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February 11th, 2014 13 comments

Big Finish Philip Hinchcliffe Presents Volume 01

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Philip Hinchcliffe Presents

Released August 2014

Two stories starring the Fourth Doctor and Leela.

The Ghosts of Gralstead (Six episodes)

The Doctor and Leela returni to Victorian London, in the year 1860.

At St Clarence’s Hospital, respected surgeon Sir Edward Scrivener requires the bodies of the dead… At Doctor McDivett’s Exhibition of Living Wonders and Curiosities, miracles are afoot… And in Gralstead House, the ghost will walk again. Mordrega has come to Earth…

The Devil’s Armada (Four episodes)

The TARDIS lands in Sissenden Village in the sixteenth century. Catholic priests are hunted, so-called witches are drowned in the ducking stool, and in the shadows the Vituperon are watching… and waiting…

Written By: Philip Hinchcliffe, adapted by Marc Platt
Directed By: Ken Bentley


Tom Baker (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela)

Carolyne Seymour (Mordrega), Gethin Anthony (Sir Edward Scrivener

Doctor Who: More Tom Baker – With Added Hinchcliffe!

Philip Hinchcliffe, who produced Doctor Who from 1975 to 1977 and oversaw many all-time classic stories including Pyramids of Mars and The Talons of Weng-Chiang, is returning to the Fourth Doctor and Leela in an audio drama collaboration with Big Finish.

Doctor Who: Philip Hinchcliffe Presents is a box set of two brand new audio adventures that will evoke the tone of the series from his era.

“When we were recording series three of The Fourth Doctor Adventures, Philip asked if he could come along to the studio and observe,” says producer David Richardson. “I know that Tom Baker and Louise Jameson were thrilled to have him there, and they both enthused to him about what a great time they were having working for Big Finish. After the recording ended, Philip took me and executive producer Nicholas Briggs aside, and pitched the idea of doing a set of stories of the kind he would have hoped to have done, had he stayed on to produce the series for longer. We just said ‘yes’ instantly!”

The first story in the set will be an epic six-parter set in Victorian London, adapted by Marc Platt (Ghost Light), which will be paired with a four-parter.

“My aim with the box set is to create stories that feel they could belong to my second or third season,” says Phllip. “They are not designed to follow on from my era, more to re-evoke it for fans who enjoyed the originals: and so the Doctor and Leela in these new stories are the same as they were then, in the glorious seventies! That’s the beauty of radio – they look and sound the same!

Doctor Who: Philip Hinchcliffe Presents will be released in August 2014, and is available for pre-order.

Also available for pre-order now is the fourth series of The Fourth Doctor Adventures, which features eight brand new stories, starring Tom Baker as the Doctor and Louise Jameson as Leela. You can subscribe to all eight, or order a bundle which also includes the Philip Hinchcliffe Presents box set, all at a low pre-order price!

Categorised under: Big Finish, CD, The 4th Doctor


  • JaffaCakes

    February 11th, 2014 - 4:03pm

    Fantastic! “This new box set will evoke the tone and feel of my second or third season” – this is the best news! Too long fans have grieved over the brutal stifling of the superb gothic horror style of Doctor Who under Hinchcliffe, and to see it revived is just… wow. Thank you, Big Finish. Thank you very, very very much.

  • Dalek the Supreme

    February 11th, 2014 - 1:32pm

    Oh man! It’s been so long since we’ve had the team of Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, and Phillip Hinchecliffe! It’ll be like the return of the Fourth Doctor era! 😀

  • prof horner

    June 27th, 2013 - 7:59pm

    Great news about the return of Philip Hinchcliffe to the world of Doctor Who. If he had been in charge in 1985 the show would never have been axed.

    • josh smith

      June 27th, 2013 - 8:13pm

      the show was axed because the head didnt like dr who as a whole. And then we would of had the amazing tenure of JNT.

      JNT is my fav dr who producer

    • Anonymous

      February 11th, 2014 - 2:16pm

      Indeed, regardless of the quality it would have been cancelled. Fact of the matter if, Michael Grade hated the show and cancelled it purely on the grounds that he didn’t want to watch the show (he’s admitted to this himself).

      I will point out however, he wasn’t the only one responsible, he was just the public face. Sadly the actions of the few resulted it the near destruction of the show.

  • josh smith

    June 27th, 2013 - 12:42pm

    are the 4th doctor ones good?

    • Some bloke

      June 27th, 2013 - 3:24pm

      YES!!! They are amazing!!!! Better than the hornets nest stuff!

    • josh smith

      June 27th, 2013 - 5:02pm

      i only by the main range at the moment what would u say is better

    • Some bloke

      June 27th, 2013 - 5:57pm

      well obviously the stories in the main range are 4 part-ers, and the 4th doctor range have 2 part-ers. I don’t know whether your a classic who, new who, or new who now classic who fan, but it’s just great to hear toms voice again. IT’S MAGNIFICENT. I think the 4th doctor range is basically like the main range, just with two less episodes. Just as great, exciting and new. You REALLY need to hear them. If you do then you’re in for a treat 🙂

    • Some bloke

      June 27th, 2013 - 5:58pm

      I would say, give it a go. Try out ‘Destination: Nerva’, the first story from the first series of the 4th doctor range. It’s BRILLIANT

    • josh smith

      June 27th, 2013 - 6:40pm

      ok ill give them a look

    • I Froze Gallifrey

      February 11th, 2014 - 1:09pm

      Hornets Nest stories are brilliant, Some bloke.

  • Simon

    June 27th, 2013 - 11:55am

    Never been tempted until now, one of the best era’s ever.

    Excellent news


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