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Published on August 6th, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett

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Adric Returns to Big Finish!

Big Finish has been producing the audio adventures of the Fifth Doctor since 1999. At first, he was joined by only Nyssa and occasionally Peri before Mark Strickson joined Davison for a few adventures.

Then Big Finish manages to get Janet Fielding to return for a one-off adventure featuring Cyber technology to finish her story as Tegan Jovanka. Being the hard-working people that they are, they managed to convince Fielding to come to the Big Finish fold on a yearly basis to reunite the classic TARDIS team of the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa, Turlough and Tegan, and what fun adventures they’ve been having since 2010.

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But what about the original Fifth Doctor line up? Was there any space for Matthew Waterhouse as Adric to make a return? It seemed as though it was not to be until recently, all of a sudden Big Finish post one photograph on their Facebook page and now it’s official – Matthew Waterhouse is in the recording studio with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton and they’re recording new Doctor Who stories that will be released in 2014!

Reunited fully as a team for the first time since 1982, Kasterborous is very pleased to tell you that Adric is back from the dead or at least alive during a period before he died at the hands of the Cybermen.

Details on the upcoming adventures are yet to be released but this is another very exciting update from Big Finish and very welcome news during Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary.

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11 Responses to Adric Returns to Big Finish!

  1. avatar Timelover says:

    Love him or not, I’m glad he’s back. Part of the Whoniverse and deserves to be.

  2. avatar Christine says:

    I’m pleased about him being back as well. Indeed, he is part of the Doctor Who history. I am also quite sure that the people at Big Finish will make good use of the character.

  3. avatar Jonathan Goodman says:

    I’m curious how Big Finish is going to get around The Boy That Time Forgot. Or are we supposed to just forget about that awful episode.

    • avatar paul says:

      Easily. The boy that time forgot takes place after the end of earthshock. The article mentions that his stories will take place before Earthshock

      • avatar Jonathan Goodman says:

        Oh. I must have read the article to fast. That makes sense. Though it’s going to be weird listening to an episode knowing that one of the characters dies tragically. On the other hand it’s great to have MW back involved with Doctor Who.

  4. avatar Susan Wolf says:

    My favourite line up!! Davison is my Doctor, and these were my favourite companions. New stories? Bring them on!!!

  5. avatar Esuohretaw says:

    Did Waterhouse bring some cheese to go with his whine?

  6. avatar Lozzer says:

    Does he have to wear ‘very’ tight underwear to get back his boyish voice….?

  7. avatar Al says:

    Congratulations to Big Finish for pulling this off. They’ve done a remarkable job in bringing back nearly all of the original actors for play their TV roles in some fashion. In fact, I do believe that with John Levene recently reprising Benton for a Companion Chronicles release the only surviving companion actor who has yet to record for Big Finish is Jackie Lane (Dodo).

    • avatar Leo says:

      Strangely enough, this seems so right. I was never a huge fan of Adric but glad he and specifically MW are making a comeback (or sorts).

      • avatar Mark Lenton says:

        And I’m sure that MW is a much better actor these days. Lets face it that’s one of the big plusses of getting all these old actors back to do more stuff, they are all much more experienced than they were at the time they were in it – it’s a happy trade for slightly deeper voices…

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