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Big Finish Eighth Doctor Adventures Dark Eyes 1

Eighth Doctor Box Set 1: Doctor Who – Dark Eyes

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In the aftermath of To The Death…

An epic, box set adventure, taking the Doctor on a desperate journey through space and time.

Part One. The Great War – The Doctor is heading to ‘the edge’ and beyond. But the Time Lords have other ideas. On Earth, during the First World War, Molly O’Sullivan works hard as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nursing assistant. How can her destiny be bound up with that of the Doctor’s?

Part Two: Fugitives

With the first objective of his mission reached, almost nothing is going to plan for the Doctor. He finds he cannot contact or return to the Time Lord’s home planet, Gallifrey. And just when Molly O’Sullivan thinks she’s escaped one conflict, she finds herself in the thick of another one.

What is it that connects the Doctor, the Daleks and the mysterious Ides Scientific Institute?

Part Three: Tangled Web

Something happened when Molly O’Sullivan was just two years old, and the Doctor thinks it’s high time they found out exactly what it was.

Meanwhile, the Daleks are fully activating their Temporal Chamber. And while the Doctor and Molly get closer and closer to the terrible truth, the nature of reality itself seems to be in question.

Part Four. ‘X’ and the Daleks

‘Subject is called Molly O’Sullivan. An inhabitant of Earth. Born Earth year 1891. Has travelled in space and time with Time Lord known as the Doctor.’

With Straxus and his TARDIS destroyed, the Doctor and Molly have tracked the mysterious ‘X’ to the planet Srangor. It is here that the truth of the threat to the universe will finally be revealed.

What is the Dalek Time Controller’s ultimate plan? What exactly is the space-time projector? Who will survive this epic battle for survival?

Written By: Nicholas Briggs
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs


Paul McGann (The Doctor), Ruth Bradley (Molly O’Sullivan), Peter Egan (Straxus), Toby Jones (Kotris), Tim Treloar (Lord President), Laura Molyneaux (Isabel Stanford), Natalie Burt (Sally Armstrong), Ian Cullen (Nadeyan), Jonathan Forbes (Dr Sturgiss), Alex Mallinson (Private Tucker), Beth Chalmers (Matron/Kitty Donaldson/Nurse Harriet), John Banks (Private Hodgeson), Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks)

Categorised under: Big Finish, CD, Special Releases, The 8th Doctor


  • Trenzalore

    December 14th, 2014 - 10:18pm

    Just finished listening to this, was only going to listen to a bit of the first story but ended up listening to it all! It was brilliant, my favourite part was probably part 2, Fugitives. Already ordered Dark Eyes 2.

  • Danny

    April 24th, 2014 - 10:31am

    Why is it £40 pounds??

    • booboo

      April 24th, 2014 - 10:33am

      its a box set containing 4 feature length stories

    • Danny

      April 24th, 2014 - 10:35am

      Oh shame though cause i would like it but £40 is quite a lot

    • booboo

      April 24th, 2014 - 10:37am

      they often do offers watch out for them

    • Danny

      April 24th, 2014 - 10:40am

      Ok thanks booboo

  • booboo

    December 26th, 2013 - 12:41pm

    we get tonnes of that, doesn’t usually get through

  • Tenth Doctor

    December 16th, 2013 - 12:01am

    Should I ask for this for Christmas?

  • josh smith

    May 13th, 2013 - 6:33am

    doese this have a number on the side like the others?

    • The Silence

      May 13th, 2013 - 7:05am

      It’s got a number 1 on the side of the box, yes.

  • Nathan Hancock

    January 1st, 2013 - 10:11pm

    Where would people recommend I buy this from?


      January 1st, 2013 - 10:29pm

      Buy direct from Big Finish. I was given this as a Xmas present I’ve only listened into random parts of it so far but it sounds brilliant,how could it not be with the Daleks in all four stories.

  • Mumble5557 Productions

    December 18th, 2012 - 5:54pm

    Getting this for Christmas, can’t wait to listen to it! Collecting Big finish at the moment

  • Eaterofthewaffle

    December 1st, 2012 - 7:15pm

    just to be sure of something, if theyve got pics of his new sonic screwdriver (which looks so cool) on google images, than does it meen this is like an episode or just a audio book?

