7 - 9 July LONDON FILM
& COMIC CON, Olympia, London
22 - 23 July GLASGOW
FILM & COMIC CON, Glasgow, Scotland
29 - 30 July TRURO
COMIC CON & GAMING FESTIVAL, Truro
12 - 13 August COMIC
CON WALES, Newport, Wales
2 - 3 September
COLLECTOR MANIA 28, Birmingham
9 - 10 September FILM
& COMIC CON, Bournemouth
23 - 24 September
11 - 12 November LONDON
WINTER COMIC CON, Olympia, London
HUMBUG! SCROOGE ON STAGE
Colin and Peter Purves
are set to tour this December in a
radio-play-on-stage version of the
Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Peter will narrate whilst
Colin plays Ebaneezer Scrooge. The play
is presented by the Crime and Comedy
Theatre Company who presented last years
successful presentation of The Hound
Of The Baskervilles.
May sees the release
of the next chapter in the travels of the
Sixth Doctor, Hebe and Melanie Bush.Purity Unleashedfeatures
Colin, Bonnie Langford and Ruth Madeley.
Marine biologist Hebe
Harrison has vanished from the
timelines and the Doctor and Mel must
find a way of getting their new friend
back! But little do they realise what
perils lie ahead - or who stands against
Belongs to Me! by Matthew Sweet
The Doctor and Mel
begin their search for Hebe in 1930s New
York, where history is taking a dark turn
all of its own. On Broadway, they
discover a genuine aberration of the
timestreams: Behold America! - a hot shoe
show set in a future Fascist United
States. Starring Melanie Bush. Opening
Purification by Chris Chapman
The Doctor and Mel
follow the trail to a port in New
Zealand, 1910. A ship is being prepared
for a journey to Antarctica and the
Doctor realises that this is Captain
Scott's Terra Nova expedition. But this
is merely the beginning of an intricate
scheme to rewrite the future of humanity.
Time-Burst by Ian Potter
anomaly that erased Hebe from history,
the Doctor and Mel find an instability in
Sheffield, 1864. Who is Mrs Virtue, the
mysterious owner of the new steelworks?
And can the Doctor untwist history before
a natural disaster washes them all
POWER OF COLIN
The BBC have recently
issued an official portrait of Colin as
the 6th Doctor in his Time Lord robe from
The Power Of The Doctor special.
OF THE DOCTORS
Colin joined a vortex
of previous Doctors in Jodie Whittaker's
final adventure as Doctor Who last night.
The Power Of The Doctor saw no
less than eight Doctor's on screen -
Jodie, Colin, Peter Davison, Sylvester
McCoy, Paul McGann, David Bradley, David
Tennant and briefly the first appearance
of Ncuti Gatwa in the trailer. Watch now
on BBC I Player or order the forthcoming
DVD / Blu Ray via all the usual online
DOCTOR OF WAR IS BACK!
The re-imagined Sixth
Doctor is back in a new audio adventure
boxed set from Big Finish. Doctor Of War 2: Destinysees Colin
joined by Louise Jameson as Leela,
Geoffrey Beevers as The Master and Terry
Molloy as Davros in an alternative
have changed. A choice was made and the
universe diverged. And now all of history
is at war.
One man stands at
the centre of it all. But whose side is
he on? Is he with the angels? Or the
demons? And does anyone even know which
He was a Doctor
once, but now he is Doctor no more. He is
the Warrior. The Doctor of War.
Who Am I? by Nigel
Fairs The Tesh and the Sevateem are at
war, obeying the orders of their God
Xoanon. But they cannot know their battle
has a higher purpose, one led by the Time
Lord responsible for Xoanon's condition.
A Time Lord called... the Master.
Time Killers by
Lizzie Hopley Arriving on Marinus in
search of a temporal weapon, the Warrior
and the Master are confronted by a place
where time literally is money. As the
Master finds himself in changed
circumstances, the Warrior finds himself
with a deadly decision to make.
