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The Eighth Doctor Adventures
Big Finish Productions audio drama
SeriesDoctor Who
FeaturingEighth Doctor
Executive producer(s)
Release date
  • November 2003 (2003-11) (retroactively)
  • November 2007 (2007-11) (actual)

The Eighth Doctor Adventures is a Big Finish Productions audio play series based on the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who. It sees the return of Paul McGann reprising his role as the Eighth Doctor from the 1996 television movie.

History[edit]

In 2001, Paul McGann became involved with Big Finish Productions producing adventures as the Eighth Doctor, a role he originated in the 1996 TV movie Doctor Who, as part of their ongoing Main Range. However, in 2007, due to the popularity of several of these titles on BBC Radio 7 (now known as BBC Radio 4 Extra), the BBC partnered with Big Finish to produce a series called The Eighth Doctor Adventures for BBC Radio 7 beginning with Blood of the Daleks, co-starring Sheridan Smith as the Doctor's latest companion Lucie Miller and featuring a guest appearance from a then fairly unknown Hayley Atwell.[1] This range would go on for a further three seasons of stories, with Lucie initially departing in the 2009 Christmas special Death in Blackpool. The fourth season brought in Niky Wardley as the Doctor's new companion Tamsin Drew and reintroduced Carole Ann Ford as the Doctor's granddaughter Susan Foreman from the original television series, with Sheridan returning as Lucie later in the season. The range concluded in 2011 with the fourth season finale To the Death, which saw the deaths of both Lucie and Tamsin in a grim ending for the Doctor.

After the original end of The Eighth Doctor Adventures, November 2012 saw the return of the Eighth Doctor in a new boxset entitled Dark Eyes starring McGann alongside Ruth Bradley as new companion Molly O'Sullivan. The box set was a commercial success and won the BBC Audio Drama award for Best Online or Non-Broadcast Drama.[2] This led to the commission of three further box sets continuing the Dark Eyes saga starting in 2014, which starred McGann and Bradley and introduced a second companion in Liv Chenka, played by BAFTA TV Award nominated actress Nicola Walker. Due to Bradley's limited availability, Molly was written out at the end of the third volume, though the character returned once more in the fourth volume played by Sorcha Cusack.

Following the success of Dark Eyes, the multi-volume boxset format was used extensively, starting with the four-part saga Doom Coalition from 2015 to 2017. McGann and Walker reprised their roles as the Eighth Doctor and Liv Chenka respectively, and were joined by new companion Helen Sinclair, portrayed by Hattie Morahan. It also featured the return of Alex Kingston as River Song in a recurring capacity, marking the first time elements from the revived iteration of the parent series Doctor Who appeared. Doom Coalition was followed by two more four-part sagas starring McGann, Walker, and Morahan as the Doctor, Liv, and Helen, which were entitled Ravenous (2018-2019) and Stranded (2020-2022). The end of Stranded depicted Liv's departure from the TARDIS, though it left a narrative gap for more adventures with the trio in the future.

Alongside the box sets with Liv and Helen, in 2017 Big Finish Productions began a new strand of stories set much later in the Eighth Doctor's life at the onset of the Time War. The Eighth Doctor: The Time War, as it was called, served as a prequel to The War Doctor and drew from the depiction of the Eighth Doctor in the 2013 minisode "The Night of the Doctor", which had marked McGann's first reprisal of the role on television since 1996 and also mentioned audio companions Charley, Lucie, Tamsin, and Molly on screen for the first time.[3] The series starred McGann alongside Rakhee Thakrar as his companion Bliss, and ran for four volumes through 2020. Additionally, two one-off box sets were released which featured the return of Sheridan Smith as Lucie Miller in 2019 and India Fisher as Charlotte Pollard in 2022 and were each set during their original runs.

In May 2020, Big Finish announced the Main Range would conclude in March 2021 and subsequently replaced with regular releases of each Doctor's adventures continuing in their own respective ranges.[4][5] A previously released special title from 2003 and all the boxset series with the Eighth Doctor were united under the umbrella banner of The Eighth Doctor Adventures as part of this change. Two new standalone boxsets What Lies Inside? and Connections were announced for release in 2022, which featured the returns of McGann, Walker, and Morahan as the Doctor, Liv, and Helen.

Cast and characters[edit]

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  •   A green cell indicates the actor is a main cast member.
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  •   A light blue cell indicates the actor is a guest or special guest cast member.