  • Imaginethatnodoor

    November 16th, 2012 - 7:39pm

    will there be an action figure of the new 8th doctor and will there be a toy of his sonic screwdriver

    • gary

      November 19th, 2012 - 10:04pm

      Probs not but they should definately make a figure of him in this costume like

  • Eaterofthewaffle

    November 12th, 2012 - 12:31pm

    they should make this a real show (for tv)

  • Doom Dalek

    November 11th, 2012 - 7:24pm

    Are there any episodes missing from Terror Of The Zygons and what was Harry Sullivain’s Last Words ???????

    • Esterath

      November 11th, 2012 - 7:34pm

      No. Book.

  • AlphaOmega

    November 11th, 2012 - 4:54pm

    I gotta wait a little while to get this one – I wanna get the rest of the series, so I understand everything first XD

    (no spoilers please, though I do know sorta what happens)

    • Jamie

      November 12th, 2012 - 8:05pm

      I’m fairly certain this is seperate from his other audio collections/ series, a new start with little much staying the same but I could be wrong.

    • Tom Denham

      December 12th, 2012 - 12:47pm

      This carries on after the two audios, Lucie Miller and To The Death

  • booboo

    November 11th, 2012 - 12:11pm

    if you have never bought big finish and want somewhere to start then buy this


      November 11th, 2012 - 12:25pm

      I might just listen to your advice, and look into buying this, or asking for it at Christmas 😀

    • CG

      November 11th, 2012 - 12:26pm

      I never have, any others you suggest to start a big finish collection for a beginner such as myself?

    • doctorwhoone

      November 11th, 2012 - 12:29pm

      CG – I’Davros, which is set before 1975’s classic ‘Genesis of the Daleks’.

    • CG

      November 11th, 2012 - 12:46pm


    • LG

      November 11th, 2012 - 2:50pm

      I would start with Terror firma, it is truly an amazing story! Or mabey with the big finish for a fiver range or Bernice Summerfield series one which are all £5.

    • oscarwho

      November 11th, 2012 - 3:10pm

      when is set 2 out

    • AlphaOmega

      November 11th, 2012 - 4:56pm

      @doctorwhoone I, Davros is set between Revelation and Remembrance, isn’t it? It’s why they have him on trial.

    • The TARDIS

      November 11th, 2012 - 6:24pm

      CG, Big Finish have a page of things they suggest for new BF buyers –

    • CG

      November 11th, 2012 - 9:59pm

      Thanks! All of you!

  • Matty Bate

    September 22nd, 2012 - 7:18pm

    Isn’t it a bit strange having the Eight Doctor in the Ninth doctors leather jacket, and is that the Ninth Doctor’s sonic screwdriver – I think the long awaited events leading into the Time War have are finally upon us.

    • McGann is th Doctore

      October 26th, 2012 - 10:03am

      They are not the 9th Doctors atall.

      The jacket is a different shape and colour, the sonic is also diffrent being made of wood so it looks more steampunkt.

      The last part was right though

    • gary

      November 11th, 2012 - 4:02pm

      The jacket an the whole look is certainly in the style of the ninth doctor though. It’s undeniably something he would wear.

  • McGann is the Doctor

    July 17th, 2012 - 3:14pm

    AMAZING ! They’ve got hte Eighth Doctor’s Timewar outfit ! ❗

    But isn’t it wierd having the Dream Lord’s actor on the cover, playing a diffrent character ❓ I hope it turns out to be the Dreamlord.

    • The Casterline

      November 11th, 2012 - 12:48pm

      he wont be the dream lord as big finish dont have copyright to new serise charecters. for exxample the guy who played clive in “rose”(s1 ep1) was in energy of the daleks (4th doctor)

  • dalek control

    July 11th, 2012 - 8:53pm

    Anybody think Character/Underground Toys should bring out a new figure of the Eighth Doctor in this costume? 🙂

    • booboo

      July 11th, 2012 - 8:54pm



      July 11th, 2012 - 8:56pm

      Yes, we definately need a lot more Eighth Doctor Stuff other than just Audio CDs / Books.

    • Wouldyoulikeajellybaby?

      July 11th, 2012 - 9:00pm

      I agree I’d like a 8th Doctors TARDIS Playset and maybe a 7th Doctor and The Master both from the TV Movie. 🙂

    • Anonymous

      July 17th, 2012 - 3:09pm

      Yes !!!!!

