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March 16th, 2011 13 comments

Tom Baker Joins Big Finish

Tom Baker Joins Big Finish

We’re delighted to announce that Tom Baker will be playing the Fourth Doctor in a number of audio adventures for Big Finish, to be released from the beginning of 2012. Storylines and scripts are already at an advanced stage, and we plan to start recording early in the summer.

The first season of six single-disc releases will begin in January 2012, with a second season of seven single-disc releases to follow at a date to be confirmed. There will also be a five-disc box set entitled Doctor Who: The Lost Stories – The Fourth Doctor Box Set… The producers across the Fourth Doctor adventures are Nicholas Briggs and David Richardson.

“As many of you will know, we’ve been talking to Tom for a long time,” says Big Finish executive producer Nick Briggs. “David Richardson and I went to visit Tom at his home not long ago to chat about it all. We had a really great time. At that point, I sincerely felt that had we taken a microphone with us, Tom would have started there and then – but, of course, there are always finer details to sort out. Now that our plans are in place, and Tom has enthusiastically told the world that we’re going ahead, we thought it best to follow-up with our own announcement. Rest assured that in the coming months we will be releasing news on this as soon as we are able.”

Executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery says: “I am delighted that Tom will be joining the Big Finish audio adventures of Doctor Who. As a small child, I remember how charismatic and engaging his performance was each Saturday tea time – and we are all looking forward to recreating that era again.”

We can confirm that the companions in these productions will be Louise Jameson as Leela and Mary Tamm as Romana, and some familiar monstrous faces from the past will be popping up too.

From www.bigfinish.com


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13 comments

  • AlphaOmega

    March 18th, 2011 - 12:49pm

    I wonder if they’ll do a Romana regeneration story at some point…

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  • harold saxon

    March 17th, 2011 - 12:45pm

    really great news,would love to hear that,a great idea.

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  • somebloke

    March 16th, 2011 - 1:55pm

    Cant wait to hear them. Will Tom be joining the regular Monthly releases of big finish after his lost stories boxset?

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  • Omega

    March 16th, 2011 - 9:02am

    Really great news

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  • Mumble5557

    March 16th, 2011 - 7:32am

    Yey I like audio’s they’re cool just like bow ties

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  • AlphaOmega

    March 15th, 2011 - 10:00pm

    Woot Woot Woot!

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  • Jon

    March 15th, 2011 - 9:06pm

    Always my favorite Doctor, no matter the venue. Good fortune to Tom and good listening to all.

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  • Anonymous

    March 15th, 2011 - 8:46pm

    im glad we get more from mary tamm

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  • Luke smith

    March 15th, 2011 - 8:35pm

    Wow what fantastic news I only wish that Sarah Jane were in them but still I do love Mary Tamm’s Romana and wish she was in more tv story’s so Im not going to be able contain my exciment for these shame we have to last to next year.

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  • ParadigmDalek

    March 15th, 2011 - 7:24pm

    GO TOM BAKER! YES THE BEST DOCTOR JOINS BIG FINISH! WOO!

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  • SiManCoZeeAh

    March 15th, 2011 - 7:07pm

    Yay! I was quite annoyed when Mary Tamm didn’t do another season, as much as I liked Lala Ward, I always prefered Mary Tamm’s incarnation. So it’s great to see her doing some more!

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  • Ray

    March 15th, 2011 - 6:51pm

    Best news in a long time

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  • David

    March 15th, 2011 - 6:51pm

    Wow Leela and the 4th Doctor Together again what fantastic news

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