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COLIN'S DIARY (UPDATED 03.09.19)
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.

2019

6 October EM CON DERBY, Derby, UK Website

12 October BENHAM SPORTS ARENA, Northampton, UK

19/20 October BRISTOL COMICON & GAMING FESTIVAL, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, UK Website

2 November GEEK EVENTS, Thornbury, near Bristol, UK

10 November RETURN TO THE FANTASY FACTORY, Gladstone Pottery Museum, Stoke On Trent, UK. Website

 
NO ESCAPE FOR THE SIXTH DOCTOR... 01.09.19
The concluding story in the trilogy of adventures for the Sixth Doctor and Peri (Nicola Bryant) from Big Finsh Porductions is released in September. Harry Houdini's War is written by Steve Lyons and features John Schwab as legendary illusionist Harry Houdini.

The world is at war, and Harry Houdini wants to fight for his adoptive country. He might get the chance, when an old friend crashes his New York show.

The Doctor is on the trail of a Central Powers spy ring, which has somehow acquired unearthly technology. But he is also keeping a dangerous secret…

Finding himself on the run behind enemy lines, the world’s greatest escape artist has to work out who he can trust – and fast.

 
EMISSARY OF THE DALEKS 01.08.19
The second in the latest trilogy of adventures for the Sixth Doctor and Peri from Big Finish is released in August. This time they are pitted against The Doctor's oldest enemies - The Daleks, written by Andrew Smith (Full Circle) in a story entitled Emissary of the Daleks

On the planet Omnia, a young man leads the Doctor and Peri through the battle-scarred ruins of a city. Among the rubble he shows them proof that their invaders and new masters, thought to be invincible, can be defeated. The proof is the blasted, burnt-out remains of a Dalek.

But this is a Dalek-occupied world like few others. For one thing, there are few Daleks to be seen. And for another, the Daleks have appointed an Omnian, Magister Carmen Rega, to govern the planet as their emissary.

Why are the Daleks not present in force? And can the Doctor and Peri risk helping the Omnians, when the least show of resistance will be met with devastating reprisals from space?

 
TYRANTS AND LEGACIES AT BIG FINISH 08.07.19
The Sixth Doctor is back with two releases this month from Big Finish. In the first he is joined for the first time in five years by his original TV companion Peri Brown (Nicola Bryant) in Memories Of A Tyrant by Roland Moore.

What if you’d committed a truly dreadful crime but couldn’t remember?

The Doctor takes Peri to the Memory Farm – a state of the art space station where hidden memories can be harvested and analysed. To their surprise, they find the station in lock-down and all its resources dedicated to probing the memories of an elderly man. Garius Moro may, or may not, have been responsible for the deaths of billions of people many years ago, but he simply can’t remember.

The assembled representatives of two opposing factions, each with their own agenda, anxiously wait for the truth to be unlocked from Moro’s mind. But when a memory does eventually surface, everyone is surprised to learn that it is of Peri...

Then towards the end of the month, the multi Doctor extravaganza The Legacy Of Time celebrating 20 years of Doctor Who at Big Finish will be released.

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.

 
TRIAL OF A BLU RAY 18.06.19

As has been widely reported in the press, Season 23 of Doctor Who - first broadcast in 1986 - is the next classic series to get the blu ray treatment. Scheduled to hit the shelves on Monday 23rd September (UK) the epic 13 part story will boast all the features from the DVD release plus a whole host of new extras especially for this HD collection. Colin has recorded new contributions to the extensive list of new features.

Extended edits - of all 14 episodes

Terror of the Vervoids - four-part standalone edition with updated FX

Immersive 5.1 surround sound & isolated scores - on all 14 broadcast episodes

Behind the Sofa - new episodes with Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Bonnie Langford, Mark Strickson, Frazer Hines and Matthew Waterhouse

The Writers’ Room - Eric Saward, Philip Martin, Christopher H Bidmead & Waly K Daly discuss the 'lost' Season 23

The Doctor Who Cookbook Revisited - brave cast members tackle their original recipes from the 1980s official cookbook

The Doctor's Table - join Colin Baker and friends for dinner

In Conversation - Matthew Sweet chats to companion Bonnie Langford

Unseen studio footage

Rare archive treats

Convention footage

Blu-ray trailer

HD photo galleries

Scripts, costume designs & more in the PDF Archive

 
CAPTAIN JACK GETS SIX APPEAL 20.05.19

Captain Jack Harkness becomes the Sixth Doctor in a new adventure from Big Finish Productions released in June. The Lives Of Captain Jack Volume 2 sees the Time Agent slipping on the Time Coat Of Many Colours when he finds the Sixth Doctor apparently dying. Colin Baker co-stars in this new adventure from the Torchwood universe.

Captain Jack Harkness - time-travelling con-man, saviour of the Earth, and intergalactic adventurer. He has lived many lives. Here are three more of them.

2.1 Piece of Mind by James Goss

When the Sixth Doctor falls dying into his arms, Jack must carry on in his place. Is the universe ready for a whole new kind of Doctor?

2.2 What Have I Done? by Guy Adams

On the battlefields of World War I, something is hunting in the trenches. Jack must try and save the life of a wounded soldier.

2.3 Driving Miss Wells by James Goss

Alien invasions, stolen planets and burning skies - Newsreader Trinity Wells used to tell everyone the world was ending. One day she stopped believing it. Will her new chauffeur change her mind?

 
MADDIE 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.

 
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.