Not many Doctor Who companions have been lucky enough to secure their own spin-off series, but Big Finish’s Charlotte Pollard is about to burst onto our speakers with a brand new set of solo stories!
Audio companion to both the Eighth and Sixth Doctors, Charley Pollard (played by India Fisher) is set to return in a four-part box set in May 2014, kicking off a brand new series of adventures for the former time traveller.
As the official synopsis puts it:
Charlotte Pollard’s adventures are over. She escaped death aboard the R101 and travelled in the TARDIS – but now in the service of the monolithic, unknowable Viyrans, their unending mission is stifling her. An encounter with would-be adventurer Robert Buchan, near the mysterious Ever-and-Ever-Prolixity, provides the opportunity Charley needs for escape…
So, the adventuress is abroad once more: meeting a lost expedition in uncharted forests, solving enigmas, and hoping beyond hope to see the people she misses most: her family. But Charley cannot run forever. The Viyrans know the power of the ‘Lamentation Cipher’ and they have a solution… for everything.
The new series will also star Michael Maloney as the Viyrans, alongside Nicholas Briggs and Jacqueline King – as well as Sherlock‘s Louise Brealey! Big Finish has also teased that there will be “a couple more guests” that they’re “keeping up their sleeves for now.” Sounds intriguing!
The Charlotte Pollard Series One box set can now be pre-ordered from Big Finish.