David Tennant and Peter Davison Team Up in ‘Doctor Who – Out of Time: The Gates of Hell’


In the most recent issue, a Doctor Who Magazine revealed that the Fifth and the Tenth Doctor would fight the Cybermen in the Paris Catacombs during the second volume of the Big Finish’s Doctor Who – Out of Time range in June 2021.

The story is the second part of a trilogy that started in August 2020 with a story uniting the Tenth Doctor and the Fourth Doctor against their worst enemy, The Daleks. The final part, Doctor Who – Out of Time: Wink, will be released in July 2022 and will feature The Tenth Doctor and the Sixth Doctor against The Weeping Angels.

Peter Davison and David Tennant are back as the Fifth and the Tenth Doctor and are joined by Mark Gatiss as Joseph Delon, Shelley Conn as Time Agent Tina Drake, and Nicholas Briggs as Cybermen.

Doctor Who – Out of Time: The Gates of Hell is written by David Llewellyn, directed by Ken Bentley, produced by David Richardson, and executive produced by Nicholas Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery. You can read the story’s synopsis below:

Paris, 1809. The Fifth Doctor takes a tour of the Catacombs and meets a sassy Time Agent doing the same…

Paris, 1944. The Tenth Doctor misses his target and lands in occupied France. He hides from the Nazis – in the Catacombs.

A collision of two Doctors’ timelines triggers a temporal catastrophe, granting the Cybermen dominion over the Earth. The Doctors must travel back in time to find the source of the Cyber-invasion and close the Gates of Hell…

On the reunion, producer David Richardson said:

“We’d actually had in mind for some time that it would be brilliant to reunite David and Peter in a Doctor Who story – they were so great together in Time Crash. In fact, the idea of the reunion pre-dates this whole Out of Time series – so I was really pleased that at last, we were able to bring them together for the recording. “It was a lovely day – the ease of working with two people who not only know their characters inside out but also know each other very well, being family.”  

About working with his father-in-law, David Tennant said: 

“It’s rather nice. It’s lovely. I suppose we first met each other in a work environment, so it’s quite nice to revisit that.” 

And Peter Davison added: 

“It was slightly intimidating; what with David and Mark Gatiss in the story, I felt like I had to up my game.”

Doctor Who – Out of Time: The Gates of Hell is available to pre-order as a CD or a digital download from the Big Finish website.

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