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The latest audio adventures from Big Finish see the Fourth Doctor go to the movies and the Eighth Doctor trapped at the end of the universe…




■ Doom Coalition 4 (featuring the Eighth Doctor)

RRP £20 (CD/download)

■ The Silent Scream (featuring the Fourth Doctor)

RRP £10.99 (CD), £8.99 (download)

■ Zaltys (featuring the Fifth Doctor)

RRP £14.99 (CD), £12.99 (download)

Arcs are a fairly recent phenomenon in Doctor Who (as opposed to arks, which were ten-a-penny back in the day). And even now, in an era when seasons build towards a finale, as opposed to just carrying on until they stop, continuing story threads – a Bad Wolf mention here, a Vote Saxon poster there – tend to manifest as background noise that your causal viewer might not even notice.

Doom Coalition is something else. At 16 episodes, it’s been called ‘the biggest single story in Doctor Who history’. That’s not to say it hasn’t wandered off down many an enjoyable plot cul-de-sac – with the Doctor, there’s always time for a quick adventure before tea. But, across four box sets, its centre of gravity has stayed the same, with events always returning to the eponymous cabal of Time Lords and their plot to save Gallifrey by bringing about the end of… everything else.

Its final chapter, then, is very much an Event. But, like its immediate predecessor, which opened with the BBC Audio Award-winning Absent Friends, Doom Coalition 4 starts small with another tight, John Dorney-scripted bottle episode.

Hurtling into a ‘murdered future’ in an escape shuttle that’s anything but, the Doctor and companions Liv and Helen are the only beings left alive in an eternity of emptiness – which, as a way of setting up a three-hander for Paul McGann, Nicola Walker and Hattie Morahan without fear of interruption, is certainly extreme. Convinced he’s finally been beaten – and, worse, that his talent for incorrigible meddling has handed his enemies their victory – the Doctor cuts an unusually dejected figure. “There’s always a way out,” he laments. “Until there isn’t.”

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Contents include: • Previews of the new episodes Knock Knock, Oxygen, Extremis and The Pyramid at the End of the World • Knock Knock guest star David Suchet is interviewed • An in-depth interview with Doctor Who the director of the first two episodes of the new series, The Pilot and Smile: Lawrence Gough • Doctor Who writers Frank Cottrell-Boyce (Smile) and Sarah Dollard (Thin Ice) reveal the stories behind their scripts • Bill Potts makes her comic strip début in the first part of the new comic strip adventure The Soul Garden, by Scott Gray, with art by Martin Geraghty. • It's the end of the world as we know it as The Fact of Fiction delves into the 1966 story The Ark. • DWM reviews of the first three episodes of the new series: The Pilot, Smile and Thin Ice. • Previews, book and audio reviews, news, the Watcher's column, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!