Tom Baker will reprise his iconic role of the Fourth Doctor in a further two audio drama series made by Big Finish Productions in association with BBC Studios. Series 11 and 12 of The Fourth Doctor Adventures will return in 2022 and 2023.

Returning to Doctor Who, Tom Baker is accompanied by Louise Jameson (as Leela) and Nerys Hughes (as new companion, Margaret). Tom Baker returned as the Fourth Doctor on audio in January 2012, and he’s continuing to travel the cosmos for another two series – at least! Series 11 and 12 of Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures will be released in January and February of 2022 and 2023. During these two series he’ll be joined by new friends and facing many villains familiar to Doctor Who fans.
Series 11 – Volume 1 will be released in January 2022 and Volume 2 in February 2022
  • Blood of the Time Lords by Timothy X Atack
  • The Ravencliff Witch by David Llewellyn
  • Dreams of Avarice by Guy Adams
  • Shellshock by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris

In Series 11, the Fourth Doctor will also be reunited with a mentor of the Doctor’s from Gallifrey – kleptomaniac evil Time Lord the Nine (played by John Heffernan), as well as meeting a whole host of characters from throughout the universe.

David Richardson, producer of The Fourth Doctor Adventures, tells us more; “For Series 11 we’re into new territory with four stories set between TV episodes The Deadly Assassin and The Face of Evil, when the Doctor is travelling solo. I was tempted to say that he is without friends but the Doctor is always drawn to people and will find someone to fill the ‘friend’ role in any adventure.”

Series 12 – Volume 1 will be released in January 2023 and Volume 2 in February 2023 
  • Ice Heist! by Guy Adams
  • Antillia The Lost by Phil Mulryne
  • The Wizard of Time by Roy Gill
  • The Friendly Invasion by Chris Chapman
  • Stone Cold by Roland Moore
Nerys Hughes, Tom Baker and Louise Jameson (c) Big Finish

In Series 12, the Fourth Doctor, Leela and new companion Margaret will face the Weeping Angels in the thrilling adventure Stone Cold by Roland Moore. Then the trio cross pathe with the Ice Warriors in Ice Heist!

Producer David Richardson continues; “I had in the back of my mind, when we were making Series 11, that these could almost be audition pieces for possible future companions, and had there been room there are many guest stars in these tales that could have taken the role. But ultimately it was Nerys Hughes as Margaret in The Ravencliff Witch who took the prize – and she returns in Series 12, reintroduced later in the Doctor’s life, to travel alongside him and Leela.

Margaret is a lovely character. She’s a sculptor  and someone who perhaps has regrets about life and wants to make up for them, and in the Doctor she finds a new lease of life. She’s also a wonderful contrast to Leela – they are two characters who could not be more different, and yet they forge a close friendship.

Each volume of The Fourth Doctor Adventures is available as a 4-disc CD box set at a pre-order price of £24.99 on CD or £19.99 on download from www.bigfinish.com. Alternatively, both volumes are available in a pre-order bundle for £46 on CD or £39 on download. Each story is also individually available for the pre-order download price of £12.99.

The Big Finish App, available on Apple and Android devices, also makes listening even easier. It is a free app to download, just search in your app store.

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