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Doctor Who – The Paternoster Gang return for new audio adventure

Victorian London will never be the same again as Doctor Who‘s the Paternoster Gang reunite for an audio adventure set in Victorian London.

The much loved characters from the Steven Moffat era of Doctor Who will return next year in The Paternoster Gang – Heritage, a new set of audios from Big Finish Productions made in association with BBC Studios.

Neve McIntosh, Catrin Stewart and Dan Starkey will all reprise their roles as Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax the Sontaran. The new adventure will give fans a chance “to find out more” about the gang’s origins, McIntosh said.

They will face the first electronic automated cars in London (very ahead of their time), hordes of zombies, and ghost-like figures, which are haunting Greenwich before their former selves have died. The gang will also be up against intergalactic alien trio the Bloomsbury bunch, comprising a Sontaran couple and their Silurian female servant, who will be causing trouble in London.

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The first adventure for the Paternoster Gang is being released as part of The 8th of March celebratory box set. Following this, four volumes, each containing three adventures, are coming out in 2019 and 2020, kicking off with volume one, Heritage, being released in June:

1.1 The Cars that ate London by Jonathan Morris
1.2 A Photograph to Remember by Roy Gill
1.3 The Ghosts of Greenwich by Paul Morris

Dan Starkey, who plays Sontaran butler Strax, said: “Remain calm, human scum! Strax need no longer sulk and polish his grenades!

“It’ll be a pleasure to get the gang back together: Big Finish listeners can be assured that we’ll be in full prosthetics and restrictive Victorian tailoring in studio to get right back into the Paternoster Row vibe. Can’t wait to get started.”

Neve McIntosh, who plays Madame Vastra, added: “At last our fans will get more adventures with The Paternoster Gang and will find out more about how we came to be.”

The Paternoster Gang Volumes 1-4 are now available for pre-order from www.bigfinish.com

Pre-orders can be made on the Big Finish Productions website with a discount for customers looking to buy all four volumes at £94 on CD or £80 on download.

Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax will make their Big Finish debut in the celebratory release, The 8th of March, being released on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019.

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