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ISSUE 108 • FEBRUARY 2018

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PLUS! THE CHUR CHILL YEARS


VOLUME TWO
THE MAWARRTIINAN
IT'S
INVASION OFRELEEAASERTH
THE FINAL HG WELLS
VIENNA: RETRIBUTION
ATORI GOES TO JAIL
SALV

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EDITORIAL ISSUE 108 • FEBRUARUY 2018

’VE ALWAYS been a huge

I fan of Gallifrey, with


Romana, Leela and Narvin.
From the word go, I followed their
exploits, encountering arms dealer
Arkadian, the political rise of
Inquisitor Darkel, fighting off the
Dogma virus, surviving in parallel
worlds, and rebuilding the home
world of the Time Lords.
Managing Editor: Jason Haigh-Ellery So I’m rather excited to find out
Executive Producer: Nicholas Briggs
just where this month’s release
Senior Producer: David Richardson
of Gallifrey: The Time War, is fell in love with Chase Masterson
Editor: Kenny Smith
Design: Mark Plastow
going to take our heroes next. and Samantha Béart all over again.
Copy Editor: Stephanie Hornett Moving events on to the Time War is And then we’ve got the second
The Big Finish Team: exciting enough, but to add Sir Derek volume of The Churchill Years. I’m
Ian Atkins, Sue Cowley, Emily de Fraine, Jacobi’s War Master into the mix... really looking forward to hearing it, as
Hannah Peel, Paul Spragg
Oh, I can’t wait to hear how he and Ian McNeice was positively bubbling
Marketing: Kris Griffin and
Paddy Freeland Leela get on when they go out into the with excitement when he chatted to
BFP Administration: Cheryl Bly, universe on a mission for Romana. me about it for this month’s feature.
Brenda Smith, Alison Taylor We’ve also got the return of Vienna Bizarrely, we spoke just hours after
Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd. Salvatori this month, the impossibly I’d watched Victory of the Daleks
glamorous bounty hunter. I recently with my daughter – and she was
enjoyed a run of all of her adventures really excited to hear I’d be talking
to date on my drive to work, and I to the ‘real’ Churchill!

SNEAKPREVIEW
THE EIGHTH DOCTOR: RAVENOUS

AVING JOINED the Time Producer David Richardson teases:

H War at the end of last year,


those hungry to find out
“Once again we have an over-arching
storyline that will encompass four
what happened earlier in the Eighth box sets, but it’s somewhat looser in
Doctor’s life will be delighted this structure than Doom Coalition. There
April with the release of Ravenous, will be standalone stories that have
the sequel to Doom Coalition. nothing to do with the overall arc –
With the universe saved from but along the way we’ll be dropping Executive producer Nicholas
the plans of Padrac, the Doctor hints and building to something Briggs adds: “This is another whole
and Liv Chenka are in for some bigger further down the line.” new phase in the Eighth Doctor’s
tasty adventures on the trail The Doctor will meet William epic journey. It builds on the great
of their missing friend Helen Churchill (who appears in this success of the Doom Coalition
Sinclair, who was left trapped in month’s The Churchill Years Volume series and pitches the Doctor
time and space with the insane Two in encounters with the Ninth, into some really startling stuff,
Time Lord known as the Eleven. Tenth and Eleventh Doctors), as with a couple of familiar trusty
well as his old foe the Kandy Man. companions by his side.”

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Kenny Smith gets ready recent recruit Sophie Aldred, in could do to feel fresh without
for the outbreak of the the depths of the Time War for tackling the Time War head-on.
temporal conflict… this new chapter of the series. “Thankfully, David Richardson
Romana, Leela, Narvin, Braxiatel already had plans for the next stage
VER THE last couple of and Ace will feature in four new of the Gallifrey saga to be exactly

O years we’ve dipped our


toes (or, to be fully
chapters from Gallifrey’s history,
in Celestial Intervention by David
that, so I leapt at the chance!”
Working with script editor
accurate, ears), into some Llewellyn, Soldier Obscura by Matt Fitton, Scott plotted
skirmishes in the Time War. Tim Foley, The Devil You Know by out the arc for the series.
So far, we’ve had four outings Scott Handcock and Desperate Scott reveals: “The Master was
for the Eighth Doctor, 12 stories Measures by Matt Fitton. always in my mind for this, just
with the War Doctor and four And joining the Big Finish because I felt it would shake up
adventures with the War Master. ranks is another television Time the Gallifrey dynamic a bit.
And that’s just the start. Lord with the War Master being “Initially, Matt and I spoke about
Key to the whole of the Time played by Sir Derek Jacobi. doing a Suicide Squad-style series
War is Gallifrey, and whilst we’ve Producer and director Scott with the Master, the Meddling
followed renegade Time Lords Handcock says: “After the previous Monk, maybe even the Rani, but
before, this time we’re going to the release, Enemy Lines, I honestly it just became quite a struggle to
heart of the conflict to see what thought that was it for me and tell a story that satisfied, and we
happened from the point of view Gallifrey. We’d sort of completed realised Gallifrey fans ultimately
of one set of the protagonists. that journey for those characters love the characters of Romana,
Long-term Big Finish Gallifrey and had always been flirting Leela, Narvin and the gang.
regulars Lalla Ward, Louise around the edges of the Time “So we focussed on their
Jameson, Seán Carlsen and Miles War without ever addressing role and their story, but still
Richardson return with more it, so I struggled to see what we with the aim of bringing the