The Key To Key To
Time by Tim Foley As battle continues to
rage across the history of the cosmos,
the White Guardian opts to provide the
Warrior with a way out... located at the
end of a dangerous quest, with an even
more dangerous companion.But can a Time
War ever truly end?
ELEMENTARY MY DEAR COLIN
Colin along with Terry
'Davros' Molloy will be taking to the
road in a 'radio play for the stage'
adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound Of The Baskervilles this autumn.
legend of the Hound Of The Baskervilles
has haunted the Baskerville family for
generations none more so than Sir
Charles Baskerville, who died in
mysterious circumstances worthy of the
legend. This leads Doctor Mortimer to
consult Sherlock Holmes & Doctor
Watson, in the hope of preventing the
heir to the Baskerville estate, Sir
Henry, from suffering the same fate. But
the supernatural seems a very long way
from 221B Baker Street
Holmes & Watson journey to isolated
Baskerville Hall, the line between
reality and the legend becomes blurred.
Death, doom and myth surround them
what is the secret of the butler in the
night, whose is the mysterious lantern
that shines in the darkness, and what
hellish apparition stalks Dartmoor with
The Sixth Doctor is
back in action for Big Finish along with
companions Mel Bush, Hebe Harrison and
Professor Patricia McBride in the new
audio boxed set Purity Undreamed.
The Doctor heads
back to Earth with Mel and Hebe in tow,
little dreaming what lies ahead.
Accompanied by their new friend,
Professor Patricia McBride, alien threats
abound, dangers lurk, and the cost of
meddling with time is more than anyone is
prepared to pay.
2.1 The Mindless Ones by Paul
Magrs (2 parts)
The Doctor, Mel and Hebe visit
Sheffield at the behest of Hebes
best friend, Elise, but Elise has
undergone a disturbing transformation.
The mysterious Mindless Facility claims
to be able to change you for the better -
but who decides what that is?
Joining forces with anthropologist
Professor Patricia McBride, can the
Doctor and his friends save Britain from
an insidious alien threat?
2.2 Reverse Engineering by
Jonathan Morris (2 parts)
When Patricia is invited to a
secretive Swedish clinic by an old
colleague, she tips off the Doctor, Mel
and Hebe, who go undercover to
investigate. Charismatic geneticist
Killian Holm offers to restore youth to
his wealthy patients, but the truth of
his work is far more radical - and far
As an ancient horror reforms beneath
the clinic, the Doctor must race to save
humanity from an unspeakable temporal
2.3 Chronomancer by Robert
Valentine (2 parts)
The Doctor, Mel and Hebe take Patricia
to see 26th century Sheffield, but their
trip is cut unexpectedly short. Caught in
the crossfire between time-criminal,
Khavûl, and dashing
chronomancer, Tannus Vallon,
the TARDIS crash-lands back in the
With a dimensionally transcendental
artefact lost somewhere in the city, the
Doctor and his friends must find it
before Khavûl can... but with
resentments and prejudices finally
unmasked, is an even bigger threat about
to engulf the world?
ON THE ROADS
Colin Baker will
introduce the BBC Four re-showing of one
of his earliest television appearances, a
1970 adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre's The
Roads To Freedom which will air
on Wednesday 27th July. Colin played the
role of Claude in this production which
starred Michael Bryant, Rosemary Leach
and Daniel Massey.
DOCTOR OF NIGHTMARES
Classic Doctors are
pitted against new series foes in the
latest collection of audios from Big
Finish. The Stuff Of Nightmares features Tom Baker, Colin
Baker, Paul McGann and Tim Treloar as the
Third Doctor in four adventures focussing
on creations from the post-2005 era of Doctor
The House That Hoxx Built by Tim Foley
When the Third Doctor and Sarah
journey far into the future of Earth, the
last thing they expect to find on the
planet is a haunted house!Invited to
dinner by the Hoxx of Balhoon and his
ovine ward, the TARDIS travellers
experience strange and disturbing
phenomena, and the Doctor is determined
to discover the cause...
