The Ninth Doctor Adventures - Hidden Depths

Big Finish announce Christopher Eccleston vs the Sea Devils. In space!

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We have the details of the next Ninth Doctor Adventures boxset: Hidden Depths

Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor Who renaissance as the Ninth Doctor continues apace at Big Finish.

With six boxsets of The Ninth Doctor Adventures already available, the audio producers have just dropped news of November’s release. Titled Hidden Depths, the set promises a meeting with the Sea Devils, a Noble Prize winner and a reunion with a couple of former companions.

The Ninth Doctor Adventures - Hidden Depths

Sometimes things lurk below the surface which only the Doctor can see…

From a moon with poison seas, to a 19th century health spa, even somewhere as everyday as a furniture store on a Sunday afternoon – there are always hidden depths and unseen dangers to uncover!

The three tales which make up Hidden Depths are:

‘The Seas of Titan’ by Lizbeth Myles

Out on Saturn’s moon, Titan, an outpost all-but-forgotten by Earth struggles on against the odds.

As the Doctor joins explorers deep in the methane seas, they discover a hidden civilisation. But will the Sea Devils prove to be the colony’s salvation or its final destruction?

‘Lay Down Your Arms’ by Lisa McMullin

1864. Instead of relaxing at the Bad Homburg Spa, its visitors are fighting. And Bertha Kinzky, housekeeper to Alfred Nobel, is appalled. Perhaps the mysterious Herr Schmidt can help?

Soon, Bertha is contending with aliens, as well as her mother’s matchmaking, as she and the Doctor try to keep the peace.

‘Flatpack’ by John Dorney

Liv Chenka and Tania Bell are spending Sunday afternoon on that most traditional of couple activities. Furniture-shopping!

But just how long has London’s newest Flatpack store been open? Who is its mysterious manager? And is it even Sunday? Liv is about to run into a very old friend…

Across the set, Christopher Eccleston will be joined by a guest cast which includes Jeremy Swift (Ted Lasso), Olivier Award winner Jamie Parker (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Sasha Behar (Foundation), Diana Quick (Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka) and Yasmin Mwanza (Spider-Man: Far from Home).

Producer David Richardson said:

“Sea Devils in space! We know from the Eleventh Doctor’s era that the Silurians were a space faring species and now we find a colony of Sea Devils off-world, in the seas of Titan’s largest moon. What a glorious concept. And the Doctor is about to discover that human-Sea Devil relations are no less fractious away from Terra Firma…”

Nicola Walker and Rebecca Root
Nicola Walker and Rebecca Root (c) Big Finish

Christopher Eccleston previously enthused about working on ‘Flatpack’ with Nicola Walker and Rebecca Root:

“One of the perks of this job is seeing the calibre of actors who step through the door every day, and on Flatpack we had both Nicola and Rebecca – two people we’ve all enjoyed watching on so many fantastic TV shows in recent years. They both provided great characters to play off, and I especially enjoyed exploring the Doctor’s loneliness through Liv’s point of view.”

You can pre-order Doctor Who — The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Hidden Depths now from Big Finish – on download, Collector’s Edition CD box set (+ download) or in a Limited Edition Vinyl triple LP set.