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COLIN'S DIARY (UPDATED 11.08.17)
2017

The dates below are provisional, and subject to change, more details will be provided as we get them:

12 August BLACKPOOL COMIC CON, Blackpool, UK Facebook

25 - 27 August AVALON EXPO, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada Website

2 September AMSTERDAM COMIC CON, Amsterdam, Holland Website

23 September CARDIFF FILM & COMIC CON, Cardiff, Wales, UK Website

24 September TONBRIDGE COMIC CON, Tunbridge Wells, UK Facebook

30 September GERMAN COMIC CON, Berlin, Germany Website

1 October WHO'S AT THE PLAYHOUSE, Epsom, UK Website

14 October EXETER FILM & COMIC CON, Exeter, UK Website

21 - 22 October SANTA FE COMIC CON, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Website

4 November BLACKBURN COMIC CON, Blackburn, Lancashire, UK Facebook

5 November STOCKPORT UNLEASHED, Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK Facebook

23 - 26 November CHICAGO TARDIS, Chicago, USA Website

 
ARCHIVE IMAGE OF THE MONTH

A flashback to when Colin played Inspector Morse in the 2010 theatre production "House Of Ghosts"

JODIE WHITTAKER IS THE DOCTOR 18.07.17

Colin Baker Online welcomes Jodie Whittaker - The Thirteenth Doctor. We look forward to travelling the Universe with her.

Read Colin's views on the latest Time Lord HERE

 
CARRY ON-ITE UP THE DOCTORS! 10.07.17
The Sixth Doctor is back in the new Big Finish boxed set Classic Doctors, New Monsters Volume 2 Four adventures featuring classic series Doctors with foes from the new Who universe. The Sixth Doctor comes up against the Carrionites first seen in the 2007 story The Shakespeare Code. The set also features Tom Baker, Peter Davison and Paul McGann facing the Vashta Nerada and the Racnoss.

Night of the Vashta Nerada by John Dorney

Funworld was set to be the happiest planet in the galaxy. A planet of joy, of euphoria, of laughter and delight. Except construction was marred by reports of a predator and then, a few days before opening, all communication ceased.

Owner Georgia Donnelly is desperate to open the resort and has hired Amanda Steele's crew to find out what happened on the planet. They're the best. But even they might not be up to the task.

Joined by the Doctor and being picked off one by one, they slowly start to realise that something terrifying lurks in the shadows.

Empire of the Racnoss by Scott Handcock

When a distress call rips the TARDIS from the Vortex, dragging it back through time, it arrives in the midst of a conflict between Gallifrey and an ancient foe.

The Doctor, as ever, wants to help, but in returning a wounded combatant home, he becomes further and further entangled in a web of deceit and recrimination. A web spun by an eight-legged Empress and her minions…

The Empire of the Racnoss is at war, and wherever he stands, the Doctor is on the wrong side.

The Carrionite Curse by Simon Guerrier

Katy Bell returns to her Midlands home to find strange goings-on at the buskers fair. A witch trial in the 1980s. A bonfire ready to be lit...

Luckily, a colourful visitor is already investigating, and the local vicar, Katy's dad, is versed in tales of the macabre. Terrifying forces are on the loose, and the town hall holds a secret. There is black magic in the Black Country, and the Doctor has the name of his enemy on the tip of his tongue...

Something wicked this way comes.

Day of the Vashta Nerada by Matt Fitton

As the Time War rages, Cardinal Ollistra of Gallifrey seeks to create ever more dangerous weapons to deploy against the enemy.

When the Doctor stumbles across Synthesis Station, he discovers that the Time Lords have sponsored a project to weaponise already-lethal creatures. But in doing so, Eva Morrison and her team have unwittingly used a colony of Vashta Nerada with a very unfortunate history of humanoid contact.

The Doctor finds himself leading a desperate race for survival, in which the shadows may be the least of their worries…

 
END OF THE ROAD FOR THE BROTHERS 23.06.17
The seventh and final series of The Brothers is released as a dvd boxed set by Simply Media on 10th July. Once again starring Colin, Kate O'Mara and Liza Goddard, this 16 part series saw Hammond Transport heading for new horizons.

A review of this DVD can be found HERE

You can pre-order this release from Simply Home Entertainment.

 
SCHEDULE AMMENDMENTS 13.06.17
Colin and Nicola Bryant will be unveiling a plaque in honour of Delia Derbyshire this coming Thursday (15th June) in her home town of Coventry. Sorry no further details are known at present.

Colin is NOT attending Smokey Mountain Who in Gatlinburg, Tennessee between 7 - 9 September despite the promoter advertising to that effect. The promoter has been asked to take down the advertising.

 
HAMMOND'S RIDE AGAIN 23.05.17

The penultimate series of The Brothers will be released by Simply Media on 12th June. This boxed set contains all thirteen episodes of Series 6 originally broadcast in 1976. It features Colin in his celebrated role as Paul Merroney, Kate O'Mara as Jane Maxwell and Mike Pratt as Don Stacey.

The title can be pre-ordered from Simply Meida HERE

A review can be found in our BROTHERS DVDs section.

 
BACK FLIP! 08.05.17
The Sixth Doctor is back on audio this month with a double bill entitled Vortex Ice / Cortex Fire written by Jonathan Morris & Ian Potter respectively. Returning as the Doctor's companion will be Lisa Greenwood as Flip. You can order the CD or download HERE

Vortex Ice by Jonathan Morris

In search of ‘exotic particles’, the Doctor and Flip arrive 700 feet underground, in a mine in Northern Mexico – only to run into a scientific expedition. Among their number, an exobiologist. They’re all on the hunt for alien life! Deep underground, the team finally uncovers a cave of vast crystals – like ice, despite the heat. And inside the crystal: something frozen. Something trapped in time. If only it were something simple, like a monster. But it’s far, far worse than that.

