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Tom Baker to play The Curator opposite Paul McGann in new Big Finish Doctor Who adventure

June 21st, 2020 by Marc Comments

Pretty exciting news for fans of Doctor Who and Big Finish tonight.

We all know that Paul McGann’s ninth Doctor and Tom Baker’s fourth Doctor are probably among the fans’ favourites and now they will be appearing together… but with a twist.

Baker will not be playing the Doctor but will be playing The Curator, the mysterious character he played in the fifth anniversary movie, The Day of the Doctor – clip below.

It sounds like The Curator will appear in the first adventure, Lost Property (descriptions below).

The new adventure is called Doctor Who: Stranded and is available on the Big Finish site now (here).

Here’s the details on the recording:

The TARDIS is gone. Stranded in one time and place, the Doctor, Liv and Helen seek refuge in Baker Street. But the house has changed: they now have neighbours – not all of them welcoming. And someone has a dire warning for the future.

The Doctor and friends face their greatest challenge yet: living one day after another, in 2020 London.

1.1 Lost Property by Matt Fitton

Trying to find a way to resume his travels, the Doctor calls in some old favours.

As the residents get to know the new arrivals, something else finds its way into Baker Street, seeding suspicion.

Helen meets a man with a very familiar face – and a terrible warning.

1.2 Wild Animals by John Dorney

After weeks of London living, some of the TARDIS crew are finding it easier to adjust than others.

Liv has found a new friend, but Helen is worried about the Doctor.

And when a tragic crime takes place, the Time Lord must learn the limits of his powers.

1.3 Must-See TV by Lisa McMullin

There are new arrivals in Baker Street: Sergeant Andy Davidson, and the helpful Mr Bird.

The Doctor isn’t happy that someone else in the house is more useful than him. When the residents’ TVs start to malfunction, he suspects foul play.

Someone is watching…

1.4 Divine Intervention by David K Barnes

As the Doctor becomes desperate, Helen and Liv advise him to accept their situation.

Liv makes a date – but gets more than she bargains for when the whole household comes along.

And when a threat from the future finally arrives, the Doctor is placed in real danger. It’s time for the truth to emerge…

Cast: Paul McGann (The Doctor), Nicola Walker (Liv Chenka), Hattie Morahan (Helen Sinclair), Rebecca Root (Tania Bell), Tom Price (Sergeant Andy Davidson), Tom Baker (The Curator), Aurora Burghart (Rafaella Hicks / Teeja), Jeremy Clyde (Tony Clare / Jack Addison), Alan Cox (Ken Bright-Thompson), Joel James Davison (Robin Bright-Thompson), Raj Ghatak (Sanjit), Avita Jay (Zakia Akhtar), Robert Portal (Treadwell ), David Shaw-Parker (Ron Winters), Clive Wood (Mr Bird) and Amina Zia (Aisha Akhtar)

This title was released in June 2020. It will be exclusively available to buy from the Big Finish website until July 31st 2020, and on general sale after this date.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….