Publisher's summary Edit
The Master, in all of his - or her - guises, also has a chequered history with Professor Song. And whenever they meet, it's a close call as to who comes out on top...
It's something River must get used to: there are three people in her marriage – at the very least!
But it's her fellow prisoners she needs to be most wary of.
Because it's early days for Missy, too. The Doctor is dead, and she is outraged that somebody else killed him first...
On a world where vicious beasts stalk ancient ruins, Professor Song teaches a student the finer points of archaeology.
But then she meets an incarnation of the Master who is desperate to survive.
And if they are going to escape this place alive, they all must work together.
Stranded in the Vortex, a father and daughter do their best to survive, living on salvage in a ramshackle vessel.
Elsewhere, an obsessive ship's captain hunts down a vengeful monster, whatever the cost.
And River is caught between them, uncovering an old enemy in the most unexpected new guise.
A deep space exploration mission nears its end – when suddenly, the crew start to die.
River must try to protect her colleagues and work out what else is on board their ship.
Something is stalking them, and the deadliest Master of all has his own plans for River Song...
Featured actors Edit
|5.1||The Bekdel Test||Jonathan Morris||Ken Bentley||Missy||22 January 2019||BFPDWRIVER05|
|5.2||Animal Instinct||Roy Gill||Beevers Master, Luke|
|5.3||The Lifeboat and the Deathboat||Eddie Robson||Roberts Master|
|5.4||Concealed Weapon||Scott Handcock||Jacobi Master|
- The anthology was marketed as the first appearance of Eric Roberts as the Master since the television movie in 1996, after a 22 year hiatus.
- The anthology features the first appearance of a character introduced in the Twelfth Doctor era, Missy, after Big Finish's license was extended to include it.
- This is the first series of The Diary of River Song to not feature the Doctor, instead featuring four incarnations of their arch-enemy the Master.
- This is also the first series of The Diary of River Song to not feature a story written by Matt Fitton.
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