Tom Baker and David Tennant co-star as the Fourth and Tenth incarnation of the Doctor, meeting for the first time in a full-cast audio adventure released today.
Featuring the two Time Lords versus the Daleks, Doctor Who: Out of Time 1 is the first of a trilogy of multi-Doctor specials which will pit the Tenth Doctor and one of his former selves against a classic TV enemy.
Doctor Who: Out of Time 1, written by Matt Fitton, is now available to own as a collector’s edition CD (for just £10.99) or a digital download (for just £8.99) exclusively from www.bigfinish.com.
The Cathedral of Contemplation is an enigma, existing outside time. It turns through history, opening its doors across the universe to offer solace to those in need.
Occasionally, the Doctor drops in – when he\’s avoiding his destiny, it’s an ideal place to get some perspective. Only, he\’s already there several lives earlier, so when dimension barriers break down, his past and present collide.
And when the Daleks invade and commandeer the Cathedral, two Doctors must unite to stop them – or face extermination twice over!
Joining Tom Baker and David Tennant in the cast are Claire Rushbrook (No Offence, Kiri) as The Abbess, Kathryn Drysdale (Benidorm, The Windsors) as Jora, Nicholas Asbury (Chewing Gum, Alma’s Not Normal) as Captain Zenna and Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks.
The second instalment, Doctor Who: Out of Time 2 – The Gates of Hell by David Llewellyn, follows in June 2021, and pairs the Tenth Doctor with the Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) fighting the Cybermen in the Catacombs of Paris.
Finally, Doctor Who: Out of Time 3 – Wink by Lisa McMullin, due for release in July 2022, unites the Tenth and Sixth Doctors, as David Tennant and Colin Baker take on the Weeping Angels on a distant planet where no one has the power of sight.
Actor David Tennant said: “Why do we love multi-Doctor stories? I suppose it’s the band all coming together, isn’t it? I remember as a kid I’d read about things like The Three Doctors and could only imagine how exciting that must have been. And then The Five Doctors happened and, well, five Doctors didn’t really get together in the end but three Doctors and a man in a wig and some clips of Tom Baker all got together, and that was exciting enough. Just the idea that Doctors should come together, it’s exciting.”
Executive producer and director Nicholas Briggs added: “We were in a planning meeting about a year ago. There was a pause and then senior producer David Richardson said, ‘What about asking David Tennant if he’d like to do an adventure with Tom Baker?’ We all agreed and so I texted David Tennant there and then. He replied within about five minutes, saying yes, and so we made our plans from that point on.
“Doctor Who: Out of Time has got a really neat idea in it that brings the Doctors together. It gives them both a lot of space to be quintessentially their Doctors, while also giving them a lot of interaction with each other – plus fighting the Daleks! What’s not to love about that?”
Doctor Who: Out of Time 1 is now available to own as a collector’s edition CD (for just £10.99) or a digital download (for just £8.99) exclusively from the Big Finish website. Please note: all purchases made through the website will unlock a bonus download of extended behind-the-scenes extras.
Big Finish listeners can save money by pre-ordering the bundle, containing all three volumes in the Doctor Who: Out of Time series, for just £27 (as a collector’s edition CD) or £24 (as a download).