It could be said, and rightfully so, that Phillip Hinchcliffe and Tom Baker were responsible for some of the best episodes of Doctor Who during the classic era. So dear reader, if you find yourself missing that “gothic” feel of Hinchcliffe’s work and some bonafide Tom Baker action, I have fantastic news for you! Big Finish has just made their upcoming Fourth Doctor release, Phillip Hinchcliffe Presents Box Set available for preorder.
The new release features two brand new adventures with The Fourth Doctor and Leela, conceived by Hinchcliffe and written by Marc Platt. From the description:
The Ghosts of Gralstead (Six episodes)
The Doctor and Leela return to Victorian London, in the year 1860.
At St Clarence’s Hospital, respected surgeon Sir Edward Scrivener requires the bodies of the dead… At Doctor McDivett’s Exhibition of Living Wonders and Curiosities, miracles are afoot… And in Gralstead House, the ghost will walk again. Mordrega has come to Earth…
The Devil’s Armada (Four episodes)
The TARDIS lands in Sissenden Village in the sixteenth century. Catholic priests are hunted, so-called witches are drowned in the ducking stool, and in the shadows the Vituperon are watching… and waiting…
The release will be available in digital and CD formats. The only disappointing part of the whole thing is that the release date isn’t until September! That shouldn’t dissuade you from a preorder, however; Big Finish has been known to release a project earlier than initially slated. The set can be ordered here.
Are you excited for a new Hinchcliffe/Baker release? Let us know if you’ll be picking this up!