I contemplated titling this “Five Classic Doctors Returning for Doctor Who‘s 50th Anniversary”—which is technically true—but that’s a little mean, plus I’d rather not deal with the aftermath. :)
The actors who played Doctors Four thorough Eight—so Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and Paul McGann—will all be participating in Big Finish’s audio drama Doctor Who: The Light at the End, coming out this November to coincide with the show’s 50th anniversary.
Though their respective actors have passed away, the first three Doctors will be involved the story as well, says Nicholas Briggs, who’s writing the drama.
Notes Briggs, “We wanted to do a proper, fully-fledged multi-Doctor story for this very special occasion, 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 Light at the End will have its fair share of Classic companions, too: The Wrap lists Louise Jameson (Leela), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Nicola Bryant (Peri Brown), Sophie Aldred (Ace), and India Fisher (Charley Pollard) among the cast, “and there will be a number of appearances from some much-cherished old friends from the TV series,” adds producer David Richardson. The Doctor(s) will be up against the Master, voiced by Geoffrey Beevers, who played the Master to Tom Baker’s Four.
The Wrap also notes that:
In addition to “The Light at the End,” BBC Two has commissioned an origin movie, “An Adventure in Space and Time,” which will “tell the story of the genesis of ‘Doctor Who'” and “look at the many personalities involved in bringing the series to life.”
The 90-minute special is being written by “Doctor Who” writer/actor Mark Garliss [sic], with showrunner Steven Moffat and executive producer Caroline Skinner executive-producing.
“Mark Garliss” indeed. The Wrap needs more geeks on staff.
(via: The Wrap)