Gallifrey (audio series)

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Gallifrey was an ongoing series produced by Big Finish Productions centring on Gallifrey and its affairs, both internal and external. As of September 2023, fifteen series have been released.

The main focus of the story was split between Lady President Romana, as portrayed by Lalla Ward, and Leela, as portrayed by Louise Jameson. It also featured the return of Mary Tamm as Romana's first incarnation and the introduction of Juliet Landau as a new incarnation.

The first three series took the form of single releases. Beginning with the fourth series, Gallifrey moved to a boxset format. Series seven and eight saw another format change, each consisting of a single, longer story.

Scott Handcock, producer of Gallifrey, originally thought Enemy Lines, which comprised the eighth series of Gallifrey, would be the end for the audio series, as it "had always been flirting around the edges of the Time War without ever addressing it, so [he] struggled to see what [they] could do to feel fresh without tackling the Time War head-on". (VOR 108) Therefore, the next release, Time War: Volume One saw the return of the boxset format and began Gallifrey: Time War, a subseries focused on the epinomyous conflict, which was followed by Gallifrey: War Room, focusing on the War effort after events of Time War: Volume Four.

Publisher's summary[[edit]]

Tales of intrigue and political manoeuvring from the seat of Time Lord power. Join Romana, Leela and K9 as they find enemies on all sides in a delicate game with the fate of Gallifrey hanging in the balance.

History[[edit]]

Following the broadcast of The Invasion of Time in 1978, Gary Russell read an idea in a fanzine about a whole series being set on Gallifrey starring the Fourth Doctor and a rotating cast of supporting characters and kept this in mind. In 2003, Russell worked with Lalla Ward, Louise Jameson, John Leeson and Alan Barnes on Big Finish's Zagreus, amongst whom there was discussion about the potential of the characters of Romana II, Leela and K9 which led to the creation of Gallifrey. (DOC: The Making of Gallifrey)

Stories[[edit]]

Series 1[[edit]]

Main article: Series 1 (Gallifrey)
# Title Author Featuring Published
1.1 Weapon of Choice Alan Barnes Romana II, Leela, K9 I & II, Braxiatel, Narvin, Torvald, Darkel, Arkadian, Free Time March 2004
1.2 Square One Stephen Cole Romana II, Leela, K9 I & II, Braxiatel, Narvin, Free Time April 2004
1.3 The Inquiry Justin Richards Romana II, Leela, K9 I & II, Braxiatel, Narvin, Darkel, Torvald April 2004
1.4 A Blind Eye Alan Barnes Romana II, Leela, K9 II, Narvin, Torvald, Arkadian May 2004

Series 2[[edit]]

Main article: Series 2 (Gallifrey)
# Title Author Featuring Published
2.1 Lies Gary Russell Romana II & I, Leela, K9 I & II, Braxiatel, Narvin, Darkel, Andred, Wynter, Pandora, Free Time April 2005
2.2 Spirit Stephen Cole Romana II, Leela, Braxiatel, Narvin, Darkel, Wynter, Hallan May 2005
2.3 Pandora Justin Richards Romana II, Leela, K9 I & II, Braxiatel, Narvin, Darkel, Wynter, Andred, Hallan, Valyes, Pandora June 2005
2.4 Insurgency Steve Lyons Romana II, Leela, K9 I & II, Narvin, Darkel, Andred, Valyes July 2005
2.5 Imperiatrix Stewart Sheargold Romana II & I, Leela, K9 I & II, Narvin, Darkel, Hallan, Pandora August 2005

Series 3[[edit]]

Main article: Series 3 (Gallifrey)
# Title Author Featuring Published
3.1 Fractures Stephen Cole Romana II, Leela, K9 II, Pandora, Darkel, Narvin, Valyes, Matthias, Hallan, Annos, Janartis, Elbon, Henzil May 2006
3.2 Warfare Stewart Sheargold Romana II, Leela, K9 II, Pandora, Darkel, Narvin, Valyes, Matthias, Hallan, Annos, Janartis, Elbon June 2006
3.3 Appropriation Paul Sutton Romana II, Leela, K9 II, Darkel, Narvin, Valyes, Matthias, Henzil, Annos, Janartis July 2006
3.4 Mindbomb Justin Richards Romana II, Leela, K9 II, Darkel, Braxiatel, Narvin, Valyes, Matthias, Henzil, Annos, Janartis, Elbon July 2006
3.5 Panacea Alan Barnes Romana II, Leela, K9 II, Braxiatel, Narvin, Valyes, Matthias, Arkadian, Henzil, Annos, Janartis, Elbon August 2006

Gallifrey IV[[edit]]

