It’s getting ghostly for the Fourth Doctor! Big Finish delves once more into the gothic era of classic 1970s Doctor Who, with a brand-new thrillingly epic adventure
In the mid-1970s producer Philip Hinchcliffe was a driving force behind some of the most popular seasons of Doctor Who ever. Since 2014, he’s also been the mind behind Big Finish’s Philip Hinchcliffe Presents range. Set for release in August 2021, The God of Phantoms is based on an original story by Philip Hinchcliffe, adapted for audio by Marc Platt. This full cast, six-part drama features Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor and Louise Jameson as Leela in an immersive tale of deception and intrigue.
Joining them are Tim Faulkner (The End of the Beginning), Bryan Dick (Eric and Ernie, Gallifrey: Time War), Lynsey Murrell (The Blazing Hour), Aurora Burghart (Stranded 1, Masterful), Nigel Fairs (Bernice Summerfield, Gallifrey), Mandi Symonds (The Legacy of Time, The Diary of River Song), Glen McCready (The Robots, The Paternoster Gang) and Big Finish newcomer Sam Stafford.
Hinchcliffe and Platt are “two of the most inventive minds who’ve ever worked on Doctor Who”
Producer David Richardson says God of Phantoms is “proper Philip Hinchcliffe Doctor Who! There’s a fascinating cast of guest characters, brilliant world building, and a terrifying villain for the Doctor and Leela to battle. Told over six episodes, this is huge storytelling in the style of The Seeds of Doom or The Talons of Weng-Chiang – a chance to immerse yourself in a rich and vivid fantasy world for 150 minutes!”
Meanwhile writer John Dorney praised the pairing of Hinchcliffe and Platt as the writing team behind the range. “Marc Platt and Philip Hinchcliffe are two of the most inventive minds who’ve ever worked on Doctor Who, so it’s always a thrill to see what they come up with when they put their heads together. And this story’s no exception, an epic tale plunging into new and unexplored areas of the Whoniverse and offering further fascinating layers to its lead…”
Doctor Who: Philip Hinchcliffe Presents – The God of Phantoms
The TARDIS brings the Doctor and Leela to a colony world in the distant future – but they are not the only visitors to this place. The people of this planet are seeing the ghosts of their lost friends and relatives. And the ghosts are stealing people.
Trapped in the middle of an escalating conflict, the Doctor and Leela investigate the source of the spirits and find a diabolical machine, a terrible secret… and a foe long since forgotten.
Doctor Who: Philip Hinchcliffe Presents – The God of Phantoms is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition 3-CD box set (at £19.99) or digital download (at £16.99) at www.bigfinish.com.
Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mail-out of collector’s edition CDs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date.