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Hearts of Darkness was a full cast audio anthology released in October 2020 by Big Finish Productions. It was the fifth release in The War Master audio series and featured Derek Jacobi as the War Master and Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor.

Publisher's summary[]

“Find the Doctor... stop the Doctor... and, if necessary, kill the Doctor!”

Recruited by the Celestial Intervention Agency to track down his oldest enemy, the Master finds himself thrown into a mission that will take him into deepest Dalek territory.

Abandoned on the planet Redemption, he assembles a crew and acquires a ship – the journey that follows is certain to test them all... and not everyone will survive.

But space pirates and living corpses are the least of their worries. Their biggest threat remains at large: a Time Lord who likes to call himself 'the Doctor'.

5.1 The Edge of Redemption by David Llewellyn

5.2 The Scaramancer by Lisa McMullin

5.3 The Castle of Kurnos 5 by David Llewellyn

5.4 The Cognition Shift by Lisa McMullin

Featured cast[]


# Title Author Director Featuring Released Pr. code
5.1 The Edge of Redemption David Llewellyn Scott Handcock Narvin 28 October 2020 BFPDWWAR05
5.2 The Scaramancer Lisa McMullin
5.3 The Castle of Kurnos 5 David Llewellyn Eighth Doctor, Narvin
5.4 The Cognition Shift Lisa McMullin Eighth Doctor


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