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February 14th, 2024 3 comments

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Big Finish 8th Doctor Echoes

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New adventures for the Eighth Doctor, Liv and Helen

The popular TARDIS trio led by Paul McGann return for three full-cast audio dramas in Echoes, a full-cast audio drama box set due for release in May 2024 from Big Finish Productions.

Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) and Helen Sinclair (Hattie Morahan) star alongside Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor for the first time since 2022’s Connections, in three new stories that take them to mysterious new planets and to early twentieth-century England.

As the Doctor, Liv and Helen explore the universe, they come across lost souls, troubled minds and long-kept secrets. From a lonely world with birdsong but no birds, to an English university whose undergraduates tell ghostly tales, and a distant galaxy where a utopian society lives in the shadow of enormous creatures, the TARDIS crew are haunted by echoes of past, present and future…

Doctor Who – The Eighth Doctor Adventures: Echoes is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition 3-disc CD box set (+ download for just £22.99) or as a digital download only (for just £18.99), exclusively at

The three stories in the box set are:

Birdsong by Tim Foley

  • The TARDIS arrives on an empty world where two scouts await the rest of their colony. Except this world may not be as empty as everybody thinks. There’s a figure in the woods – and a strangely familiar sound… As the Doctor and his friends learn more about the planet’s inhabitants, the birdsong they hear becomes a deadly chorus.

Lost Hearts by Lauren Mooney & Stewart Pringle

  • Michaelmas term, 1903. In one of England’s ancient universities, strange apparitions float between quads and cloisters. While Liv and Helen protect a naïve undergraduate from a sinister society, the Doctor finds a ghost-hunting ally. One who happens to be the era’s foremost chronicler of things that go bump in the night…

Slow Beasts by Dan Rebellato

  • The Doctor takes Liv and Helen to see one of the Wonders of the Outer Galaxy – to Ran-Zoan, where immense alien figures loom over the plains and settlements of the Renn. But the Slow Beasts hide a secret – a secret that, once unleashed, spells doom for this entire world.

Writer Lauren Mooney said: “I love writing for Liv and Helen. They’re two of my favourite companions of the Big Finish range, and in fact overall. Their dynamic with each other and with the Doctor is really interesting. So of course, what a pleasure it is to torture and torment them by putting them into a quite bleak world!”

Actor Hattie Morahan added: “It’s so rare to have a character that lasts – it’s been almost ten years that I’ve been playing Helen. I’ve played her through so many different situations and so many stages of her growing friendship with Liv and the Doctor that it’s like slipping on an old jacket or pair of shoes.”

Big Finish listeners can save money by pre-ordering Echoes in a bundle with the next Eighth Doctor Adventures box set (Title TBC), to be released later this year, for just £44 (collector’s edition CD + download) or £36 (download only).

All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.

Big Finish Doctor Who Audio CD’s are available from the following selected retailers:

You can also search for discontinued and pre-owned Big Finish audio CD’s on:

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  • Rex F

    February 15th, 2024 - 12:34am

    Will the scripts explain why some of the characters, according to the current cover, have rather long necks?

  • Jason Z

    February 14th, 2024 - 8:25pm

    Jane Asher and Derek Griffiths! And perhaps, from the description, M. R. James, or a character like him?

  • Col

    February 14th, 2024 - 7:06pm

    2024 is a great year so far 8 Liv and Helen are back and 6 constance and flip my two fave trios so happy with this news


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