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August 20th, 2018 47 comments

Big Finish Doctor Who: The Legacy of Time

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In 2019 Big Finish will celebrate 20 years of creating Doctor Who stories on audio, and it’s doing so in style with The Legacy of Time – the biggest audio crossover event ever! Six hour-long stories see characters from the entire history of Doctor Who crossing paths – some for the very first time – Classic and New Series Doctor Who will collide!

An epic six story set celebrating 20 years of Doctor Who at Big Finish!

1. Lies in Ruins by James Goss

2. The Split Infinitive by John Dorney

3. The Sacrifice of Jo Grant by Guy Adams

4. TBA by Matt Fitton

5. The Avenues of Possibility by Jonathan Morris

6. Collision Course by Guy Adams

More details to follow

Written By: James Goss, John Dorney, Guy Adams, Matt Fitton, Jonny Morris
Directed By: Ken Bentley


Tom Baker (The Doctor), Peter Davison (The Doctor), Colin Baker (The Doctor), Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Paul McGann (The Doctor), Tim Treloar (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), Louise Jameson (Leela), River Song (Alex Kingston), Bernice Summerfield (Lisa Bowerman), Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave), Ingrid Oliver (Osgood), Jo Grant (Katy Manning), Simon Williams (Group Captain Gilmore), Pamela Salem (Rachel Jensen), Karen Gledhill (Allison Williams), Hugh Ross (Sir Toby Kinsella), Sophie Aldred (Ace), India Fisher (Charlotte Pollard), Anna Hope (DI Patricia Menzies)

More cast details to follow

Producer David Richardson
Script Editors Guy Adams, Matt Fitton
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Categorised under: Big Finish, CD, Featured


  • Anonymous

    July 2nd, 2019 - 6:31pm

    I was wondering if anyone knows the exact date of when The Legacy of time is released?

  • Anonymous

    June 14th, 2019 - 4:17pm

    I wonder if they will have seperate artwork for each episode disc, that would be cool.

  • Anonymous

    November 13th, 2018 - 5:26pm

    Big Finish recently announced that the Matt Fitton story is called “Relative Time”, and features the Fifth Doctor, Jenny (Georgia Tennant) and the Nine (John Heffernan). Below is the synopsis:

    Disaster strikes inside the Time Vortex, throwing together the Fifth Doctor and his future daughter Jenny – and the Nine sees an opportunity to steal something huge.

  • Anonymous

    August 25th, 2018 - 12:03pm

    For those interested, it’s
    8 with Benny and River (going by the episode titles, that’s probably ‘Lies in Ruins’)
    3 with Jo and new UNIT (perhaps both older and younger Jo – older Jo is on the cover anyway)
    4 with Romana and Leela on Gallifrey
    6 with Charley and D.I. Menzies
    7 with Ace and Counter-Measures
    Nobody has been announced for the 5th Doctor, so presumably that’s the TBA story.

    • The Outcast

      August 25th, 2018 - 1:17pm

      Doing some guess work.

      1: 4th Doctor
      2: 8th Doctor
      3: 3rd Doctor
      4: 5th Doctor
      5: 7th Doctor
      6: 6th Doctor

      Based of the cast listings, I think this is the order of the stories (though I’d agree that the 1st one sounds more like the River & Benny story with 8). Lalla Ward and Louise Jameson are listed first, then Alex Kingston and Lisa Bowman, which kinda indicates that they’ll be appearing first.

    • Anonymous

      August 25th, 2018 - 2:48pm

      Jonny Morris confirmed on Twitter that he wrote the 6th Doctor story, so that’s episode 5.

    • The Outcast

      August 25th, 2018 - 3:13pm

      OK. So, just swap around 6 and 7 and 8 and 4 and we have the order (unless 4’s is the final story and 7’s is the second)

      SO the order is:
      8th Doctor
      4th Doctor (or 7th)
      3rd Doctor
      5th Doctor
      6th Doctor
      7th Doctor (or 4th)

    • Anonymous

      October 21st, 2018 - 5:58pm

      Guys, I have a theory: the 5th Doctor story will be set in the Time War. Think about it; all the other details have been mentioned (including the fact that one story would be set in the Time War). The Fourth Doctor will be on Gallifrey with Leela and Romana, so that’s definitely out of the question, and none of the other Doctors’ stories have anything to do with the Time War.
      And if it is set in the Time War, then that explains why Big Finish are so hush-hush about it; they don’t want to give any spoilers away.

  • Simon Wood

    August 24th, 2018 - 7:54am

    Does anyone know if the box will be the same as light at the end/ worlds of Doctor who etc ?

    • Gordon

      August 24th, 2018 - 8:28am

      I’d be surprised if it’s not

    • Anonymous

      August 24th, 2018 - 7:15pm

      The product format is listed as ‘deluxe slipcover book’ which is the same as those two

  • Doctorwho/bigfinishmything

    August 23rd, 2018 - 10:30pm

    Already got my copy I work for Big Finish! Great Audio

    • J45ON96

      August 25th, 2018 - 8:59am

      Hahaha no.

    • Gordon

      August 25th, 2018 - 10:58am

      I’ve heard Peter Davison hasn’t even recorded his bit

    • Anonymous

      August 25th, 2018 - 11:58am

      Well his companion/s haven’t been announced and there’s a TBA story…

    • Doctorwho/bigfinishmything

      August 28th, 2018 - 1:22pm

      I only have one story not all of them!


    August 22nd, 2018 - 11:34am

    It’s sad because Jack and Litefoot would probably gonna be in this!