2003-2017[edit]

Actor Character Appearances
Sp. S1 S2 S3 Sp. S4 Dark Eyes Doom Coalition Time War
S1 S2 S3 S4 S1 S2 S3 S4 S1
Paul McGann The Doctor
India Fisher Charley Pollard Does not appear
Sheridan Smith Lucie Miller Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear
Carole Ann Ford Susan Foreman Does not appear Does not appear
Jake McGann Alex Campbell Does not appear Does not appear
Niky Wardley Tamsin Drew Does not appear Does not appear
Ruth Bradley Molly O'Sullivan Does not appear Does not appear
Sorcha Cusack Does not appear Does not appear
Nicola Walker Liv Chenka Does not appear Does not appear
Hattie Morahan Helen Sinclair Does not appear Does not appear
Alex Kingston River Song Does not appear Does not appear
Rakhee Thakrar Bliss Does not appear
Katarina Olsson The Headhunter Does not appear Does not appear
Graeme Garden The Monk Does not appear Does not appear
Rufus Hound Does not appear Does not appear
Alex MacQueen The Master Does not appear Does not appear
David Sibley The Eminence Does not appear Does not appear
Mark Bonnar The Eleven Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear
John Heffernan The Nine Does not appear Does not appear
Carolyn Pickles Cardinal Ollistra Does not appear Does not appear
Jacqueline Pearce Does not appear
Nicholas Briggs Daleks Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear
Cybermen Does not appear Does not appear
Ice Warriors Does not appear Does not appear

2018-present[edit]

Actor Character Appearances
RAV TW RAV Sp. TW RAV STR TW STR Sp. STR 2022A 2022B 2023A 2023B
S1 S2 S2 S3 S3 S4 S1 S4 S2 S3 S4
Paul McGann The Doctor
Nicola Walker Liv Chenka Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear TBA
Hattie Morahan Helen Sinclair Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear TBA
Mark Bonnar The Eleven Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear
Rakhee Thakrar Bliss Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear
India Fisher Charley Pollard Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear
Sheridan Smith Lucie Miller Does not appear Does not appear
Rebecca Root Tania Bell Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear
Tom Price Andy Davidson Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear
Jacqueline Pearce Cardinal Ollistra Does not appear Does not appear
Julia McKenzie The Twelve Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear
John Heffernan The Nine Does not appear Does not appear
Alex Kingston River Song Does not appear Does not appear
Joel James Davison Robin Bright-Thompson Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear
Clive Wood Mr. Bird Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear
Tom Baker The Curator Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear
Colin Baker Does not appear Does not appear
Nicholas Briggs Daleks Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear
Judoon Does not appear Does not appear

Notable Guests[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Adventures with Charlotte Pollard[edit]

Special (2003)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
"Living Legend"Gary RussellScott GrayEighth Doctor, CharleyNovember 2003 (2003-11)

Charlotte Pollard – The Further Adventuress (2022)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"The Mummy Speaks!"[6]Ken BentleyAlan BarnesEighth Doctor, CharleyJanuary 2022 (2022-01)
2"Eclipse"[6]Ken BentleyLisa McMullinEighth Doctor, CharleyJanuary 2022 (2022-01)
3"The Slaying of the Writhing Mass"[6]Ken BentleyEddie RobsonEighth Doctor, CharleyJanuary 2022 (2022-01)
4"Heart of Orion"[6]Ken BentleyNicholas BriggsEighth Doctor, Charley, Deeva JansenJanuary 2022 (2022-01)

Adventures with Lucie Miller[edit]

Series 1 (2007)[edit]

The first series of the Eighth Doctor Adventures began with Blood of the Daleks, a two part story spread across two separate releases and showcasing a more violent approach.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Blood of the Daleks (Part 1)"Nicholas BriggsSteve LyonsEighth Doctor, Lucie Miller, Daleks, the HeadhunterJanuary 2007 (2007-01)
2"Blood of the Daleks (Part 2)"Nicholas BriggsSteve LyonsEighth Doctor, Lucie, Daleks, the HeadhunterFebruary 2007 (2007-02)
3"Horror of Glam Rock"Barnaby EdwardsPaul MagrsEighth Doctor, Lucie, the HeadhunterMarch 2007 (2007-03)
4"Immortal Beloved"Jason Haigh-ElleryJonathan ClementsEighth Doctor, LucieApril 2007 (2007-04)
5"Phobos"Barnaby EdwardsEddie RobsonEighth Doctor, Lucie, the HeadhunterMay 2007 (2007-05)
6"No More Lies"Barnaby EdwardsPaul SuttonEighth Doctor, Lucie, the HeadhunterJune 2007 (2007-06)
7"Human Resources (Part 1)"Nicholas BriggsEddie RobsonEighth Doctor, Lucie, the HeadhunterJuly 2007 (2007-07)
8"Human Resources (Part 2)"Nicholas BriggsEddie RobsonEighth Doctor, Lucie, the Headhunter, CybermenAugust 2007 (2007-08)