Main article: Gallifrey IV
# Title Author Featuring Published
4.1 Reborn Gary Hopkins Romana II, Leela, K9 II, Braxiatel, Narvin; Alternative Romana I, Vansell March 2011
4.2 Disassembled Justin Richards Romana II, Leela, K9 II, Braxiatel, Narvin; Alternative Romana II, Leela, Burner Doctor, Vansell, Andred
4.3 Annihilation Scott Handcock & Gary Russell Romana II, Leela, K9 II, Narvin; Alternative Borusa, Torvald
4.4 Forever David Wise Romana II, Leela, K9 II, Braxiatel, Narvin; Alternative Romana II, Narvin, Valyes, Vansell

Gallifrey V[[edit]]

Main article: Gallifrey V
# Title Author Featuring Published
5.1 Emancipation James Peaty Romana II, Leela, Narvin; Alternative Slyne, Lukas, Kavil, Valyes, Matthias, Rahvon 16 February 2013
5.2 Evolution Una McCormack Romana II, Leela, Narvin; Alternative Slyne, Lukas, Kavil
5.3 Arbitration David Llewellyn Romana II, Leela, Narvin; Alternative Kavil, Slyne, Braxiatel, Matthias, Andred, Rahvon

Gallifrey VI[[edit]]

Main article: Gallifrey VI
# Title Author Featuring Published
6.1 Extermination Scott Handcock Romana II, Leela, Narvin, Daleks; Alternative Slyne, Lukas, Rahvon, Braxiatel, Andred 16 October 2013
6.2 Renaissance James Goss Romana II, Leela, Narvin, Trey
6.3 Ascension Justin Richards Romana II, Leela, Narvin, Trey, K9 II, Valyes, Matthias, Slyne, Daleks

Series 7[[edit]]

# Title Author Featuring Published
7.0 Intervention Earth Scott Handcock & David Llewellyn Romana III, Ace, Narvin, Omega, Lukas 2 February 2015

Series 8[[edit]]

# Title Author Featuring Published
8.0 Enemy Lines David Llewellyn Romana II, Leela, Ace, Narvin, Braxiatel 24 May 2016

Time War[[edit]]

Time War: Volume One[[edit]]

Main article: Time War: Volume One
# Title Author Featuring Released
1.1 Celestial Intervention David Llewellyn Romana II, Leela, Narvin, Livia, Trave, Ace, Braxiatel 22 February 2018
1.2 Soldier Obscura Tim Foley Ace, Braxiatel, Daleks, Romana II, Narvin
1.3 The Devil You Know Scott Handcock Leela, War Master, Romana II, Narvin
1.4 Desperate Measures Matt Fitton Romana II, Narvin, Livia, Trave, Braxiatel, Daleks, Dalek Emperor, Rassilon

Time War: Volume Two[[edit]]

Main article: Time War: Volume Two
# Title Author Featuring Released
2.1 Havoc David Llewellyn Romana II, Narvin, Rassilon, Livia, Mantus, Trave 20 March 2019
2.2 Partisans Una McCormack Romana II, Narvin, Eris, War Livia Caralis, Mantus
2.3 Collateral Lisa McMullin Romana II, Narvin, Eris, Rassilon, War Livia Caralis, Mantus
2.4 Assassins Matt Fitton Romana II, Narvin, Rassilon, War Livia Caralis, Mantus

Time War: Volume Three[[edit]]

Main article: Time War: Volume Three
# Title Author Featuring Released
3.1 Hostiles David Llewellyn Romana II, Narvin 20 February 2020
3.2 Nevernor Lou Morgan
3.3 Mother Tongue Helen Goldwyn Leela
3.4 Unity David Llewellyn Romana II, Leela, Narvin, Daleks

Time War: Volume Four[[edit]]

Main article: Time War: Volume Four
# Title Author Featuring Released
4.1 Deception Lisa McMullin Leela, Eris War Livia Caralis, Mantus, Rassilon 4 February 2021
4.2 Dissolution Lou Morgan Narvin, Rayo, Daleks
4.3 Beyond David Llewellyn Romana II, Braxiatel, Ravenous
4.4 Homecoming Matt Fitton Romana II, Leela, Narvin, War Livia Caralis, Mantus, Rassilon, Daleks

War Room[[edit]]

Allegiance[[edit]]

Main article: Allegiance (audio anthology)
# Title Author Featuring Released
1.1 The Last Days of Freme Lou Morgan Leela, Ollistra, Veklin, Rassilon 23 August 2022
1.2 The Passenger David Llewellyn Leela, Ollistra, Rasmus
1.3 Collateral Victim Alfie Shaw Leela, Ollistra, Rasmus, Veklin
1.4 The First Days of Phaidon Sophie Iles Leela, Narvin, Daleks

Manoeuvres[[edit]]

Main article: Manoeuvres (audio anthology)
# Title Author Featuring Released
2.1 Collaborators Katharine Armitage Leela, Ollistra, Rasmus, The General, Veklin 28 September 2023
2.2 Remnants Georgia Cook Rasmus, The General, Veklin, Daleks
2.3 Transference Fio Trethewey Leela, Ollistra, Narvin
2.4 Ambition's Debt Katharine Armitage Leela, Ollistra, Rasmus, The General, Veklin, Daleks

Cover gallery[[edit]]

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