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TIME WAR

Master in as a guest character. “Obviously the politics of


“We started planning Gallifrey are still present, but
around the time I pitched we also follow a couple of our
the War Master set, so the heroes off-world and examine
intention was always to their exploits as part of the greater
record that and Gallifrey Time Lord campaign. All our
in a single block if Derek heroes get their moment in the
Jacobi was keen on reprising spotlight, which is no mean feat
the role – which he was! given we have so many leads!”
“In fact, the Gallifrey
episode was our very first ELESTIAL INTERVENTION
day recording with him, and
he slipped back into that
C by David Llewellyn opens
the series. David explains:
menacing charm effortlessly. “It wasn’t so much a brief as an

Above (l – r): Pippa Bennett-Warner, Guy Adams, Seán Carlsen,


Lalla Ward, Paul Marc Davis, Ebony Wong and Louise Jameson

It’s lovely to hear him spar A MIX OF SKULDUGGERY,


with Romana, especially as ESPIONAGE, BACKROOM
Lalla was Ophelia to his Hamlet POLITICS AND DERRING-
back in the 1970s, but it’s his
relationship with Louise as
DO – I HOPE! DAVID LLEWELLYN

Leela that makes the episode.


“I wanted to write a script Earth and Enemy Lines – we’re end-point that I was given, where
that really celebrated both back to the classic episodic I’d pass the baton on to the next
those characters, and Derek format of the Gallifrey series, writer. Scott already had a rough
and Louise ran with it. They’re so we’ve dropped the half- outline for the series in mind, so it
simply brilliant together.” hour episodes telling a single was a case of filling in the rest.
Looking ahead to the series, storyline and opted instead “We knew that some of the
Scott says: “Unlike the last for hour-long stories that build-up to the war would already
couple of releases – Intervention standalone within a greater arc. have taken place, so my story had

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TIME WAR

to include that final, sickening challenges in different ways, but war – still machinations aplenty,
lurch into the war itself. Sorry even they are going to struggle but this time not everybody
if that’s all a bit vague, but I’m with what lies ahead. Of course will get out unscathed...”
aware that saying much more they are. It’s the flipping Time War! Summing up the story, Tim
might give away a few spoilers!” “Writing for the series was just adds: “Brax and Ace visit a weird
Having written for previous a complete joy. I was addicted part of space/time known as the
series of Gallifrey, David to Gallifrey as a kid, I loved The Obscura. They team up with Brax’s
continues: “Leela, Romana and West Wing in Space vibe. Now old mentor Danna on a rundown
Narvin are always a pleasure we’ve put The West Wing to space station and lie in wait for
to write for, because there’s
already that established
chemistry between them.
“The Time War ups the
stakes somewhat, but one of
the things we wanted to get
across is that with the War
Council grasping for power,
their triumvirate are actually
on the edge of things – they’re
not in charge. So the question
is, how do they react to that?
“The only bit that was
particularly daunting came when
I realised that my story would
feature Gallifrey’s declaration
of war. That felt like a big
responsibility after 10 plus years of
us hearing about the Time War.”
Above (l – r): Derek Jacobi, Nicholas Briggs,
David sums up the story Louise Jameson and Bryan Dick
as: “A mix of skulduggery,
espionage, backroom politics
and derring-do – I hope!”

OLDIER OBSCURA

S continues the story,


written by Gallifrey
newcomer Tim Foley. Of his brief,
Tim explains: “I had to put
Braxiatel and Ace on a side mission
that would have larger
ramifications. I was to explore the
warped relationship between
them. On both sides, there are
equal lashings of respect and
wariness for the other. That was
lots of fun to uncover.”
How did Tim find writing for
the Gallifrey regular characters
with the Time War background?
“The Time War adds a whole
new level of screw-tightening.
Paranoia gets ramped up. We
know that both Ace and Brax
are ever-adaptable, rising to face

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TIME WAR

an inevitable skirmish. But can straightforward as they seem. much my aim to write a strong
they trust each other? And is the “I don’t know what it is, but I character piece for both of them.”
biggest threat out there in the love writing for villains and anti- The series concludes in Desperate
Obscura, or in here with them?” heroes. There’s something about Measures by Matt Fitton. He
unpleasant or flawed characters reveals: “I’ve followed Gallifrey
COTT HAS written the that makes them instantly since the very beginning. I love

S third story in the set, The


Devil You Know. He
appealing, trying to fathom
how they function. Obviously
all of the characters and was
desperate to bring Narvin into the
explains: “The Devil You Know the Master and Leela have past Eighth Doctor’s story in Dark Eyes.

GALLIFREY: TIME WAR


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OUT THIS MONTH
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Directed by: SCOTT HANDCOCK


Starring: LALLA WARD, LOUISE JAMESON, SOPHIE ALDRED,
SEÁN CARLSEN, MILES RICHARDSON, DEREK JACOBI, NICHOLAS BRIGGS

CELESTIAL INTERVENTION by DAVID LLEWELLYN


SOLDIER OBSCURA by TIM FOLEY
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW by SCOTT HANDCOCK
DESPERATE MEASURES by MATT FITTON

THERE’S SOMETHING
ABOUT UNPLEASANT OR
FLAWED CHARACTERS THAT
MAKES THEM INSTANTLY
APPEALING… SCOTT HANDCOCK

basically all kicks off when form, having met during the
Romana realises the Doctor’s never Fourth Doctor Adventures when
going to help them, so the next he was portrayed by Geoffrey
best thing they have in terms of a Beevers, so it’s fun to examine her
renegade and their experiences is perception of him in this new,
the Master. more gentrified incarnation.”
“He’s her wildcard – she knows Scott adds: “I’ve always said the
just how dangerous he is, but also Master’s got that Hannibal Lecter
that even he doesn’t want the quality, and that’s absolutely
universe to end whilst he’s in it – so the case here – he’s the smartest
they grudgingly strike a deal: one person in the room and unafraid
that involves Leela keeping him to let people know what they’re
under constant supervision as letting themselves in for.
they seek out a long-lost freedom “Plus, of course, knowing I was
fighter and interrogate him for going to be writing for Derek Jacobi
information. But, being the Time was a huge thrill – one I know Above (l – r): Miles Richardson, Nicholas Briggs,
Zulema Dene and Sophie Aldred
War, things are never quite as Louise shared – and it was very

