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Synopsis: (from

"Luther battles against the Disruptors in a parallel world where many things are familiar - but nothing is the same.
Lead by a direct descendant of Oliver Cromwell, England is ripe for the taking by European superpowers that are preparing to invade."

David Tennant / Big Finish (The Adventures of Luther Arkwright Disc 2)

The Adventures of Luther Arkwright was a Big Finish audio released on 3 CD's on March 1, 2005 with a combined runtime of 3:03.

The original story was written by Bryan Talbot, who also designed the front cover of the CD.

Mark Wright adapted the story for Big Finish and the audio and was produced and directed by Jason Haigh-Ellery. 

Steve Dineen, David Tennant, Siri O'Neal, Jeremy James


Luther Arkwright



Karl/Czar Nicholas





Standish/the Scientist

The Disruptor/Harry Fairfax/the Interrogator/The Five



King Charles

Princess Anne

*appears on the Big Finish audio The Wasting with David 

**appears on the Big Finish audios Exile and all six episodes of Dalek Empire III


Bryan Talbot Interview

"It’s the first comic strip that Big Finish Productions adapted as an audio version. Presumably they had to change the story to a certain extent since it’s only voice and there aren’t any pictures!

What did you think of it?

If anything I think they stuck too closely to the book! They could have adapted it a bit more to fit the audio-only format but on the whole I thought it was great.

David Tennantwas great as Luther Arkwright. They’re supposed to be making the sequel, Heart of Empire.

Funnily, David Tennant made it before accepting a certain iconic role on BBC One where, as in Luther Awkright, he’s also playing a time traveller alongside a companion called Rose.

I hadn’t thought of that!

Read the whole interview here.

Mark Wright Interview

When you were writing it did you have any idea who might be cast in the various roles?

We knew David Tennant and Paul Darrow were going to be in it. Jason had been chasing Paul for a while to give him something meaty and the casting of David Tennant was just a dream.

Doctor Who was barely a twinkle in his eye, but he'd done Casanova and a lot of Big Finish already.

I first met David when he was recording one of the Doctor Who Unbounds and we got on.

He's so inclusive, he'll talk to anyone and remembers you. We pitched the idea to him at a Christmas party and he was really up for it. 

One thing I'm proud of is that we had David Tennant screaming “Rose!” before Russell T. Davies did!

Read the whole interview here.

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