The Radio Times poll for the main range Fifth Doctor titles is closed, and the winners announced. Apart from the predicable Spare Parts, there were two of my personal favourites (both by Paul Magrs). Full details below. You can still vote in this week’s Sixth Doctor poll.
Five Favourites for the Fifth Doctor
The top five Fifth Doctor stories as chosen by listeners of Big Finish audio dramas have been revealed – and, for a limited time, they are available to download for half price!
The results are in for the first of Radiotimes.com’s Doctor Who – The Monthly Adventures polls, in which Big Finish listeners decide which are their favourite episodes from each Doctor featured in the range.
This week, fans voted for their favourite Fifth Doctor titles, with the winners as follows:
- The Mutant Phase by Nicholas Briggs (December 2000) starring Peter Davison (Fifth Doctor) & Sarah Sutton (Nyssa)
- Alien Heart/Dalek Soul by Stephen Cole & Guy Adams (April 2017) starring Peter Davison (Fifth Doctor) & Sarah Sutton (Nyssa)
- The Lady of Mercia by Paul Magrs (May 2013) starring Peter Davison (Fifth Doctor), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Janet Fielding (Tegan) & Mark Strickson (Turlough)
- The Peterloo Massacre by Paul Magrs (March 2016) starring Peter Davison (Fifth Doctor), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa) & Janet Fielding (Tegan)
- Spare Parts by Marc Platt (July 2002) starring Peter Davison (Fifth Doctor) & Sarah Sutton (Nyssa)
Download discounts on these top five Monthly Adventures, including bundle deals, are available now, for a limited time, here: https://www.bigfinish.com/collections/v/doctor-who-the-monthly-adventures-rt-poll-winners. (Offers expire at 23:59, UK time, on 17 May 2021.)
Executive Editor of RadioTimes.com Morgan Jeffrey said: “RadioTimes.com asked Big Finish fans to help us crown their favourite Fifth Doctor story and they responded in their thousands. It was a close-fought thing, but in the end, it was 2000 classic The Mutant Phase that came out on top. Now we’re turning to those loyal listeners once more, asking them to select their top picks from the Sixth Doctor’s 22 years’ worth of amazing audio adventures, from Whispers of Terror to Colony of Fear.”
To vote for your favourite Sixth Doctor stories, go to: https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/sci-fi/big-finish-doctor-who-poll-sixth-doctor-newsupdate-exclusive.
Voting begins for the Sixth Doctor’s adventures on Tuesday 11th May at 3pm and closes on Friday 14th May at 2pm, with the winning adventures and next poll announced on Tuesday 18th May.
Big Finish was recently awarded a Guinness World Record for the longest-running science fiction audio play series, after releasing a brand-new Doctor Who monthly adventure for 275 consecutive months.
The company released its first Doctor Who story in the range all the way back in July 1999, and have delivered a new adventure every month since, featuring storylines for the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors.
All this month, Radiotimes.com is hosting weekly polls where listeners decide which is the best adventure for each Doctor featured in the Monthly Adventures. Each poll goes live on Tuesday at 3pm, and closes on the following Friday at 2pm.