Doctor Who: The New Series: The Diary of River Song by Jenny T. Colgan, Justin Richards, James Goss, Matt Fitton (CD-Audio, 2016)
An epic four-hour adventure that takes River Song across space and time, seeking out the secret rulers of the universe. 1. THE BOUNDLESS SEA by Jenny T Colgan., River Song has had more than enough excitement for a while. Deciding the universe - and her husband - can look after themselves, she has immersed herself in early 20th century academia, absorbed in writing archaeological theses. But when a mysterious tomb is found in a dry, distant land, excitement comes looking for River., Can Professor Song stop any more members of the expedition from dying? What deadly secrets lie buried within the crypt? And will British Consul Bertie Potts prove to be a help, or a hindrance? 2. I WENT TO A MARVELLOUS PARTY by Justin Richards. River Song always enjoys a good party, even when she's not entirely sure where or when the party is taking place., But the party she ends up at is one where not everything - or indeed everyone - is what it seems...Being River, it doesn't take her too long to go exploring, and it doesn't take her too long to get into trouble. The sort of trouble that involves manipulating other civilisations, exploitation, and of course murder. River is confident she can find the killer., But can she identify them before anyone else - or quite possibly everyone else - gets killed? 3. SIGNS by James Goss. River Song is on the trail of the mysterious, planet-killing SporeShips., Nobody knows where they come from. Nobody knows why they are here. All they do know is that wherever the SporeShips appear, whole civilisations are reduced to mulch., But River has help. Her companion is a handsome time-travelling stranger, someone with specialist knowledge of the oddities and dangers the universe has to offer. For Mr Song has a connection to River's future, and he would never want his wife to face those perils alone., 4. THE RULERS OF THE UNIVERSE by Matt Fitton. As shocking secrets are exposed, and a grand plan for the universe is revealed, River decides it's time she took control of events once and for all., Out in deep space, a clandestine society faces off with an ancient and powerful alien force - but, for River, there's an added complication. The Eighth Doctor has been caught in the middle, and she must make sure her future husband can arrive at his own destiny with all his memories - not to mention his lives - intact. Long awaited by fans of Doctor Who both old and new, Big Finish are delighted to welcome Alex Kingston back to reprise her River Song character first seen in 2008 on TV.She was seen as the Doctor's wife in TV episode The Wedding of River Song, but her twisted timeline means she and the Doctor rarely see events from the same perspective! Aside from her iconic turn in Doctor Who, Alex Kingston's well known in both the UK and US for her regular roles in E.R., Arrow, Upstairs Downstairs, and The Knock., Guest actor Alexander Vlahos is best known to Big Finish listeners as Dorian Gray, and was recently on Broadway in Kenneth Branagh's production of Macbeth. CAST: Alex Kingston (River Song), Paul McGann (The Doctor), Alexander Vlahos (Bertie Potts), Alexander Siddig (Marcus Gifford), Imogen Stubbs (Isabella Clerkwell), Gbemisola Ikumelo (Prim), Charlotte Christie (Daphne Garsington), Alisdair Simpson (Colonel Lifford), Oliver Dimsdale (Archie Ferrers), John Banks (Professor Straiton), Letty Butler (Spritz), John Voce (Jenkins), Aaron Neil (Sanukuma Master) and Samuel West (Mr Song) .
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