Louise Jameson has made her Doctor Who writing debut with the upcoming Fourth Doctor drama, The Abandoned from Big Finish.
The actress, who played leather-clad companion Leela opposite Tom Baker, has co-written the seventh story in the season with Nigel Fairs for release in July 2014.
Producer David Richardson said it’s been a joy uncovering another accomplished string to Louise’s bow:
“I saw My Gay Best Friend, the stage show she wrote with Nigel Fairs, and was deeply impressed by its wit, charm and depth of emotion. And when, shortly afterwards, Louise asked if we might consider her writing a Doctor Who, the reply was an instant ‘yes’.”
Louise herself added:
“Wow! I can’t believe that the idea I pitched to Big Finish was accepted, and here it is completed. Huge thanks to Nigel Fairs for co-creating. No spoilers, but… beware your own mind…”
Following The Abandoned, the final story of the season is Zygon Hunt by Nicholas Briggs, which finds the Fourth Doctor and Leela facing the alien shape-shifters on a world where humans are hunting a Skarasen.
The guest cast includes Michael Maloney as Gregor Saraton (Bonekickers) and Gillian Kearney (Casualty) as Mina Challis.
The Fourth Doctor amd Leela will then return in January 2015 for eight additional adventures, accompanied by John Leeson as K9.
With recording already underway, Executive Producer Nicholas Briggs has already been impressed with the ‘great’ results:
“These stories will be set during Season 15 and include epic outer space adventures and gothic horror tales – and everything in between! There will be at least three returning enemies from the TV series, plus a friend you’ve met before in a Big Finish adventure.”
Find out more at the official Big Finish website.