Timejacked! is a full-cast audio adventure out now
Jacob Dudman returns as the Twelfth Doctor in a brand-new volume of full cast audio adventures from Big Finish Productions.
A three-part epic adventure for renegade Time Agent Keira Sanstrom and her new companion, a Time Lord known as the Doctor, was released today by Big Finish. Timejacked! is a complete three-hour adventure told over separate episodes which take the Doctor from Earth to the planet Calandra and beyond.
Originally due for release in February 2022, Timejacked! finds the Twelfth Doctor (played on TV by Peter Capaldi) taken from his quiet life as a lecturer at St Luke’s and into adventure by a Time Agent on the run. The fugitive Sandstrom is played by Bhavnisha Parmar, who will be familiar to TV Doctor Who fans as Yaz’s younger sister, Sonya Khan.
The trio of tales for the Twelfth Doctor include:
“Flight to Calandra“ by Matt Fitton: The Doctor wants a peaceful afternoon playing guitar in his study. Keira wants the Doctor to take her from Earth to the planet Calandra. Reluctantly, the Doctor agrees. But when they arrive, Calandra isn’t how Keira remembers. Something’s gone very wrong…
“Split Second” by Lou Morgan : Oh dear. That wasn’t meant to happen.
“The Weight of History” by Lou Morgan: The Founder built their planet and their people from nothing. Their lives, and their very world, are dependent on the whims of the Founder. All praise the Founder.
Jacob Dudman said: “It’s really nice for the Twelfth Doctor to have a companion of sorts to go through these adventures with. I think the relationship they have is really fun.
“And Bhav is such a lovely person and also just so brilliant at what she does. From the moment we started saying the lines back and forth to each other, it really came out. The script is brilliant but as soon as you put the energy into it, you see what a collision course these two characters are on, personality-wise.”
Dudman added: “I was delighted to create a voice for the Twelfth Doctor to suit full cast audio. It’s a character I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working on and have really grown into. I think fans will find this new ‘full cast’ format really lifts the box set to the next level! We have an epic three-hour story, told across three fantastic scripts – involving terrifying time agents, brand new planets, hatred of pears and wibbly-wobbly madness!”
Bhavnisha Parmar agreed: “Jake is so giving and warm in his approach to acting. We really bounced off each other. He’s a great, great guy.
“I’m someone who’s old school with the script. Not over-rehearsing it but going through it in a fun, playful way and getting up off your feet. That’s how I got into the character. There are a lot of similarities between myself and Keira. The little things, the sarcasm she has, and the kind of attitude – but hopefully not the stroppiness in certain situations!
“Working with Big Finish was an absolute dream. From the first day to the last, as a whole team – production and cast, we created some wonderful acting moments. Being back in the studio with the full cast was also a delight. Having the presence of actors and the character’s energy just brought an already exciting script to life! Jake is an amazing actor and human being. He made the days so fun and we gelled so well from the word go – I couldn’t have asked for a better scene partner.
“What can I say about playing Keira? She’s a strong female, funny and feisty – such a treat to play her. Her emotional arc is not one you see a lot in female characters and that is a true gem about her. I’m really excited about what the future holds for the box set, for the team and for Keira! Until then…”
Producer Alfie Shaw said: “It’s an exciting new era for the Twelfth Doctor at Big Finish, as he’s unwillingly whisked away from his duties at St Luke’s. It is always a delight to be work with Jake and Helen, and to welcome Bhav aboard the TARDIS as Keira. The chemistry between Jake and Bhav was amazing, and it was great to have everyone back in a studio. Lou and Matt have pulled together a brilliant story, perfectly capturing the spirit of the Twelfth Doctor’s TV adventures, while pushing it into new territory.”
Shaw added: “The decision to have a single epic story was taken fairly early on. We wanted to do something that was big in scope and enabled us to touch upon lots of different places and locations. We didn’t want to be setting up too much for down the road. “So, we drew inspiration from older Doctor Who stories that would move from location to location with each part, so there’s a sense of movement and drive.”
Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Chronicles – Timejacked! is now available at www.bigfinish.com.