Class Returns!

By Christel Dee

The Doctor Who spin-off created by Young Adult author Patrick Ness will return in six new audio tales from Big Finish Productions, coming August 2018.

The spin-off, which consisted of one series of eight episodes broadcast in 2016, is set in Coal Hill School (later Academy), introduced in the first television episode of Doctor Who, An Unearthly Child, in 1963. Coal Hill School has had numerous appearances ever since, including the 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor, but it still has more secrets hidden in its walls…

Class is now returning on audio with six new adventures made in arrangement with BBC Studios. Set during the television series, Class is back in session with the original cast: Greg Austin plays Charlie Smith, Fady Elsayed plays Ram Singh, Sophie Hopkins plays April MacLean, Vivian Oparah plays Tanya Adeola, Jordan Renzo plays Matteusz Andrzejewski and Katherine Kelly plays Miss Andrea Quill.

1.1 Gifted by Roy Gill
1.2 Life Experience by Jenny T Colgan
1.3 Tell Me You Love Me by Scott Handcock

2.1 Everyone Loves Reagan by Tim Foley
2.2 Now You Know… by Tim Leng
2.3 In Remembrance by Guy Adams

Spread over two volumes, the six new adventures find the students of Coal Hill Academy reunited and crossing paths with characters from the Doctor Who universe.

There’s also a treat for fans of Seventh Doctor companion Ace, played by Sophie Aldred, as she returns to Coal Hill in an adventure following up her previous skirmish with the Daleks in the Doctor Who television episode Remembrance of the Daleks.

Class is available for pre-order now at £20 on CD or £15 on download from the Big Finish site and will remain at this price until general release when it will be available for £23 on CD or £18 on download.

Class: The Audio Adventures Volumes One and Two can also be purchased as a bundle together at the price of £38 on CD and £28 on download. All CD purchases from the Big Finish website unlock a download exclusive from the Big Finish website and app.

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