It’s a family affair as the Fifth and Tenth Doctors unite against the Cybermen in Out of Time: Gates of Hell

 

As exclusively revealed in Doctor Who Magazine issue 560, the Fifth and Tenth Doctor will be reunited in June 2021! The new Doctor Who adventure, set in the Catacombs of Paris , features the two Time Lords versus the Cybermen. Doctor Who – Out of Time: The Gates of Hell is the second of Big Finish’s trilogy of multi-Doctor specials. Each one pits the Tenth Doctor and one of his former selves against a classic TV enemy. The first Out of Time story, featuring Tennant and Tom Baker against the Daleks, is already available.

Joining Peter Davison and David Tennant in the cast is Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Dracula) as Joseph Delon. Meanwhile, it also features Shelley Conn (Terra Nova, Liar) as time agent Tina Drake and Nicholas Briggs as the Cybermen.

 

Peter Davison recording Out of Time: Gates of Hell from his home recording studio c) Big Finish Productions Doctor Who Fifth Doctor
Peter Davison recording Out of Time: Gates of Hell from his home recording studio c) Big Finish Productions

With Mark Gatiss also in the cast, Gates of Hell is set to be a future fan favourite

Of working with his father-in-law, David Tennant said: “It’s rather nice. It’s lovely. I suppose we first met each other in a work environment so it’s quite nice to revisit that.” Davison, meanwhile, described the experience as “slightly intimidating; what with David and Mark Gatiss in the story, I felt like I had to up my game.”

Producer David Richardson said “We’d actually had in mind for some time that it would be brilliant to reunite David and Peter in a Doctor Who story – they were so great together in Time Crash. In fact, the idea of the reunion pre-dates this whole Out of Time series – so I was really pleased that at last we were able to bring them together for the recording.

“It was a lovely day – the ease of working with two people who not only know their characters inside out, but also know each other very well, being family.”

 

David Tennant recording Out of Time 2: Gates of Hell from his home studio for Big Finish. c) Big Finish Productions
David Tennant recording Out of Time 2: Gates of Hell from his home studio for Big Finish. c) Big Finish Productions

Doctor Who: Out of Time – The Gates of Hell

Paris, 1809. The Fifth Doctor takes a tour of the Catacombs and meets a sassy Time Agent doing the same…

Paris, 1944. The Tenth Doctor misses his target and lands in occupied France. He hides from the Nazis – in the Catacombs.

A collision of two Doctors’ timelines triggers a temporal catastrophe, granting the Cybermen dominion over the Earth. The Doctors must travel back in time to find the source of the Cyber-invasion and close the Gates of Hell…

 

Doctor Who – Out of Time: The Gates of Hell, written by David Llewellyn, is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition CD (for just £10.99) or a digital download (for just £8.99) exclusively from www.bigfinish.com.

Big Finish listeners can save money by pre-ordering the bundle, containing all three volumes in the Doctor Who – Out of Time series, for just £27 (as a collector’s edition CD) or £24 (as a download).

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.

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