November GEEK EVENTS, Thornbury, near
ON DVD... WITH LOVE 07.04.19
The ITV serial For Maddie With Love makes its DVD debut courtesy of
Network DVD. Colin appeared in a number
of episodes as James West. Written by
Douglas Watkinson, the series originally
starred Nyree Dawn Porter and Ian Hendry
and ran for some 48 daytime episodes
during 1980/81. It was never repeated so
this is the first time fans of classic TV
will have to witness the series for
nearly forty years.
FROM BIG FINISH 11.12.18
The Sixth Doctor
returns to audio this month with a visit
to Iceland for the Sixth Doctor in a
thriller by A.K. Benedict.
The Doctor arrives in
present day Iceland and receives a frosty
reception from Inspector Yrsa
Kristjansdottir when he becomes the chief
suspect in a murder enquiry. But the
Doctor knows that the real killer is of
Joining forces with
Yrsa, the Doctor goes in pursuit of a
ruthless alien that is hunting humans for
sport. Yrsa unearths a dark conspiracy
which reaches back into her own past.
expose the truth and prevent further
deaths, the Doctor and Yrsa soon find
themselves running for their lives, prey
on the hunting ground.
JODIE - DOCTOR THIRTEEN (A BAKER'S
Today marks the start
of the era of the Thirteenth Doctor.
Colin and CBO would like to wish Jodie
Whittaker, Chris Chibnall and all the
team on Doctor Who happy travels in the
TARDIS. We'll be watching!
SIXTH DOCTOR GOES TO WAR 11.09.18
A new Doctor Who
audio read by Colin is available from BBC
Audio. Entitled Fortunes OfWar, it is written by
seen what happens, Mark. You know what
time can do if it's damaged.
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
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.
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
The Doctor must
save history itself and he will
need all the help he can get.
1. Lies in Ruins by
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!
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 DavidRichardson.
They epitomise the creative strength,
organisational expertise and leadership
of the company. Quite simply, this is
going to blow peoples minds!
Its 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
Id 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
The Legacy of Time is quite possibly the
biggest Doctor Who story we have ever told at
Big Finish. Its been so hugely
satisfying to make I hope everyone
finds it just as satisfying to listen
Colin has confirmed
that he is now represented by Ashley
Vallance at theIntertalent
Group. Any professional enquries
should now be directed to his new
representative. Details on the Contact
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.
SIXTH DOCTOR IS BANKS-ING ON THE CYBERMEN
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 -
suffering an extreme and bizarre drought.
The cause is suspected to be
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
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.
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
The Brunels' tunnel
is haunted. Every night, a spectral blue
lady walks the excavation.
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
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
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 theyve 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.
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).
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.
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. Monicas
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
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