Overview[edit | edit source]
This was the first full year of Doctor Who audio releases for Big Finish and saw several firsts.
A number of companions from the television series had their debut in this batch. Nyssa in The Land of the Dead, Ace in The Fearmonger, and Mel in The Fires of Vulcan. Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and Romana II debuted alongside the Sixth Doctor in The Spectre of Lanyon Moor and The Apocalypse Element respectively with the latter holding the title of President of Gallifrey. In a Big Finish first, Evelyn Smythe debuted in The Marian Conspiracy, becoming the first companion created by the company. Also, in Red Dawn, the TARDIS team of the Fifth Doctor and Peri featured for the first time at Big Finish.
This batch was also the beginning of the Dalek Empire series with The Genocide Machine, The Apocalypse Element and The Mutant Phase. The Time of the Daleks would conclude the Main Range arc in 2002 and a Dalek Empire spin-off series began in 2001.
This year also featured the first "Side Step" stories into the Virgin New Adventures with The Shadow of the Scourge and The Holy Terror from Doctor Who Magazine's comic stories. The former featured Bernice Summerfield in a Doctor Who audio story (after appearing in her own series) while the latter was the audio debut of Frobisher.
Cast[edit | edit source]
With[edit | edit source]
- Sarah Sutton as Nyssa
- Sophie Aldred as Ace
- Maggie Stables as Evelyn
- Nicola Bryant as Peri
- Nicholas Courtney as The Brigadier
- Lalla Ward as Romana
- Bonnie Langford as Mel
- Lisa Bowerman as Benny
- Robert Jezek as Frobisher
Stories[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
to be added
Production[edit | edit source]
|#||Title||Recorded on||Recorded at|
|4||The Land of the Dead||24 and 25 July 1999||The Nu Groove Studios, London|
|5||The Fearmonger||4 and 5 September 1999|
|6||The Marian Conspiracy||23 October 1999|
|7||The Genocide Machine||13 and 14 November 1999|
|8||Red Dawn||20 and 21 November 1999|
|9||The Spectre of Lanyon Moor||5 and 6 February 2000|
|10||Winter for the Adept||18 and 20 March 2000|
|11||The Apocalypse Element||26 and 27 February 2000|
|12||The Fires of Vulcan||11 and 12 March 2000|
|13||The Shadow of the Scourge||29 and 30 July 2000||The Skylight Studios, London|
|14||The Holy Terror||5 and 6 August 2000|
|15||The Mutant Phase||23 and 24 September 2000|