In 2014, Big Finish started a new range of Doctor Who stories, bringing back original cast members from the 1960s eras in order to tell new stories: they're audio tales in black and white! The TARDIS materialises on board a still and eerie spaceship. When a squad of soldiers land, they realise they've found themselves in the middle of a war zone. With one of their crew trapped by the enemy, the Doctor and his friends find themselves locked in a desperate race for survival. Vast warships manoeuvre around each other as both sides try to out-think their opponents, flying into ever more dangerous areas of space. The stakes could not be higher. But as ever in war, the lines between good and evil are hard to define. Will anyone survive to claim the moral high ground? This range of era-authentic new stories has been hugely popular with fans, with a further two series already commissioned! Carole Ann Ford and William Russell return to play characters from the very first Doctor Who story in 1963 - the Doctor's companions Susan and Ian.Actor Jemma Powell is familiar to Doctor Who fans for her role as Jacqueline Hill in 2013's drama-mentary about the origins of Doctor Who - An Adventure in Space and Time.
Jacqueline Hill played the original companion Barbara, a role Jemma now takes on. CAST: Carole Ann Ford (Susan/Narrator), William Russell (Ian/The Doctor), Jemma Powell (Barbara), Rachel Atkins (Myla), John Voce (Toban), Gethin Anthony (Olivan), Andy Secombe (Benya), Tom Bell (Arran/Shift).