Doctor Who ‘New Adventures’ audio adaptation cast getting original stories

Yasmin Bannerman, Sylvester McCoy and Travis Oliver
Yasmin Bannerman, Sylvester McCoy and Travis Oliver (Images courtesy Big Finish Productions)

As part of celebrating 20 years of Doctor Who audio adventures, Big Finish Productions is planning a new set of original adventures starring the cast of its popular adaptations of Virgin Books’ “New Adventures” novels.

A “New New Adventures” CD box set and download coming in November 2018 will comprise four stories:

  1. “The Trial of a Time Machine” by Andy Lane.
  2. “Vanguard” by Steve Jordan.
  3. “The Jabari Countdown” by Alan Flanagan.
  4. “The Dread of Night” by Tim Foley.

Coming out this November, Sylvester McCoy’s calculating and comic Doctor returns with two companions from the Virgin Books’ New Adventures of Doctor Who: Yasmin Bannerman plays Roz Forrester and Travis Oliver plays Chris Cwej in Doctor Who – The New New Adventures.Sylvester McCoy’s calculating and comic Seventh Doctor returns with two of his novel companions: Yasmin Bannerman as Roz Forrester and Travis Oliver as Chris Cwej. They previously appeared in Big Finish adaptations such as “Cold Fusion.”

Per Big Finish: “The Virgin Books’ New Adventures of Doctor Who took the reigns of Doctor Who after the television series finished after its 26th season back in 1989. The novels took a darker, deeper approach to Doctor Who, using longer storylines and ideas that wouldn’t have made it to the television screen.”

Producer and director Scott Handcock said in a statement: “As a fan who grew up in the era of the New Adventures novels, I was thrilled when David Richardson offered me the opportunity to tackle a new box set featuring the Seventh Doctor, Roz Forrester and Chris Cwej. The feedback to the novel adaptations was fantastic, and getting the chance to tell completely new stories with this TARDIS team has been a joy!

“We’ve tried to make the most of the box set format, so we have four original hour-long stories reuniting the Doctor, Roz and Chris – and, of course, Sylvester, Yasmin and Travis, who struck up such a brilliant rapport on the adaptations. The four new tales tackle very different genres, in very different settings and times, with Chris and Roz creator Andy Lane kicking off the box set with his story, The Trial of a Time Machine. There really is something for everyone!”

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