    • gary

      November 11th, 2012 - 4:03pm

      I’d love a Lucie Miller figure

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    July 7th, 2012 - 7:13am

    The 8th Doctors jacket on the cover fits in nicely with the established continuity of his final comic-strip adventure in Doctor Who Magazine called ‘The Flood’.

    He took the jacket he got at the start of this incarnation from TV Movie by taking it off while on board a Cybership hovering over London, and after the ship is destroyed, he says to him companion destrill “Ive just realized, I’m going to need a new jacket”, “yeah, maybe something in leather” proclaims Destrill, as a nod to the upcoming 9th Doctor at the time 😀

    • the 13th Doctor

      July 7th, 2012 - 11:12am

      thats true and i guess this does fit nicelly in the sense he has changed after the events of to the death

    • Anonymous

      July 8th, 2012 - 1:47pm

      this must be leading up to the great time war

      the doctor has a leather jacket

    • Anonymous

      July 8th, 2012 - 2:32pm

      Well it is the latest the Big Finish range has ever gone into his era.

      A while ago in an interview in DWM, Nicholas Briggs mentioned they have the intention of buildigng up to the Time War, but have no plans of covering it or going beyond it (ie into the Ninth Doctor’s era or beyond) with exceptions only in certain circumstances (such as the Leela Companion Chronicles which are set post-Time War).

    • Anonymous

      July 17th, 2012 - 3:11pm

      Interesting, I didn’t know there was ANY audio stories set after the Time War . ❗

    • gary

      November 11th, 2012 - 4:07pm

      Her name was Destrii not Destrill

  • C@A

    July 6th, 2012 - 10:11pm

    Oh my. I am in love with this cover; it should be my boyfriend.

    I’ll definetly be putting down the £65 pre-order for the 2012 specials, as there is so much great stuff by the looks of things at the least… including this!

  • Daniel Seymour

    July 6th, 2012 - 6:49am

    Dont forget its the 50th anniversary next year. Look at the Dr’s costume, resminsent of Eccleston’s coat dont you think? Perhaps this is leading to some big event in the 50th anniversary where either Big Finish or the BBC do cover the time war and are allowed to dramatize the regernation from 8th to 9th Doctor. something us fans have longed for since 2005….

    • the 13th Doctor

      July 7th, 2012 - 11:14am

      oh yes please

    • McGann is the Doctor

      July 17th, 2012 - 3:13pm

      Yes, I have imagined how great the 50th anniversary would be if Paul McGann was the Doctor on-screen, in his new outfit.

      It would be the 8th Doctor in his later years, obviously. But I don’t think Christopher Eccleston is willing to play the Doctor again. ❗

  • the 13th Doctor

    July 5th, 2012 - 8:00pm

    I have ti say now i have seen it the costume does not look that bad actually the only thing i wish is that his hair was still the same.


    July 5th, 2012 - 7:45pm

    what dose the docs screwdriver look like

  • Justininferno

    July 5th, 2012 - 7:43pm

    How can they possibly be allowed to change the 8th Doctors outfit? This is only a franchise and should be following the series as laid down on tv.

    • Jason doctorwhoone

      July 7th, 2012 - 7:04am

      Why are they not allowed to change the 8th Doctors outfit ?, we only ever saw him wear what he was wearing the 1996 TV Movie, which it seems he later wore throughout his 8th incarnation in comic-strips and such, but if one assumes that these audio adventures take place during the final years of the 8th Doctors life, then there’s no problem with that.

    • Jason doctorwhoone

      July 7th, 2012 - 7:07am

      Plus a new jacket for the 8th Doctor fits in with continuity in his life, cos in his final DWM comic strip appearance [The Flood], he lost his old coat by accidentally leaving it behind on board a Cybership and it got destroyed. His realizes shortly after the ship is destroyed, saying “Ive just realized, I’m going to need myself a new jacket”, and his companion Destrill says “Yeah, maybe something in leather” as a nod to the 9th Doctors jacket 😀

    • McGann is th Doctore

      October 26th, 2012 - 10:00am

      Exactly !

  • The SherlockianWhovian

    July 5th, 2012 - 5:32pm

    I am really hoping Toby Jones is playing the Dream Lord again!

    • booboo

      July 5th, 2012 - 5:47pm

      no he’s not this time

    • The SherlockianWhovian

      July 5th, 2012 - 7:54pm

      Drat! That is such a shame! Well I hope we’ll see him again (Maybe as the Valeyard) in serie 7/8!

