Lily Arwell Returns in The Churchill Years, Story Details
Big Finish is delighted to announce the return of Holly Earl to the world of Doctor Who in this box set, which will be released in January 2016.
Holly first appeared as Lily in the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas Special The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe, where she aided Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor in rescuing her brother from a dangerous alien world.
Now working as a nurse for Winston Churchill (Ian McNeice) in his twilight years, Lily will find herself helping to overcome an alien incursion in The Chartwell Metamorphosis, the climatic story in the Doctor Who: The Churchill Years box-set.
Lily is one of the many character from the New Series of Doctor Who which producer David Richardson was keen to use in the first wave of Big Finish’s new range.
‘If we’ve learned one thing from nearly 52 years of Doctor Who, it’s that meeting the Doctor transforms people’s lives. And Lily life has been changed by the events of that Christmas episode – and what follows, as she is called in by the Doctor to help a friend in need. Lily is one of those great companions-that-might-have-been, and here she gets the chance to rise to the fore and fight an alien menace!’
Holly is the final member of cast for the brand-new box set, released in 2016. Already announced is the return of Danny Horn as Kazran Sardick, along with Alistair Petrei as Julius Caesar, Emily Atack as Hetty Warner, Laura Rogers as Queen Tristahna and Nicholas Briggs as a rogue Dalek, trapped in ancient Britain.
Doctor Who: The Churchill Years will be released in January 2016.
1. The Oncoming Storm by Phil Mulryne
The War is raging over Europe, and Churchill is desperate for any advantage. A mysterious stone may hold the key to victory – but can the Ninth Doctor stop it from falling into the wrong hands?
2. Hounded by Alan Barnes
Churchill is plagued by a creature from his own psyche, which he calls ‘the Black Dog’. The Tenth Doctor may be the Prime Minister’s only hope – but the Time Lord finds himself imprisoned by a conspiring government agency…
3. Living History by Justin Richards
Churchill joins the Eleventh Doctor and Kazran Sardick for a trip to Roman Britain. Julius Caesar’s legions are clashing with the ancient Britons. But a far more powerful enemy is planning a war of its own. The Bronze God is about to leave it’s temple…
4. The Chartwell Metamorphosis by Ken Bentley
Comfortably retired, Churchill plans to live out his days in peace. But an alien incursion launches the Prime Minister back into action and it will take everything he’s learnt to win the day. Can Lily Arwell offer her assistance?
Another New Who Character Teased
With the cast and storylines for these titles now revealed, could there any more New Series announcements in the pipeline?
‘There might be one more significant recurring character from 21st Century Doctor Who that is on the brink of announcement… Watch this space over the coming days!’