David Tennant, Billie Piper reunite for Doctor Who audio adventures

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David Tennant is returning to do more Tenth Doctor audio adventures for Big Finish Productions — and this time he’s bringing Rose Tyler and her mum Jackie along!

Billie Piper and Camille Coduri will join Tennant for a new round of full-cast Doctor Who performances.

The Tenth Doctor Adventures - Volume 2 starring David Tennant and Billie Piper
The Tenth Doctor Adventures – Volume 2 starring David Tennant and Billie Piper

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures — Volume 2 will be released in November. It will consist of three hourlong, full-cast productions:

  • “Attack of the Zaross,” in which an alien invasion of Earth isn’t quite what it appears to be, also stars Camille Coduri as Rose’s mum Jackie.
  • “Sword of the Chevalier” is written by Guy Adams: “the Doctor and Rose arrive in Slough in 1791 and encounter Chevalier D’Eon, an enigmatic ex-spy who has lived his life as a woman. Together they must fend off alien slavers, who have come to Earth to abduct valuable humans.”
  • “Cold Vengeance” is written by Matt Filton: “the TARDIS arrives on Coldstar, a vast frozen food asteroid in deep space. But there is something sinister defrosting in the network of storage units… the Doctor’s old enemies the Ice Warriors! Nicholas Briggs plays Ice Lord Hasskor and Warrior Slaan.”

“Getting David and Billie back together was definitely on my bucket list – two wonderful actors who created an era of Doctor Who which is so fondly remembered and brought a different aspect of the relationship between the Doctor and his companion to the fore – love, both platonic and unrequited,” said executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery. “It’s great to have the Tenth Doctor and Rose back again!”

“It was such a special time for me, working with Billie and David on the TV show,” said Nicholas Briggs, the voice of the Daleks on TV and for Big Finish, “and it is such an honour to revisit it with them on audio.” Briggs will portray Ice Warriors in “Cold Vengeance.”

Pre-orders are already available.

Last year, Tennant (now the new voice of Scrooge McDuck, who was doing supporting roles in Big Finish audios before he scored the TV role of the Tenth Doctor in 2005) starred in his first audio adventures as the Time Lord, along with Catherine Tate as Donna Noble.

Rose, however, was his Doctor’s first and most beloved companion. Piper helped relaunch the Doctor Who TV series with Christopher Eccleston in 2005; it had been off the air since 1989, but a diverse range of original novels and audio dramas from companies like Big Finish helped to keep the flame alive. The British TV series originally premiered in 1963.

If you’ve never experienced the Big Finish flavor of Doctor Who, there are a bunch of stories on Spotify for your sampling pleasure.

A Spotfiy sampler of Big Finish’s Doctor Who audio adventures

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