Series 2 (2008)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Dead London"Barnaby EdwardsPat MillsEighth Doctor, LucieJanuary 2008 (2008-01)
2"Max Warp"Barnaby EdwardsJonathan MorrisEighth Doctor, LucieFebruary 2008 (2008-02)
3"Brave New Town"Jason Haigh-ElleryJonathan ClementsEighth Doctor, Lucie, AutonsMarch 2008 (2008-03)
4"The Skull of Sobek"Barnaby EdwardsMarc PlattEighth Doctor, LucieApril 2008 (2008-04)
5"Grand Theft Cosmos"Barnaby EdwardsEddie RobsonEighth Doctor, Lucie, the HeadhunterMay 2008 (2008-05)
6"The Zygon Who Fell to Earth"Barnaby EdwardsPaul MagrsEighth Doctor, Lucie, ZygonsJune 2008 (2008-06)
7"Sisters of the Flame (Part 1)"Nicholas BriggsNicholas BriggsEighth Doctor, Lucie, Sisterhood of KarnJuly 2008 (2008-07)
8"Vengeance of Morbius (Part 2)"Nicholas BriggsNicholas BriggsEighth Doctor, Lucie, MorbiusAugust 2008 (2008-08)

Series 3 (2009)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Orbis"Nicholas BriggsAlan Barnes, Nicholas BriggsEighth Doctor, Lucie, the HeadhunterMarch 2009 (2009-03)
2"Hothouse"Barnaby EdwardsJonathan MorrisEighth Doctor, Lucie, KrynoidsApril 2009 (2009-04)
3"The Beast of Orlok"Barnaby EdwardsBarnaby EdwardsEighth Doctor, LucieMay 2009 (2009-05)
4"Wirrn Dawn"Nicholas BriggsNicholas BriggsEighth Doctor, Lucie, WirrnJune 2009 (2009-06)
5"The Scapegoat"Nicholas BriggsPat MillsEighth Doctor, LucieJuly 2009 (2009-07)
6"The Cannibalists"Jason Haigh-ElleryJonathan MorrisEighth Doctor, LucieAugust 2009 (2009-08)
7"The Eight Truths (Part 1)"Nicholas BriggsEddie RobsonEighth Doctor, Lucie, the HeadhunterSeptember 2009 (2009-09)
8"Worldwide Web (Part 2)"Nicholas BriggsEddie RobsonEighth Doctor, Lucie, the Headhunter, the Eight LegsOctober 2009 (2009-10)

Series 4 (2009–11)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Death in Blackpool"Barnaby EdwardsAlan BarnesEighth Doctor, Lucie, ZygonsDecember 2009 (2009-12)
2"Situation Vacant"Nicholas BriggsEddie RobsonEighth Doctor, Tamsin DrewJuly 2010 (2010-07)
3"Nevermore"Nicholas BriggsAlan BarnesEighth Doctor, TamsinAugust 2010 (2010-08)
4"The Book of Kells"Barnaby EdwardsBarnaby EdwardsEighth Doctor, Tamsin, the Monk, LucieSeptember 2010 (2010-09)
5"Deimos (Part 1)"Barnaby EdwardsJonathan MorrisEighth Doctor, Tamsin, Ice WarriorsOctober 2010 (2010-10)
6"The Resurrection of Mars (Part 2)"Barnaby EdwardsJonathan MorrisEighth Doctor, Tamsin, Lucie, Ice Warriors, the MonkNovember 2010 (2010-11)
7"Relative Dimensions"Barnaby EdwardsMarc PlattEighth Doctor, Lucie, Susan Foreman, Alex CampbellDecember 2010 (2010-12)
8"Prisoner of the Sun"Jason Haigh-ElleryEddie RobsonEighth DoctorJanuary 2011 (2011-01)
9"Lucie Miller (Part 1)"Nicholas BriggsNicholas BriggsEighth Doctor, Lucie, Tamsin, Susan, Alex, the Monk, DaleksFebruary 2011 (2011-02)
10"To the Death (Part 2)"Nicholas BriggsNicholas BriggsEighth Doctor, Lucie, Tamsin, Susan, Alex, the Monk, DaleksMarch 2011 (2011-03)