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TIME WAR

of missions with Leela and


the Master, and Braxiatel and
Ace going out at the behest
of Romana to try and gain an
advantage over the Daleks.
“Then the final story
comes back to Gallifrey and
the consquences of those
missions, the fall out from
Livia’s declaration and what
the next step for the War
Council and the CIA will be.
“To place the stories with
Ace and Brax in the Time War
concept is fun and exciting, to
see what happens to all of the
Doctor’s friends on Gallifrey
at the beginning of the war,
and where they end up.
“There are little hints and
links to other things we’ve
mentioned in the Time War,
between the War Doctor, the War
Master and the Eighth Doctor
Time War series. It’s great to
of office, but effectively that’s the be able to give it some shape.”
status quo in terms of everyone’s
S THE series edges closer

A
positions. But a conflict has been
escalating, which tips over into to release, Scott teases:
the events of the Time War. “The edits are sounding
“In my head, it’s taking brilliant. Russell McGee’s sound
place just before the Eighth design is simply superb. He’s not
Doctor Time War. only got a great understanding of
“At one point, there’s an audio drama but knows the Doctor
official declaration with the Who universe inside-out, so there
President starting the war, and are plenty of lovely touches that
then the political machinations really help build the world as we
of the Gallifrey series, progress through the set.
which I love, come about. “We also have the fantastic Ioan
“Livia asks herself, Do I Morris back on music duties. I love
actually want to be a war-time working with Ioan – he’s just so
President? and at the same good and instinctive and bright,
time, Romana, the CIA and the and most recently did a sterling
War Council are all running job on the War Master set. Between
missions to try and gain the them, it’s sounding fantastic.”
“I really like how the character advantage, using whatever And looking ahead, will there be
has developed over time, alongside means they have at their disposal more series to follow in the future?
Romana and Leela. This gives to fight the Daleks. One of those Scott smiles: “Absolutely. I
us a chance to pick up from the means is the War Master. think quite early on, Big Finish
last series where Romana had “The first story by David told us they’d be wanting
been placed in charge of the Llewelyn sets everything up, more, so Matt and I have been
CIA and Livia is President. giving the political situation tentatively talking about where
“We’re now some time after that on Gallifrey and the escalation these adventures might take us.
with a new Livia in a later term of the war. We follow a couple Dark times lie in store!”

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KENNY SMITH TURNS BACK THE CLOCK
TO THE 1940S – AND A BIT EARLIER…

HEN WINSTON Churchill Ian admits: “I go to conventions Script editor Matt Fitton says:

W encountered the Eleventh


Doctor in TV episode
and a lot of people have come
up and said how much they
“It’s one of those series where
you can branch out a bit and have
Victory of the Daleks, we learned enjoyed the first box set and ask new voices, or even old voices
that this wasn’t the first time the if there will be another one, so back again – we’ve brought back
pair had met from hints of several I was thrilled when Big Finish Iain McLaughlin to write one.
other encounters between them. decided to make a second. “You can tell stories in a
Winston Churchill returns “It’s amazing how one appearance particular style, as a memoir,
to Big Finish in The Churchill as Churchill has resulted in all for example, as Churchill recalls
Years Volume Two, four new these other storylines, and I’m the stories of the Ninth, Tenth
tales alongside the Ninth, delighted it has taken off in so and Eleventh Doctors.”
Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, many other areas. They are really Young Winston by Paul Morris
written by Paul Morris, Iain terrifically done. Before I went back open the series. It’s London,
McLaughlin, Alan Barnes, Robert to record this series, I listened to a 1899. After spending time in
Khan and Tom Salinsky. CD in the car just to get the flavour war zones abroad, Churchill
Ian McNeice, who plays Churchill, of the voice, and I had forgotten considers a Parliamentary
was delighted to get back into how beautifully constructed career, while across the
studio and record more adventures these productions are, with the city, Madame Vastra has a
as Britain’s war time leader. music and the sound effects.” mysterious caller – and the

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VOLUME TWO

pair learn they have a mutual Ian McNeice was really good fun, characters the opportunity to
acquaintance wearing a bow tie. telling lots of stories in the Green reappear in unexpected places.
Matt continues: “For the first one Room, and I had lots of scenes with Vastra must be one of the all-
this time around, we’ve gone Iain Batchelor playing the young time greatest Who characters,
for a tale of young Churchill Churchill. He’s been a friend of so it’s been very exciting to give
at the turn of the century, mine since we did a play together her some new adventures.”

AVING STEPPED back a

H few years, we return to


Churchill in the time
period we’re familiar with. Matt
says: “The other three stories are
IAN McNEICE
all set during World War II.
which places him in the same in Oxfordshire.” Ian concedes: “I “Human Conflict shows how far
timeframe as Madame Vastra. was a bit worried about playing Churchill was prepared to go to
“It’s nice when you bring together the younger Winston (as well win the war and sets him against
recognisable parts of the bigger as narrating the Doctor). At one the Doctor, fresh from his own
Doctor Who universe, and with the point I thought I was really going Time War, with the Doctor willing
story being in the Victorian era, it to have to push my voice up, but to draw the line somewhere.”

