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COLIN'S DIARY (UPDATED 11.09.18)
The dates below are provisional, and subject to change, more details will be provided as we get them. Always check with the event before travelling.

2018

7 October GLOUCESTER GEEKS, Gloucester, UK

20 October St. Helens, Merseyside, UK

26 - 28 October MCM COMIC CON, London, UK

11 November LOUGHBOROUGH COMIC CON, Loughborough, UK

2019

15 - 17 February GALLIFREY ONE, Los Angeles, USA Website

 
ARCHIVE IMAGE OF THE MONTH

Your webmaster Rob and the man himself larking about in the TARDIS at the recent London Film & Comic Con event.

 
THE SIXTH DOCTOR GOES TO WAR 11.09.18
A new Doctor Who audio read by Colin is available from BBC Audio. Entitled Fortunes Of War, it is written by Justin Richards.

“You've seen what happens, Mark. You know what time can do if it's damaged.”

Travelling alone for once, the Sixth Doctor elects to return to Earth, and the First World War. There he must solve, once and for all, a mystery he unearthed in earlier incarnations. Someone has been interfering to alter the course of the war — but to what end?

With Captain Mark Steadman and Nurse Annie Grantham, the Doctor travels to a forest in Germany, on a cold morning in November. At the heart of the forest is a massive temporal disturbance, and there he will rendezvous with whoever is behind significant changes to the accepted history of the Great War.

But the forces of Time bring other entities to the meeting place: terrifying, corporeal ghosts of soldiers from many centuries of battle. If the Doctor, Mark and Annie are to escape with their lives — and return history to it proper course — they will need help from unexpected quarters.

 
BIG FINISH LEGACY PLANS 24.08.18
Big Finish Productions have announced very special plans to mark their 20th anniversary of producing Doctor Who audios in 2019. An ambitious boxed set featuring many Doctors and companions is being produced. The Legacy Of Time will be released in July 2019 and available as a download or 8 CD set.

Time is collapsing. Incidents of temporal chaos and devastation are appearing throughout the many lives of the Doctor and his friends – fallout from one terrible disaster.

The Doctor must save history itself – and he will need all the help he can get.

1. Lies in Ruins by James Goss

2. The Split Infinitive by John Dorney

3. The Sacrifice of Jo Grant by Guy Adams

4. Episode four by Matt Fitton (to be confirmed)

5. The Avenues of Possibility by Jonny Morris

6. Collision Course by Guy Adams

The truth is revealed, and it will take more than one Doctor to save the day!

Executive Producer and one of the founding members of Big Finish, Nicholas Briggs told us about this exciting new release: “The Legacy of Time will probably go down in Big Finish history as our biggest, most exciting production, ever! Celebrating 20 years of Doctor Who at Big Finish, it expertly pulls together all the strands from our many and varied Doctor Who ranges.

“This is down to the brilliance of script editor Matt Fitton and producer David Richardson. They epitomise the creative strength, organisational expertise and leadership of the company. Quite simply, this is going to blow people’s minds! It’s got everything!”

“How do you celebrate 20 years of Doctor Who at Big Finish?” questions the producer assigned this epic task, David Richardson. “How do you celebrate something that has meant so much to all of us who work here – the friendships, the freedom to be creative, the glory that is Doctor Who itself? That was the challenge facing myself and Matt Fitton, but once I’d had an idea for what this six-hour epic would be about (spoilers!) it was then relatively easy to start assembling the huge team of characters and actors who would take us on the journey.

The Legacy of Time is quite possibly the biggest Doctor Who story we have ever told at Big Finish. It’s been so hugely satisfying to make – I hope everyone finds it just as satisfying to listen to!”

 
SPECIAL AGENT! 27.06.18
Colin has confirmed that he is now represented by Ashley Vallance at the Intertalent Group. Any professional enquries should now be directed to his new representative. Details on the Contact page.
 
CARRY ON CARAVANNING 27.06.18
Channel 5's Celebrity Five Go Caravanning hits the airwaves in July. The four 1 hour programmes are scheduled to start on Friday 13th July. The series will feature a road trip with Colin, fellow actors Sherrie Hewson and Todd Carty, singer Sonia and broadcaster Tony Blackburn.

 
THE SIXTH DOCTOR IS BANKS-ING ON THE CYBERMEN RETURNING 27.06.18
The Sixth Doctor tangles with the Cybermen again in a July audio release from Big Finish Productions. Written by Andrew Smith, Hour Of The Cybermen sees the return of David Banks as the Cyber Leader and Mark Hardy as the Cyber Lieutenant, reprising their roles for the first time in 30 years.

