Fond Farewell sees the Doctor invited to the funeral of a celebrated naturalist - but at this intergalactic funeral parlour, the dead can attend their own wake! Despite the setting, no, this isn't a Wooden Overcoats crossover, but it was a lot of fun to write. I was still doing my AS Levels when Doctor Who came roaring back to our screens, and I instantly fell in love with Eccleston's portrayal. For the first time, it felt like there was a Doctor you might conceivably meet in the street, making the prospect of a trip in the TARDIS that bit more likely!
The story will be released in a volume packaged with a fantastic two-parter by Roy Gill. Nab yourself a copy of The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Old Friends in February 2022, on download, CD, or vinyl.