Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles Day

Posted: 22 October 2011 in television
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Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicle - one day saleJust invested in these audio plays…

Saturday October 22 is Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles Day, when – for one day only – the first season of the audio series will be available at massively discounted prices, only from www.bigfinish.com.

Each individual CD can be purchased from the website for £5.00, while the entire season of four stories is just £16.00.

The Companion Chronicles is an ongoing series of stories detailing adventures (usually) featuring the Doctor, as told by various former companions of his, with only one further voice actor taking part in the narration. They began in 2007 as a mini-series of four stories about adventures of the first four Doctors (none of whom appear in regular Big Finish audio plays, as William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee died before they began and Tom Baker had declined to participate at that time), but their popularity ensured that they returned for a second mini-series, and then in July 2008 they began being released monthly throughout the year.

“The Companion Chronicles has been a success story for us,” says executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery, “and this one-day sale should allow those who’ve never heard one to jump aboard and find out what the fuss is about. Sadly, due to contractual reasons, we’re only able to offer this first series on CD – there will be no downloads of the stories.”

Season One of the Companion Chronicles comprises the following adventures:

1.1 Frostfire
Written by Marc Platt
Performed by Maureen O’Brien as Vicki, with Keith Drinkel
Vicki has a tale to tell. But where does it start and when does it end?

1.2 Fear of the Daleks
Written by Patrick Chapman
Performed by Wendy Padbury as Zoe, with Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks
Why has Zoe Heriot been having nightmares about the Daleks? And who is the Doctor, a mysterious man from her past?

1.3 The Blue Tooth
Written by Nigel Fairs
Performed by Caroline John as Liz Shaw, with Nicholas Briggs as the Cybermen
When Liz Shaw’s friend goes missing, she discovers a potential alien invasion that will have far-reaching effects on her life…

1.4 The Beautiful People
Written by Jonathan Morris
Performed by Lalla Ward as Romana, with Marcia Ashton as Carna
The Fourth Doctor and Romana discover that all is not well at the Vita Novus Health Spa.

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