Today Big Finish announces the return of Sir Derek Jacobi as the Master, ten years to the day after his first appearance in the Doctor Who episode, Utopia.
“His incarnation is very much the ‘Hannibal Lecter’ of Time Lords - intelligent, charming, but thoroughly ruthless - we had a lot of fun in studio bringing the War Master back to life,” explains producer and director Scott Handcock, “It’s been a gift of a project, and we can’t wait for listeners to hear it!”
“I didn’t expect to come back to it all these years later,” says Sir Derek, “but I was thrilled to be remembered. The plots in all these episodes have been very good indeed, very interesting, very dramatic, and beautifully written. The whole process has been a delight!”
Doctor Who: The War Master follows the exploits of the Doctor’s arch-enemy during the course of the devastating Time War, featuring four stories from acclaimed Doctor Who writers Nicholas Briggs (also script editor of the series), James Goss and Guy Adams, as well as new writing talent from Janine H Jones.
- 1. Beneath the Viscoid by Nicholas Briggs
- 2. The Good Master by Janine H Jones
- 3. The Sky Man by James Goss
- 4. The Heavenly Paradigm by Guy Adams
The War Master will be returning to bring destruction to the Universe in December this year, and is available to pre-order from the Big Finish website for £23 on CD or £20 as an download
Via Big Finish