3.2 The Tivolian Who Knew
Too Much by Robert Valentine
Taking an Italian holiday, the
Fourth Doctor and Leela encounter another
tourist very far from home. Timble Feebis
is a particularly timid Tivolian, but he
has much to be fearful about!
Guarding a vital data-chip, the
three visitors are soon caught up in the
machinations of a crime boss and his
gang, and a dangerous alien
3.3 Together In Eclectic
Dreams by Roy Gill
The Sixth Doctor takes companion
Mari to the Archipelago of High Dream to
try and stop the nightmares shes
having in the TARDIS.
Instead, they find the Lethe
Foundation, a research facility overseen
by musician Tara, lulling her clients to
sleep with soothing melodies. But the
Kantrofarri are hunting, and a mystery
Green Man holds the key to escape
3.4 If I Should Die Before
I Wake by John Dorney (from a story by
The Eighth Doctor and Charley are
lost in a labyrinth of monsters.
And somewhere, lurking, are the Dream
TWO DOCTORS GET STONED!
The Sixth Doctor teams
up with the 10th Doctor as Colin and
David Tennant star in Out Of Time - Wink as the two Doctors face the
might of the Weeping Angels in a brand
new Big Finish audio drama out now.
When the Sixth Doctor goes
sight-seeing on Lucidus Silvara, he finds
himself in a place where nothing is
visible at all only
all-encompassing light! The Tenth Doctor
is drawn in by a temporal anomaly, and
the two Doctors meet a species with no
sense of sight, living in a city
surrounded by Weeping Angels.
To save a
civilisation, the Doctors must keep their
eyes on the Angels. Dont blink.
Dont even wink
The Sixth Doctor and
Mel welcome a new traveller aboard the
TARDIS, marine biologist Hebe Harrison
played by Ruth Madeley in the new Big
Finish box set Water Worlds out in May.
Rotting Deep by Jacqueline Rayner
A mysterious SOS summons the
Doctor and Mel to an oil rig in the North
Sea where a dwindling group of survivors
awaits rescue from a lethal menace. One
of their number is Hebe Harrison, a
wheelchair-using marine biologist who is
definitely more than she seems. Can our
heroes escape the rig? And just what is
killing off the rig's beleaguered crew?
1.2 The Tides of the
Moon by Joshua Pruett
For Hebe's first trip in the
TARDIS, the Doctor and Mel take her to
the nearest available 'water world'
the Moon, two billion years in the
past! Its advanced humanoid inhabitants,
the Gilleans, are terrorised each night
by their monstrous enemies, the Sheega.
Even more worrying is that in a matter of
hours, this ocean world will be laid
waste by the gravitational interference
of the blue-green planet next door...
1.3 Maelstrom by
Jonathan Morris (2
The Doctor, Mel and Hebe visit the
archipelago world of Veludia, only to
discover a planet beset by
electromagnetic storms where three
survivors traverse the seas in a
ramshackle township. These survivors are
'corps' - bodies used as hosts for
minds stored in the vessels
mind-drive - and the Doctor,
Mel and Hebe are seen as welcome
replacements. But there's something
lurking in the waters below, something of
rage and power that wishes to destroy
them all: the Maelstrom!
CURATOR OF WAR
Colin stars in two Big
Finish releases in June. But not the
Sixth Doctor as you know him.
Colin plays the mysterious
Curator (a role originally played by Tom
Baker) in the Stranded 4audio with
Paul McGann as The Doctor.
After crashing in 2020 London, the
TARDIS crew has found the future of the
universe altered and the human race
As the Doctor tries desperately to
unravel the paradox, all roads lead back
to Baker Street, and the greatest test of
4.1 Crossed Lines by Matt
The Doctor interrupts a pivotal
journey for young Robin, while Tania and
Helen are caught up in events past and
present. As the timeline dissolves and
the Void encroaches, the Doctors
friends ask the Curator for help. But he
is not the man he was...
