Jo Martin's Fugitive Doctor will make her Big Finish debut in upcoming audio drama Once and Future: Coda – The Final Act, it has been confirmed.


The full cast drama – which was written by Tim Foley – will be the eighth and final chapter of Big Finish's epic 60th anniversary celebrations, and will see the Fugitive Doctor clash with the War Doctor, voiced by Jonathon Carley.

According to a release, it will follow the latter as he is "pursued by another of his own incarnations destined to be forgotten" after solving "the mystery of his degeneration".

The synopsis continues: "Dealing with the repercussions of degeneration, the Doctor has a limited window of time to evade capture, recruit old allies, wage a war, and find out what’s really going on.

"A warrior is being hunted by a mysterious stranger in a TARDIS. A rogue agent has been assigned a mission to eliminate a dangerous foe. This is a fight between a war criminal and a fugitive. A fight between Doctors."

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Martin made her debut as the character in the 2020 episode Fugitive of the Judoon, and has long been expected to make the leap to Big Finish, with a six-episode audio spin-off series titled The Fugitive Doctor Adventures announced more than two years ago and expected to launch in early 2025.

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Producer David Richardson described the star as "absolutely brilliant" and added of the drama: "The main story of Once and Future is over, but this is an afterward, a final chapter, which unites two incarnations who have been lost to the Doctor’s consciousness.

"It’s the Fugitive vs War Doctor, with some old friends and foes joining the fray."

Those old friends and foes include Lisa Bowerman as Benny Summerfield, the 26th- century archaeologist who’s long been a friend of the Doctor, and Chase Masterson as the bounty hunter Vienna Salvatori, while other names on the cast list are Imogen Stubbs as Queen Elizabeth I, Nicholas Khan as Shalvar, leader of the Voord, and Richard Reed as various voices.

Once and Future: Coda - The Final Act, and is now available to pre-order as a single-disc collector’s edition CD (+ download for just £10.99), or digital download only (for just £8.99), exclusively from

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