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Fourth Doctor – big screen and more

Fourth Doctor – big screen and more

11 June 2018

The Fourth Doctor television story Genesis of the Daleks is playing in American cinemas today – Stateside Big Finish Listeners should get their tickets now! Plus, we look at the latest season of the Fourth Doctor Adventures.

Today in selected cinemas across the US in celebration of the release of Doctor Who season 12 in a new blu-ray box set, Fathom Events is screening the Fourth Doctor TV adventure Genesis of the Daleks. Many cinemas are participating in the screening of a 90 minute cut of the classic Dalek story which introduces Davros, creator of the Daleks, plus an exclusive interview with Fourth Doctor Tom Baker.

Genesis of the Daleks is Tom Baker’s first encounter with the Daleks (though thanks to Big Finish he’s had several more!).

Fathom Events said in a statement: "We are excited to work with our long-standing partners at BBC Studios to bring our 17th joint cinema event, Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks, to movie theatres across the US and for fans to see Tom Baker on the big screen. Our Doctor Who events are always a great opportunity for Whovians to gather at the cinema and experience their favourite content together.”

US-listeners can head to the Fanthoms Events website and see if there’s a screening happening near you!

For those in the UK there is a special broadcast of Genesis of the Daleks celebrating the release of Season 12 at the BFI on London's Southbank on Saturday 23rd June. Tickets can be purchased here.  

For UK listeners the Fourth Doctor can now be found on vinyl record in your local Sainsburys with the release of Energy of the Daleks on vinyl in an exclusive limited deal – have you picked up a copy yet?

And don’t forget that the Fourth Doctor and companion Leela (played by Louise Jameson) were reunited for Series 7 of Big Finish’s The Fourth Doctor Adventures.

This latest series sees the Fourth Doctor and Leela on eight adventures in time and space, with the return of the Kaldor robots, adventures in the very mind of the dynamic TARDIS duo themselves, and the rise of Sutekh!

The Fourth Doctor Adventures – Series 7: Volume 1 and Volume 2 are both available now, Volume 2 on CD at £25 or on download at £20 and Volume 1 on CD at £35 or on download at £30. Don’t forget that all CD purchases unlock a download option on the Big Finish website or the Big Finish app.

All of these Fourth Doctor tales will also be available for purchase individually on download at £8.99 each. Or you can save money with a bundle: get Series 7: Volumes 1 and 2 together at £45 on CD or £40 on download.

The Fourth Doctor will return in January next year for Series 8 of The Fourth Doctor Adventures with new companion, Ann Kelso played by Jane Slavin. You can read more about this new Big Finish companion here.

More details on the future of the Fourth Doctor are coming soon!

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