4.2 Get Andy by Lisa
The Doctor resolves to make a
difference and save one life in
particular. But someone else is making a
beeline for Sergeant Andy Davidson.
Mr Bird has something to prove,
and he will go to any extreme to do it...
4.3 The Keys of Baker
Street by Roy Gill
Homing in on the root of the
problem, the Doctor attempts a risky
solution and disaster strikes.
Soon, 107 Baker Street is all thats
left of reality, as the residents climb
the floors to face their destiny.
4.4 Best Year Ever by John
What happens if the world is
actually fixed? There are times when even
the Doctor cannot help. And whatever the
outcome, Liv and Tania have a decision to
Times have changed. A choice was
made and the universe diverged. And now
all of history is at war.
One man stands at the centre of it
all. But whose side is he on? Is he with
the angels? Or the demons? And does
anyone even know which is which?
He was a Doctor once, but now he
is Doctor no more. He is the Warrior. The
Doctor of War.
1.1 Dust Devil by John
The TARDIS crew are on the run,
pursued by an unstoppable force. But who
is hunting them? And why? Will they find
the answers on Aridius? Or just more
1.2 Aftershocks by Lou
The ripples are spreading out. The
Warrior is on trial. Or is he?
No-ones willing to tell him his
crime so how can he know if hes
guilty? And who is trying him anyway?
1.3 The Difference Office
by James Kettle
The Warrior is President of the
Time Lords and suffering from
visions. Is he the right man to combat an
invasion? Because theres someone
out there in the wilderness of Gallifrey.
Someone with the Warriors face. And
hes heading for the Capitol.
HODIAC ARRIVE AT LAST
Russell T. Davies'
long awaited Sixth Doctor advenure The Mind Of The Hodiac arrives this month courtesy of
Big Finish audio. Based on an unproduced
script Davies wrote in 1986, the
adventure sees Colin as The Sixth Doctor
and Mel (Bonnie Langford) encounter a new
depths of space, the mysterious Hodiac is
manipulating the Galactic Stock Exchange
to raise money. His aim? To hire
mercenaries for a deadly quest across the
Earth, an ordinary British family is
plagued by a series of psychic events.
The one thing
connecting these events is a magnificent
patchwork coat which just so
happens to belong to the Doctor!
Fans of Blake's
7 will be thrilled to know Big
Finish are delving into the murky past of
Bayban The Butcher with a new audio novel
read by Colin Baker and written by Nigel
Fairs. Bayban Ascending is available as a download
a diligent menial worker on the planet
Calross. He has no idea who his father
is. He lives with his mother by the
Federation Factory where he works. He has
two friends: a computer geek called Vann
and a manual worker called Olag Gan. Son
is having a secret relationship with Vel,
Gans woman. She tells him that she
is able to channel her psychic gift
through a broken piece of necklace that
she stole from an ancient burial site on
one of the outer worlds.
Holding the broken
necklace, Son has a vision that he will
achieve greatness. When it comes true, he
decides to find its missing parts hiring
a grizzled old pilot called Bayban the
Butcher to help him...
The Sixth Doctor
returns to audio this month as Big Finish
release a box set with The Doctor
revisiting PELADON. David
Troughton reprises his 1972 role as King
Peladon and the story also features Paul
McGann as The Eighth Doctor, Bonnie
Langford as Melanie Bush, Alex Kingston
as River Song and Nicholas Briggs as The
Journey to Peladon, member world of
the Galactic Federation and home to
intrigue and adventure. With each passing
generation, the toll of industrial
exploitation and deadly political games
is taking its toll on the planet. Can the
Doctor and his allies guide the course of
history towards a hopeful future? Or is
Peladon's fate in the lap of the gods?
