Unwilling Adventurer

Katie and Claire.

-First Doctor era obsessed, Ian and Barbara worshippers, William Russell devotees,The Adventures of Sir Lancelot fans.

Expect a lot of writing and One era gushing. Feel free to say hi!

"As we learn about each other, so we learn about ourselves."- First Doctor.
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I was angry and sad for several days afterwards, but Barbara brought me round. She was always so wonderfully rational. Then I realised that, of course, although we may have been wanderers… Barbara and I were never alone. Like the Doctor had Susan, I had companionship from someone who understood me and cared for me, and who I understood and cared for too. And that wasn’t so bad. It kept us sane. It was vital. In fact, it was lovely
Ian Chesterton (The Wanderer)

To celebrate the beautifulAn Adventure in Space and Time, which will be on tonight at 9pm on BBC2, you can revisit the era of First Doctor William Hartnell through the eyes of his companions, as Carole Ann Ford (Susan), William Russell (Ian), Maureen O’Brien (Vicki), Peter Purves (Steven) and Jean Marsh (Sara) relate unseen adventures set between the TV stories. For one day only, you can buy the following (download only)Doctor Who Companion Chroniclesfor £5:

Here There Be Monsters
The Transit of Venus
Quinnis
Home Truths
The Drowned World
The Guardian of the Solar System
The Suffering
The Perpetual Bond
The Cold Equations
The First Wave
The Anachronauts
The Rocket Men
The Wanderer
The Time Museum

You can also getDoctor Who - The Lost StoriesThe First Doctor Box Setfor £15, andLost Story The Masters of Luxor, originally intended to beDoctor Who's second adventure, for £10. But hurry; you only have 24 hours!

Guys, Big Finish have One era goodies on sale for one day only! 

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yesalwayswelles:

The City Trader

Is it because of the effect Barbara and I had on the Doctor? Is that it? Before he met us he was just an observer, a selfish onlooker, only getting involved if he had to save his own skin, but we changed him. We made him better than that. We made him noble. We helped him save lives.
Ian in the Time Museum

Listened to this yesterday. Loved it. Another great One era companion chronicle. Susan was fabulous in this story. A really good setting, some really dramatic moments and it worked really well as a prequel to her adventures with Ian and Barbara. 

It’s ridiculous the things you think of when you’re running out of hope. I kept worrying about the post that’d be piling up at my digs in Fenbury Street. My landlady Mrs. Russell would’ve re-let my room by now. I’d be a missing person, a disgrace who ran off with the history teacher. And there was the 5th form’s homework that I hadn’t marked, I was never late with that. But now…it was all music I no longer had to face.
Ian Chesterton (The Flames of Cadiz)
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Doctor Who - The Companion Chronicles: The Flames of Cadiz (Disc 1)

Ian’s opening narration in The Flames of Cadiz.

confuzzledbylife:

I can’t wait for this. I really need to renew my Companion Chronicles subscription.

Whoa. Looking forward to getting this.

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Big Finish,
The Companion Chronicles

timelady-phoenix:

One of the most profound life lessons as told by Ian Chesterton. All teachers should take note.

tumblebuggie:

Doctor Who: Short Trips - Rise and Fall (complete adventure)

bigfinish put out some free audio to entice you ;)

If anyone hasn’t listened to this one, it’s great! It’s a really interesting story and William Russell is brilliant as usual.

Yes, this is so devastating. We would have loved Barbara companion chronicles. We just wish they would still do them and get either Carole or Maureen to narrate or get a stand in voice. Really don’t see why not. William Russell stands in for the Doctor and many other actors do other companion voices, why not for an entire chronicle?
It’d be great to have a Barbara story, an historical! It’s such a shame that yet again, the first couple of eras miss out on having more audios produced. Who knows? Hartnell may have been more popular had he been alive to continue the role into other media and One’s companions would get more notice if there were First Doctor adventures or any kind of spin off media. But there’s only really a few cc’s and a couple of lost stories.
Sometimes the One era is a little out of it in the Doctor Who world, because it hasn’t got Time Lords or anything that we would now associate with popular parts of DW. It seems to suffer so much from lack of merchandising. We’re just glad that they have the companion chronicles of Ian, Steven, Sara, Vicki and Susan because there’s so many other stories they’re missing out on with Barbara, Dodo, Katarina and the First Doctor with Ben and Polly. Sobs.

Yes, this is so devastating. We would have loved Barbara companion chronicles. We just wish they would still do them and get either Carole or Maureen to narrate or get a stand in voice. Really don’t see why not. William Russell stands in for the Doctor and many other actors do other companion voices, why not for an entire chronicle?

It’d be great to have a Barbara story, an historical! It’s such a shame that yet again, the first couple of eras miss out on having more audios produced. Who knows? Hartnell may have been more popular had he been alive to continue the role into other media and One’s companions would get more notice if there were First Doctor adventures or any kind of spin off media. But there’s only really a few cc’s and a couple of lost stories.

Sometimes the One era is a little out of it in the Doctor Who world, because it hasn’t got Time Lords or anything that we would now associate with popular parts of DW. It seems to suffer so much from lack of merchandising. We’re just glad that they have the companion chronicles of Ian, Steven, Sara, Vicki and Susan because there’s so many other stories they’re missing out on with Barbara, Dodo, Katarina and the First Doctor with Ben and Polly. Sobs.

The sound shook the TARDIS like a terrier shaking a rat. It was a terrible sound, like someone had just stabbed the universe and it was crying out in pain. Barbara would have fallen and hit her head against the sharp corner of the console if Ian hadn’t caught her. They stood there, frozen for a few moments - him holding her, her being held, and both of them not quite knowing what to do next. I wanted to tell Ian to keep holding her - to pull her closer, to kiss her, but he would have just frowned at me in exasperation and set her on her feet again. I wonder if they ever did get together. I hope so, I really hope so.
Susan Foreman in Here There Be Monsters (Big Finish Audio)

We are just too excited about Steven’s Companion Chronicle ‘Return of the Rocket Men’ being released in November. It’s a sequel to one of our favourite audio’s; Ian’s Companion Chronicle, ‘The Rocket Men.’

We may do a happy dance when it’s released.

doppelkitsune:

Just a reminder that this sale ends soon (October 31st). To access the offer, use the code: ‘1965’.

Be sure to get on these special offers, along with the FREE Ian Chesterton Companion Chronicle: The Revenants, before they’re gone! This is a great opportunity for people who haven’t listened to many Big Finish audios or for those who can’t afford these audios at their original prices.

The Revenants is a great story and it’s free so if you haven’t heard it, you really should! It’s got William Russell’s soothing voice so that’s enough to convince you right? plus no, stop telling us there’s special offers on other Big Finish, no money!! 

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