The War Master set to battle the Eighth Doctor in Big Finish audio

By Christel Dee

In a climactic audio battle, the Eighth Doctor played by Paul McGann, will take on the War Master played by Sir Derek Jacobi in The War Master: The Rage of the Time Lords, coming July 2019 from Big Finish Productions. 

Listen to the trailer here:

In The War Master: The Rage of the Time Lords, four new stories explore the Master’s exploits in the Time War.

  • 1. The Survivor by Tim Foley
  • 2. The Coney Island Chameleon by David Llewellyn
  • 3. The Missing Link by Tim Foley
  • 4. Darkness and Light by David Llewellyn
With all of space and time in chaos, the Master plots his most audacious project yet. Only one other Time Lord has ever been able to stop him. But where is that Time Lord when the universe needs him?

This new series of adventures take the Master into darker terrain as he gathers his forces against the Daleks in one of his most nefarious schemes to date.


Sir Derek Jacobi was only seen on screen for one TV episode of Doctor Who, Utopia in 2008. On returning to the role on audio in 2017, he said:

“I didn’t expect to come back to it all these years later but I was thrilled to be remembered. The plots in all these episodes have been very good indeed, very interesting, very dramatic and beautifully written. The whole process has been a delight!”

Series three, The War Master: Rage of the Time Lords will materialise in July 2019 written by Tim Foley and David Llewellyn. Series four, The War Master: Anti-Genesis written by Nicholas Briggs and Alan Barnes, will complete the saga in December 2019.

You can pre-order both titles from Big Finish. Visit their website for more information and pricing.

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