    • Jason doctorwhoone

      July 7th, 2012 - 7:09am

      Toby can’t play the Dream Lord in these audios, as they take place long before the 11th Doctor.

    • McGann is th Doctore

      October 26th, 2012 - 10:01am

      I believe the Dreamlord and the Valeyard are two different entitys.

      The Valeyard was created during the future Doctors regeneration, and was the physical emobidment of his darker side, were as the Dreamlord isn’t exactly real, and is an embodiment for the Doctor’s self-loathing. ❗

      Two different things ! 😉

  • 4thDoctorFovever

    July 5th, 2012 - 5:19pm

    Yes finally a new set of audios with Paul McGann’s doctor! and it only costs £20! talk about a bargain 😀

    Also the new costume looks fantastic!

    However I’m not sure they should be doing daleks agian? seems to soon since (in chronological terms) they had appeared in To The Death.

    However looking foward to November 🙂

  • the TARDIS

    July 5th, 2012 - 4:12pm

    I can’t wait to get this, but… why isn’t the Doctor wearing his costume? And the gap between To the Death and The Great War must be huge, the Doctor looks older. And is that a new series sonic I see? It definitely isn’t the Eighths.

    • booboo

      July 5th, 2012 - 4:14pm

      he has been wearing this costume to conventions and its become popular so they have obviously decided to adopt it

    • Gareth T

      July 5th, 2012 - 4:59pm

      Also that Screwdriver is a brand new model made exclusively for the eighth Doctor, goes with his new outfit and satchel.

  • Rooners

    July 5th, 2012 - 12:50pm

    Mmmm…is that the Doctor’s alter-ego, The Dream Lord, I see…or is it a completely unrelated character played by the same actor?

    • Abslom Daak

      July 5th, 2012 - 1:36pm

      That is Toby Jones playing a character named Kotris.

      Big Finish doesn’t have the license to use fictional elements from the new series. That doesn’t stop them from using actors. 🙂

    • TARDIS

      July 5th, 2012 - 7:43pm

      mmmmmm cose they used clive from rose in energy of the daleks

    • DaDoctor

      July 5th, 2012 - 8:15pm

      No, the actor who played Clive played another character in Energy. New Series Actors can appear in Big Finish just not as their NS characters.

  • Anonymous

    July 5th, 2012 - 11:50am

    the great war could this be the time war?


      July 5th, 2012 - 11:56am

      No not the time war,the first world war was known as the great war or the war to end all wars:)


      July 5th, 2012 - 12:08pm

      Though you never know Big Finish just might be heading that way for the 50th anniversary.

    • Luke Smith

      July 5th, 2012 - 12:16pm

      It does say the first world war

    • Anonymous

      July 5th, 2012 - 12:51pm

      It’s a play on words. Possibly refering to both at the same time, or possibly a red herring refering to WW1 and another war entirely (not the Last Great Tiem War).

    • CGren123

      July 5th, 2012 - 12:53pm

      Big Finish does not have the license for any Nu-Who stuff, which includes the Time War. That’s why there’s no 9th, 10th or 11th Doctor audios produced by Big Finish.

    • Anonymous

      July 8th, 2012 - 2:27pm

      Oh they have the licence alright (for 9 and 10 anyway) but choose not to use it unless absolutely necessary.

  • Luke Smith

    July 5th, 2012 - 10:54am

    Have you got a bigger picture please ??

  • stewie

    July 5th, 2012 - 10:24am

    i would’ve fought they would put the 2005 dalek design in this cover.

    • booboo

      July 5th, 2012 - 10:26am

      Why? All big finish stories are pre2005.

      They are probably not licensed to use it

    • Anonymous

      July 5th, 2012 - 11:48am

      They have the licence to it, there were changes to the rules recently meaning that the Ninth and Tenth Doctors are now considered “classic” by BBC Worldwide and by getting a licence for the first eight Doctors you get one for the next two as well.

      They have mentioned in the past that the series is now heading towards the Time War, so they may mention at some point the Daleks changing their design, but as it hasn’t happened yet in the audios they may still be sticking to the older one for now.

    • stewie

      July 5th, 2012 - 8:36pm

      but why r they using the hartnell 2 troughtan daleks?

    • gary

      November 11th, 2012 - 4:06pm

      Because those are the daleks that the doctor is encountering in this particular tale

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