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COLIN'S DIARY (UPDATED 10.09.21)
20 / 21 November 2021 WALES COMIC CON, Telford, UK
 
10.09.21 COLIN IN EMMERDALE
The Radio Times has announced that Colin will be making a cameo appearance in the ITV soap Emmerdale. A few more tasty details can be found in this article.

 
28.08.21 SIX 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 Doctor’s 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 Hopley

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...

 
12.06.21 BAYBAN RETURNS!
Colin's celebrated 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 corrupt Federation.

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 Bayban’s 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 Vault’s only escapee, the madman at the top of the Federation’s Most Wanted list…

2.2 Mercenary by Christopher Cooper

Funding a crusade isn’t easy, and one of Avalon’s 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 Lyons

What is the Federation President doing on a frozen backwater world? Avalon is determined to uncover the secret buried in Cryonax’s mines. By the time she realises that Travis is setting a trap, it might just be too late…

 
12.06.21 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.

View the trailer HERE

 
THE BROTHERS BOOK OUT NOW 01.02.21
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

COLIN-Y OF FEAR 01.02.21
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...

Answering a 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 colony’s governor. But is this the Doctor’s 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 his actions.

 
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 losing theirs.

It's 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 Pimpernel’s mask? And isn’t the Scarlet Pimpernel just a fictional character?

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 Percy’s 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!

 
NEW AGENT 02.10.20
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.

 
THE BOX OF DELIGHTS 02.08.20
Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant return in June for a boxed set of audio adventures courtesy of Big Finish. The Sixth Doctor and Peri Volume 01 comprises of four separate stories for our intergalactic heroes.

1.1 The Headless Ones by James Parsons and Andrew Stirling-Brown

When a distress call from an unknown source threatens to rip the TARDIS from the vortex, the Doctor and Peri arrive in nineteenth-century Africa hoping to find the cause of the disturbance. Instead, they meet a British expedition searching for a long lost tribe: the B’lemyae… better known to the locals as the Headless Ones.

1.2 Like by Jacqueline Rayner

On the Earth colony world Rusina, the populace strive to be popular. Likes lead to promotion, dislikes lead to demotion – and more recently, something worse. So when the Doctor investigates the truth behind their subscriber-led society, he finds himself about to become very unpopular indeed.

1.3 The Vanity Trap by Stuart Manning

Myrna Kendal used to be a Hollywood film star. Now she spends her life reminiscing on chat shows but there is always one unfinished film she refuses to talk about… at least until the TARDIS interrupts a TV interview, and the Doctor and Peri’s appearance stirs up long-forgotten memories.

1.4 Conflict Theory by Nev Fountain

Concerned by the Doctor’s increasing over-protectiveness, Peri presents him with an ultimatum: either they seek counselling or she leaves the TARDIS permanently. Reluctant to lose one of his closest friends, the Doctor seeks out one of the finest psychoanalysts in the universe: Dr Sigmund Freud.

 
LOVE (CRAFT) FOR SALE 30.05.20
The final story in the Big Finish audio Sixth Doctor / Flip / Constance trilogy is Robert Valentine's The Lovecraft Invasion due for release in June. In this release the trio meet the master of weird fiction, American author H.P. Lovecraft.

The Doctor, Constance and Flip join forces with 51st century bounty hunter, Calypso Jonze, to hunt down the Somnifax: a weaponised mind-parasite capable of turning its host's nightmares into physical reality. Chasing it through the time vortex to Providence, Rhode Island in 1937, they arrive too late to stop it from latching onto a local author of weird fiction... Howard Phillips Lovecraft.

With time running out before Lovecraft's monstrous pantheon breaks free and destroys the world, the Doctor must enter Lovecraft's mind to fight the psychic invader from within.

Can he and Flip overcome the eldritch horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos? And will Constance and Calypso survive babysitting the infamously xenophobic Old Gentleman of Providence himself?

 
ALMOST THE END OF THE ROAD FOR THE BROTHERS 30.05.20
Simply Media have ceased producing archive television releases on DVD and their current catalogue will remain available only whilst their licensing agreements with the BBC and other television companies last. This means that The Brothers (in which Colin starred from series 4 to 7 as the ruthless Paul Merroney) remains available at discount prices. Individual volumes of series 1 - 7 cost just 8.99 or less whilst the complete collection (over 72 hours of television) is a bargain 47.99.

Hop over to Simply HE to bag a bargain

 
A HOT NEW ADVENTURE FOR SIXIE 12.05.20
A brand new audio adventure for the Sixth Doctor, Flip and Constance is out this month. Scorched Earth by Chris Chapman takes The Doctor back to the end of the Second World War.

July 1944. The TARDIS materialises in a small village near Rouen, where celebrations are in full swing. A joyful France is in the midst of liberation as the local population welcome a battalion of Allied soldiers – along with a colourfully dressed Doctor and his two rather excited friends.

But there are screams amidst the celebrations as an angry crowd dish out their brand of justice to one of their own that they have branded a traitor. While Constance and Flip find themselves on opposite sides of a war beyond a war, the Doctor has other concerns. The local community is used to the fires of battle, but a new type of blaze is burning – leaping from aircraft to aircraft, man to man – and this fire seems to be just as eager for revenge as the village mob.

 
THE ICE WARRIORS RETURN... 18.03.20
The Sixth Doctor returns to Big Finish for a trilogy of adventures starting in April with The Cry of The Vultriss by Darren Jones. Sixie will be joined by his companions Flip Jackson (Lisa Greenwood) and Mrs. Constance Clarke (Miranda Raison). This story also sees the long awaited return of the Ice Warriors.

Violently ejected from the Space-Time Vortex, the TARDIS crash lands on the remote planet of Cygia-Rema, a mountainous world ruled by the bird-like Vultriss. Their newly crowned Queen Skye is expecting first contact with alien ambassadors – Ice Warriors - and the sudden arrival of the Doctor, Flip and Mrs Constance Clarke causes confusion.

However, Skye is no ordinary ruler, she is the Fabled One gifted with the deadly power of ‘The Cry’. The queen who will enable the Vultriss to fly once again – at any cost.

But as the Doctor investigates why the TARDIS crashed, he discovers that the Vultriss are hiding a deadly secret. An ancient legacy that if left unchecked will plunge half the galaxy into an eternal living end.