Following on from news of the release of The Nightmare Fair (starring Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant) Big Finish have released news of even more lost Doctor Who stories that they intend to produce!
While the adventures of the Sixth Doctor and Peri will continue on a monthly basis as their adventures from 1985’s hiatus season is brought to life by Big Finish, a whole host of new lost adventures from the First, Second and Seventh Doctors will be released in 2010!
The Hartnell Years is a four-disc box set featuring two unmade stories by Moris Farhi. Farewell Great Macedon (a six-part historical tale featuring Alexander the Great) and The Fragile Yellow Arc of Fragrance (a one-part science fiction story set on an alien world) stars William Russell and Carole Ann Ford with a third actor taking the part of Alexander the Great and takes the form of an enhanced audiobook. The Hartnell Years is scheduled for release in November 2010.
The Troughton Years is another four-disc box set which includes Prison in Space, starring Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury, with Susan Brown (Torchwood) guest starring as the villainous Chairman Babs. This box set also includes an audio version of Terry Nations’ unmade US TV Dalek series pilot. The Troughton Years is scheduled for release in December 2010.
Finally, the Seventh Doctor will finally see some of the planned events of Season 27 come to fruition, with scritp editor Andrew Cartmel working with Big Finish to redevelop some of the original storylines along with the writers who had been pencilled in for the season.
Big Finish’ David Richardson reveals that the initial planning and agreement for â€˜Season 27â€™ actually came together very quickly:
â€œIt seemed like it was meant to be. I was at the Regenerations convention in Swansea, and Sylvester McCoy came over and suggested that Big Finish should make his Lost Stories. Sophie Aldred was in the next room, so I texted her on my mobile, she joined us and committed to the idea instantly. Big Finish executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery was there and gave the green light, I contacted Andrew Cartmel on Facebook and he said yes, and a representative from the BBC was in Swansea too, and gave us the go-ahead instantly.
“The whole project came together in about two hours!â€
2010 looks a great year for Big Finish fans!