There’s been grumblings recently regarding the news that the televised Doctor Who episode for the 50th Anniversary in November 2013 won’t be featuring any of the past Doctors apart from David Tennant as the Tenth. But never mind, that’s where Big Finish come in, providing a multi-Doctor tale so that every incarnation gets a birthday gift.
And not only are Big Finish offering us Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann alongside Louise Jameson, Sarah Sutton, Nicola Bryant, Sophie Aldred, India Fisher and Geoffrey Beevers in their 50th Anniversary tale, The Light at the End: they’ve also announced a huge list of other actors and actresses that will be making appearances in the 2-hour celebration. The list in full is:
William Russell as Ian, Carole Ann Ford as Susan, Maureen O’Brien as Vicki, Peter Purves as Steven, Jean Marsh as Sara, Anneke Wills as Polly, Frazer Hines as Jamie, Wendy Padbury as Zoe, Katy Manning as Jo, Janet Fielding as Tegan and Mark Strickson as Turlough!
Now that is a celebration! It does help that the whole thing is on audio and therefore makes it easier for older actors to drop in and do a small amount of work for a big return (especially from the fans!).
The Light at the End is available for pre-order now, as a 5-disc limited collectors’ edition and a 2-disc standard edition from Big Finish.