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7-part Doctor Who audio story brings back the early ’70s, Season 7 era

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Remember those classic Doctor Who serials that went on for, oh, say, seven installments?

The Third Doctor and Dr. Elizabeth Shaw are back in another seven-part, full-cast audio drama inspired by the much-loved Season 7 era of Doctor Who on television.

Due for release in October 2023 from Big Finish Productions, Doctor Who – The Third Doctor Adventures: Intelligence for War stars Tim Treloar (as the Doctor), Daisy Ashford (as Liz Shaw, the role made famous by her late mother, Caroline John) and Jon Culshaw (as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart).

Doctor Who – The Third Doctor Adventures: Intelligence for War

The Doctor and Liz Shaw investigate a disturbing incident in the quiet Norfolk village of Huncleath, involving a vanishing Nazi soldier. Is time travel technology to blame? And what is the link between the disappearance of the village’s wealthiest resident, Francis Teeling, and antiwar campaigners in Cambridge?

As the Brigadier mobilizes UNIT, a secret branch of the British military has serious concerns about UNIT’s scientific advisor — Dr Elizabeth Shaw.

In the ensuing struggle, Liz must make connections with her past, consider her future and fight against both incarceration and an unusual alien weapon. And try as he might, the Doctor may not be able to help her.

Doctor Who – The Third Doctor Adventures: Intelligence for War is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition CD box set (+ download for just £19.99) or as a digital download only (for just £16.99), exclusively from www.bigfinish.com.

Ashford said: “I always love coming back to Liz Shaw. This story is particularly great because she has a very biting humor and dry wit to her this time. And she’s been a little bit naughty! Believe it or not, she’s been accused of something terrible and finds herself locked up.”

Script editor and director Nicholas Briggs added: “I was very keen to have Liz at the center of this story, in a way that would never have been done back in 1970. That was my brief to Big Finish stalwart writer Eddie Robson: ‘Make it all about Liz’. And that’s our modern twist in a tale of intrigue, treachery and, of course, alien threat.’”

It’s great to see Liz Shaw finally getting some much-deserved, overdue love — doing much more than passing the Doctor his test tubes and telling him how brilliant he is …

All of time and space …

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