Sunday, May 07, 2017

Sunday, May 07, 2017 12:32 am by M. in ,    No comments
An audio release with Doctor Who meeting Emily Brontë. Not a mash-up, a genuine adventure of the ninth Doctor:
The Ninth Doctor Chronicles
Four new stories from the Ninth Doctor’s era.
This title was released in May 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until July 30th 2017, and on general sale after this date.

Nicholas Briggs (Narrator), Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler), Bruno Langley (Adam Mitchell), Claire Wyatt (Adriana Jarsdel), Laura Riseborough (Emily Brontë). Other parts played by members of the cast.
Producers: David Richardson & Scott Handcock
Script Editor Matt Fitton
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs
Includes:
The Window on the Moor by Una McCormack

Emily and her sisters once told each other fables of warring kingdoms: wicked princes, noble dukes, and their battling armies. Now she wanders the moors of her childhood alone, remembering those tales. The TARDIS arrives amid a strange civil war, with prisons made of glass and cities stalked by terrifying beasts. As windows open between worlds, stories and storyteller meet, and Rose comes face to face with Emily Brontë.
Gallifrey Archive reviews the audiobook:
Emily Brontë is one hell of a woman. Una McCormark is a hell of a woman. Rose Tyler is one hell of a woman. This story, within the pre-title sequence seems to be filled with powerful women. This is how it should be (and I anticipate The Time Ladies will review this too). (...)
I have to admit that I was somewhat taken aback by how bleak this story is and how early it’s bleakness comes into play. I’m going to have to plead ignorance and say I don’t know too much about the Brontë sisters or their works, but I’m fairly certain that they’re known for a bit of bleakness, so it seems to fit.
Rose and her saviour end up finding a teleportation mist and are whisked away to one of the best places in the universe. Yorkshire. It seems as if Emily Brontë was expecting someone too. (Daniel Whitaker)

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