We still don’t have any solid info on how the surviving former Doctor Who leads will be participating in the big 50th anniversary celebrations this year, but even if we don’t get to see the former Doctors reunited on-screen, they will indeed be teaming up for an adventure this year. Big Finish, the folks who have produced tons of Doctor Who audio dramas over the decades, have announced that all five living “classic” Doctors will lend their voices to The Light at the End, a new audio drama to be released in November.
For the record, those Doctors include Tom Baker (Fourth Doctor), Peter Davison (Fifth Doctor), Colin Baker (Sixth Doctor), Sylvester McCoy (Seventh Doctor), and Paul McGann (Eighth Doctor). Their respective incarnations of the Doctor will wind up crossing each other’s paths when they face “imminent destruction.” Of course, the Doctor isn’t the Doctor without a companion (or several), so several former Who companions including Louise Jameson (Leela), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Sophie Aldred (Ace), and India Fisher (Charley Pollard) are part of the story too. We can likely expect a few surprise appearances as well.
Writer / director / exec producer Nicholas Briggs had this to say about the project:
We wanted to do a proper, fully-fledged multi-Doctor story for this very special occasion,and it’s wonderful that all the surviving Doctors threw themselves behind the project so enthusiastically. That’s not to say the first three Doctors don’t appear – we wanted to pay homage to the whole history of the classic series.
The Light at the End will release this November in two different versions. The standard package will include only the two-disc, two-hour audio drama. Serious Whovians will likely want to invest in the five-disc special edition. It will include two hour-long documentaries, a “Companion Chronicles” episode called The Revenants, and some snazzy photos of the cast.