Original article published at Blogtor Who: https://www.blogtorwho.com/bid-on-signed-big-finish-doctor-who-scripts-in-support-of-leukaemia-care/

Many fans of Doctor Who and Big Finish know who Kris Griffin. But just in case you aren’t aware of this talented individual, Kris is a marketing whiz who has turned his Doctor Who into his passion. He’s an expert at media management and social media and as such he’s helped Big Finish grow into the beloved company that we all love. According to David Richardson and Nick Briggs he is quite simply an invaluable member of the Big Finish team.

But that isn’t everything about Kris. 10 years ago, he was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML). After suffering from night sweats and hip pain, he visited his GP where a blood test revealed his leukaemia diagnosis.

This left the young Worcestershire man with one question. “Am I going to die?

Kris said, “When you’re told you have a leukaemia, or a blood cancer, or some other terrible disease, you never forget what being told feels like. There’s a ringing in the ears, everything just drains out of you. You just feel like you’ve been punched, really hard, but you feel no pain.

Now 43-years old, Kris is celebrating life with a £10,000 fundraising goal for Leukaemia Care. As a blood cancer charity trustee and a passionate campaigner, he continually works with fellow leukaemia patients across the UK seeking access to treatment.

Auction of Big Finish Doctor Who Scripts

To help meet this goal, Kris has convinced several of the actors, writers and directors of Big Finish’s most recent Doctor Who related stories to sign a copy of their scripts for an eBay charity auction.

There are several big names on these treasured documents including the greatly missed Sir John Hurt and Jacqueline Pearce in The War Doctor 2 – Infernal Devices, David Tennant and Catherine Tate in The Tenth Doctor Adventures – Death and the Queen, Tom Baker and Louise Jameson in Doctor Who – The Sons of Kaldor, Tom Baker and Lalla Ward in Doctor Who – The Thief of Karvenos, David Bradley in The First Doctor Adventures – The Invention of Death, Georgia Tennant in Jenny – Prisoner of the Ood, Paul McGann in Doctor Who – Ravenous – Sweet Salvation, Derek Jacobi and Jemma Redgrave in Unit – Cyber Reality – Master of the Worlds and Christopher Benjamin, Trevor Baxter and Dan Starkey in Jago and Litefoot and Strax – The Haunting

The full list of cast members and scripts is shown below. You can bid on these auctions at the following link:

Big Finish – Doctor Who – 100% Charity Auction – Signed Scripts

But don’t delay. The auctions concludes on Sunday (9th December) so get your bid in.

Doctor Who – The First Doctor Adventures – The Invention of Death

The cast who have signed this script cover are:

David Bradley (First Doctor)
Jamie Glover (Ian)
Jemma Powell (Barbara)
Claudia Grant (Susan)
Tracy Wiles
Michelle Morris


Doctor Who – The Sons of Kaldor


The cast who have signed this script cover are:

Tom Baker (Fourth Doctor)
Louise Jameson (Leela)
Martha Cope
Oliver Dimsdale
Toby Hadoke
John Dorney


Doctor Who – Jenny – Prisoner of the Ood

The cast who have signed this script cover are:

Georgia Tennant (Jenny)
Sean Biggerstaff
Arabella Weir
Olivia Darnley
Silas Carson
Rosalyn Landor
John Dorney


The Tenth Doctor Adventures – Death And The Queen

The cast who have signed this script cover are:

David Tennant (Tenth Doctor)
Catherine Tate (Donna Noble)
Blake Ritson
Alice Krige
Beth Chalmers
Alan Cox


Doctor Who – The Thief of Kravenos

The script is for The Thief of Kravenos, this title was eventually released as The Beast of Kravenos.

The cast who have signed this script cover are:

Tom Baker (Fourth Doctor)
Lalla Ward (Romana)
John Leeson (K9)
Christopher Benjamin (Jago)
Trevor Baxter (Litefoot)
Conrad Asquith
Ed Stoppard


Doctor Who – Ravenous – Sweet Salvation

The cast who have signed this script cover are:

Paul McGann (Eighth Doctor)
Nicola Walker (Liv)
Hattie Morahan (Helen)
Mark Bonnar (The Eleven)
Nicholas Rowe
Pippa Bennett-Warner
Beth Goddard
Charlie Condou

As a special added extra, Mark Bonnar who plays The Eleven will record a special message for the winner of the auction. Thanks, Mark.


UNIT – Cyber Reality – Master of Worlds

The cast who have signed this script cover are:

Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart)
Derek Jacobi (The Master)
Ingrid Oliver (Osgood)
Warren Brown
Ramon Tikaram
James Joyce
Nicholas Briggs
Louis Tamone


Jago and Litefoot and Strax – The Haunting

The cast who have signed this script cover are:

Christopher Benjamin (Jago)
Trevor Baxter (Litefoot)
Lisa Bowerman
Conrad Asquith
Dan Starkey (Strax)
Carolyn Seymour
Stephen Critchlow


The War Doctor 2: Legion of the Lost

The cast who have signed this script cover are:

John Hurt (The War Doctor)
David Warner
Jamie Newall
Zoe Tapper
Robert Hands
Jacqueline Pearce
Nicholas Briggs (Daleks)


Every winner will also receive a PDF of the full script that they’ve won and a digital download of the story that they’ve won.


About Big Finish:

For more on Big Finish and Kris Griffin, see the Big Finish website.

About Leukaemia Care:

Leukaemia Care is a national blood cancer support charity, committed to ensuring that anyone affected by blood cancer receives the right information, advice and support.

Blood cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the UK today and the third largest cancer killer.

We provide a range of support services to patients and their carers including a helpline, nationwide support groups, patient and carer conferences, nurse education days, an informative website, cancer campaigning and advocacy and accredited cancer information and literature.

For more information, call 08088 010 444 or email care@leukaemiacare.org.uk