River Song and the Robots

River and the Robots in series eight

Big Finish has revealed full details for River Song Vol 8 (some were in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine). It’s due for release January 2021, and each story features a robot! Beginning with 1960s Dalek-botherers, the Mechonoids, to everyone’s favourite tin dog, K9 (once again voiced by John Leeson)… and there might be more than just one computer pooch in town. And there’s a surprise return for a certain space security service operator! And a certain android

Full press release follows…

River and the Robots

Due for release in January 2021, Alex Kingston stars in The Diary of River Song series eight – four new full-cast audio dramas featuring the Doctor’s wife on her travels through time and space.  

Time-travelling archaeologist and adventurer River Song has met many of the Doctor’s incarnations on screen, plus even more in audio, and in this latest series she will run into a few more characters very familiar to Big Finish Doctor Who listeners.  

As exclusively revealed in Doctor Who Magazine issue 555 (in shops from 20 August 2020), Alex Kingston is back in The Diary of River Song series eight alongside Salome Haertel (as android Rachel), Derek Griffiths (as 24th century war criminal, Annam Henic), John Leeson (as the Doctor’s favourite robot dog, K9) Tracy Wiles (as robot cat, FE-LINE) and Nicholas Briggs as The Mechonoids.  

Plus, in a spectacular return to the worlds of Doctor Who, Big Finish regular Jane Slavin reprises the role of Anya Kingdom, Space Security Service officer, who this time is on a rescue mission with a difference.  

The Diary of River Song series eight is now available to pre-order at the special price of £24.99 as a collector’s edition four-disc CD box set or £19.99 as a download, exclusively from the Big Finish website: www.bigfinish.com

It’s River and robots! Professor River Song is an expert in many things, but her tech skills are tested in these encounters with robotic friends and foes. 

Over the course of four episodes River will battle Mechonoids on an ice world, meet K9 in a ‘forever home’… and help a treasured android friend discover her destiny in the stars. 

The box set comprises four new adventures:  

Slight Glimpses of Tomorrow by James Goss 

A Brave New World by Tracy Ann Baines 

A Forever Home by Alfie Shaw 

Queen of the Mechonoids by Jonathan Morris 

The Diary of River Song series eight can now be pre-ordered exclusively from the Big Finish website at the special price of £24.99 as a collector’s edition four-disc CD box set or £19.99 as a download.  

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