Answering a call from UNIT, the Doctor arrives in London to find the streets deserted, apart from looters in possession of a valuable commodity - water.

Britain is suffering an extreme and bizarre drought. The cause is suspected to be extra-terrestrial.

The discovery of a signal being transmitted into space, and of a spacecraft whose crew are desiccated corpses, provides a possible answer. But the true enemy is an old foe of the Doctor’s.

The Cybermen have been patient, setting their plans in place over a number of years. As the final stage is implemented, in the darkest hour, the Doctor must identify who among his allies he can trust.

 
THE DOCTOR MEETS BRUNEL... 01.06.18
The Sixth Doctor meets a genius from the Industrial Age - Isambard Kingdom Brunel - in a new adventure from Big Finish released this month. Iron Bright is written by Chris Chapman and features a cast which includes Christopher Fairbank. It can be ordered as a download or CD HERE.

It's London, 1828, and the father-and-son team of Marc and Isambard Kingdom Brunel are masterminding a dangerous project - the digging of the Thames Tunnel. There's just one problem...

The Brunels' tunnel is haunted. Every night, a spectral blue lady walks the excavation.

Now, the 22-year-old Isambard, eager to step out of his famous father's shadow, finds himself dealing with not only the supposed supernatural, but a second unexpected guest - a colourful trespasser who calls himself 'The Doctor'.

Isambard would like to know a great deal more about this strange man and his mysterious blue box...

 
THE SIXTH DOCTOR RETURNS TO AUDIO 23.04.18
Colin and the Sixth Doctor return to the Big Finish audio range in May with the start of three monthly adventures. The Lure Of The Nomad is written by Matthew J. Elliott and features Colin joined by George Sear as space pilot Matthew Sharpe.

For thousands of years, it has drifted through space, unimpeded, forgotten, seemingly lifeless. Now, finally, it has been discovered.

Responding to a distress call from the mysterious hulk, the Doctor and his companion, space pilot Mathew Sharpe, walk into a desperate situation. The multi-tentacled semibionic Makara were tasked with renovating the abandoned craft, but now they’ve begun murdering their employers.

The Doctor soon realises that the Makara have been programmed to kill, but by whom, and for what reason? Finding out the truth will mean uncovering a secret that threatens the entire Universe.

 
 
DOCTORS UNITE IN AID OF RED NOSE DAY 14.12.17
Today seven Doctor Who's united in aid of Red Nose Day. Colin joined Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, David Tennant and Matt Smith live in London whilst Paul McGann and current Doctor Peter Capaldi joined the fun via skype. Breakfast With The Doctors was the result of an online auction to raise funds for Comic Relief. Also helping out were outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat and former companions Peter Purvis (Steven Taylor to the first Doctor) and Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones to the tenth Doctor).

 
AVAILABLE FOR UNHOLY ORDER NOW! 11.12.17
 
A new audio drama Unholiest Order starring Colin Baker and Wendy Padbury is now available as a 4 CD set from Ian Fraser Publishing. A trailer and ordering details can be found HERE.

‘Unholiest Order’ is a supernatural thriller and sees agents Dante and Keen - from a mysterious organisation ‘The Commission’ who are uncovering information and facts that are being systematically educated out of human knowledge - take their investigation to the ancient Convent of St. Monica’s set high on the cliff tops of Corvus Cove, a site steeped in history and legend. Here the elderly Sister Raphaela and the Nuns have watched over the coastline for centuries. But what do they know and what secrets lie under the flagstones.

Here they discover that a team of archaeologists are uncovering an old shipwreck, driven onto the shores in a storm 200 years earlier. They have discovered the only cargo is a box…covered with strange symbols and carvings and evidently much much older than the wreck itself. Once opened, it seems that death and evil are unleashed around the Convent and Cove.

As a strange mist descends on the area, isolating Dante and Keen, they find themselves in an adventure to stop an ancient evil being released that will plunge mankind into darkness and destruction. Could the legend of the witch be more than an old wives tale? Why there are unexplained deaths where the victims are found with their mouths open wide in terror? And what is the Tower of Silence?

Nobody they meet seems to be what they say they are – so with time running out and attempts made to separate and kill both agents, they find themselves pitched in a battle against the elements and agents of the ancient evil to save themselves, and the world.