Digging around to find cover art or other details for the Destiny of the Doctors range I started to wonder who would be the narrator for the later stories. I don’t have any insight beyond having found Lalla Ward mentioned on an overseas website for the Fourth Doctor.
Refusing to let that stop me I began to think through who might yet appear in the range and thought I would write the list to allow me to check it at the end.
In the most obvious order, I suspect it might be:
- Fifth Doctor:
Sarah Sutton as Nyssa. I have some logic and think this the most likely choiceWell I got this wrong and I wonder what take this will bring to the story (March update from Amazon) 0/1 Could do better
- Sixth Doctor: Nicola Bryant as Peri – Nev Fountain is writing it, this must be likely Confirmed at Big Finish Day 3 1/2
- Seventh Doctor: surely Sophie Aldred will take up the mantle as Ace once more? Confirmed at Big Finish Day 3 2/3
- Eighth Doctor: now we get interesting, there are no recognised companions outside Big Finish and the books. I can’t imagine sorting out the copyright on Grace so I plump for India Fisher as Charley though I would prefer a Lucie Miller story or even something more obscure such as Fitz Kreiner again just for interest Digging around on Amazon it will be Michael Maloney as well as India 3/4
- Ninth Doctor: new territory for Big Finish and I don’t think Billie will turn up as Rose.
I predict Camille Coduri as Rose’s mother Jackiethough of course Noel Clarke could reprise Mickey Smith – Noel of course has appeared in the Dalek Empire series Nick Briggs will lead this one as mentioned in a May podcast and Jonathan Schwab (guard in Dalek) 3/5
- Tenth Doctor: again Noel Clarke or Camille are good shouts,
I predict John Barrowman as Cpt JackAccording to Wikipedeia it will be Catherine Tate and Duncan Wisbey (numerous parts in Big Finish plays) 3/6
- Eleventh Doctor: no ponds I don’t think, Rory’s dad as a long shot, Jenna-Louise is too new I suspect one of the Paternoster gang and maybe Jenny Flint as played by Catrin Stewart. I should have stuck to Jenna-Louise Coleman with Nick Briggs and Michael Cochrane (Ghostlight and other Big Finish titles) 3/7
What do you think? Mostly wrong? Who would you pick? I think I will get four our of seven! Let’s check in November!
Tony, February 2013, updates March 2013