Special (2010)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
"An Earthly Child"Nicholas BriggsMarc PlattEighth Doctor, Susan Foreman, Alex CampbellDecember 2010 (2010-12)

The Further Adventures of Lucie Miller (2019)[edit]

Announced in August 2018, this series is set between the first and second series of audio adventures.[7]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"The Dalek Trap"Nicholas BriggsNicholas BriggsEighth Doctor, Lucie, DaleksJuly 2019 (2019-07)
2"The Revolution Game"Nicholas BriggsAlice CavenderEighth Doctor, LucieJuly 2019 (2019-07)
3"The House on the Edge of Chaos"Nicholas BriggsEddie RobsonEighth Doctor, LucieJuly 2019 (2019-07)
4"Island of the Fendahl"Nicholas BriggsAlan BarnesEighth Doctor, Lucie, The FendahlJuly 2019 (2019-07)

Dark Eyes[edit]

Series 1 (2012)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"The Great War"Nicholas BriggsNicholas BriggsEighth Doctor, Molly O'Sullivan, DaleksNovember 2012 (2012-11)
After a devastating encounter with the Daleks, the Doctor is searching for hope. At this delicate moment in his life, the Time Lords send him on an important mission. Tracking down a DNA trace, he arrives in World War I, where he finds a Voluntary Aid Detachment nursing assistant with unusually dark eyes named Molly O’Sullivan.
2"Fugitives"Nicholas BriggsNicholas BriggsEighth Doctor, Molly, Sally Armstrong, DaleksNovember 2012 (2012-11)
The Doctor and Molly are on the run from the Daleks. They escape into the near future, World War II and then further to 1972, where a woman is waiting for him, following the instructions the Doctor hasn't yet given.
3"Tangled Web"Nicholas BriggsNicholas BriggsEighth Doctor, Molly, DaleksNovember 2012 (2012-11)
Molly has enjoyed several adventures with the Doctor, but her past still haunts her. To discover the truth, they go back to an incident that occurred in 1893, when she was only two years old.
4"X and the Daleks"Nicholas BriggsNicholas BriggsEighth Doctor, Molly, DaleksNovember 2012 (2012-11)
The Doctor suddenly finds himself on planet Srangor, an innocent world conquered by the Daleks for a top secret plan that centers around Molly O'Sullivan.

Series 2 (2014)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"The Traitor"Nicholas BriggsNicholas BriggsEighth Doctor, Liv Chenka, DaleksFebruary 2014 (2014-02)
The human colony planet Nixyce VII falls under Dalek occupation. Medical technician Liv Chenka is used by the Dalek Time Controller to give medical care to the natives of Nixyce VII used as slaves by the Daleks. It was in that situation that she encountered the Eighth Doctor, which was actually the second time they met (as she had previously met the Seventh Doctor). After she was convinced of his identity, she helped him with his plans to turn the Daleks against a nearby fleet of the gaseous entity and psychic force known as the Eminence.
2"The White Room"Nicholas BriggsAlan BarnesEighth Doctor, Molly O'Sullivan, ViyransFebruary 2014 (2014-02)
In 1918, Molly O'Sullivan, now living in Baker Street in London, must join the Doctor once again when they have an encounter with the Viyrans.
3"Time's Horizon"Nicholas BriggsMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Molly, Liv, the EminenceFebruary 2014 (2014-02)
The Doctor and Molly travel to the edge of the universe and find the cryo-ship Orpheus, where they discover that Liv Chenka is among the ship's crew. As it turns out, Liv and several others escaped the Dalek invasion of Nixyce VII on board the ship, but she suffered severe radiation poisoning as a result, which condemned her to death. Because of this, she signed up as a med-tech on the ship and went into cryo-sleep. Shortly after the Doctor and Molly encounter Liv, the ship comes under attack by the Eminence, and it began to possess the crew. After defeating the Eminence, Molly and the Doctor were joined on their travels by Liv.
4"Eyes of the Master"Nicholas BriggsMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Molly, Liv, the Master, Sally Armstrong, the EminenceFebruary 2014 (2014-02)
The Doctor, Molly and Liv arrive back on Earth in the 1970s to investigate the Ides Institute. There, Molly and Liv help the Doctor defeat the Master, who is trying to gain control over the Eminence. After both the Master and the Eminence were defeated, the Doctor made Molly and Liv stay behind in Baker Street in London while he traveled to Nixyce VII to play out the events in which Liv first met him. One night, Molly is kidnapped by the Master and his assistant, Sally Armstrong.