1. The Ordeal of Peladon by
Jonathan Barnes & Robert Valentine
When King Peladon hears of a holy man
with seemingly magical powers and the
gift of foresight, he resolves to
discover the truth of it for himself. But
his quest to understand the shifting
loyalties of his people is one from which
he cannot return unchanged.
2. The Poison of Peladon by
River Song has infiltrated the court of
Queen Thalira in the guise of a high
priestess. With rumours swirling that
Peladon is on the brink of a republican
uprising, River joins forces with her new
best friend, Alpha Centauri, to get to
the bottom of the mystery
3. The Death of Peladon by
The Sixth Doctor and Mel arrive on
Peladon to discover a world on the brink
of environmental disaster. Civil war
looms and a dark plot brews in the
shadows of the court. Unless they can
help avert catastrophe, there seems to be
little hope left for one of the Doctor's
4. The Truth of Peladon by Tim
Arla, last of Peladons great
seamstresses, is commissioned to make a
great cloak for the latest coronation.
Shell need a new assistant to
complete her work in time, and one
appears: the Eighth Doctor! Determined to
show Arla the truth of Peladon, the
delicate threads he's drawing together
will change Peladon forever.
Colin is back as Bayban The
Butcher, the classic character from Blake's
7, with a boxed set with four
audio stories devoted to the criminal
psychopath. He is joined in the three
stories by series regulars Michael
Keating (Vila Restel), Sally Knyvette
(Jenna Stannis) and Stephen Greif
(Travis). Available from Big Finish.
Even a psychopath must start
somewhere. Baybans criminal career
began well before he first met the
Liberator crew. Somehow, his career also
survived that fatal encounter with them.
Bayban isnt the forgiving
type. Jenna, Vila and even Travis are
about to learn that they don't call him
the Butcher for nothing.
1. Conscience by Katherine
Captain Jenna Stannis and her smuggler
crew accept a job to help the people of
Samana. Easy work, fast turnaround, quick
But a new, rival captain is
interfering in the supply chain. And
Bayban doesnt care who gets hurt in
2. The Butcher's Wife by
Desperate after escaping certain death,
Bayban plans to pair up with a princess
and usurp the wealthy planet Arl
unless another secretive visitor prevents
Bayban and Travis are both
survivors. The question is whether Arl
can survive the pair of them.
3. Vengeance Games by
Bayban is in the mood for settling debts.
Hes hunting down his old enemies
literally. All the better if he
can make a profit from the game.
Vila Restal isnt usually the
sort to avoid gambling unless he
has to stake his life.
MEETS THE ELEVEN
The Sixth Doctor meets
the Time Lord renegade The Eleven as
Colin and Mark Bonnar face off in
September's box set from Big Finish
titled simply The Eleven
The Eleven - a Time Lord criminal,
whose past selves all live on inside his
head. Chaotic, yet brilliant, he has long
been one of the Doctors most
persistent and dangerous foes. Now, with
a companion of his own and a world on his
wavelength, he is making his greatest
play for power. Can the Doctor and
Constance stop him, or will they be
caught inside his web?
One for All by Lizzie
The people of Molaruss are in two
minds quite literally! A world of
duo-minds inside single bodies offers a
unique opportunity to the Eleven, and his
new wife, the mutant alien Miskavel.
Meanwhile, the Doctor and Constance
discover a derelict TARDIS, but are they
walking into a trap?
The Murder of Oliver
Akkron by Nigel Fairs
The Global President of Molaruss
has been assassinated. The authorities
believe they have the killer in custody -
but which of his personalities did the
deed? The truth will emerge in the
recollections of a madman - but there is
more than one side to every story...
