Anyway . . . sounds intriguing. I might wait for some reviews before shelling out the cash. But heck, we don't even have a release date yet.
In the four-hour saga, Winston relates a number of encounters with the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors in his memoirs, battling alien incursions, metamorphosing creatures... and a Dalek!
1. The Oncoming Storm by Phil Mulryne
The War is raging over Europe, and Churchill is desperate for any advantage. A mysterious stone may hold the key to victory – but can the Ninth Doctor stop it from falling into the wrong hands?
2. Hounded by Alan Barnes
Churchill is plagued by a creature from his own psyche, which he calls ‘the Black Dog’. The Tenth Doctor may be the Prime Minister's only hope – but the Time Lord finds himself imprisoned by a conspiring government agency...
3. Living History by Justin Richards
Churchill joins the Eleventh Doctor and Kazran Sardick for a trip to Roman Britain. Julius Caesar's legions are clashing with the ancient Britons. But a far more powerful enemy is planning a war of its own. The Bronze God is about to leave it's temple...
4. The Chartwell Metamorphosis by Ken Bentley
Comfortably retired, Churchill plans to live out his days in peace. But an alien incursion launches the Prime Minister back into action and it will take everything he's learnt to win the day. Can an old ally of the Doctor's offer her assistance?
Written By: Phil Mulryne, Alan Barnes, Justin Richards, Ken Bentley
Directed By: Ken Bentley
Cast: Ian McNeice (Winston Churchill), Danny Horn (Kazran Sardick), Emily Atack (Hetty Warner), Michael Gould (Frederick Lindemann), Derek Riddell (Lt-Commander Sandy McNish), Phil Mulryne (Able Seaman Phillips), Jo Stone-Fewings (Major Wheatley) Amerjit Deu (The Swami), Stewart Scudamore (Danvers), Alistair Petrie (Julius Caesar), Laura Rogers (Queen Tristahna), John Banks (Mr Rogers) and Nicholas Briggs (The Dalek)
I don't recognize anyone other than Ian McNeice, and of course John Banks who's already been in a crap-ton of Big Finish series. (And Briggs, who always does Dalek voices.)
Here's the news item:
Doctor Who: The Churchill Years is a box set of four stories starring Ian McNeice as the legendary war-time Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Ian first took on the role in the Eleventh Doctor story Victory of the Daleks, and the new set details his further adventures with the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors. Each story is narrated from Churchill's viewpoint and is ably supported by a full guest cast of actors.
‘As I write this I’m sitting in the studio control room, listening to Ian being marvellous as Winston Churchill,’ says producer David Richardson. ‘I’m really excited by this box set - the scripts are terrific, and have been met by a rapturous response by everyone who has read them. And it’s our first venture into the lives of three of the 21st Century Doctors. Just wait until you hear Churchill’s memories of the Ninth Doctor during World War II…’
Opening story The Oncoming Storm by Phil Mulryne finds Churchill in the first weeks of the War, desperate for any advantage against the enemy. When a mysterious stone is found in a bomb site, it could prove the key to an Allied victory, but can the Ninth Doctor stop it from falling into the wrong hands?
In Hounded by Alan Barnes Churchill is plagued by a creature from his own psyche, which he calls ‘the Black Dog’. The Tenth Doctor may be the Prime Minister's only hope - but the Time Lord finds himself imprisoned by a conspiring government agency.
Living History by Justin Richards reintroduces A Christmas Carol companion Kazran Sardick (Danny Horn) for a trip back in time to Roman Britain. Churchill finds himself caught between the armies of Julius Caesar (Alistair Petrie) and the Ancient Britons – but a far mightier enemy is planning a war of its own. The Bronze God (Nicholas Briggs) is about to leave his temple...
Finally, Ken Bentley's The Chartwell Metamorphosis finds Churchill battling alien creatures during his retirement. It'll take everything he knows to survive – but can an old ally of the Doctor's offer her assistance?
Doctor Who: The Churchill Years is a five disc set and will be released in 2016. You can pre-order your copy today, alongside sister titles Doctor Who: The Diary of River Song and Doctor Who: Classic Doctors, New Monsters as part of a special bundle.
You can also hear Ian in the Fourth Doctor Adventures story Doctor Who: The Renaissance Man.
(Anyway, for me it's back to Peter Davison and Lalla Ward in The Chaos Pool. Two parts in I'm quite enjoying it.)