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Big Finish making an unused Russell T Davies Doctor Who script into an audio adventure

January 19th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Some great news for fans of Doctor Who today as, once again, Big Finish proves it’s the go-to place for great Doctor Who content.

On The One Show last night, former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies – he was the man responsible for bringing Doctor Who back with Eccleston and then he also oversaw the Tennant years too – revealed that he recently found an unused script he wrote in 1985 on an electric typewriter in Cardiff, the home of modern Doctor Who.

“I reached into one of those boxes you have at home full of old papers and old bills and I found this,” Davies said, holding up the script, “It is a Doctor Who script that I wrote in 1985 on an electric typewriter in a bedsit in Cardiff.”

He goes on: “And I think someone is going to make it. My friend Scott Hancock’s going to make an audio version of this with a company called Big Finish, so that’ll be nice!”

This will be more than nice, it’s a must-have item and goes to show that, twenty years before bringing the iconic series back, Davies was such a big fan he was already writing scripts in his early 20s.

I loved his era running Doctor Who and will be first in with the pre-orders when this is put up.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….