Fans of the Fourth Doctor, Gareth Roberts and the Virgin/BBC Books series of Missing Adventures from the 1990s and early 2000s should be ecstatic today with the release of The Fourth Doctor by Gareth Roberts, a two-story boxset from Big Finish.
A five disc set in a deluxe book packaging, The Fourth Doctor by Gareth Roberts (£40.00 physical, £25 download) includes two adaptations by John Dorney, The Romance of Crime and The English Way of Death. Both stories star Tom Baker, Lalla Ward and John Leeson as the Doctor, Romana II and K9, with guests such as Terrence Hardiman (The Beast Below) and Miranda Raison (Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks).
The Romance of Crime
The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Romana and K9 to the Rock of Judgement; a court, prison and place of execution built into a rocket-powered asteroid. When involved in an investigation by the system’s finest lawman, they find they must seek answers to some disturbing questions.
The English Way of Death
The Doctor, Romana and K9 arrive in 1930s London to return some overdue library books. They plan to take a rest after their recent adventures, but Romana detects a distress signal from the future and the Doctor is attacked by a suffocating green mist.
This compilation pack is in addition to the individual releases of The Romance of Crime and The English Way of Death, and all can be ordered from Big Finish today. Look out for news of further adaptations in the near future, and in the meantime, click play above to enjoy the trailer…