Lady Christina De Souza returns to Doctor Who with Big Finish

By Cameron McEwan

Big Finish Productions have announced a new series of audio adventures featuring the return of thrill-seeking thief Lady Christina De Souza.

Available from September 2018, The Adventures of Lady Christina sees Michelle Ryan reprise the role of the mysterious cat burglar first seen in the 2009 special Planet of the Dead, co-written by Gareth Roberts and former Doctor Who showruner Russell T Davies.

In the episode’s final scene, Lady Christina flew off on the number 200 double decker bus. Now listeners can find out what happened next in a brand new set of four audio adventures, where she’ll come across friends and enemies new and old, including a return of the villainous Slitheen and the formidable Sylvia Noble.

Michelle was thrilled to return to the role:

“Being asked to revisit the role of Lady Christina was a very easy decision. Adventure, a sunny climate and mind-boggling scenarios are included in the scripts, everything I remember of my Doctor Who experience. Alas no David Tennant, but there’s a host of new characters to help along the way. I love that we get to see a little more of her heart in the stories, that she does care about the greater good whilst also satisfying her curiosity for life.”

David Richardson, senior producer explains:

“Lady Christina de Souza was a standout guest character in Doctor Who. When she disappeared off in her flying bus, I wanted to know what happened next – and as it turns out, so did Russell T Davies! Russell very generously embraced the idea of us giving Lady Christina her own audio spin-off, and Michelle Ryan was delighted about the prospect of returning.”

Co-starring alongside Michelle Ryan in this new series are Warren Brown as UNIT’s Sam Bishop, and Jacqueline King returns as the irrepressible Sylvia Noble (Donna Noble’s mum).

The Adventures of Lady Christina is available for pre-order now from Big Finish.

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