Above (l – r): Ken Bradshaw, Gyuri Sarossy, Ian McNeice,


Bethan Walker and James Joyce • Opposite: Iain McNeice

made logical sense for Vastra to be fortunately they brought in a very The story has been written by Big
in there – and she was brilliant.” good young actor to play him!” Finish veteran, Iain McLaughlin,
Neve McIntosh makes her first Director Ken Bentley adds: “We’d who created the Fifth Doctor’s
Big Finish appearance as Madame wanted to work with Neve for Egyptian companion Erimem.
Vastra, and reveals: “It was great ages, Dan Starkey had always told Iain says: “I’d been chatting with
fun doing Vastra for Big Finish. us how lovely she was to work Matt about something else which
“Part of me was wondering with. We started by finding other had fallen through, and then got
if I would be able to do it in the roles for her, but we always hoped an email out of the blue asking if I
same way, because getting the we’d one day get permission to was up for a slot writing for Volume
make-up and costume on is a big tell stories featuring Vastra. Two of the Churchill plays. Matt’s
part of getting into the character. “So many wonderful characters brief was pretty simple. ‘Yours!
“I was worried I wouldn’t move have been created for Doctor 1939–1941’ He enclosed the scripts
my mouth in the right way, but Who, and one of the things Big for Volume One and a precis for the
I think I got it right in the end. Finish can do is give some of those other plays in the second series,

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VOLUME TWO

but beyond that... it was up to me, out in favour of the UK’s only ever that Alexandra Palace is picking
and I had the option of the Ninth temperence MP, Edwin Scrymgeour. up transmissions from an
or Tenth Doctors. We swapped a By the end of his time here, Churchill alternative reality.
few emails and Matt asked if we was loathed, and he in turn loathed “It’s an interesting one as Alan
could take Churchill out of London. Dundee. He promised to see grass includes the fact that Churchill
That was absolutely fine with me. grow in the streets of Dundee before wrote an essay on the concept of
“It’s a full on war story for he’d come back, and turned down alternative history. It’s nice to have
Churchill. He’s in and about the the freedom of the city in 1943. Churchill being ahead of the game
action, Alistair Maclean style... but “I thought bringing him back when it comes to a sci-fi concept
there’s also the chance to ask some here would be fun, and it gave me and not relying on the Doctor

THE CHURCHILL YEARS


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OUT THIS MONTH
CD: £23.00, Download: £20.00
EXTRAS Bonus disc

Directed by: KEN BENTLEY


Starring: IAN McNEICE, NEVE McINTOSH

YOUNG WINSTON by PAUL MORRIS


HUMAN CONFLICT by IAIN McLAUGHLIN
I WAS CHURCHILL'S DOUBLE by ALAN BARNES
CHURCHILL VICTORIOUS by ROBERT KHAN & TOM SALINSKY

questions about war and how we my favourite line of the play. It to explain everything to him.
view the enemy during a war. It also gave him knowledge he could Although, the reality turns out to be
asks questions about the morality use in a chase... And when he even more complicated than that…”
of weapons and how using them needed to commandeer an office Alan continues: “The title goes
affects us... I really want the story to in the centre of town, though I back years and years, really, when I
show how raw the Doctor is about don’t actually name the building, came up with a proposal for a Main
that kind of weapon. The dilemma if you know Dundee then you can Range story featuring the Rutans,
facing Churchill is something the work out which building it is. It’s a in which they duplicated the
wartime Prime Minister – an Eagle
Has Landed meets Dad’s Army sort
of affair. But I was asked to abandon
it, because – not that I had any idea
at the time – Churchill was about
to appear in the next series of the
IAN McNEICE
TV show, in Victory of the Daleks.
Doctor understands personally.” building I spent 26 years working “So that idea ended up in my
Iain was able to tap into personal in, so I sat him at my old desk!” bottom drawer until Matt Fitton
experience for the setting of the tale. asked if I was interested in reviving
He grins: “At one point Churchill OU CAN expect it. But when I came to it, the title
sits at my old desk. Or at least where
my old desk used to be. The story
Y something different in
the next adventure, Matt
I Was Churchill’s Double kept on
pulling me in the direction of some
brings Churchill back to my home explains: “There’s alternative kind of parallel universe story.
town, Dundee, where Churchill was reality stuff in Alan Barnes’s I Was Which I would have dismissed,
MP for 14 years until he got thrown Churchill’s Double. Churchill finds because parallel WWII stories,

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with a gloomy Churchill trying


to cheer himself up on VE day by
impersonating a man of the people
(poorly). But as it develops, we stir
in some themes of just what the
Blitz meant to ordinary Londoners,
and of course Churchill’s own
Project Unthinkable.”
Robert picks up: “In terms of
background, we tend to do a
lot of research for any writing
project because as the cliché
tells us, research is the enemy
of cliché. Given though the vast
amount of Churchill material
that exists getting to grips with
all that would have meant sailing
past the deadline, so I instead
I read Roy Jenkins' brilliant
one-volume biography.
“We also though looked at
Lord Alanbrooke’s war diaries,
where it is clear he often loathed
his political boss, which we riff
on very briefly in the story. The
highlight for me was the cast
who made a terrific ensemble –
as well as being able to name a
Above (l – r): Neve McIntosh and Ian McNeice
character after my great uncle.”

i.e. in which the Nazis won, are


pretty naff, let’s be honest. Except
I suddenly thought – what about
a parallel world in which Imperial
Germany won WWII...? And that
was the lightbulb moment, I guess!” TOM SALINSKI

FILM AND a bit of history points there, looking at the effects Ken Bentley was assigned to these

A helped in the formation of


the box set’s concluding
of the war on ordinary people.
“It’s not just painting
stories as director, and he admits
it was a good few days in studio.
story, written by Robert Khan and everything as being rosy, as it He says: “We really hit the
Tom Salinsky. Matt says: “The final looks at the effect on people’s ground running with the second
one, Churchill Victorious, is set right lives. There’s real heart to it.” series. One of the many things I
after the end of the war. My brief to Tom explains: “One of the lovely love about working with Ian is that
Robert and Tom was inspired a little things about Doctor Who is the he’ll always listen to one of the
by the film, A Royal Night Out, freedom it gives you with regard plays on his way in, to get himself
which sees the royal princesses to tone. But I think it’s always good into the zone and to re-familiarise
going out, incognito, among the to leaven fundamentally serious himself with Churchill’s rhythms.
crowds on VE Day and mixing with stories with dashes of humour, He has an enthusiasm for the
everyone. Robert and Tom came and equally it’s good to underpin work that’s infectious, and not
back with something which is very essentially frivolous stories with just working for Big Finish. He
funny and also very dramatic. some more serious ballast. loves his job, and it’s a treat to
“It shows Churchill in a comical “Our starting point for the story hear him talk about the work
light but also there are some serious was a riff on A Royal Night Out, he’s currently doing.”

