Nicola will be reprising her role as Liv Chenka in the audio drama, Dr Who : Dark Eyes 2. Nicola first played Liv in the July 2011 Big Finish production of Robophobia. You can read our coverage of Robophobia on this Page.
For more information about the Dr Who : Dark Eyes series, you can visit this Wikipedia page. There is also the official Dr Who : Dark Eyes press release concerning Dark Eyes 2, 3 & 4. They completed recording Dark Eyes 2 on 24, 25, 26 and 27 September October 2013. It means that Nicola must have recorded her part straight after filming of Last Tango in Halifax Series 2 wrapped on 20 September 2013.
Here are two scans (taken off Twitter) of the same article which appeared in the latest issue of Dr Who Magazine which talked about Dark Eyes 2.
Dark Eyes 2 is scheduled for release in February 2014. It will be available either in CD format or as a download. There will be a total of 5 discs and will cost you £20. Big Finish is now taking pre-orders for Dark Eyes 2. They will accept payment via PayPal and will ship anywhere in the world.
Update : 28 January 2014
A cover image for the CD box set is now available – see main image above. Read also the Press Release HERE. In addition, the following synopsis has been made available on the official Dr Who : Dark Eyes website :
When the Doctor defeated the Dalek Time Controller and its Time Lord ally, the timelines shifted and events changed… but the danger is far from over. And new threats to the continued safety of the universe are emerging.
Molly O’Sullivan carried on with her life as a nursing assistant in World War One. She probably thought she would never see the Doctor in his ‘Tardy-box’ again…
From the Dalek occupied planet Nixyce VII through Earth’s history and to the very edge of the universe, the Doctor’s footprints across eternity are being tracked by foes old and new. But when did it all begin and when will it end? Living his life through the complexities of time travel, the Doctor can never be quite sure if he’s experiencing his life in the most helpful order. The only certainty appears to be the advance of the powers of evil and the oncoming threat of a fight to the death against forces that would destroy everything the Doctor holds dear.
Part 1: The Traitor
by Nicholas Briggs
Nixyce VII is under Dalek occupation. For many, their only hope of survival is decent medical care, as slave working conditions under the Dalek regime are appalling. But when you help people to survive under the rule of the Daleks, are you actually helping the Daleks? Med-tech Liv Chenka doesn’t have the luxury of pondering these dilemmas. She must just do what she feels is right.
But then there are the soldiers of last resort… The freedom fighters left behind to cause maximum damage to the Dalek war effort, at whatever cost. To them, anyone who seems to be helping the Daleks is a traitor.
And when the Doctor arrives, his secret agenda throws him into conflict with everyone.
Part 2: The White Room
by Alan Barnes
Molly O’Sullivan is still trying to help people, but now she is back in London, staying in Baker Street.
But there are dangerous forces abroad. Where are the young deserters disappearing to? Who are the Huntsmen? And what is really going on at the Blackwell Convalescent Home?
Perhaps the mysterious ‘Surgeon General’ has the answers. To find out, the Doctor must tackle an old and baffling enemy.
Part 3: Time’s Horizon
by Matt Fitton
The Doctor and Molly find themselves at the very edge of creation. But something dangerous seems to be heading back into the known universe from the very end of time.
The crew of the cryo-ship Orpheus, including its medical officer Liv Chenka, have their mission parameters to adhere to; but the arrival of the Doctor and Molly changes everything. An ancient and terrible force is on a collision course with them all and the outcome seems to be a matter of divine destiny.
Part 4: Eyes of the Master
by Matt Fitton
The Doctor, Liv and Molly arrive back on Earth in the 1970s to investigate the Ides Institute. The timelines have shifted since the Doctor and Molly first travelled here and all is not as it was. Dr Sally Armstrong is still working for the Ides, but her associate has a devastating plan in mind.
Soon, Molly’s ‘dark eyes’ prove to be at the centre of a plot to seize control of all life in the universe.
Written By: Nicholas Briggs, Alan Barnes, Matt Fitton
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs
Paul McGann (The Doctor), Ruth Bradley (Molly O’Sullivan), Nicola Walker (Liv Chenka), Alex Macqueen (The Master), David Sibley (The Eminence), Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks)
Trailer Audio Clip
Still not sure whether to order this for your listening pleasure? How about a trailer audio clip which has been made available by Big Finish :
Nicola interviewed in Vortex Magazine
You can read the latest issue of Vortex Magazine and Nicola’s interview by downloading it HERE.
Apart from being her mad, humorous self, Nicola mentioned in this interview that she’s writing a radio drama about two women who work in the police force. I hope she wasn’t joking about this. A while back, Hermione Norris mentioned that she and Nicola were going to write something together. Could this be the project they’re both working on? I really hope so.
The CDs/Downloads will be available in February 2014. Place your order on the Big Finish website. If you order the CDs, they will ship anywhere in the world, post free. Big Finish also accepts PayPal in addition to credit cards. Enjoy!