Tom Baker and Lalla Ward are re-introduced to the Movellans in this exciting new Doctor Who release!
Out now - Doctor Who : The Fourth Doctor Adventures - The Movellan Grave
Tom Baker (The Doctor 1974-1981) and Lalla Ward (Romana II 1979-1981) continue their adventures in the sixth series of the Fourth Doctor Adventures. This month, they encounter the foes that brought Romana II and The Fourth Doctor together in Destiny of the Daleks, back in 1979, the Movellans!
When an archaeological dig in 1980s England finds a Movellan power pack buried amongst Iron Age artefacts, the Doctor and Romana have no choice but to investigate. And what they discover worries them very much indeed.
A Movellan ship is buried under the ground. Soon the robotic enemies of the Daleks are making their way to the surface, but they are not the biggest threat humanity faces.
Because on board this ship is the greatest weapon the Movellans have ever devised. A weapon that could stop the Daleks forever... and anything else that gets in their way.
We caught up with writer of The Movellan Grave, Andrew Smith, who originally wrote for Doctor Who, Tom Baker and Lalla Ward on TV back in 1980, with the story Full Circle, “It was a thrill to write for Tom and Lalla again after so very many years, and to again put words into the mouths of that excellent Tardis pairing. When I introduced myself to Tom at the recording and pointed out that I'd written one of his TV stories in 1980, he said, "Oh I was terribly grumpy back then," and then proceeded throughout the day to be as sweet and funny as you could imagine. It remains one of my happiest Big Finish recording days. I look forward very much to hearing the final product."
"I approached writing the Movellans by re-watching Destiny of the Daleks with a notebook in hand. It's a story I have great fondness for, and I have clear memories of watching it in 1979. The Movellans had been trailed quite prominently in the press, especially actress Suzanne Danielle as Agella, and their appearance didn't disappoint."
"I found their vulnerabilities in that story a little problematic, particularly the fact that they could be immobilised by having their power pack snatched from their belt. So I've addressed that in my story."
"The Movellans have been great fun to write. It's been a pleasure to - quite literally, as you'll hear - resurrect them."
This release is available now on the Big Finish site at £8.99 and download or £10.99 on CD. Or you can save by getting a subscription for this season at £65 a download or £75 on CD.
Subscriptions typically save you more, and you can save even further by getting future series - Series 7 starring Louise Jameson as Leela and Jane Slavin as new companion Ann Kelso in series 8 are £40 on download or £45 on CD. All CD purchases unlock a digital download which works well with the Big Finish app.
Next in series six, The Skin of the Sleek, part 1 of the grand finale of this fantastic series!
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