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Doctor Who "The Hand of Fear" Supercut Revisits Sarah Jane's Farewell

And you get generic 1970s suspense music! Old School video chromakey effects! By today’s standards, it’s charmingly kitsch.Tom Baker and Elizabeth Sladen reputedly rewrote their farewell scene together into the slightly odd, subtle, low-key melancholy parting I always wondered if Baker and Sladen were in love, considering Baker developed a reputation for being difficult after[...]

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Doctor Who Battlefield: 7th Doctor Story, Now in 30 Minutes or Less!

UNIT made its first reappearance on the show since the end of the Tom Baker era Nicholas Courtney also appears as The Brigadier for the last time on the show. Doctor Who “Battlefield”: A Flawed Production Unfortunately, the production was also a mess It’s not very well-directed, and moments that should have felt epic just looked like[...]

Doctor Who: “The Masque of Mandragora” Condensed Into 30 Minutes!

Doctor Who Presents The Masque of Mandragora, Now In Only 30 Minutes!

Tom Baker was still fresh and fun, and the late, great Elizabeth Sladen’s Sarah Jane Smith is still considered the Best Companion.[caption id="attachment_1221351" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Doctor Who: The Masque of Mandragora from BBC Studios[/caption]It’s interesting to consider the different pacing of shows in the 1970s where they had to fill 4 half-hour serials[...]

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Doctor Who: Matthew Waterhouse Reads BBC Audio Annual Story Conundrum

“Conundrum” is read by Matthew Waterhouse, who played Adric, one of the 4th Doctor’s (Tom Baker) final companions before he regenerated The idea behind the Audio Annual is to recreate an audio version of the old Doctor Who Annual books Those were hardcover trade books that usually came out once a year around Christmas[...]

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Doctor Who Audio Drama Ranges Revamped By Big Finish Productions

They have since expanded to include Tom Baker, John Hurt, David Tennant, David Bradley (as the First Doctor), and the cast of Torchwood.  With this many Doctors and other series, they’re producing new stories for, Big Finish announced they will revamp the Doctor Who ranges of titles to differentiate them better Each Doctor will have[...]

Ten Doctors are set to reunite for The Big Night In, courtesy of BBC Studios.

Doctor Who: 10 Doctors Post Message of Thanks, Hope for Big Night In

Actors Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, Jodie Whittaker, and Jo Martin have recorded a special message for not only the NHS but also for all frontline workers in what is an unprecedented reunion for the long-running series.[caption id="attachment_1198011" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ten Doctors are set[...]

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"Doctor Who": Big Finish Goes Digital-First, Disc Releases Delayed

Where else are you going to find Tom Baker playing the 4th Doctor again in new stories with surviving cast members like Louise Jameson as Leela? Nostalgic for Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred as the 7th Doctor and Ace? Big Finish has you cover! Or new Torchwood stories that had the creative approval and input[...]

“Doctor Who”: Big Finish To Produce “Lost” Cyberman Story From Tom Baker Era As Audio Drama

"Doctor Who": Big Finish Teases "Lost" Tom Baker/Cybermen Story Adapt

Looking ahead to next year, an unfilmed story from Tom Baker’s first season on Doctor Who will be produced by Big Finsh Productions as an audio drama “Return of the Cybemen” was originally written by 1974 by their creator Gerry Davis Then-story editor Robert Holmes rewrote it extensively and it became “Revenge of the Cybermen”[...]

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"Doctor Who": Big Finish Suspends Schedule Over Coronavirus Concerns

Their greatest coup might be convincing Tom Baker to reprise his role as the 4th Doctor after decades away from the show. Finish chairman Jason Haigh-Ellery issued a statement to the Radio Times, offering some details behind and about the decision: "We have always worked considerably in advance – indeed some of our series have recordings dates that[...]

“Doctor Who”: BBC Collects The Cybermen’s Appearances [Video]

"Doctor Who" Offers Tour of Cybermen Upgrades Over the Years [VIDEO]

Someone obviously made the wise decision to make subsequent Cybermen speak in lower, more growly voices so they sounded more menacing.I wonder why they didn’t include a clip for “Revenge of the Cybermen”, the only time Tom Baker’s 4th Doctor ever faced the Cybermen No one ever talks about that story anymore, for some reason. Cybermen[...]

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"Doctor Who": Remembering Sarah Jane Smith – The Doctor's Greatest Companion [VIDEO]

The Pyramids of Mars is considered one of the quintessential Doctor Who stories, with the odd couple comedy of Sarah Jane and the Doctor’s banter a defining feature.[caption id="attachment_1156003" align="alignnone" width="1200"] BBC[/caption]She had great chemisty with Tom Baker, the 4th Doctor Their comedy banter lightened up the grimmer stories[...]

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"Doctor Who": BBC Honors 11th Doctor's Best "Geronimo!" Moments [VIDEO]

With “The Day of The Doctor”, we got possibly the best multiple-Doctor crossover that also introduced John Hurt as the War Doctor and brought back Tom Baker for the first time in decades And of course, we got Smith delivering one of the most poignant regeneration speeches as his swan-song The highs of his run[...]

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"Doctor Who": Big Finish Livestreaming 20 Hours of Audio Dramas, More This Weekend

This includes UNIT, Torchwood, The Gallifrey Chronicles, The Diary of River Song, and more spinoffs involving past Doctors and their companions.The stream will feature David Tennant, Billie Piper, Alex Kingston, John Barrowman, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, David Bradley, Sophie Aldred, Katy Manning, Nicola Walker, Sir Derek Jacobi and many[...]

Doctor Who: The Comic Strip Adaptations are Gloriously Bonkers

'Doctor Who: The Comic Strip Adaptations' is Gloriously Bonkers [AUDIO DRAMA REVIEW]

Tom Baker returns in Big Finish Productions’ newest Doctor Who audio drama line The first volume of Doctor Who: The Comic Adaptations is an unexpected and welcome release: an adaptation of stories that were originally comics in Doctor Who Weekly Magazine back in the late 1970's and early 1980's These stories were originally written by[...]

'Doctor Who': PlutoTV, BBC Bringing Free Classic 'Who' to Service

'Doctor Who': Pluto TV, BBC Bring Classic 'Who' to Free Streaming Service

Variety reports that the deal includes  Doctor Who episodes featuring Tom Baker (including “The Deadly Assassin,” “The Ark in Space,” and “The Robots of Death”), Peter Davison (including “EarthShock,” “The Caves of Androzani”), Jon Pertwee (including “Planet of the Spiders,” “Terror of the Autons”), and William Hartnell (including “The Dalek Invasion Of Earth”). BBC Studios SVP of[...]

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'Doctor Who': Big Finish Audio Drama Adapts 4th Doctor's 80's Comics [TRAILER]

Big Finish Productions released a trailer on Thursday announcing the Doctor Who audio drama adaptation of the Fourth Doctor’s comic book adventures that originally ran in the early 1980s. Back in the early 80s, Doctor Who Monthly magazine ran comic strips featuring The Fourth Doctor drawn by Watchmen co-creator and artist Dave Gibbons and written[...]

Doctor Who: Scratchman – Tom Baker's New 'Who' Novel Gets Trailer from BBC Books [VIDEO]

We’ve already looked at the other promotional videos for Doctor Who: Scratchman, the new Doctor Who novel written by none other than the 4th Doctor himself, Tom Baker - and now we're getting the official book trailer, with an audio sample of Baker himself reading for the audiobook:!Baker had a religious education and nearly became a[...]