Katy Manning returns to the much-loved role of Josephine “Jo” Grant from the much loved 1970s Jon Pertwee Third Doctor era of television Doctor Who, teaming up with actor Tim Treloar who voices the Doctor.
4.1 The Rise of the New Humans by Guy Adams.
When a man dies by falling from the top floor of a multi-storey car park, the Doctor and Jo wonder why it should be of interest to UNIT. Then they see the protuberances on the man’s back… As he fell, he tried to grow wings.
Looking into the man’s past leads the Doctor and Jo to a remote private hospital where the staff aren’t as helpful as they could be, and the Chief Administrator is unavailable to meet with them. Breaking into some restricted wards, the Doctor notes the presence of alien and futuristic technology. The whole thing bears the unmistakable hallmarks of one of his own people’s interference, one of his old foes. Except not perhaps the one he might have imagined. The Monk is back. And this time his meddling may have gone too far.
4.2 The Tyrants of Logic by Marc Platt.
The Doctor and Jo land on Port Anvil -a bleak, abandoned mining colony on the remote planet Burnt Salt. A huge armoured crate has recently arrived in the almost derelict Spacehub. No-one knows who it’s for. No-one knows what it contains.
Strange creatures lurk around the outskirts, and a rag-tag population of misfits inhabit what is left of the town: a saloon bar owner, a literal one-man band and a hunter of very unusual prey. If they want to survive the night, they’re going to have to work together. Because the Cybermen want the contents of the crate. And they will stop at nothing to get hold of it.
Director Nicholas Briggs is one of the Big Finish executive producers, and is also well known for his role on TV’s Doctor Who voicing the Daleks and other monsters.
This volume includes the return of two fan favourites - renegade Time Lord The Meddling Monk (played by comedian Rufus Hound) and the Cybermen: this is the first time the Cybermen have confronted the Doctor in a full-cast adventure, and has been long-awaited ever since the Third Doctor Adventures range was announced.
Cast: Tim Treloar (The Doctor), Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Rufus Hound (The Monk), Mina Anwar (Dr Kurdi), Joe Sims (Chief Orderly / Wilde / Jumper), Clare Corbett (Harriet / Woman / Radio Technician), Silas Hawkins (Francis / Morgue Attendant / Patient / Orderly), Linda Marlowe (Gusta Pardo), Carolyn Pickles (Professor Marian Schaeffer), Ronan Summers (Hollisen Grier), Jeff Rawle (Chad Caramel), Deli Segal(Skippa) and Nicholas Briggs (The Cybermen).
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