Elevation by Chris Chapman
Molaruss has a new ruler: the wise
and benevolent Eleven - alongside his
loving consort Miskavel - his many minds
guiding every aspect of successful
government. But the Eleven has a plan to
elevate his people to a new level of
consciousness. And he cannot resist
inviting the Doctor and Constance to
witness his ultimate triumph...
performance as Bayban The Butcher in the
1980 episode of Blake's 7 "City At
The Edge Of The World" is being
revisited this month with a new Big
Finish audio Avalon Volume 2, featuring the exploits of
another rebel waging war against the
Throughout the galaxy, brave
people fight for freedom, without the
benefit of miraculous alien technology.
Avalon has only her wits and her contacts
to rely on but her name will
become legend, all the same.
2.1 Baybans Bounty
by Niel Bushnell
A sacred stone might inspire
revolution on a recently subjugated
planet if Avalon can only retrieve
it from a high-security prison. She
enlists the help of the Vankberg
Vaults only escapee, the madman at
the top of the Federations Most
2.2 Mercenary by
Funding a crusade isnt easy,
and one of Avalons debts has just
come due. She and Madison undertake a
dubious mission, in the company of an
even more dubious gun-for-hire, a man who
has betrayed them once before
2.3 Heart of Ice by Steve
What is the Federation President
doing on a frozen backwater world? Avalon
is determined to uncover the secret
buried in Cryonaxs mines. By the
time she realises that Travis is setting
a trap, it might just be too late
TRAILER RELEASED FOR NEW FILM
A new trailer has been
released for a forthcoming movie starring
Colin based on true events. The
Ghosts Of Borley Rectory is due
for release later this year.
The long awaited book
on the 1970s serial The Brothers
which featured Colin Baker as the
ruthless Paul Merroney is now available.
Written by CBO webmaster Rob Cope, the
book tells the story of the huge success
of the show not only in the UK but many
countries around Europe and further
afield. With brand new cast interviews
(including Colin) and accessing both
public and private archives, this is the
first time the story of this classic
serial has been told. Order it online
from Lulu HERE
A brand new Sixth
Doctor audio adventure has been released
by Big Finish productions. Colony Of Fear by Roland Moore reunites Sixie
and Mrs. Constance Clark (Miranda Raison)
for a further exciting adventure.
Sometimes the TARDIS takes
the Doctor to where he needs to go...
distress call from the out-world of
Triketha, the Doctor and Constance Clarke
discover human colonists battling against
an onslaught of giant, malevolent
insects. The insects sting induces
a coma, and it is only a matter of time
before all the colonists succumb.
The Doctor is
curious as to the origins of the insects,
which appeared from nowhere, and offers
his assistance to the colonys
governor. But is this the Doctors
first visit to Triketha, or has he been
here before? The Doctor must confront a
past that he has no memory of and take
responsibility for the consequences of
THEY SEEK HIM
HERE, THEY SEEK HIM THERE... 08.12.20
The Sixth Doctor and
Peri enter the world of the the Scarlet
Pimpernel in the latest Big Finish audio
adventure Plight Of The Pimpernel out now. Written by Chris
Chapman, it finds the TARDIS crew trying
to keep their head when everyone else is
1793 and the Reign of Terror is slicing
through the elite of Paris - but not if
the Scarlet Pimpernel has anything to do
with it! With a very British pluck, and
daring bravado, he rescues French
aristocrats from Madame Guillotine's
embrace. But who hides beneath the
Pimpernels mask? And isnt the
Scarlet Pimpernel just a fictional
At Highmoor House,
in England, Peri plays lady of the manor
while the Doctor tends to the strange
wounds of her husband, Sir
Percy Blakeney. As Peri prepares to host
a lavish ball in Sir Percys name,
French agent Citizen Donat, and a
sinister alien force are uninvited
guests, both intent on unmasking the
Scarlet Pimpernel and putting an end to
his heroic escapades, forever!
Colin now has a new
agent, Thomas Bowington at Bowington Management Thomas has also announced that
Colin has made two new films, due for
release in the spring 2021. Further
details to be confirmed.