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JAIL HOUSE
SHOCK
Kenny Smith catches up
with all things Vienna
Salvatori, and finds out
that things have taken
a turn for the worse…

S
HE’S BEAUTIFUL but
deadly, and now Vienna
Salvatori is back for her
fourth box set. The impossibly
When a woman is killed in
cold blood, Vienna is charged
with the murder and sent to
a hellhole of a prison with no
hope of parole or release. But
“I mean, this show is more
fun than anyone should have
with their clothes on! Plus the
fact that I get to work with the
incredibly talented Big Finish
glamorous Chase Masterson
returns to play the bounty hunter not all is what it seems on team. Which, of course, affords
in Vienna: Retribution. Having board the Splinter. With no me the opportunity to play
turned her back on her old life as means to escape, and no idea Just a Minute at conventions
an assassin and begun a different who she can trust, can Vienna (undefeated)! And then there are
career, Vienna is now running a survive life on the inside? the lunches. Don’t get me started…
detective agency with Jexie Speaking to Vortex from her “This release is a fun new angle
Reagan (Samantha Béart). home in America, bubbly Chase on Vienna – she’s deep in prison,
However, the sins of the past laughs: “What’s not to love about and it doesn’t look likely that
always find a way to come back to the adventures of an impossibly- she’ll ever see the light of day. No
haunt you – as Ms Salvatori is glamourous-intergalactic- spoilers, but she’s gotta use all her
about to find out. mercenary-assassin-with- wits to get out of this one – and
a-heart-of-gold (mostly)? it’s a challenge for the audience to

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RETRIBUTION

detective rather than an assassin


and is very comfortable in her new
life – so naturally I wanted to rip all
that up!
“Guy has written a tense,
inventive script for our special
three-part event, and director
Scott Handcock has assembled an
appropriately stellar cast. Vienna:
Retribution sees Chase at her
best – and Vienna at her worst.
Our assassin-turned-detective
has never fallen so far…”
How did Guy find coming back
to Vienna? He replies: “A pleasure
actually, I'd had great fun writing
Big Society and also taking part
in the recording. Actually, it was
during the studio days for that
series that the initial plans for
this special set were hatched.
“Producer Cav Scott knew he
Above (l – r): Scott Handcock and Chase Masterson wanted to do an ‘event’ series, one
Below: Chase Masterson big story told over three discs,

think ahead about whether that


can happen. The fun thing about A STORY THAT LURCHED
Vienna is that she’s both smart
and often seems a bit mental. And THROUGH YOUR HEAD LIKE
what’s more British than that?!”
All three episodes in this
series have been written by Big
A GIGGLING DRUNK. GUY ADAMS

Finish stalwart Guy Adams, Vienna convicted of murder and


which was a conscious decision sent to prison. Because it was a
by producer Cavan Scott. single story he decided one writer
He explains: “I wanted this should handle the whole thing,
new set to be different, one story it makes life much easier and I
across three discs rather than was overjoyed to be that writer!
three separate adventures. It has “Obviously, you need to be looking
been a few years since the last at a story with enough scope to
release of Vienna, so I thought fill three hours rather than one.
we could mix it up a bit. That’s a fun challenge though and
“That said, I started making from the off, the big appeal of this
plans while recording Guy’s was to build something that had a
story in Series Three, and talked different feel to my previous story.
it over with him in the green “Big Society was, in essence, a mad
room over lunch. He came up romp. Anyone who has ever pointed
with a load of great ideas off the their ears at me won’t be surprised
bat, so I knew that he’d be ace.” to hear that, I know! A world taken
over by living buildings and street
HE PRISON theme is the Cav admits: “Vienna has changed a furniture, a world where a sci-fi

T overall arc for this box set,


which is perhaps more
lot since we first met her. She’s gone
from hard-nosed killer to a woman
version of the Albert Hall can hoist
up its brick skirts and run… well,
pronounced than in previous years. with a conscience. Vienna is now a yes, for all its occasional darker

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VIENNA
RETRIBUTION

moments, it was a story that lurched one was slightly different. Due city’s Comic Con, where she
through your head like a giggling to work commitments Chase met fans of not only her old TV
drunk. Retribution has its mad couldn’t get over to the UK, so show Star Trek: Deep Space
moments but it’s a much darker Scott recorded her lines with her 9, but of Vienna Salvatori.
story, a story that comes as close to in LA, and then we got the rest She laughs: “I loved taking
breaking Vienna as any story could. of the cast together in London. Vienna to Vienna! It’s always
“She’s spent so long trying to But I think the chemistry is still very cool to see Big Finish’s work
become a better person, to make there between Vienna and Jexie being loved in other countries.
up for the violence – the killing – in – Chase and Samantha know I mean, English is spoken

