Sex Education star joins new Doctor Who adventure

Sex education star Alistair Petrie has joined the voice cast of a new Doctor Who sound adventure.

The A thug The actor follows in the footsteps of his co-star Ncuti Gatwa as he joins the sci-fi franchise as the enigmatic Count in a three-part episode of the Adventures of the Fifth Doctor title The edge of war.

Speaking about his role in the franchise, Petrie said: “The Earl is a seemingly benign French aristocrat existing in a place where time may or may not be a tangible enemy.

“He lives in a bucolic environment and I think he tries to protect people. He has a classy shine and softness until the story picks up speed, but ultimately and tragically he wanders off.”

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Petrie will appear alongside Peter Davison who voices the role of the Doctor, while Janet Fielding plays Tegan and Sarah Sutton is the voice of Nyssa.

Jonathan Barnes wrote the second adventure in the series in which Petrie stars, which sees Nyssa taking a room in a village inn in France in 1936 run by Tegan, in the absence of the owner.

While there are no details on Petrie’s role in the story, it looks like he will be interviewed as part of the series, as the synopsis teases: “A detective called the Doctor has just arriving from Paris. And he has a hell of a mystery to solve…”

David Richardson, the producer of the audio series, was delighted to welcome the actor as a guest on the series.

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“We were delighted to welcome Alistair Petrie back to Big Finish. He’s such a busy and brilliant actor, but he always makes time for us if he can,” he said. “Once again, Alistair delivers such a charismatic and nuanced performance.”

In May it was announced that star trek actress Alice Krige will guest star on the first adventure, Friendly fire.

The cast also includes stage actress Poppy Miller (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Matt Addis (Hunted, Doctor Who: Adventures of the Eighth Doctor) and Philippe Boscher (Blake’s 7: Restoration Part 2).

The two three-part tales called Conflicts of interest will be released in April 2023.

Doctor Who returns in 2023 to BBC One in the UK and Disney+ elsewhere. Meanwhile, in the US, the show airs on BBC America, with series 1-12 available on HBO Max. Classic Doctor Who is streaming on BritBox in the UK.


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