatest threat.

When the history of Earth is threatened, and an ancient conspiracy reaches the heart of Time Lord government, can even Romana’s closest allies truly be trusted?

Time will tell… but by then, it may already be too late.

Written By: Scott Handcock & David Llewellyn
Directed By: Scott Handcock

Cast

Juliet Landau (Romana), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Seán Carlsen (Narvin), Stephen Thorne (Omega), Scott Arthur (Lukas), Gyles Brandreth (Rexx), Daniel Brocklebank (Tauras), Laura Doddington (Vale Endrogan), Rachel Atkins (Sol), Toby Longworth (Min), Andrew Pepper (Merkis)

Gallifey: Intervention Earth can be purchased as a CD or download at

http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/gallifrey-intervention-earth-1108

Pathfinder Legends: Rise of the Runelords

This series of audio dramas were released by Big Finish between March 2014 and January 2015.

1. Burnt Offerings

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Sandpoint. An ordinary town on the Lost Coast of Varisia. When Ezren, Merisiel, Valeros and Harsk arrive, seeking rest from their adventures, it seems the town’s annual Swallowtail Festival will give them what they need – until goblins attack during a ceremony to consecrate the town’s rebuilt church.

After defending Sandpoint, the adventurers discover a sinister plot to return an ancient evil to Varisia. Can they discover the sinister connection between the goblin attack and the removal of mortal remains from a crypt in the town’s graveyard?

This is just the beginning of a new quest for the iconic Pathfinder characters Ezren, Merisiel, Valeros and Harsk. The Rise of the Runelords begins with burnt offerings – and only four heroes stand against it.

Written By: Mark Wright
Directed By: John Ainsworth

Cast

Trevor Littledale (Ezren), Ian Brooker (Harsk), Stewart Alexander (Valeros), Kerry Skinner (Merisiel), Yuriri Naka (Ameiko), Toby Longworth (Hemlock), Kevin Shen (Tsuto), Katarina Olsson (Nualia), Duncan Wisbey (Foxglove), Helen Goldwyn (Deverin), Sunny Ormonde (Townswoman)

2. The Skinsaw Murders

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Sandpoint used to be such a safe place to live – until the scarecrows started to walk.

A series of grisly murders points to an undead killer. With Merisiel missing, Valeros, Harsk and Ezren must track the mysterious Skinsaw Man back to his haunted lair. Can they survive vengeful spirits, necrotic guardians and assassin cults to discover the secrets of the ancient rune carved into each of the corpses? Or will death find them as they explore the dangerousstreets of Magnimar?

Written By: Cavan Scott
Directed By: John Ainsworth

Cast

Trevor Littledale (Ezren), Ian Brooker (Harsk), Stewart Alexander (Valeros), Kerry Skinner (Merisiel), Yuriri Naka (Ameiko Kajitsu), Toby Longworth (Belor Hemlock), Katarina Olsson (Iesha Foxglove), Duncan Wisbey (Aldern Foxglove), Tam Williams (Justice Ironbriar), Helen Goldwyn (Lissa Hambley), Sunny Ormonde (Xanesha), Sean Connolly (Maester Grump)

3. The Hook Mountain Massacre

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Ezren, Merisiel, Harsk and Valeros answer a desperate call for aid from Hook Mountain. A tribe of ogres has slaughtered the garrison of a small keep, including the famous retired war hero stationed there. The few surviving rangers need the heroes to help them retake the key fortification back. And in the surrounding wilderness, a sinister force is growing.

