A third story for Big Finish’s brand new ‘CLASSIC DOCTORS, NEW DOCTORS VOL 2′ box set has been revealed and the Doctor is to carry on the battle with the Vashta Nerada.

The Doctor in question this time is the eighth Doctor played by Paul McGann who continues the fight from the fourth Doctor in ‘Night of the Vashta Nerada. The story sees a return to the Eighth Doctor’s Time War era, as he stumbles across a space station being used for nefarious purposes by his own people.

Tom Baker and Pam Ferris - Doctor Who - Classic Doctors, New Monsters Volume 2 (c) Big Finish
Tom Baker and Pam Ferris – Doctor Who – Classic Doctors, New Monsters Volume 2 (c) Big Finish

In ‘Day of the Vasta Nerada’, the Doctor is reunited with Jacqueline Pearce as Cardinal Ollistra – a key character from the War Doctor series who is sponsoring research to weaponise some already-lethal creatures. But the scientists have unwittingly used a colony of Vashta Nerada with an unfortunate history of humanoid contact…

This is the second Vashta Nerada story in the box set,’ says producer David Richardson, ‘and it was always our intention to link them – so the Fourth Doctor meets them in the opening story, and his Eighth incarnation faces the consequences of that adventure in the closing tale.’

This brand new story from writer Matt Fitton also stars Jan Ravens (Dead Ringers), Tim Wallers (The Windsors, Doctor Who: Victory of the Daleks) and Himiesh Patel (EastEnders). It is directed by Barnaby Edwards.

Big Finish - Doctor Who - Classic Doctors, New Racnoss - L-R: Andrew French, Peter Davison, Adjoa Andoh, Nigel Planer and Lisa Kay
Big Finish – Doctor Who – Classic Doctors, New Racnoss – L-R: Andrew French, Peter Davison, Adjoa Andoh, Nigel Planer and Lisa Kay

Also revealed as part of the box set is ‘Empire of the Racnoss’ by Scott Handcock. A fifth Doctor adventure starring Peter Davison who is joined by Doctor Who regular Adjoa Andoh playing the Racnoss Empress, a megalomaniac engaged in a civil war with her crippled husband, the Emperor, played by Nigel Planer.

The release date for Doctor Who – Classic Doctors, New Monsters Volume 2 will be confirmed soon, and the set can be pre-ordered either on its own for £20 on CD or Download, or as part of Doctor Who – River Song, Churchill, New Monsters Bundle 2 for £60 containing two other Doctor Who – New Series releases.

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