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Jemma Redgrave to guest star in BBC Sounds “Doctor Who: Redacted”

Jemma is to guest star in a new BBC Sounds podcast called “Doctor Who: Redacted”. This is a 10 part series that starts on Easter Sunday:

Doctor Who enters a new dimension as new spin-off podcast, Doctor Who: Redacted lands on BBC Sounds.

The 10-part series will begin alongside the television Easter special on April 17, giving fans a brand new podcast of action-packed adventures ‘left’ of the much loved science-fiction series. Listeners will be introduced to characters, Cleo Proctor (Charlie Craggs), Abby McPhail (Lois Chimimba) and Shawna Thompson (Holly Quin-Ankrah) – alongside some familiar faces including the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Rani Chandra, Kate Stewart, Petronella Osgood and Madame Vastra.

Doctor Who: Redacted follows Cleo, Abby and Shawna – three broke university drop-outs from different cities across the UK who remain connected via their paranormal conspiracy podcast, ‘The Blue Box Files’. The trio speculate over Abby’s favourite conspiracy theory – intent on finding out the truth behind the mysterious ‘Blue Box’ that keeps cropping up across history. What if this random police public call box was actually an alien ship?

They don’t know who the Doctor is, or if aliens are real, but soon find themselves caught in a supernatural conspiracy as they learn that everyone who’s ever met the Doctor is disappearing and being forgotten. Essentially, they’re being redacted from reality. The Blue Box Files is so unsuccessful that our heroes are the last ones to be affected by the redaction, making Cleo, Abby and Shawna the world’s only hope. Now it’s a race against time to uncover the truth.

Set in the Doctor Who universe, the series entangles past and current storylines, cameos from the Doctor’s friends and allies, as well as appearances from monsters and aliens, identifiable to fans and non-fans alike.

When Cleo’s brother Jordan, (played by comedian Jacob Hawley), gets redacted, they spend the rest of the series trying to find him. In the meantime Cleo is dealing with a mother who kicked her out for being trans when she was 16, whilst trying to find out what happened to her Dad – who mysteriously ‘disappeared’ when she was a kid. As the series unfolds we find Abby – the resident believer and Shawna – the sceptic, grapple with their own tribulations on the edge of a will-they, won’t-they romance, despite Abby’s controlling boyfriend.

Doctor Who: Redacted is scripted by bestselling author Juno Dawson, alongside a host of new and experienced writing talent, with a strong emphasis on diversity and regionality. The audio drama primarily explores the relationships between ordinary people unknowingly immersed in the Doctor Who universe.

Juno Dawson, lead writer says: “Doctor Who was my first love, and it’s an absolute thrill to add to the ever-expanding mythology in podcast form for the first time ever. What a total privilege to write for something so beloved, and put my own little flag on the landscape.”

The acclaimed cast for Doctor Who: Redacted includes Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who), Charlie Craggs, Jacob Hawley, Lois Chimimba (Doctor Who, Vigil), Holly Quin-Ankrah (Coronation Street, Grange Hill), Ken Cheng, Jemma Redgrave (Doctor Who), Ingrid Oliver (Doctor Who), Doon Mackichan (Good Omens, Smack The Pony) and more.

Doctor Who: Redacted is available first on BBC Sounds weekly from April 17th. Episode 1 will be available following Doctor Who’s Legend of the Sea Devils on Easter Sunday.

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Unit Nemesis 2 – Story Details and Cover Image from Big Finish

Big Finish have released the story details and cover image for “UNIT: Nemesis 2 – Agents of the Vulpreen” which is due for release in March 2022. It’s wonderful to see Angela Bruce back as Brigadier Winifred Bambera:

UNIT has stopped the Eleven’s efforts to retrieve the Arch. But questions remain. How did an artefact imbedded with advanced technology become buried under a prehistoric lava flow? Why does it form a connection with an alien world? And just who are the Vulpreen, the alien race that live there?

Those questions are about to be answered…

2.1 The Man From Gallifrey by Andrew Smith
As Osgood works flat out to rescue a lost friend, Kate is at a demonstration of a new UK spaceship, the Starseeker. There she meets two people.

Lieutenant Jimmy Tan looks like potential UNIT material, and the stranger called Hasper knows a lot about UNIT and the Eleven. He should – he’s the Celestial Intervention Agency operative who sent the Eleven through the Arch millions of years ago.

2.2 Power of the Dominators by Kenneth Grant
Portstone New Town is a living space for the future. A dream community, or so the advertising promises. But UNIT discovers the developers are alien Dominators. Which means there’s a more sinister purpose behind Portstone, and the Dominators’ deadly killer robots – the Quarks – can’t be far away.

2.3 The War Factory by Lizzie Hopley
Temporal anomalies strike in the present and the past – 19th century infantry at Belmarsh Prison in the present day, and Brigadier Winifred Bambera is confronted by Tudor warships on the Thames in the late 20th century.

Enquiries by UNIT past and present lead them to the site of Woolwich Arsenal, where the Eleven is trying to create a bridge to another world. And UNIT will learn he’s not the only one on the side of their alien adversaries.

2.4 Ten Minutes in Hell by John Dorney
On the alien world on the far side of the Arch, the Vulpreen put their human prisoner through an ordeal. Osgood must lead a desperate rescue attempt – and she’s got ten minutes to do it.

You can pre-order the CD at £24.99 or the digital version at £19.99 from Big Finish.

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HD Screencaptures – Jemma Redgrave – Doctor Who – The Vanquishers

A batch of 1440 x 720 HD screencaptures of Jemma Redgrave from Doctor Who Series 13, Episode 6 – The Vanquishers – have been added to the gallery. Samples below:

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HD Screencaptures – Jemma Redgrave – Behind the Scenes – Doctor Who – Survivors of the Flux

A batch of 1280 x 720 HD screencaptures of Jemma Redgrave from Doctor Who – Behind the Scenes – Series 13, Episode 5 – Survivors of the Flux – have been added to the gallery. Samples below:

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HD Screencaptures – Jemma Redgrave – Doctor Who – Survivors of the Flux

A batch of 1920 x 1080 HD screencaptures of Jemma Redgrave from Doctor Who Series 13, Episode 5 – Survivors of the Flux – have been added to the gallery. Samples below:

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Promo Image of Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart in Doctor Who: Survivors of the Flux

The BBC have released a promo image of Jemma as Kate Stewart in the next episode of “Doctor Who” called “Survivors of the Flux”. The episode airs in the UK on BBC1 on Sunday 28 November at 6.25pm. The full size version is in the gallery:

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