Series 3 (2014)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"The Death of Hope"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Molly O'Sullivan, Sally Armstrong, Narvin, the Master, the EminenceNovember 2014 (2014-11)
Heron's world, Coloney Ro351. A defeated, desolate backwater world, a human settlement chewed up and spat out by the Enimence war. Now the survivors may face an even greater threat than the Infinite Armies that surround them. Because a man has appeared from nowhere and claims to offer salvation. A man with a magic travelling box, and a dark-eyed assistant named Molly O'Sullivan. Much more hangs on the fate of Hope Gardner than anyone around her knows. Because the Doctor is watching...
2"The Reviled"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Liv Chenka, Sally, Narvin, the Master, the EminenceNovember 2014 (2014-11)
Above the jungle world of Ramosa, the Eminence war is raging. Sensing the growing threat, the native Ramossans have risen up against the human colonists in their midst and regained control of their planet. While Sally Armstrong negotiates on behalf of her silent partner, Narvin sends in the Doctor and Liv Chenka to try to make a difference. But what is his true agenda? And can the Doctor really hope to save everyone on a world where humanity is despised?
3"Masterplan"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Liv, Molly, Sally, Narvin, the Master, the EminenceNovember 2014 (2014-11)
When the Doctor decides to stop a war, the last thing he expects is to be trapped aboard a doomed spaceship with his oldest friend – who just happens to also be his oldest enemy. The Master is just as surprised: this isn't part of his masterplan. Meanwhile, Liv and Sally tiptoe around a brilliant and dangerous man. Professor Markus Schriver is a genius in the field of teleportation and neural manipulation. Unfortunately, he is also insane. The clock is ticking, and not everyone can make it out alive...
4"Rule of the Eminence"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Liv, Molly, Narvin, the Master, the EminenceNovember 2014 (2014-11)
History tells us that humanity will win the war against the Eminence. That Grand Administrator Walter Vincent will welcome home the sons and daughters of fighting and starvation. The newscasters of Alliance Update will announce across the Ten Systems that planet Earth is open for business, its air purified and its people victorious. The Eminence will be no more. This is all a matter of historical fact. But the Doctor and the Master both know, history can be rewritten. Every line.

Series 4 (2015)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"A Life in the Day"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Liv ChenkaMarch 2015 (2015-03)
The Doctor and Liv return to post-World War I London, looking for Molly. The Doctor goes to see Kitty Donaldson, Molly's former employer, and experiences a disturbance in time. Liv strikes up a friendship with Kitty's brother, war veteran Martin, who seems to have a secret. In the meantime, a mysterious woman is hunting them down...
2"The Monster of Montmartre"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Liv, the Master, DaleksMarch 2015 (2015-03)
The Doctor and Liv's ongoing investigations see them cross the channel and journey to Paris, where the doctor befriends Christian Favreau, a penniless artist, and the pair encounter the mysterious owner of a new nightclub, cross swords with criminals… and hear of a monster stalking the streets.
3"Master of the Daleks"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Liv, Molly O'Sullivan, the Master, Daleks, SontaransMarch 2015 (2015-03)
Liv is disgusted to discover that the Master is working with the Daleks. The Daleks cause a new timeline, in which Molly is living in Moscow, 1961 under the name of Mary Carter. There, a Sontaran named Rastel orders her to look after the Doctor. She pretended to not recognise him at first, but this was a deception; and Liv subsequently blew her cover. Meanwhile, the Master wanted Molly to stabilise the timeline.
4"Eye of Darkness"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Liv, Molly, Daleks, the EminenceMarch 2015 (2015-03)
The Dalek Time Controller takes Liv and Molly to the Eye of Orion to witness the birth of the Eminence, and to make Liv transfer his mind into the gas the Eminence were composed of, but she refused. Realizing that because of the retro-genitor particles she was still linked with the Time Controller, and that if either of them died they would both die, Molly sacrificed her own life so that the Time Controller could die, and she became part of the Eminence. She then used the Time Controller's link with the time vortex to send the Eminence to the end of the universe.

