Romana 1 Final Audio Stories
First just a quick note before my news I wish to thank Louis Trapani for allowing my wife (Jessica Burke) and I (Anthony Burdge) to blog here for him and the Gallifreyan Embassy. If you are not familiar with us we are the Editors/Contributors of The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who and The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman both published by Kitsune Books. We have been contributors to Doctor Who Podshock and guests as well. You will be able to hear about our latest book The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman in an upcoming episode of Podshock.
Anyway, our first 2 posts will be concerning the Doctor's companions. This bit of news is for fans of Big Finish's line of Doctor Who audio adventures. In supplement to the discussion by Louis, Dave, and Ian on Podshock episode 275 the guys were discussing rumors of Tom Baker's return to Doctor Who and his recent work on audio stories. Many may already know of his audiobook narrations and his work on the 5 part Hornet's Nest series.
However, Tom returned to the role of the 4th Doctor for Big Finish in January 2012 with DESTINATION: NERVA that takes place immediately after the events of The Talons of Weng-Chiang. As we know Leela, portrayed by Louise Jameson, was his companion at that point and she continues on with him for this series of Big Finish adventures. This series lasts for six stories the last being release June 2012.
In regards to Louise Jameson, she has available for pre-order on her website the soundtrack to Horror of Fang Rock, a full cast drama by BBC Audiobook. She will be signing those ordered through her website when released in September
Now with the unfortunate loss of Mary Tamm fans of Romana 1, like myself, will be wanting to hear her final adventures via the second series of the The Fourth Doctor Adventures via Big Finish. Romana 1 will be the companion accompanying the 4th Doctor in the series set to launch January 2013. The series will be comprised of 7 stories featuring Mary Tamm as Romana.
For all Whovians it was heart wrenching to watch the final Sarah Jane Adventures stories after the passing of Elisabeth Sladen, I feel it will be equally hard to listen to Romana's final stories with the loss of Mary Tamm.