Tom will help launch the first series of The Fourth Doctor Adventures and The Fourth Doctor Lost Stories Box Set produced by Big Finish.
Saturday 11th February 2012
Barking Abbey School, Longbridge Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 8UF
Guests include Big Finish Executive Producer, Nicholas Briggs, Producer David Richardson and other artists who worked on the audios.
Copies of the new audios can be ordered from Big Finish. Click on the picture below to go to the Big Finish Website.
The Kraals are back!
More story titles have been announced for The Fourth Doctor Adventures, the forthcoming audio series from Big Finish starring Tom Baker which launched in January 2012.
Following the first season line-up of Destination: Nerva, The Renaissance Man, The Wrath of the Iceni, Energy of the Daleks and Trail of the White Worm, the run climaxes with The Oseidon Adventure by Alan Barnes. The story again co-stars Louise Jameson as Leela, while Geoffrey Beevers reprises his role as the Master. There are no major prizes for guessing the identity of the monsters – the Kraals from the planet Oseidon are back to invade Earth again, after their foiled attempt in the 1975 TV story The Android Invasion.
‘The Kraals are great villains,’ says executive producer Nick Briggs. ‘I was recently reminded of their great story potential when I presented a DVD documentary for The Android Invasion, strangely enough at the location where I first met Tom Baker on Myth Makers! They’re one of those monsters that had, shall we say, some physical, visual shortcomings that are easily put right on audio! We’re giving them a new, vibrant lease of life here.’
Looking ahead to 2013, Mary Tamm will return as the first Romana, and John Leeson as K9, in a run of new stories set after the Key to Time adventures. Season Two opens with The Auntie Matter by Jonathan Morris, in which the Doctor and Romana are hiding out on Earth from the Black Guardian, where an alien creature has designs on the Time Lady. Julia McKenzie (Miss Marple, Cranford) guest stars as Aunt Florence, while Alan Cox is Grenville.
Next up are The Sands of Life and War Against the Laan by Nicholas Briggs, two consecutive releases with a continuing story. David Warner (Titanic, Planet of the Apes) guest stars as Cuthbert, Toby Hadoke (Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf) is Mr Dorrick, while Hayley Atwell (star of Hollywood blockbuster Captain America, and the upcoming film version of The Sweeney) is President Moorkurk.
A long overdue reunion takes place in The Justice of Jalxar by John Dorney, as the Fourth Doctor calls in on his old friends Professor Litefoot (Trevor Baxter) and Henry Gordon Jago (Christopher Benjamin) while on a trip to Victorian London.
‘It was an absolute joy to bring these characters and actors back together,’ says producer David Richardson. ‘John Dorney has written a brilliantly witty and exciting script, and the recording day was like a party, as everyone instantly clicked together after 34 years apart. Of course, there’s something new as the infernal investigators meet Romana for the first time – and Jago becomes a little smitten…’
Finally, for now, the TARDIS lands on the ocean floor in the future in Phantoms of the Deep by Jonathan Morris, where an alien life form is about to be discovered. This tense, atmospheric story guest stars Alice Krige (Spooks, the Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact) as Doctor Patricia Sawyer.