Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor returns in two brand new Lost Stories

❉ Rediscovered original lost scripts and outlines for The Ark in Space and Genesis of the Daleks get the Big Finish treatment.

Tom Baker (c) BBC Studios

“This is something very special: Doctor Who archaeology brought thrillingly to life. The Ark in Space and Genesis of the Daleks are among the best-loved TV stories ever. We’ve uncovered first draft scripts by John Lucarotti and Terry Nation that are exciting, surprising and very different.”Producer Simon Guerrier.

It’s time to take a TARDIS trip back to 1975, as Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor returns in two brand new Lost Stories audio adventures, due for release in March 2023 from Big Finish Productions. 

Doctor Who – The Lost Stories: Doctor Who and the Ark is adapted from John Lucarotti’s original story of the television serial The Ark in Space and brought to life as a full-cast audio drama, whilst Doctor Who – The Lost Stories: Daleks! Genesis of Terror features a full-cast episode from Terry Nation’s first draft script and an enhanced dramatic reading of his original storyline for Genesis of the Daleks. 

These releases add to the “Season 12” Lost Stories set begun by Return of the Cybermen, which was released in March 2021 to great acclaim. Big Finish is announcing this news as part of its Terry Nation Celebration, marking what would’ve been the cult TV legend’s 81st birthday.

Christopher Naylor, Tom Baker, Sadie Miller (c) Big Finish.
Doctor Who – The Lost Stories: Doctor Who and the Ark stars Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, alongside Sadie Miller as Sarah Jane Smith and Christopher Naylor as Harry Sullivan. Adapted by Jonathan Morris from the first draft scripts, this audio production of Doctor Who and the Ark highlights where Robert Holmes polished the storytelling for television, and how the team developed the character of the Doctor.
Doctor Who – The Lost Stories: Doctor Who and the Ark is now available for pre-order as a collector’s edition four-disc box set (on CD at £14.99) and as a digital download (at £12.99), exclusively at www.bigfinish.com

Doctor Who –The Lost Stories: Daleks! Genesis of Terror finds the same TARDIS team working directly from a PDF of Terry Nation’s original script – complete with typos! Also featuring Nation’s initial storyline for all six episodes with additional material by Simon Guerrier, this audio adventure finds the Fourth Doctor and his friends in a Kaled-Thal war being fought by teenagers – but where are all the adults?

Christopher Naylor, Tom Baker, Sadie Miller (c) Big Finish.

Doctor Who –The Lost Stories: Daleks! Genesis of Terror is now available for pre-order as a collector’s edition box set (on CD at £12.99) and as a digital download (at £10.99), exclusively from the Big Finish website.

Producer Simon Guerrier said: “This is something very special: Doctor Who archaeology brought thrillingly to life. The Ark in Space andGenesis of the Daleks are among the best-loved TV stories ever. We’ve uncovered first draft scripts by John Lucarotti and Terry Nation that are exciting, surprising and very different.”

Genesis is a very visual script packed with striking, stark images – Nation even makes the stage directions exciting. In Doctor Who and the Ark, the directions were more functional so Jonathan Morris has carefully adapted the script for audio. Though we’ve kept the original episode titles, such as “Puffball” and “Camelias” – I think Tom Baker enjoyed recording those! Oh, and wait till you hear that cliffhanger…

Doctor Who – The Lost Stories: Doctor Who and the Ark and Doctor Who –The Lost Stories: Daleks! Genesis of Terror are both now available for pre-order as a collector’s edition four-disc box set (on CD at £14.99 each) and as a digital download (at £12.99 each), exclusively at www.bigfinish.com Big Finish listeners can save money by pre-ordering a bundle of the forthcoming adventures from The Lost Stories range, including both Doctor Who and the Ark and Daleks! Genesis of Terror, for £25 as collector’s edition CD box sets or £23 as digital downloads. 


 News source: Big Finish Productions.

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