    • Anonymous

      August 22nd, 2018 - 11:36am



    August 21st, 2018 - 9:42am


    • Gordon

      August 22nd, 2018 - 9:19am

      Maybe he just wasn’t available on the dates they wanted him

    • TARDIS H

      August 22nd, 2018 - 11:29am

      We could have had River and Jack!!!

    • TARDIS H

      August 22nd, 2018 - 11:31am

      Also Torchwood and Class are a big part of Doctor who so why not all of the spin offs like Jenny and Lady Christina and maybe even Churchill and New Earth.
      If they are trying to show how big the whoniverse is then why not?!

    • TARDIS H

      August 22nd, 2018 - 11:35am

      Also it would have been good to have doctors 1,2 and 10 here!! Atleast the first 2!

    • Anonymous

      August 22nd, 2018 - 1:47pm

      I suppose there are only so many characters you can fit in one box set without affecting the quality of the story but there is hope as Jason Haigh-Ellery said that it would be a “celebration of it all, with lots of surprise returns and references”

    • whofan36

      August 22nd, 2018 - 3:09pm

      It needs to be remembered that this not a celebration of Doctor Who as a whole but a celebration of Doctor Who at Big Finish. Class has only just begun on Big Finish and has not had a chance to grow its series yet like older ranges have. Also the way Big Finish are treating the Torchwood line it makes sense that Torchwood aint in this.

    • Anonymous

      August 22nd, 2018 - 5:08pm

      Sorry whofan36 but what do you mean by “the way Big Finish are treating the Torchwood line”? They’re getting a lot of great stuff out of it, I don’t think a cameo in this would be unreasonable? I agree with your point about Class though


      August 22nd, 2018 - 5:59pm

      Torchwood are just as important as UNIT so should at least appear in cameo form

    • Gordon

      August 22nd, 2018 - 9:07pm

      Think what whofan36 means is Big finish are treating torchwood separate from doctor who so it makes sense to not use them in a celebration of 20 years of doctor who at big finish. They haven’t really crossed over into doctor who whereas unit counter measures river Bernice etc have on more than 1 occasion.

    • whofan36

      August 22nd, 2018 - 9:11pm

      I dont mean that Torchwood is so bad that is should not be considered I actually really love the Torchwood range but unlike a lot of there other Doctor Who spin offs which seem to stick close to the parent brand Torchwood seems to be sticking to its own thing. the “From the Worlds of Doctor Who” is not on any of the Torchwood audios. It seems to me that they are trying to separate the Torchwood and Doctor Who brands somewhat so it would make sense that Torchwood might not be in this set. However I would love to be proven wrong and that Torchwood is in this set.

    • Anonymous

      August 23rd, 2018 - 12:44am

      Ah okay, thanks Gordon and whofan36 for clarifying, I do certainly agree with you, Torchwood really has grown as its own independent range at Big Finish with very little leaning on its parent show and that’s a good point about the branding, although I believe the “From the Worlds of Doctor Who” branding was on The Lives of Captain Jack so perhaps there’s a stronger case for at least him in this. Whatever the case, my order email said it’s out on 31st July so we’ve got a long wait ahead unfortunately

    • whofan36

      August 23rd, 2018 - 1:02pm

      That release date will not be the actual release date. All releases get the same automatic release date of the last day of the month so it will be out earlier in July than that

    • Anonymous

      August 23rd, 2018 - 2:59pm

      I don’t preorder things very often so that’s helpful to know, thank you

    • Anonymous

      October 21st, 2018 - 6:00pm

      Anonymous does have a point – Torchwood did get a cameo in Damaged Goods, after all…

  • The Myrka

    August 21st, 2018 - 8:07am

    Should we think a bit more critically about this release? I mean is it going to be much more than fan service?

    • Anonymous

      August 21st, 2018 - 8:24am

      It probably is, but fan service is better than nothing at all
      But seriously £45
      I would put that down to £35 at the most

    • Doctor Stu

      August 21st, 2018 - 8:35am

      No more than that 50th anniversary

    • Luke

      August 21st, 2018 - 9:02am

      It works out as only £7.50 per CD, so it’s fairly worth it when you’re getting 6 in the box set

    • J45ON96

      August 25th, 2018 - 9:02am

      You’re actually getting 8 discs, 6 hours of story and two hours of behind the scenes and interviews. Even more value!

  • Anonymous

    August 20th, 2018 - 4:27pm

    Guy: Avengers Infinity War is the biggest crossover in history

    Me: shows this

    • DannyTheNerd

      August 20th, 2018 - 6:40pm


    • Colin

      August 20th, 2018 - 7:40pm

      Call me crazy …but its entirely possible david tennant coild feature here 😀 imagine that !!

      Even without the above this sounds like an amazing box set

    • Anonymous

      August 20th, 2018 - 8:52pm

      Just add the first and second doctors and I will be satisfied

  • Anonymous

    August 20th, 2018 - 3:01pm

    Would have loved to have seen torchwood in this… but I’m so hyped anyway!!!!!


    August 20th, 2018 - 1:02pm

    I never, ever thought I’d see Captain Gilmore, River Song, Romana, Jo and 6 Doctors on the one cover. There’s a lot of Big Finish I haven’t bought but I think I need to get this.

  • DalekAgent

    August 20th, 2018 - 10:34am

    My jaw literally dropped when i read this, I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS!!!

  • The Brigadier@2013

    August 20th, 2018 - 10:14am

    Permission to squee?! Permission granted!

  • DannyTheNerd

    August 20th, 2018 - 9:48am

    Holey moley, I need this!


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