Doctor Who fans have been waiting for this meeting for years, and it’s finally here! The Fourth and The Tenth Doctors are finally meeting up in Doctor Who: Out of Time 1 out today! In this story, the Time Lords will try to stop the Daleks from invading The Cathedral of Contemplation. It is the first volume of a trilogy featuring The Tenth Doctor and a former incarnation against a classic TV enemy.
The audio drama was recorded remotely during lockdown with Tom Baker and David Tennant reprising their beloved roles. They are joined by Claire Rushbrook (The Abbess), Kathryn Drysdale (Jora), Nicholas Asbury (Captain Zenna), and Nicholas Briggs (the Daleks).
Doctor Who: Out of Time 1 is written by Matt Fitton, directed by Nicholas Briggs and produced by David Richardson. Check the synopsis below:
The Cathedral of Contemplation is an enigma, existing outside time. It turns through history, opening its doors across the universe to offer solace to those in need. Occasionally, the Doctor drops in – when he’s avoiding his destiny, it’s an ideal place to get some perspective. Only, he’s already there several lives earlier, so when dimension barriers break down, his past and present collide. And when the Daleks invade and commandeer the Cathedral, two Doctors must unite to stop them – or face extermination twice over!
Actor David Tennant said:
“Why do we love multi-Doctor stories? I suppose it’s the band all coming together, isn’t it? I remember, as a kid, I’d read about things like The Three Doctors and could only imagine how exciting that must have been. And then The Five Doctors happened and, well, five Doctors didn’t really get together in the end but three Doctors and a man in a wig and some clips of Tom Baker all got together, and that was exciting enough. Just the idea that Doctors should come together, it’s exciting.”
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Executive producer and director Nicholas Briggs added:
“We were in a planning meeting about a year ago. There was a pause, and then senior producer David Richardson said, ‘What about asking David Tennant if he’d like to do an adventure with Tom Baker?’ We all agreed, and so I texted David Tennant there and then. He replied within about five minutes, saying yes, and so we made our plans from that point on. Doctor Who: Out of Time has got a really neat idea in it that brings the Doctors together. It gives them both a lot of space to be quintessentially their Doctors, while also giving them a lot of interaction with each other – plus fighting the Daleks! What’s not to love about that?”
The second volume of the trilogy, Doctor Who: Out of Time 2 – “The Gates of Hell” written by David Llewellyn, will be released in June 2021 and will see The Tenth Doctor and The Fifth Doctor fighting the Cybermen in the Catacombs of Paris. In Doctor Who: Out of Time 3 – “Wink,” written by Lisa McMullin, to be released in July 2022, will feature the Tenth and Sixth Doctors against the Weeping Angels.
The audio drama Doctor Who: Out of Time 1 is available to purchase as a CD or as a digital download from the Big Finish website. Listeners can save money by buying a bundle with the three volumes of Doctor Who: Out of Time.