Radio Times announced that aÂ new Doctor Who 50thÂ anniversary adventure will bring together all the surviving Doctors along with a number of their original companions, according to writer and director Nicholas Briggs.
Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann are explicitly confirmed for the 100-minute-long audio story The Light at the End, while Briggs has hinted that remaining Doctors Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and incumbent Matt Smith are “behind the project”, and that the Time Lordâ€™s first three incarnations, originally played by the late William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee, could also feature.
Meanwhile, the multiple Doctors are not the only characters returning for the adventure. Listeners can look forward to â€œappearances from some much-cherished old friends from the TV seriesâ€ as well as several of the original actresses who played the Time Lordâ€™s companions.
Louise Jameson will reprise her role as leather-clad barbarian Leela (although listeners will just have to imagine that outfit) who travelled with fourth Doctor Tom Baker, while Sarah Sutton will return as scientist Nyssa, who crossed over between Baker and Peter Davison. Her successor Nicola Bryant, aka American student Peri, will be joined by Sophie Aldred as Sylvester McCoyâ€™s streetwise companion Ace and India Fisher as Edwardian adventurer Charley Pollard, who accompanied Paul McGannâ€™s eighth Doctor in a series of BBC radio plays produced by Big Finish.
Last, but not least, the Doctorâ€™s arch-enemy the Master is back to â€œcreate mayhemâ€, voiced by Geoffrey Beevers who played him in the TV series as a decaying husk at the tail end of his final regeneration.
Due for release in November, the audio production comes as a standard two-disc pack, as well as a limited edition five-disc set, complete with two hour-long documentaries plus an extra adventure, The Revenants, performed by William Russell, star of the very first Doctor Who TV story.
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