Big Finish have confirmed that the Fourth Doctor, as played by Tom Baker
, will be continuing his audio adventures until at least 2021.
Two new audio series featuring the enigmatic time-traveling bohemian have been confirmed, out for release in 2020 and 2021 with the Fourth Doctor being joined by some old friends.
In series nine of The Fourth Doctor Adventures
, Tom Baker’s Doctor is reunited with Time-Lady Romanadvoratrelundar II, played by Lalla Ward
. And joining them will be Adric, played by Matthew Waterhouse
, in his first adventures back with Tom since his regeneration in 1981. John Leeson
also reprises K9, the Doctor’s faithful robo-canine companion.
These stories are set in the beginning of Tom Baker’s last television series as the Doctor, season 18, in between the stories State of Decay
and Warrior’s Gate
. Trapped in E-Space, a pocket universe next to our own (N-Space), the Doctor acquires a new companion Adric, a 15 year old mathematical genius, who begins to travel with the Doctor and Romana.
Volume 1 of Series 9 of The Fourth Doctor Adventures is out for release in January 2020:
- 9.1 Purgatory 12 by Marc Platt
- 9.2 Chase the Night by Jonathan Morris
And Volume 2 of Series 9 follows in February 2020:
- 9.3 The Planet of Witches by Alan Barnes
- 9.4 The Quest of the Engineer by Andrew Smith
talked about travelling with the Fourth Doctor again
I’ve always found that when recording a Doctor Who on audio, it felt like coming home. I absolutely loved it, and this (new series) is another development of that. I love the idea of E-Space with the Fourth Doctor, Romana, Adric and K9 travelling together. David Richardson
, producer of The Fourth Doctor Adventures on audio, explains what mystical escapades this TARDIS team will encounter in a universe very different to our own
We’re returning to another much-loved era in Season 9, as the E-Space trilogy gets a massive extension on audio and we explore strange and wonderful worlds in another universe with the genius team of the Doctor, Romana, Adric and K-9.
It’s been such fun recreating the tone and high-concept style of that era, as the travellers begin the search for a CVE (Charged Vacuum Emboitment) which can take them (or at least most of them) home.
In Series 10 the Fourth Doctor will be reunited with Leela (played by Louise Jameson
) in four new double-length adventures. David Richardson explains more:
For Series 10 it’s a joy to welcome back our friends Louise Jameson and John Leeson to reprise Leela and K9. The stories include a prequel to The Sun Makers, a visit to a doomed world, and a group of time-travelling tourists who make a terrible mistake.
Series 10 will be released in January and February 2021.