Released today is a brand new adaptation of a literary great: Treasure Island! It's the tale of an untrustworthy band of pirates and it stars Doctor Who's very own Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker!
When young Jim Hawkins unexpectedly inherits a treasure map, he little knows what adventures await him. Pursued by pirates, betrayed by friends and beset by skulduggery, Jim must brave high seas and low cunning before he reaches the shores of Treasure Island.
His fellow treasure-hunters include the inflexible Captain Smollett, the indefatigable Doctor Livesey and the irrepressible Squire Trelawney. And then there's the ship's cook: a seafaring man with one leg who goes by the name of Long John Silver...
A brand new release from the Big Finish Classics range, Treasure Island finds Doctor Who's Tom Baker taking on the role of Long John Silver (and his parrot, Captain Flint), and starring alongside Nicholas Farrell, Edward Holtom, Tony Haygarth, Tony Millan, Gareth Armstrong and a trio of Big Finish stalwarts: Nicholas Pegg, Nicholas Briggs and Barnaby Edwards!
Faithfully adapted from the novel (and directed) by Barnaby, Treasure Island is a tale of equal parts wonder and terror on the high seas. It's available for download now, and CD copies signed by Tom Baker will be sent out from today.
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