Iris Wildthyme Series 2

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Iris Wildthyme Series 2 is a box set of four Big Finish Productions audio dramas and one Christmas special featuring Katy Manning as Iris Wildthyme, a character from the spin-off media based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.[1]

Each individual release parodied Doctor Who from one decade between the 1960s and the 1990s.

Main Cast[edit]

The Sound of Fear[edit]

The Sound of Fear
Big Finish Productions audio play
Series Iris Wildthyme
Release number 2.1
Writer Mark Michalowski
Director Gary Russell
Producer(s) Mark Wright & Cavan Scott
Set between The Devil in Ms Wildthyme and Land of Wonder

Materialising aboard Radio Yesterday, a space station broadcasting golden oldies to Earth's colonies, Panda finds something sinister in the air-conditioning and Iris comes face to face with her long-lost husband…

Cast[edit]

  • Sam Gold - Miles Richardson
  • Leeza Lewis - Helen Goldwyn
  • Janice - Jane Goddard
  • Mohanalee - Scott Handcock

Land of Wonder[edit]

Land of Wonder
Big Finish Productions audio play
Series Iris Wildthyme
Release number 2.2
Writer Paul Magrs
Director Gary Russell
Producer(s) Mark Wright & Cavan Scott
Set between The Sound of Fear and The Panda Invasion

Exiled to Earth by her mysterious superiors, Iris has been amusing herself and Panda by working for MIAOW, the Ministry for Alien Incursions and Other Wonders. When a certain Professor Ramsbottom and his lovely assistant Audrey unearth a weird vehicle under a London railway station, Ms Wildthyme and her art critic chum are on the scene pretty sharpish.

Cast[edit]

  • Trevor Ramsbottom - Steven Wickham
  • Audrey/Harriet Dodd - Lizzie Hopley
  • Mock Turtle/Salford Cat - Sean Connolly
  • White Rabbit - Scott Handcock

Trivia[edit]

  • As revealed in the first issue of Big Finish's 'Vortex' magazine, this episode was originally titled "Wildthyme in Wonderland".

The Two Irises[edit]

The Two Irises
Big Finish Productions audio play
Series Iris Wildthyme
Release number 2.3
Writer Simon Guerrier
Director Gary Russell
Producer(s) Mark Wright & Cavan Scott
Set between Land of Wonder and The Panda Invasion

Iris is dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. She sacrificed herself to save her best friend, Panda, then exploded inside her time-travelling bus.

On Earth in the year 2108, the North Bloc and the South Bloc teeter on the edge of terrible nuclear war. The fate of the whole world rests on a not-very-good disco in Spain. One run by the dastardly alien Naxians…

Cast[edit]

  • Iris Hilary Wildthyme - Daniel Hogarth
  • Roger the Naxian - John Dorney
  • Barry - Scott Handcock

The Panda Invasion[edit]

The Panda Invasion
Big Finish Productions audio play
Series Iris Wildthyme
Release number 2.4
Writer Mark Magrs
Director Gary Russell
Producer(s) Mark Wright & Cavan Scott
Set between The Two Irises and The Claws of Santa

San Francisco, New Year’s Eve, 1999. She’s back, and it’s about… gin!

When an unconscious Iris Wildthyme is rushed into a San Francisco hospital on New Year’s Eve 1999, hunky doctor George Strangeways’ life is turned upside down. As the world prepares to party its way into the next millennium, a space time rift opens above the Golden Gate Bridge – where an old fashioned London bus has appeared… As the rift spills untold horrors from other dimensions into our world, Iris has just one question: where the ‘eck is Panda?!

Cast[edit]

  • Lionel Pandeau - Toby Longworth
  • George Strangeways - Sean Carlsen

The Claws of Santa[edit]

The Claws of Santa
Big Finish Productions audio play
Series Iris Wildthyme
Release number 2.5
Writer Mark Wright & Cavan Scott
Director Gary Russell
Producer(s) Mark Wright & Cavan Scott
Set between The Panda Invasion and The Claws of Santa

It’s going to be a blue Christmas for Iris Wildthyme. Her best friend, Panda, is lost in time and space and the only festive cheer she can find is at the bottom of a glass. If that wasn’t enough, this year’s number one toy is trying to kill her!

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