Doom Coalition[edit]

Series 1 (2015)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"The Eleven"Ken BentleyMatt FittonSeventh Doctor, Eighth Doctor, Liv Chenka, the Eleven, PadracOctober 2015 (2015-10)
2"The Red Lady"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen Sinclair, CaleeraOctober 2015 (2015-10)
3"The Galileo Trap"Ken BentleyMarc PlattEighth Doctor, Liv, HelenOctober 2015 (2015-10)
4"The Satanic Mill"Ken BentleyEdward CollierEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, the Eleven, PadracOctober 2015 (2015-10)

Series 2 (2016)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Beachhead"Ken BentleyNicholas BriggsEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, VoordMarch 2016 (2016-03)
2"Scenes from Her Life"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, Caleera, the ElevenMarch 2016 (2016-03)
3"The Gift"Ken BentleyMarc PlattEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, CaleeraMarch 2016 (2016-03)
4"The Sonomancer"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, River Song, Caleera, the ElevenMarch 2016 (2016-03)

Series 3 (2016)[edit]

Doom Coalition 3 was released in September 2016 and is directed by Ken Bentley.[8]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Absent Friends"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Liv, HelenSeptember 2016 (2016-09)
2"The Eighth Piece"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, River, the Eight, the ClocksmithSeptember 2016 (2016-09)
3"The Doomsday Chronometer"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, River, the Eight, the ClocksmithSeptember 2016 (2016-09)
4"The Crucible of Souls"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, River, the Nine, PadracSeptember 2016 (2016-09)

Series 4 (2017)[edit]

Doom Coalition 4 was released in March 2017 and is directed by Ken Bentley.[9]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Ship in a Bottle"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Liv, HelenMarch 2017 (2017-03)
2"Songs of Love"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, River, Padrac, Caleera, the ElevenMarch 2017 (2017-03)
3"The Side of the Angels"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, Ollistra, Caleera, the Eleven, the Monk, Weeping AngelsMarch 2017 (2017-03)
4"Stop the Clock"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, the Eleven, Padrac, CaleeraMarch 2017 (2017-03)

The Eighth Doctor: The Time War[edit]

Series 1 (2017)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"The Starship of Theseus"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Sheena, Bliss, DaleksOctober 2017 (2017-10)
A trip to a pleasure cruiser becomes complicated when the Time War starts to twist its history.
2"Echoes of War"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Bliss, DaleksOctober 2017 (2017-10)
Trapped on a planet in the middle of the Time War, the Doctor's only hope to get the Theseus survivors to safety is an amnesiac Dalek.
3"The Conscript"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Bliss, Ollistra, DaleksOctober 2017 (2017-10)
The Doctor is forced to take part in training sessions for the Time Lord army.
4"One Life"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Bliss, Ollistra, DaleksOctober 2017 (2017-10)
A Dalek attack uncovers the secret behind the original attack on the Theseus.

Series 2 (2018)[edit]

This was the final box set to feature Jacqueline Pearce as Ollistra before her death in September 2018.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"The Lords of Terror"Ken BentleyJonathan MorrisEighth Doctor, Bliss, DaleksJuly 2018 (2018-07)
The Doctor attempts to take Bliss home, but discovers that her world's history has been corrupted by the Time Lords to turn it into a weapons facility.
2"Planet of the Ogrons"Ken BentleyGuy AdamsEighth Doctor, Bliss, Daleks, the Twelve, OgronsJuly 2018 (2018-07)
The Twelve- now female and relying on a neural inhibitor to keep her personalities in check- recruits the Doctor and Bliss to investigate reports of an Ogron with Time Lord DNA who may be a regenerated Doctor.
3"In the Garden of Death"Ken BentleyGuy AdamsEighth Doctor, Bliss, Daleks, the TwelveJuly 2018 (2018-07)
Trapped in a Dalek prison with their memories erased, the Doctor, Bliss and the Twelve must find a way out before the Daleks get the information they're after.
4"Jonah"Ken BentleyTimothy X AtackEighth Doctor, Bliss, Daleks, Ollistra, the TwelveJuly 2018 (2018-07)
The Doctor is forced to command a submarine patrol on a distant planet to find a mysterious creature.

Series 3 (2019)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"State of Bliss"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, BlissAugust 2019 (2019-08)
The Doctor's attempt to investigate Bliss's past becomes more complex when they are drawn into the lives Bliss might have lived.
2"The Famished Lands"Ken BentleyLisa McMullinEighth Doctor, BlissAugust 2019 (2019-08)
A trip to a world ravaged by the Time War reveals the terrible lengths the population have gone to in order to escape starvation.
3"Fugitive in Time"Ken BentleyRoland MooreEighth Doctor, BlissAugust 2019 (2019-08)
The Doctor must help find the last survivor of a people erased from existence by the Time Lords due to their dangerous time-travel experiments.
4"The War Valeyard"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Bliss, The ValeyardAugust 2019 (2019-08)
A series of nightmares lead the Doctor to discover that the Valeyard has been restored and is now fighting in the Time War.