Written By: Mark Wright
Directed By: John Ainsworth

Cast

Trevor Littledale(Ezren), Ian Brooker (Harsk), Stewart Alexander (Valeros), Kerry Skinner (Merisiel), Duncan Wisbey (Crowfood Graul/Ogre 2), Tam Williams (Rukus Graul/Kaven Windstrike), Sunny Ormonde (Mammy Graul), Helen Goldwyn (Lucrecia), Sean Connolly (Haldmeer Grobaras/Jakardros Sovark), Toby Longworth (Barl Breakbones), Jason Mitchell (Jaagrath Kreeg)

4. Fortress of the Stone Giants

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A sudden assault on the town of Sandpoint by stone giants and a dragon brings the looming threat home. Ezren, Merisiel, Harsk and Valeros learn that attack was just a scouting party, that the stone giants are massing for war. The only way to disrupt their advance is to strike at the Jorgenfist, the fortress of Warlord Mokmurian, the sinister giant responsible for gathering his people for war.

Written By: Cavan Scott
Directed By: John Ainsworth

Cast

Ian Brooker (Harsk), Kerry Skinner (Merisiel / Almara), Stewart Alexander (Valeros), Trevor Littledale (Ezren), Yuriri Naka (Ameiko Kaijitsu), Toby Longworth (Belor Hemlock), Steven Wickham (Longtooth), Annette Badland (Shayliss Vinder / Conna the Wise / Almera), Mark Donovan (Teraktinus), Harry Myers (Mokmurian), Nicholas Rowe (Karzoug), David Dobson, John Banks, and Jason Mitchell (The Stone Giants)

5. Sins of the Saviors

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Ezren, Merisiel, Harsk and Valeros discover that Karzoug, an ancient wizard from the long-dead empire of Thassilon, has returned to life. From his city fortress of Xin-Shalast high in the mountains, he has been using the giants to harvest souls to reclaim his lost power. The secret to defeating him before he can reclaim his realm and enslave the region lies hidden in a deadly dungeon called Runeforge.

Written By: Mark Wright
Directed By: John Ainsworth

Cast

Kerry Skinner (Merisiel), Stewart Alexander (Valeros), Trevor Littledale (Ezren), Ian Brooker (Harsk), Yuriri Naka (Ameiko Kaijitsu), Toby Longworth (Belor Hemlock / Giant Voice), John Banks (The Scribbler), Annette Badland (The Voice), Nicholas Rowe (Karzoug), Mark Donovan and Harry Myers (The Guards)

6. Spires of Xin-Shalast

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Having steeped their weapons in the ancient magic of Thassilon, Ezren, Merisiel, Harsk and Valeros prepare to confront the newly risen Runelord Karzoug at the seat of his power. To do so, they must travel high into the mountains, to the fabled city of Xin-Shalast, where they are confronted by enormous giants and dragons before they can finally confront the mad wizard of greed in his mountaintop palace. Yet can defeating Runelord Karzoug stop the rise of the Runelords? Or are there more terrors yet to come?

Written By: Cavan Scott
Directed By: John Ainsworth

Cast

Stewart Alexander (Valeros), Trevor Littledale (Ezren), Ian Brooker (Harsk), Kerry Skinner (Merisiel), Yuriri Naka (Ameiko Kaijitsu), David Dobson (Silas Vekker / Bjormundal), John Banks (Karivek Vekker), Nicholas Rowe (Karzoug), Mark Donovan, Harry Myers, and Steven Wickham (The Ghosts)

The series can be purchased on CD or download at

http://www.bigfinish.com/ranges/released/pathfinder

Doctor Who: The Tomb of the Cybermen

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This Doctor Who story, written by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis, was first broadcast in four episodes in 1967.

This audio version consists of a digitally remastered soundtrack with linking narration provided by Frazer Hines.

On the planet Telos, the Doctor and his friends encounter a party of archaeologists intent on uncovering the mythical tomb of the Cybermen. Only the Doctor seems aware of the folly of this venture, but suddenly it’s too late – the ice tombs are open and the Cybermen are coming back to life…

Trapped underground with the Cyber Controller and his acolytes, including the vermin-like Cybermats, the Doctor and company learn that they are to be turned into a new generation of Cybermen. To make matters worse, there is treachery and double-crossing amongst the humans. Can the Cyber menace be made dormant before it spreads out to the galaxy once again – and will the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria escape with their lives?