Doctor Who – Thin Time

By Dan Abnett

The TARDIS is unmoored in space-time, resulting in a rather peculiar appearance in the 19th Century, on Halloween night. The Doctor specifies that on this night, the barrier between worlds is thin, resulting in strange apparitions and occurrences.

Charles Crookshap, a novelist of science fiction, has been having dreams that his future self has been communicating with him and providing knowledge. He has redecorated his dining room at the request of his future self for a specific event that will change his life. The Doctor is puzzled by Crookshap’s story and worried by the designs on the dining room walls which are actually sub quantum computations to take advantage of the thinness of time. Crookshap had called his good friend and confident John Hobshaw by to witness the event when he would meet his future self, then this Doctor fellow showed up and things went sideways.

Creatures from outside of time attack the manor house and threaten the Doctor and the others as they attempt to find some way to bolster their defenses and close the gap. The Doctor ruminates that he has left his companions behind given the grave and dangerous nature of his travels. He realizes that perhaps he was wrong to leave them behind as they had already decided to live the mad dangerous life they live with him.

Thin Time is a thrilling and atmospheric tale combining themes of classic horror and classic Who to deliver a great adventure. There is also a surprise guest from voice actor Jacob Dudman that will have you punch the sky. A grand story, Thin Time is the first part of a double story release alongside Madquake and can be ordered directly from Big Finish.

Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant reunite in Doctor Who Big Finish box set

They were separated during The Trial of a Time Lord. They were reunited in The Widow’s Assassin back in 2014; now they’re getting a new collection of stories spanning the cosmos.

In 1999, Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant first reprised their roles as the Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown for the Big Finish audio drama, Doctor Who: Whispers of Terror. While they have starred in over 30 adventures together since, this is their first box set.

Joining them for this first exciting volume of stories are, among others, Deirdre Mullins (Man Down), Hugh Skinner (W1A), Javone Prince (Horrible Histories), Sarah Douglas (Superman II) and Rosie Baker (actress daughter of Colin, in her first role for Big Finish).

Doctor Who: The Sixth Doctor and Peri volume one is now available to own as a collector’s edition CD box set (£24.99) or as a download (£19.99), exclusively from

This box set contains four brand new, one-hour adventures:

The Headless Ones by James Parsons & Andrew Stirling-Brown

When a distress call from an unknown source threatens to rip the TARDIS from the vortex, the Doctor and Peri arrive in nineteenth-century Africa hoping to find the cause of the disturbance. Instead, they meet a British expedition searching for a long lost tribe: the B’lemyae… better known to the locals as ‘the Headless Ones’.

Like by Jacqueline Rayner

On the Earth colony world Rusina, the populace strive to be popular. Likes lead to promotion, dislikes lead to demotion – and more recently, something worse. So when the Doctor investigates the truth behind their subscriber-led society, he finds himself about to become very unpopular indeed.

The Vanity Trap by Stuart Manning

Myrna Kendal used to be a Hollywood film star. Now she spends her life reminiscing on chat shows but there is always one unfinished film she refuses to talk about… at least until the TARDIS interrupts a TV interview, and the Doctor and Peri’s appearance stirs up long-forgotten memories.

Conflict Theory by Nev Fountain

Concerned by the Doctor’s increasing over-protectiveness, Peri presents him with an ultimatum: either they seek counselling or she leaves the TARDIS permanently. Reluctant to lose one of his closest friends, the Doctor seeks out one of the finest psychoanalysts in the universe: Dr Sigmund Freud.

Peri actress Nicola Bryant said: “As always it’s a delight! And it’s very easy to work with my dear friend and colleague Colin Baker. I have been working with him for over half my life – so ‘easy’ is kind of an understatement!

“I really adore all of these stories. Interesting, complex and diverse. They all tackle the inevitable change between the Sixth Doctor and Peri that would be reflected in the decades they have known each other. What is really interesting is that Peri has grown but of course the Doctor hasn’t changed at all.”

Doctor Who: The Sixth Doctor and Peri volume one is now available to own HERE as a collector’s edition five-disc box set (£24.99) or as a download (£19.99).

Doctor Who and The Minds of Magnox

This is a great announcement as Dudman is an incredible voice actor. I think fans will be very pleased with this one.

