New from Big Finish is the fifth series of The Diary of River Song, in which Professor Song runs into the Master in four of his – and her – incarnations.

The Bekdel Test, by Jonathan Morris, is set at the start of River’s imprisonment, when it’s also early days for fellow prisoner Missy.

In Roy Gill’s Animal Instinct, Professor Song is teaching archaeology on a world where vicious beasts stalk ancient ruins and meets a desperate-to-survive incarnation of the Master.

The Lifeboat and the Deathboat, written by Eddie Robson, sees River uncover an old enemy in an unexpected new guise.

In Concealed Weapon, by Scott Handcock, a deep space exploration mission nears its end when suddenly the crew start to die. River must protect her colleagues but the deadliest Master of all has other plans…

The Diary of River Song: Series 5 stars Alex Kingston as River along with Geoffrey Beevers, Eric Roberts, Derek Jacobi and Michelle Gomez as the Master/Missy. It will be released in February by priced £23 on CD or £20 to download. We’ve got FIVE copies of the CD box set to give away. For a chance to win one, correctly answer the following question:


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