River Song Returns: Alex Kingston Joins Big Finish For More Doctor Who Adventures
As part of their next group of series Big Finish has announced that Alex Kingston will be joining their family with a series of River Song adventures. Doctor Who News presented all the details of this big Doctor Who News.
Oh, but hang on to your hats… River will be meeting up with The Doctor in her audio adventures— The EIGHTH DOCTOR. Yes, she will cross paths with Paul McGann!!
Here’s some of the detail from Big Finish:
The new wave of adventures, due next year, will feature Alex Kingston as River Song, who first appeared in 2008’s Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead. River will be stepping into the era of the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) for Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 2, alongside Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) and Helen Sinclair (Hattie Morahan).
Producer David Richardson says
The idea of River meeting previous Doctors was actually proposed by Steven Moffat, and it’s just irresistible, isn’t it? Alex embraced the idea of returning to the role, and so she will be starring in no less than two box sets next year. And yes, we are still pinching ourselves!
But that’s not all the news:
The New Series adventures will continue in Doctor Who: The Churchill Years, in which Ian McNeice returns as the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. In the four-hour saga, Churchill relates a number of encounters with the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors in his memoirs, battling alien incursions, metamorphosing creatures… and a Dalek! The stories are told by Ian McNeice, supported by a full cast of guest actors, including Danny Horn as Kazran Sardick, in a story taking place within the 2010 special A Christmas Carol.
Executive producer Nicholas Briggs says
Ian has played Churchill in just four episode on TV, and yet it feels like it was many more. It was such a brilliant, definitive performance, and how wonderful that we will be continuing Churchill’s adventures with the Doctor on audio.
Finally, the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors will face a new generation of monsters in Doctor Who: Classic Doctors, New Monsters, a brand new, four-story run featuring creatures from the New Series. Peter Davison takes on the Weeping Angels, Colin Baker encounters the Judoon, Sylvester McCoy will meet the Sycorax… and Paul McGann will face a new clone batch of Sontarans on the edge of the Time War.