VIENNA
RETRIBUTION
OUT THIS MONTH
CD: £20.00, Download: £15.00
EXTRAS Interviews

A BRAND NEW THREE PART ADVENTURE FOR


GLAMOROUS BOUNTY HUNTER VIENNA SALVATORI

Directed by: SCOTT HANDCOCK


Written by: GUY ADAMS

Starring: CHASE MASTERSON, SAMANTHA BÉART

her past. Now the law is stepping that relationship back to front.” everywhere, but it’s super fun
in, apparently she’s killed again and Chase agrees: “ If I hadn’t worked to see so many fans make a
her life will be forever changed.” with Sam live, it would have been specific effort to listen when
a bit scary to do only my lines, it’s not their first language.
HASE ADMITS that she all in a row. But I knew she’d “I want to say a big thanks

C thoroughly enjoyed
working on this set. She
deliver with her wonderfully dry
sense of Jexie, so it was easy.”
to everybody out there who
looks forward to new Vienna
laughs: “Loved it! Cavan Scott is a

GUY ADAMS'S SCRIPTS FOR


fantastic producer and has brought
so much talent to Vienna, including

RETRIBUTION ARE A REAL TREAT.


the extremely accomplished
Samantha Béart, and what a treat it
is working with Scott Handcock. CHASE MASTERSON
“It’s rare to find a director who
is so keyed into every single Guy feels it’s the leading ladies episodes. And major thanks to
nuance of a script that spans a full who make Vienna and Jexie so the brilliant David Richardson,
spectrum of hilarious and serious appealing. He says: “As always it’s whose idea it was to spin Vienna
– and who calls me out if for any the actors, working with Chase off – he saw the potential in this
reason I’m not delivering the very and Sam is always a pleasure. show and championed it from
best it can be. Thank you, Scott – They’re a great team and giving day one. It means a lot that
sorted! And Guy Adams’s scripts them words to turn from lead to Vienna – with great messages
for Retribution are a real treat gold will always be amazing.” about humanity, including female
– he’s really got a handle on the Of course, the world of empowerment – is such a hit.
signature combo of raucous fun Vienna took an unusual turn “Love you, Vienna fans! I look
and meaty sci-fi that is Vienna.” in November last year, when forward to hearing your thoughts.
Cav adds: “Vienna recordings Vienna went to Vienna. Chase And full speed ahead to the next
are always fun, although this was a guest of the Austrian set of adventures!”

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THE MAIN MONTHLY RANGE: 167 – RELEASED NOVEMBER 2012

“I had a lot of fun writing


DOCTOR WHO: her – she’s a character that came

THE SHADOW HEART to life on the page and slightly


took over – and then when Chase
Masterson was cast she took the
Gordon film, and Star Wars knock- character up another level.”
offs like Star Crash. I had the idea Producer David Richardson
of a Steptoe and Son duo riding continues: “Jonathan Morris did
around in a space snail (that’s why something very special in The
the snail was called Hercules!). Shadow Heart – he created Vienna
I also had the idea of a planet Salvatori as a fully fleshed out
smashed in two so that it was just a character, one that had so much
hemisphere hanging in space, with backstory before she arrived in
a castle on the edge. The notion that adventure, and so much
of a futuristic spaceship run like potential after it finished.
the HMS Victory was an attempt “I’d suggested Chase for the
to add another colourful twist. role because I knew she was keen
“Vienna was one more 2000AD/ to work for Big Finish, and I also
Flash Gordon type concept. It’s knew she’d do it brilliantly. And

HE’S BEAUTIFUL. She’s IT STRUCK ME THAT THERE AREN’T


S sassy. She’s witty. But let’s
stop talking about Chase
A LOT OF GLAMOROUS FEMALE BOUNTY
Masterson and look at the
character she plays, Vienna
HUNTERS IN SCIENCE FICTION.
JONATHAN MORRIS
Salvatori! Her fourth series is out
for release this month, and the weird, when I came up with the she just flew with the character,
character has come a long way idea of the character I thought and it very quickly became
since the glamorous bounty hunter it was a bit corny, but then it apparent that we should do so
first appeared with the Seventh struck me that, actually, there much more with it. I asked Jonny
Doctor in Main Range story The aren’t a lot of glamorous female to develop Vienna: The Memory
Shadow Heart in 2012. bounty hunters in science fiction. Box as a pilot for a potential series,
Writer Jonathan Morris was Like the smashed planet, she and it’s success merited a run of
handed a detailed brief for was a visual concept – I could box sets. Chase’s dedication to
the story to tie in with the picture her on a poster for a sci-fi Vienna has been extraordinary –
previous two stories featuring movie, dressed in some sort of she’s not just thrown herself into
the Fifth and Sixth Doctors. black bodysuit, holding a laser the performance, but also the
Jonny says: “I went off and gun. I have since looked to see promotion of the series. I’m full
made a list of various ideas and if there has been such a sci-fi of admiration for her.”
characters that were as distinct movie, to see where I got the idea
and memorable as possible. I was from, but I haven’t managed to The Shadow Heart is available
now on CD and download
very much thinking in terms of the find one! So the truth is, I don’t
from www.bigfinish.com
tone of 2000AD and the 1980 Flash know where she came from.

