The 209th Doctor Who Main Range title from Big Finish, Aquitaine is out right now.
Peter Davison, Sarah Sutton, and Janet Fielding return as the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa, and Tegan respectively in this four-part adventure, directed by Ken Bentley. They come up against ghosts, a black hole, and a friendly robotic butler:
Today should be much like every other day for Hargreaves, the computer consciousness that co-ordinates daily life aboard the spaceship Aquitaine, stationed on the outer fringes of a black hole. Water the plants, run the diagnostics, cook the Captain’s breakfast; then tidy the plates away, rotate the ship, clean the windows of the observation deck. When at last the day’s work is done, Hargreaves will dim the lights in the sleeping quarters. But no-one will sleep aboard the Aquitaine tonight. Because the Aquitaine’s crew is missing.
But today will be different. Today, a space/time ship called the TARDIS will materialise in the botanical section, bringing the Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan aboard the Aquitaine. Together, they’ll seek to discover the truth of what happened to Hargreaves’ crew…
… if only the ghosts will let them.
The tale takes place during Season 19, Davison’s first in the lead role, while this TARDIS team comes back for next month’s The Peterloo Massacre.
Written by Paul Morris and Simon Barnard, Aquitaine stars Matthew Cottle (Hargreaves), Harry Myers (Dr Sergei Akunin), Nina Sosanya (Captain Anna Maynard), Gerald Kyd (Lt Maurizio Savinio), and Danusia Samal (Lt Freya Jennings).
Aquitaine is out now: if you want a download copy, it’ll cost just £12.99, while a physical copy is £14.99 – including a downloadable version in your account.