Series 4 (2020)[edit]

This box set features Ken Bones reprising his role of the General, a character who appeared in the Fiftieth Anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor" in 2013 and made one final appearance in the Series 9 episode "Hell Bent" in 2015.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Palindrome – Part 1"Helen GoldwynJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Bliss, Davros, DaleksSeptember 2020 (2020-09)
2"Palindrome – Part 2"Helen GoldwynJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Bliss, Davros, DaleksSeptember 2020 (2020-09)
The Daleks have been all but erased from history, but the Dalek Time Strategist has made contact with an alternate version of Davros as part of a plan to restart the War...
3"Dreadshade"Helen GoldwynLisa McMullinEighth Doctor, Bliss, The General, the TwelveSeptember 2020 (2020-09)
With almost all Time Lords having lost their memory of their old foe, the Twelve escapes custody and attempts to make a power grab on Gallifrey itself.
4"Restoration of the Daleks"Helen GoldwynMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Daleks, DavrosSeptember 2020 (2020-09)
The restored Davros comes into conflict with the Dalek Emperor as the Daleks restart the Time War.

Ravenous[edit]

Series 1 (2018)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Their Finest Hour"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Liv Chenka, Winston ChurchillApril 2018 (2018-04)
As they begin their search for Helen, the Doctor and Liv are drawn to World War Two to assist Churchill in investigating an apparent new weapon.
2"How to Make a Killing in Time Travel"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, LivApril 2018 (2018-04)
The search for Helen is further interrupted when the Doctor investigates the temporal distortions of a new form of time travel.
3"World of Damnation"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen Sinclair, the Eleven, KandymanApril 2018 (2018-04)
The Doctor and Liv trace Helen to an alien prison, but are shocked to learn that she is attempting to help the Eleven.
4"Sweet Salvation"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, the Eleven, KandymanApril 2018 (2018-04)
The true agenda of the Eleven and the restored Kandyman is revealed.

Series 2 (2018)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Escape from Kaldor"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, Voc RobotsOctober 2018 (2018-10)
An attempt to take Liv home to visit her family results in the TARDIS crew becoming caught up in a botched robbery attempt.
2"Better Watch Out"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Liv, HelenOctober 2018 (2018-10)
The Doctor's attempt to take his companions on a holiday in twentieth-century Salzburg results in them becoming caught up in a living nightmare when the mythical Krampus comes to life.
3"Fairytale of Salzburg"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Liv, HelenOctober 2018 (2018-10)
With the Doctor unavailable, Helen must resort to desperate measures to stop the Krampus.
4"Seizure"Ken BentleyGuy AdamsEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, the ElevenOctober 2018 (2018-10)
Responding to a distress call from an old TARDIS, the Doctor, Liv and Helen find the Eleven, who is being hunted by the one being even the Time Lords fear...

Series 3 (2019)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Deeptime Frontier"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Liv, HelenApril 2019 (2019-04)
On a distant Time Lord research facility, the Doctor, Liv and Helen attempt to learn more about their new enemy.
2"Companion Piece"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, Charley Pollard, River Song, Bliss, the NineApril 2019 (2019-04)
With the Doctor missing, Liv and Helen are captured by the Nine as he attempts to use River Song to assemble a 'collection' of all of the Doctor's companions, forcing Liv and Helen to work with their predecessors (and even a potential successor) to escape his prison.
3"L.E.G.E.N.D"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, the ElevenApril 2019 (2019-04)
Forced into an alliance with the Eleven, the Doctor, Liv and Helen attempt to research the Ravenous, but find themselves fighting to protect the Brothers Grimm in the process.
4"The Odds Against"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, the Nine, the ElevenApril 2019 (2019-04)
Tracing a lead to the location where the Ravenous apparently originally emerged into the universe, the TARDIS crew fall into an unexpected trap.