VORTEX MAGAZINE • PAGE 17


Kenny Smith previews the last of the backdrop to Mark Gatiss’s Big

Big Finish HG Wells’s adaptations…


Finish Eighth Doctor story

S
Invaders from Mars), George
Pal’s 1953 film production,
the 1978 musical album
INCE JANUARY 2017, battling for survival against adaptation of the story by Jeff
Big Finish has regularly an unrelenting alien force. Wayne, and more recently
been releasing acclaimed Originally written in 1897, The the Steven Spielberg movie
adaptations of HG War of the Worlds is one of the first starring Tom Cruise in 2005.
Wells’s classic novels. alien invasion stories in the history Dramatised by Nicholas
The sixth and final audio play to of literature and has since become Briggs who also directed the
get the treatment is The Martian the defining classic of the genre. play, Nick admits that he is a
Invasion of Earth, an adaptation Previous adaptations include huge fan of the original book.
of The War of the Worlds, which the broadcast by Orson Welles He concedes: “Well, love
unsurprisingly, sees our world in 1938 (which features as the doesn’t quite cover it! It feels

VORTEX MAGAZINE • PAGE 18


THE MARTIAN

A
INVASION OF EARTH

LTHOUGH THE story is


famous through previous
radio and film versions,
Nick confirms this wasn’t
particularly an issue for him.
He admits: “I didn’t worry about
that, actually. Perhaps arrogantly,
I thought all the other versions
had made several really obvious
errors. I’ve always wanted to ‘put
that right’ as it were. I wanted
to do an adaptation set in the
original historical context and
really get to the core of the story.”
There’s a tremendous cast in
the play with film and TV star
Richard Armitage taking the part
of Herbert, the lead character and
narrator of the epic story. He is
joined by Big Finish regular, Lucy
Briggs-Owen, playing his wife Amy.
Richard, who starred in the
recent trilogy of films The
Hobbit: The Battle of the Five
Armies directed by Peter Jackson,
has also featured in TV hits
including Spooks and Hannibal,
but this isn’t his first brush with
Above (l – r): Lucy Briggs-Owen and Richard Armitage
Big Finish. Richard previously
narrated two Robin Hood tales,
like it’s a part of me. Part of so draft of my last go is included The Witchfinders and The Siege.
many of my basic assumptions as a free PDF download with Producer David Richardson adds:
about storytelling and science the production, so you can see “Nick is such a huge fan of the
fiction ideas. I love science how I made some fairly radical original novel, and his love and

I put too many of HG Wells’s


passion for the material shines
through on every page of the script.

actual words in…


“It’s a glorious adaptation,
and we’re blessed to have such
a brilliant, huge star as our lead.
NICHOLAS BRIGGS
I’ve admired Richard for many
years, and to have him back at
fiction and this is the ultimate last-minute changes – mainly Big Finish in this production is
science fiction story for me. to keep the word count down. very special for us indeed.”
It feels like it’s in my DNA.” “Because I had fallen in love Nick continues: “David handled
Although Nick has written with the book so heavily all the casting. I wrote who I ideally
numerous Big Finish plays for over again, I put too many wanted on the front of the first
many ranges over the years, of HG Wells’s actual words draft, and David went to work. And
he reveals that working on in, making it about a third he got every single person I’d asked
this script was a tough one. too long. The finished script for – that very rarely happens.
He says it was: “Far more is still a bit longer than it “There were many highlights. I
difficult than I ever envisaged. should be, but I just couldn’t suppose the first was my decision
I had three or four goes at it, cut it any more without to keep the narrator’s wife with
using completely different seriously robbing it of what I him – he rather callously drops
approaches. The second-to-final felt was the essential plot.” her off in Leatherhead in the

VORTEX MAGAZINE • PAGE 19


THE MARTIAN
INVASION OF EARTH

sanity – he kind of loses his mind a great power in his performance


in the novel, which is something and is quite the most polite and
that wouldn’t have happened gentle actor I’ve ever worked
if he’d had the woman he loved with. We had a good time and I

As a big Doctor Who fan,


I rather like The Martian
Invasion of Earth.
NICHOLAS BRIGGS

O
with him. And it makes the was flattered by everyone being
story slightly shorter by giving so excited about the script.”
events more of an impulse.
“Another highlight was getting F COURSE, one noticeable
the leading actor I wanted. And thing about this release
then finding that Iain Meadows is the change of title.
Above : Nicholas Briggs and Jamie Robertson were available Nick explains: “There’s
to do the sound design and music, a very simple reason. The novel

OF EARTH
THE MARTIAN INVASION

Starring:
RICHARD ARMITAGE
LUCY BRIGGS-OWEN
HYWEL MORGAN Written by HG WELLS
EWAN BAILEY Dramatised and Directed by: NICHOLAS BRIGGS

'No one would have believed in the last RICHARD DERRINGTON

years of the nineteenth century that this


HELEN GOLDWYN OUT THIS MONTH

world was being watched keenly and closely


CHRISTOPHER WEEKS CD: £14.99
BENEDICT BRIGGS Download: £12.99
by intelligences greater than man’s…' NICHOLAS BRIGGS EXTRAS Interviews

book, and later tells us that respectively. So many highs. The is out of copyright, but Jeff
Leatherhead was flattened by a script was very long, so I worried Wayne owns a trademark for
Martian machine! Quite how his that we’d run out of time. But the title and is quite rightly very
wife survived, I don’t know. everyone was just brilliant and protective of that trademark.
“But keeping Herbert’s wife with they all concentrated so hard that So we avoided bothering him
him achieved three main things. we got it all in the can without by applying a new title.
It gave us a strong female voice going over schedule. Richard “And in a way, as a big Doctor
in a male-dominated world from was a really warm, modest and Who fan, I rather like The Martian
the past. It saved the narrator’s personable leading man. He has Invasion of Earth. It has echoes

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THE MARTIAN
INVASION OF EARTH

of The Dalek Invasion of Earth, everyone would be doing HG directing it, and says: “It was a
which pleases me greatly. And Wells’s adaptations; that we were treat to be asked to adapt one of
in a small way it’s perhaps a in danger of being just one of the the novels. Moreau is a story that
more accurate title. There isn’t many. I’m very pleased to say I has fascinated me for many years.
much of a war – it’s more of a was wrong and I strongly feel that It’s a rip-roaring adventure, but
walk-over! But I didn’t think we the six releases we’ve made stand its observations about human
should call it The Martian Walk- out in any perceived crowd. (and animal) nature are still
Over. How about Martians Won “And I was so proud that Sir John painfully relevant today.”
– Humans Nil? I’ll get me coat…” Hurt was posthumously nominated Another highlight was The
With the release of The Martian for a Best Actor award for The Time Machine, adapted by Marc
Invasion of Earth, the HG Wells Invisible Man. Even if I work for Platt. Ken says: “Being so busy
series of adaptations is now Big Finish for another 30 years, I didn’t stop to think about

