Big Finish To Release 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Audio Play

Doctor Who - 50th Anniversary
We have more Doctor Who Anniversary news for you as the production company behind over one-hundred and sixty-five monthly Doctor Who adventures, in addition to a number of spin-offs and specials have revealed their plans for an anniversary story to be released in November, 2013.

Big Finish have detailed that all five of the surviving “classic series” Doctors are onboard and that the special, titled  The Light at the End, will be a two-hour adventure, available as a standard edition containing the two disc story, or a special five disc version with plenty of audio extras for the enthusiast. Read after the break for more details.

According to the Big Finish news item:

“We wanted to do a proper, fully-fledged multi-Doctor story for this very special occasion,” says writer, director and executive producer Nicholas Briggs, “and it’s wonderful that all the surviving classic Doctors threw themselves behind the project so enthusiastically. That’s not to say the first three Doctors don’t appear – we wanted to pay homage to the whole history of the classic series.”

The Doctors will also be joined by a number of their regular companions: Louise Jameson reprises the role of the savage Leela, Sarah Sutton plays the scientist Nyssa, Nicola Bryant is American botany student Peri, Sophie Aldred is streetwise kid Ace and India Fisher returns as Edwardian adventurer Charley Pollard.

“And that’s not all,” says producer David Richardson, “because Geoffrey Beevers is back to create mayhem as the Master, and there will be a number of appearances from some much-cherished old friends from the TV series…”

This will also mark the first anniversary story in which Tom Baker appears properly (for The Five Doctors, clips from an unaired story, Shada, were used) which will undoubtedly excite fans.

I’m very excited about this as the Big Finish audios have been a staple of my Doctor Who immersion for several years now. The quality of the production, and on the whole, of the scripts themselves is consistently good. My main worry is whether the two-hour adventure will have enough space for all five incarnations of the Time Lord and their sundry companions and the Master to breathe.

To quote the Seventh Doctor in part four of Remembrance of the Daleks:

Time will tell. It always does.

Source:  Den of Geek / Big Finish
Reporter: WedgeDoc

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