Series 4 (2019)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Whisper"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, The ElevenOctober 2019 (2019-10)
An attempt to get the Eleven examined by a professional leads to the TARDIS arriving on a particularly dangerous planet.
2"Planet of Dust"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, The Eleven, The MasterOctober 2019 (2019-10)
The Eleven's request that he be left on a particular planet to meditate is part of a hunt for a dangerous secret, but the Master is after the same thing.
3"Day of the Master – Part 1"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, The Eleven, The MasterOctober 2019 (2019-10)
As the Eleven's alliance with the Ravenous continues, the Doctor, Liv and Helen are separated across time, and their only ally in each time period is a different incarnation of the Master.
4"Day of the Master – Part 2"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, The Eleven, The MasterOctober 2019 (2019-10)
As the Doctor, Liv and Helen come back together, the Ravenous's plans with the Eleven come to fruition, and the only hope for existence is an ancient Time Lord legend and an alliance between the three Masters.

Stranded[edit]

Series 1 (2020)[edit]

Featuring the first appearance of Tania Bell (Rebecca Root), the first transgender companion in any Doctor Who media.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Lost Property"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Helen, Liv, Tania Root, Robin Bright-Davison, The CuratorJune 2020 (2020-06)
2"Wild Animals"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Helen, Liv, TaniaJune 2020 (2020-06)
3"Must-See TV"Ken BentleyLisa McMullinEighth Doctor, Helen, Liv, Tania, Andy Davidson, Robin, Mr. BirdJune 2020 (2020-06)
4"Divine Intervention"Ken BentleyDavid K BarnesEighth Doctor, Helen, Liv, Tania, Andy, RobinJune 2020 (2020-06)

Series 2 (2021)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Dead Time"Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, Tania, Andy, RobinMarch 2021 (2021-03)
2"UNIT Dating"Ken BentleyRoy GillEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, Tania, Andy, the BrigadierMarch 2021 (2021-03)
3"Baker Street Irregulars"Ken BentleyLisa McMullinEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, Tania, AndyMarch 2021 (2021-03)
4"The Long Way Round"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, Tania, Andy, RobinMarch 2021 (2021-03)

Series 3 (2021)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Patience"[10]Ken BentleyTim FoleyEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, Tania, Andy, JudoonDecember 2021 (2021-12)[10]
2"Twisted Folklore"[10]Ken BentleyLizzie HopleyEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, Tania, AndyDecember 2021 (2021-12)[10]
3"Snow"[10]Ken BentleyJames KettleEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, Tania, AndyDecember 2021 (2021-12)[10]
4"What Just Happened?"[10]Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, Tania, Andy, RobinDecember 2021 (2021-12)[10]

Series 4 (2022)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Crossed Lines"[11]Ken BentleyMatt FittonEighth Doctor, Helen, Liv, Tania, Mr. Bird, Robin, The CuratorApril 2022 (2022-04)
2"Get Andy"[11]Ken BentleyLisa McMullinEighth Doctor, Helen, Liv, Andy, Mr. BirdApril 2022 (2022-04)
3"The Keys of Baker Street"[11]Ken BentleyRoy GillEighth Doctor, Helen, Liv, Tania, Andy, Mr. Bird, Robin, The CuratorApril 2022 (2022-04)
4"Best Year Ever"[11]Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Liv, Helen, Tania, AndyApril 2022 (2022-04)

What Lies Inside?[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Paradox of the Daleks (Part 1)"[12]Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Helen, Liv, DaleksNovember 2022 (2022-11)
2"Paradox of the Daleks (Part 2)"[12]Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Helen, Liv, DaleksNovember 2022 (2022-11)
3"The Dalby Spook"[12]Ken BentleyLauren Mooney & Stewart PringleEighth Doctor, Helen, LivNovember 2022 (2022-11)

Connections[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Here Lies Drax"[13]Ken BentleyJohn DorneyEighth Doctor, Helen, LivDecember 2022 (2022-12)
2"The Love Vampires"[13]Ken BentleyJames KettleEighth Doctor, Helen, LivDecember 2022 (2022-12)
3"Albie's Angels"[13]Ken BentleyRoy GillEighth Doctor, Helen, Liv, Weeping AngelsDecember 2022 (2022-12)

The Eighth Doctor Adventures 2023A[edit]

Two boxsets have been scheduled for 2023. Very few details have been revealed including casting details though McGann is expected to return. The first is scheduled for November 2023.[14]

The Eighth Doctor Adventures 2023B[edit]

The second is scheduled for December 2023.[15]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award ceremony Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2014 BBC Audio Drama Awards Best Online or Non-Broadcast Drama Dark Eyes Won [2]
2016 Scribe Awards Best Audio Doom Coalition 1: "The Red Lady" Won [16]
2017 BBC Audio Drama Awards Best Online Only Audio Drama Doom Coalition 3: "Absent Friends" Won [17]
2021 Audie Awards Audio Drama Stranded 1 Won [18]

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