❉ Ace (Sophie Aldred) is a Dead Woman Walking in a brand-new Doctor Who audiobook.
Ace’s trust in the Doctor is tested as his meddling finds her in imminent danger. Doctor Who – Short Trips: Dead Woman Walking is released today.
Sophie Aldred narrates this explosive adventure for Sylvester McCoy’s Seventh Doctor and his companion. Ace will happily face off with a Dalek, but this time the enemy is coiled around her brain. Can she rely on the Doctor to get her out of trouble?
Doctor Who – Short Trips are short stories, many written by some of Doctor Who’s most popular authors from the worlds of television, print, comics and audio, and read by a host of favourite Big Finish actors.
Doctor Who – Short Trips: Dead Woman Walking is now available to download exclusively from the Big Finish website for just £2.99.
The Doctor’s meddling has taken a tremendous emotional toll on Ace over their many adventures. However, this time, it may just cost her life.
Landing in the middle of a civil war, the Doctor hoped to discreetly meddle and then slip away unnoticed. Instead, he’s managed to infect Ace with an organic bomb. A bomb with a most unusual trigger.
If Ace dies, so does the planet.
Writer Roland Moore said: “My initial inspiration was to give the Doctor an impossible dilemma – he can’t take his companion with him otherwise billions will die. Ace has to put her faith in the Seventh Doctor to come back and find a solution – but she can fully trust him?
“I also wanted to do a story with an alien parasite and show how Ace copes with an enemy she can’t blow up or bludgeon with a baseball bat. She’s forced to fight it in a different way.”
Producer and Script Editor Alfie Shaw added: “Dead Woman Walking plays with one of the fundamentals of Doctor Who, which is the Doctor’s willingness – particularly the Seventh Doctor – to put his companions in danger for the greater good. Here, his willingness to do so only exacerbates the problem!
“Roland’s done a superb job at capturing the Seventh Doctor and Ace, especially the unique aspect of their relationship where Ace simultaneously trusts and distrusts the Doctor. He’s done a great job at exploring the drama of that dynamic in a new way.”
❉ ‘Doctor Who – Short Trips: Dead Woman Walking’ is now available to download exclusively from www.bigfinish.com for just £2.99.
❉ News source: Big Finish Productions.
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