Via BBC Studios:

BBC Audio and Demon Records have announced that they will be publishing a brand new Doctor Who audio story for the Tenth Doctor as part of the Time Lord Victorious multi-platform adventure. Doctor Who: The Minds of Magnox will be released on CD and digital download by BBC Audio on 3rd December and will be released on vinyl by Demon Records on 4th December, marking the first simultaneous publication of a BBC Audio title across CD, digital and vinyl formats. The CD and digital editions will also feature a short Coda to the story.
The audio story is available to pre-order on Amazon and Audible now and will be available to purchase globally.
In this original story, the Doctor travels with Brian, the Ood assassin, to the planet Magnox, one of the greatest receptacles of knowledge the universe will ever know, and home to the Minds of Magnox. The Doctor needs to ask a vital question, but the answer is Grade 1 Classified. In order to gain an audience with the Minds of Magnox he must take a dangerous test.
Meanwhile, Brian gets involved with a criminal group and is asked to assassinate the Minds of Magnox. However, others also have the planet within their sights…
Doctor Who: The Minds of Magnox is written by Darren Jones and narrated by Jacob Dudman.
Darren Jones has written several previous Doctor Who stories for BBC Audio, including Doctor Who: Paradise Lost, Sleepers in the Dust and The Eye of the Jungle.
Jacob Dudman has previously read Doctor Who: Paradise Lost for BBC Audio, and has recently starred in Netflix’s The Stranger alongside Richard Armitage.
Michael Stevens, Doctor Who Range Editor for BBC Audio, said: “We’re delighted to tell this part of the epic Time Lord Victorious story, which is a unique and thrilling adventure for us all. Darren Jones has created the world of Magnox for the Tenth Doctor and Brian to visit, and Jacob Dudman brings it to life pitch-perfectly.” About Time Lord Victorious:
Time Lord Victorious is a multi-platform Doctor Who multi-platform adventure in which partners including Penguin Random House, Doctor Who Magazine, Titan Comics, Escape Hunt, Big Finish Productions, Eaglemoss Hero Collector, Immersive Everywhere, Maze Theory, Demon Records, BBC Books and BBC Audio, unite to tell a brand new Doctor Who story.
Launching in Autumn 2020, Time Lord Victorious will tell a new and untold story, set within the Dark Times at the start of the universe, when even the Eternals were young. Following several Doctors across space and time as they defend their home planet from a terrible race, this is a story like no other.
The story will feature the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Doctors, companion Rose Tyler and monsters including the Daleks and the Ood, with more revealed over the coming months.
Further information about Time Lord Victorious can be found on DoctorWho.TV, where a timeline of product releases will be collated as products are announced.Bibliographic information:Pre-order links CD and download: 

Christopher Eccleston Returns to Doctor Who

Via DoctorWhoMerchandise:

Big Finish Productions, in association with BBC Studios announces the long-awaited return of Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor.

First seen on screen in 2005, Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor introduced a whole new generation of fans to Doctor Who.

Now he’s back, with a brand-new series of twelve fantastic full-cast audio adventures in space and time, due to be released across four box sets, starting with volume one in May 2021.

Christopher Eccleston said: “After 15 years it will be exciting to revisit the Ninth Doctor’s world, bringing back to life a character I love playing.”

Story details, writers and additional guest cast are being kept under wraps at present but this Doctor Who audio series promises to be, once again, the trip of a lifetime.

Doctor Who fans worldwide can now pre-order all four volumes, which are available in three formats – collector’s edition CD, digital download or limited edition gatefold triple LP vinyl – exclusively from the Big Finish website.

Big Finish’s Chairman, Jason Haigh-Ellery said: “I first talked to Christopher about returning to the role of the Doctor at a fan convention in February this year. Christopher said he was enjoying meeting the fans and was pleased that his Doctor was remembered so fondly. I am so pleased that Christopher has decided to return to the role with us – and I’m excited to welcome him to the Big Finish family as we discover the new adventures of the Ninth Doctor.”

Big Finish’s Creative Director, Nicholas Briggs, added: “Working with Chris was a very special time for me. The beginning of my Doctor Who TV career. So, writing for and directing him feels incredibly exciting. He’s such a powerful performer and it’ll be amazing to work with him again.”

Each of the four volumes in Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures will be released as a 4-disc collector’s edition box set or download containing three brand-new full cast audio adventures, plus a selection of behind-the-scenes extras.

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures is now available globally for pre-order exclusively at the Big Finish website (, from just £19.99.

Big Finish listeners can save by pre-ordering a bundle of the entire series for just £88 (as a collector’s edition box set) or £78 (as a download).

The Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures triple LP vinyls are strictly limited to a pressing of 1,000 per volume, and can be pre-ordered at £35.99 each, or £132 for the bundle of all four albums, again exclusively at the Big Finish website ( Please note: the vinyl editions do not include the behind-the-scenes extras.

CLASSIC DOCTOR WHO LOCKDOWN | Interlude | “The Time Meddler”

Set just after the Time Meddler, the final serial of the second season, the interlude shows Steven Taylor coming to grips with life in the TARDIS. Having just come on board in the previous story, The Chase, Steven is a bit overwhelmed and befuddled with his new life. The Doctor acts as guide to the young astronaut and introduces him to much of the bewildering magic of the TARDIS and the dangers they will encounter, such as the Daleks.

The Lockdown interlude is a wonderful story set within the 60’s era of Doctor Who. Please enjoy.

