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Vortex Ice/Cortex Fire
(Jonathan Morris and Ian Potter)

Vortex Ice by Jonathan Morris

In search of ‘exotic particles’, the Doctor and Flip arrive 700 feet underground, in a mine in Northern Mexico – only to run into a scientific expedition. Among their number, an exobiologist. They’re all on the hunt for alien life! Deep underground, the team finally uncovers a cave of vast crystals – like ice, despite the heat. And inside the crystal: something frozen. Something trapped in time. If only it were something simple, like a monster. But it’s far, far worse than that.

Cortex Fire by Ian Potter

The Doctor brings Flip to the futuristic city of Festin, the best vantage point to witness a unique astronomical light show. In a city governed by the all-powerful network known as the Cortex, they’re soon identified as outsiders – nihilists, perhaps, responsible for a wave of terror that’s been sweeping the city… But the truth is different. The people of Festin are burning up. Spontaneously combusting. And no-one knows why.


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  • Featuring the Sixth Doctor and Flip Jackson
  • Number of Episodes: 4
  • Cover Length: 120 minutes
  • Vortex Ice Episode Lengths: 1 = 28'42", 2 = 28'24"
  • Cortex Fire Episode Lengths: 1 = 29'19", 2 = 29'51"
  • Vortex Ice Total Length: 57'06"
  • Cortex Fire Total Length: 59'10"
  • Total Length: 116'16"
  • Also features 33 minutes of trailers, music and special behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and producers.
  • Cover Illustration: Simon Holub
  • Recorded: TBC
  • Recording Location: Moat Studios
  • Released: May 2017
  • ISBN: 978-1-78178-799-1


Full Cast List:

The Doctor Colin Baker
Flip Jackson Lisa Greenwood
Sai Chopra Shobu Kapoor
Dylan Argent Orlando Seale
Holly Whitfield Katherine Senior
Jannik Woolf Monty D’Inverno
Khoralla Rebecca Todd
Halus Simon Kane
Dakeem/Ambulance Pilot Youssef Kerkour
Bav/Cortex/Enforcer Eve Webster

The Production Team:

Writers Jonathan Morris and Ian Potter
Director Ken Bentley
Sound/Music Joe Kraemer and Josh Arakelian
Theme Music David Darlington
Script Editor Alan Barnes
Producer David Richardson
Executive Producers Nicholas Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery
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Big Finish Magazine - Vortex: Issue 99 (May 2017)

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Vortex: Issue 99
 Issue 99 of 'Vortex - The Big Finish Magazine' was also sent out to subscribers with this release.

  In this issue...

    1. Editorial - Kenny

    2. Sneak Preview

    3. Article - UNIT: Assembled - ReUNITed

    4. Article - Big Finish Audiobooks - Water Result

    5. Article - Doctor Who - Nine Lives

    6. Article - Doctor Who - Placed In Fear

    7. Article - The Shape of Things To Come - Shaping Up

    8. Article - Listen Again - Doctor Who: Council of War

    9. Vortex Mail

    10. Coming Soon - Forthcoming Audio Releases – May 2017 - February 2018

Published By: Big Finish Productions Ltd
Managing Editor: Jason Haigh-Ellery
Editor: Kenny Smith
Executive Producer: Nicholas Briggs
Senior Producer: David Richardson
Design: Mark Plastow
Published: May 2017
Page Count: 24


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