Cortex Fire by Ian Potter

The Doctor brings Flip to the futuristic city of Festin, the best vantage point to witness a unique astronomical light show. In a city governed by the all-powerful network known as the Cortex, they’re soon identified as outsiders – nihilists, perhaps, responsible for a wave of terror that’s been sweeping the city… But the truth is different. The people of Festin are burning up. Spontaneously combusting. And no-one knows why.

 
SERIES FIVE REVIEWED 14.03.17
We have reviewed the forthcoming Series 5 DVD of The Brothers. You can find the review HERE. The fifth series is released by Simply Media on 27th March.

You can order the Series 5 DVD at a discount price of 24.99 including postage and packing in the UK from the Radio Times. Click HERE.

 
 
COLIN BOOKED! 19.02.17
 
A further volume of writings taken from Colin's Bucks Free Press columns between 2011 - 2016 is about to be published by FBS Publishing. Entitled Sixth Sense, you can pre-order your copy HERE

 
2017 APPEARANCES 25.01.17
Colin's 2017 appearance diary has been updated. See above. Some provisional dates have been replaced and others added. The diary is always subject to change so please contact the events themselves for full up to date details.
 
REVIEW NOW ONLINE 14.01.17
Our review of The Brothers Series 4 DVD can be found HERE
 
MERRONEY ARRIVES! 05.01.17
Monday 9th January sees Simply Media DVD release their complete Series 4 of The Brothers in which Colin debuts as city banker Paul Merroney, a role which was to make him famous internationally and bring with it a reputation as television's Mr. Nasty. You can order the release from reputable online retailers.
 
DOUBLE SIXES FROM BIG FINISH FOR CHRISTMAS 27.11.16
Big Finish release two Sixth Doctor audio adventures in December, Absolute Power written by Jamie Anderson (son of fantasy legend Gerry Anderson) and Quicksilver by Matt Fitton. Both ideal for Christmas stockings everywhere.

 
 
THE BROTHERS SERIES 3 OUT NOW 27.11.16

The Brothers Series 3 is released this weekend by Simply Media. You can find our review HERE (please note this volume does not feature Colin).

 
THE BROTHERS ON TWITTER 25.10.16
A new Twitter feed celebrating The Brothers has been launched. Find it at

https://twitter.com/thebrotherstv72

 
THE BROTHERS HIT THE ROAD AGAIN 23.10.16
Provisional covers are now available for the forthcoming releases of The Brothers. Series 3 arrives on 28th November with Series 4 released on 9th January 2017. Both are available to pre-order from online retailers with Colin's celebrated character Paul Merroney debuting in Series 4.
 
EXTERMINATE! SIXIE AND THE DALEKS ARE BACK 23.10.16
The Sixth Doctor and his latest companion Mrs. Constance Clarke (Miranda Raison) battle the Daleks in the new audio Order Of The Daleks from Big Finish Productions out in November.

 
THE CHASE IS ON.... 27.07.16
Colin has confirmed that he will be a contestant on an episode of ITV 1's popular quiz programme The Chase.

UPDATE

**The episode is confirmed for broadcast on ITV1 (UK) Sunday 11th September at 19.00**

 
JUDOON ATTACK 27.07.16
The Sixth Doctor faces the Judoon in the new boxed set of audio adventures by Big Finish entitled Classic Doctors, New Monsters. In addition to the Judoon, the set sees adventures battling The Weeping Angels, Sontarans and Sycorax. Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann join Colin in the timey wimey adventures available now.

 
A DOZEN SUMMERS DVD 29.06.16
The acclaimed movie narrated by Colin, A Dozen Summers, is shortly to be released on DVD. Please click on the cover below to pre-order.

 
POINTLESS AGAIN 14.05.16
Colin will be recording another edition of the BBC quiz Pointless shortly in partnership with Nicola Bryant. It will be a 1980s themed edition. No air date yet known.
 
A MASTERFUL CD 14.05.16
Having battled the decayed Geoftrey Beevers version of The Master in last months Jago & Litefoot release, The Sixth Doctor faces another incarnation of his nemesis played by Alex Macqueen in Vampires Of The Mind by Justin Richards, out now.

Somewhere off the South Coast of England, there’s a lonely island. On that island stands a solitary castle, long since abandoned – haunted, they say. But the truth is, that castle houses something far worse than mere ghosts.

The castle is what lies at the end of a trail followed by the Doctor in search of several missing scientists – all of them connected to the top secret Dominus Institute and its elusive CEO, Sir Andrew Gobernar…

But the Doctor will soon discover that he’s the one being haunted, by a ghost from his past… or perhaps, his future.

 
BACK TO VICTORIAN LONDON 18.04.16

This month The Sixth Doctor has a reunion with those investigators of infernal incidents George Litefoot and Henry Gordon Jago in a new boxed set from Big Finish Jago & Litefoot Series Eleven. Hovering in the background ready to cause maximum mayhem is The Master (Geoffrey Beevers) in the latest of Big Finish Productions' highly acclaimed spin off series.

 
A YEAR IN REVIEW 04.03.16
Colin has penned his thoughts on the past year in another THOUGHTS OF A TIME LORD