Doctor Who Robot review 1978

Taking a step back in time, here’s a review of Tom Baker’s premiere adventure, Robot. The review comes after Time-Life TV bought a series of episodes to run in the US.

Doctor Who
With Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Michael Kilgariff, Nicholas Courtney, Edward Burnham
Supplier: BBC-TV, Time-Life TV
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Christopher Barry
Writer: Terrance Dicks
30 Mins., Sat, 6:30 p.m.
WOR-TV New York

Variety Oct 25, 1978

A low-budget sci-fi spoof, the BBC’s “Doctor Who” is relatively harmless and entirely non-compelling. Time-Life now has 98 episodes in firstrun syndication and the show makes inoffensive filler, though there’s no reason to expect them to generate a great deal of excitement.

Tom Baker is engaging as the title character, and the plotting is too silly to detail. A fair amount of mad-scientist, amok-robot fun is had, however. – Mick.

Many episodes in America were accompanied by narration supplied by actor Howard Da Silva.

Doctor Who Time Lord Victorious available for pre-order

The Doctor Who multimedia event of the year will be kicking off in September with the release of the Titan comic. Set in the old times of Gallifrey, the story will involve novels, audios and other forms of media as the project evolves. Order from your local comic shop today!

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious #1
(Cover A Binding)
From: Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious
Universe: Doctor Who
Author: Jody Houser
Artist: Roberta Ingranata
Published by: Titan Comics

  • This item is available to pre-order.
  • Due for release: 2 September 2020.

A thrilling new adventure for the Tenth Doctor (as played by fan-favorite David Tennant) that sees the shocking return of his deadliest enemies: the Daleks! But things aren’t what they seem – time is all wrong, and something is coming that terrifies even the Daleks…

The first of two oversized issues kicking off the BBC’s highly anticipated multi-platform Doctor Who epic, TIME LORD VICTORIOUS!

Time Lord Victorious Figurines announced

Via Hollywood Reporter:

The Time War has grown so big, even figurines have become involved. Hero Collector, the high-end collectible company known for replicas of characters and vehicles from genre properties — has announced details of its offerings connected to the upcoming Doctor Who crossover event, Time Lord Victorious.

Running across 12 weeks, Time Lord Victorious is a transmedia project including Penguin Random House, BBC Books, Titan Comics, Panini’s Doctor Who Magazine, and audio producer Big Finish, featuring three different incarnations of the Doctor — the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth, to be precise — traveling through time and defending their home planet of Gallifrey from a mysterious threat.

In addition to already announced comic books and audio dramas, Hero Collector will be releasing four Time Lord Victorious box sets, each featuring two polyresin figurines at 1:21 scale. The first three sets will feature all-new Dalek designs created specifically for the Time Lord Victorious franchise, with the fourth featuring the Tenth Doctor himself in ornate and war-torn Gallifreyan robes.

The first set, featuring a Dalek drone and the new Dalek Emperor, will be released in late October, and is currently available for pre-order in the U.S. and in the U.K.Time Lord Victorious as a whole launches in September, and runs through January 2021.

Doctor Who – Stranded

The Eighth Doctor has enjoyed an unprecedented second life in audio adventures. With only two outings on screen he is one of the most mysterious incarnations of the Doctor, but the Big Finish productions have fleshed out this dashing romantic adventurer with flying colors. His latest adventure, however, will set him against a new foe, pedestrian life.

The TARDIS is gone. Stranded in one time and place, the Doctor, Liv and Helen seek refuge in Baker Street. But the house has changed: they now have neighbours – not all of them welcoming. And someone has a dire warning for the future.

The Doctor and friends face their greatest challenge yet: living one day after another, in 2020 London.

1.1 Lost Property by Matt Fitton

Trying to find a way to resume his travels, the Doctor calls in some old favours.

As the residents get to know the new arrivals, something else finds its way into Baker Street, seeding suspicion.

Helen meets a man with a very familiar face – and a terrible warning.

1.2 Wild Animals by John Dorney

After weeks of London living, some of the TARDIS crew are finding it easier to adjust than others.

Liv has found a new friend, but Helen is worried about the Doctor.

And when a tragic crime takes place, the Time Lord must learn the limits of his powers.

1.3 Must-See TV by Lisa McMullin

There are new arrivals in Baker Street: Sergeant Andy Davidson, and the helpful Mr Bird.

The Doctor isn’t happy that someone else in the house is more useful than him. When the residents’ TVs start to malfunction, he suspects foul play.

Someone is watching…

1.4 Divine Intervention by David K Barnes

As the Doctor becomes desperate, Helen and Liv advise him to accept their situation.

Liv makes a date – but gets more than she bargains for when the whole household comes along.

And when a threat from the future finally arrives, the Doctor is placed in real danger. It’s time for the truth to emerge…

Available on Big Finish