K
complete, a collection that the HG Wells range will be one of the responsibility of directing
David is especially proud of. my most cherished projects.” The Time Machine: it’s such
The late Sir John Hurt starred a seminal piece of science
in The Invisible Man (for which he EN BENTLEY directed fiction. For much of the story
was posthumously nominated for several of the plays, and the time traveller travels alone,
a BBC Radio Award for best actor, he too has his highlights. so adapting it for audio wasn’t
and received a commendation), Looking back to the first without its challenges. Marc’s
The First Men in the Moon stars release, The Invisible Man, Ken script is deceptively clever and
Nigel Planer, The Shape of Things says: “I love Jonathan Barnes’s the cast did a magnificent job,
to Come stars Nicola Walker and writing. He has a handle on particularly Anjella Mackintosh.
Sam Troughton, The Island of Dr the period like no other writer Uweena is not an easy role to

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BIG FINISH CLASSICS

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Moreau stars Ronald Pickup, and at Big Finish, and it’s always a play, but Anjella makes her
The Time Machine stars Ben Miles. pleasure to direct his scripts. But appear effortlessly truthful.”
David explains: “It’s been such the experience was eclipsed this Of the whole series, Ken adds:
a lovely series to work on. I think time round by the privilege of “It’s always exciting to work on
every one of the scripts has been working with Sir John Hurt. You a new range of audio plays, but
a class adaptation, and that has learn so much from actors with this time doubly so to bring to
allowed us to attract classy casts. his experience of the industry.” life the work of such a famous
“My worry when we started Ken also adapted The Island and influential author, and with
working on these was that of Doctor Moreau, as well as such strong casts.”

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Email: feedback@bigfinish.com and put ‘Vortex Mail’ as the subject…

OLD GOLD sign of his enthusiasm flagging, I’m (loved his performance on TV and
Just wondered if Big Finish has very happy to report. I popped into this set) but there is just something
ever thought of having a review the studio the other day during the to the sinisterly silky performance
section in Vortex of some of recordings of Ravenous, and he was of Geoffrey Beevers – could he have
their older productions from a on fine form. The Yeti idea is, of his own Master-centric box set?
fan’s perspective? I would love course, a good one. The Counter- CHARLIE ANDREWS
to take some of the comments Measures slot was the earliest Nick: Many thanks, Charlie. I don’t
from our Big Finish Listeners one we could use for the Yeti since believe there are currently any
page or even some of our own our new-found agreement with plans for Sheena to return – but
personal reviews and give it a go. the lovely people at the Haisman you never know! With regard to
JASON Literary Estate. We are planning the lovely Geoffrey, he’s got his
Nick: Jason, we do of course publish for the Yeti to feature in other very own Short Trip (written by
review quotes (and links to the full adventures before too long. Geoffrey himself) coming out later
reviews) on the product pages of our this year. We’re not planning a box
website. But I think we should leave STAY ON TARGET set for him, but it is a great idea.
the reviews to different sites and To say I’m looking forward to your
publications – I hope you’ll forgive us adaptation of the John Peel/Dave COMIC CAPERS
for leaving the comments to others... Rogers Avengers novel Too Many In a few stories from Titan Comics,
Targets is an understatement, there are references to some
EIGHTH WONDER especially as I wrote in suggesting companions which originated
I wanted to give a thank you the very idea so long ago I can’t in Big Finish stories (such as
to all at Big Finish for allowing remember the issue! Great Liv and Lucie in a Tenth Doctor
the immense talent that is Paul choices for the previously unused story), and mentions of the
McGann to shine for so many years characters, especially the new Committee in a recent Torchwood
as the Doctor in countless amazing Mother – who else could have comic. Would it be possible to
dramas. As a huge fan of Paul’s, filled Patrick Newell’s shoes? get audio stories with Titan’s
I’ve been mercilessly enthralled by SIMON DARLEY companions like Josie, Gabby,
his journey in the audio universe. Nick: Glad you’re enjoying The Cindy and Alice among others?
Paul is such a brilliant actor and Avengers. We have a few plans Being able to see some of your
I’m elated you guys have given up our sleeves which we hope companions fully appearing in a
him a chance to prove his mettle will come to fruition soon. comic would be amazing as well.
as a stunning incarnation of the GUILHERME GUSMÃO
Doctor. Just thanks so much guys. MASTER PLANS Nick: I have to, rather shamefully,
Can I just end with a question: will It is often said that people are quick confess that I wasn’t aware that
Paul ever have a Yeti encounter? to criticise and slow to compliment. Titan were doing this, but we
We need the Yeti back in Who So I wanted to take a moment to do certainly have no objection! We
as well as Counter-Measures! the latter. I pre-ordered the Eighth have no plans to feature Titan
MATT RABJOHNS Doctor Time War – I’ve listened companions, simply because our
Nick: Matt, I’m beginning to suspect to it three times already. I love the schedules are jam-packed with our
you are a pseudonym for ‘Paul bait and switch twist of Sheena own companions. But I’d never
McGann’, ho, ho. We’re committed but will we be seeing more of her? rule that out. I’ve actually got
to continuing our great voyage of Secondly, the War Master – another a meeting scheduled with Titan
adventure with Paul for as long outstanding release. No disrespect soon, so it’s something I promise
as he’d like to do it. And there’s no to the phenomenal Sir Derek Jacobi I’ll discuss with them.

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