Terrahawks, Space Precinct and Captain Scarlet Actors in new Doctor Who audio dramas
New and classic Captain Scarlet actors Wayne Forester (Captain Scarlet – New Captain Scarlet), Robbie Stevens (Captain Blue – New Captain Scarlet; Yungstar/101/Hudson – Terrahawks), and Liz Morgan (Destiny Angel – Captain Scarlet), as well as Space Precinct’s Richard James (Officer Orrin) star in two upcoming Big Finish Doctor Who audio adventures from Big Finish Productions.
The Waters of Amsterdam (January 2016)
Robbie Stevens and Wayne Forester star as Poelsbroek and Glauber in this fifth Doctor story which follows directly on from Arc of Infinity. Space Precinct’s Richard James also guest stars as Rembrandt van Rijn.
Reunited with the Doctor and Nyssa, Tegan joins them on a trip to Amsterdam’s Rijkmuseum to see a new exhibition of the work of Rembrandt van Rijn, featuring his drawings of “Vessels of the Stars”. The Doctor is astonished to discover that they are designs for spaceships that would actually work, and decides to pop back to the Dutch Golden Age for a quiet word with Rembrandt – but the world-weary artist is no mood to help.
Meanwhile, strange forces are swirling in the canals, creatures from ancient myth, the watery, goblin-like Nix. What is their connection to the mysterious Countess Mach-Teldak – and to the events of Tegan’s life during her year away from the Doctor?
The Peterloo Massacre (March 2016)
The two New Captain Scarlet actors make a welcome return for this story where they are joined by classic Captain Scarlet actor Liz Morgan.
Lost in the smog of the Industrial Revolution, the TARDIS crashes four miles south of Manchester, in the grounds of Hurley Hall – a grand mansion belonging to a local factory owner, a proudly self-made man. But while Hurley dreams of growing richer still on the wealth of secret knowledge locked up in the Doctor’s time and space machine, his servants hope only for a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. His young maid Cathy, for instance, whom Nyssa learns is looking forward to joining the working people’s march to St Peter’s Field, in the heart of the city. There’ll be speeches and banners and music. It’ll be like one big jamboree…
Or so she thinks. For the city’s establishment have called in their own private militia, to control the crowd. One of the darkest days in Manchester’s history is about to unfold – and the Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan are right in the thick of it.
Both releases are directed by Gerry Anderson’s younger son Jamie Anderson who cast the Terrahawks, Space Precinct and Captain Scarlet actors in their roles last year.
You can order The Waters of Amsterdam and pre-order The Peterloo Massacre from Big Finish’s website.
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