The latest Doctor Who audio adventure box set will feature Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor in the first episode, Big Finish Productions has confirmed.


Baker, who famously played the Time Lord from 1974 to 1981, will be reprising the role this April. His Doctor joins the Paternoster Gang as they fight intergalactic crime in the latest entry to the Trespassers series.

He joins the cast made up of Neve McIntosh as great detective Madame Vastra, Catrin Stewart as her spouse Jenny Flint and Dan Starkey as their loyal valet Strax.

Producer David Richardson said: "There’s a cuckoo in the nest at Paternoster Row, and an alien time and space traveller passing through Victorian London.

"The Fourth Doctor crashes into Vastra’s life – and listening to the scenes featuring Tom Baker and Neve McIntosh is an absolute thrill."

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The Paternoster Gang poster showing the characters of the new audio adventure
The Paternoster Gang.

McIntosh added: "Acting with Tom Baker has been something I've wanted to do for so long. He was my Doctor growing up, from when I was hiding behind the sofa."

A synopsis for the episode teases how Vastra will seek out clues for the presence of trespassers in the Gang's previous cases.

There's also a new cast member joining them for the ride, as the box set marks Cassian Bilton's Big Finish debut. Bilton is best known for appearing in Apple TV+ sci-fi hit Foundation.

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