1963: Fanfare for the Common Men

1963: Fanfare for the Common Men

Big Finish has been incredibly busy this year with their Doctor Who releases. The monthly range, the Companion Chronicles and the Fourth Doctor adventures have all been offering some seriously brilliant 50th anniversary fun and we haven’t even mentioned the Destiny of the Doctor series yet!


In November, Big Finish will release their multi-Doctor story The Light at the End which will truly celebrate 50 years of travelling in time and space, but before that, there’ll be a few more treats from the people that bring you some of the most amazing Doctor Who stories in the world.

September 2013 will see the start of a series of 3 linked adventures for Doctors Five, Six and Seven with the overall umbrella title of 1963, which as you all know takes us right back to where we met the First Doctor. 1963: Fanfare of the Common Men will find the Fifth Doctor in the Swinging Sixties with a slight problem on his hands:

If you remember the Sixties, they say, then you can’t have been there.


The Doctor remembers the Sixties. That’s why he’s taking Nyssa on a trip back to November 1963. Back to where it all began. Back to the birth of the biggest band in the history of British music. Back to see those cheeky lads from Liverpool…


Mark, James and Korky. The Common Men. The boys who made the Sixties swing with songs like Oh, Won’t You Please Love Me?, Just Count To Three and Who Is That Man.


The Doctor remembers the Sixties. And there’s something very wrong with the Sixties, if the Beatles no longer exist…

Starring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor and Sarah Sutton as Nyssa, 1963: Fanfare of the Common Men will be available to buy on CD or via download from Big Finish’s website.


What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

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