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March 29th, 2021 20 comments

Big Finish News – The Ninth Doctor vs The Cybermen!

Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor will encounter some old friends and foes in the forthcoming volumes of Big Finish’s Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures.

Following the exclusive premiere of the first trailer of the series, at midday on Friday 26 March on the official BBC Doctor Who YouTube channel, today we can reveal that the Ninth Doctor will soon face off against one of his greatest enemies – the terrifying Cybermen, as voiced by Nicholas Briggs.

The final episode of volume three, due for release in November 2021, features one of the menacing Mondasian monsters on the set of Fritz Lang’s celebrated 1927 motion picture, Metropolis.

Writer John Dorney said: “I know everyone was very keen for the Ninth Doctor to have an encounter with the Cybermen, and as they were the only Doctor and monster I hadn’t written for at Big Finish, I was very keen to be the one to write it! It was a real honour getting to script their meeting… particularly as it gave me the chance to dive into my love for the movies and write a bit of a celebrity historical.”

Then, in volume four, due for release in February 2022, the Doctor is reunited with Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, as played by Jon Culshaw, in an adventure that takes the Time Lord to the Forth of Firth.

Writer Roy Gill said: “The Brigadier is an iconic character from the Classic Series, whereas the Ninth Doctor arrives at the very forefront of the New Series. They may initially seem very different, but there’s an interesting connection: both forthright and deeply decent, they’ve been through conflict and are still fighting for what’s right… It was a privilege to write their first meeting for Big Finish.”

Producer David Richardson added: “It’s been so enjoyable creating a whole new era for the Ninth Doctor, and I think the scripts really succeed in defining that bold new start. We are talking the Ninth Doctor pre-Rose. These are the adventures some time after his regeneration, travelling alone, starting to discover himself after all that time being the War Doctor.”

Doctor Who fans worldwide can now pre-order all four volumes of The Ninth Doctor Adventures, 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 at

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).

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 any behind-the-scenes extras. However, listeners purchasing vinyl LP editions will receive a download of the story automatically and be given access to the CD edits as a bonus download. Episodes will be edited specifically for the vinyl format, presented as 2 episodes, one on each side, each with opening and closing music. In addition, all pre-orders of the vinyls will also receive the behind the extras as a bonus download.

Products are sold in £sterling on Big Finish’s website but will be converted to local currency upon checkout.

Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mail-out of collector’s edition CDs and limited edition vinyl LPs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date.

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  • Anonymous

    March 31st, 2021 - 8:58am


  • The Brigadier@2013

    March 30th, 2021 - 10:15pm

    Far more excited about this than about anything the TV series is offering now! Nine meeting the Brig will be amazing!

    • Dalekz

      March 31st, 2021 - 2:08pm

      The audios never excite me over the TV series, loving the TV series can’t wait for the new one!

  • Coleman

    March 30th, 2021 - 10:57am

    I’m glad the old man’s back. Will be nice to see what he gets up to again.

  • Dalekz

    March 30th, 2021 - 10:50am

    “Oh, look at you!, An old friend of mine, well… enemy. The stuff of nightmares, reduced to an exhibit. I’m getting old.

    16 years later
    “Oh look at you!, a whole one with some friends!

    • Ben Miller

      September 22nd, 2021 - 3:48am

      I hope rose tyler will be involved in the ninth doctor adventures series 2 which is comes out next year. Because rose was an integral part of series 1 with the ninth doctor. It would be an absolutely fantastic reunion for Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper.

  • Duff

    March 30th, 2021 - 3:47am

    I’m interested to see how they do the Brigadier, Doctor relationship in this story. Rose is the person who brings the Doctor some peace after the Time War but surely he won’t be cold and distant when meeting Leftbridge-Stewart, we shall see.

  • Daniel

    March 29th, 2021 - 11:40pm

    Yess my dream came true I’m so excited the 9th vs the cyberman now I can put some cyberman figure with the 9th and this is fantastic

  • dachief

    March 29th, 2021 - 11:13pm

    “an adventure that takes the Time Lord to the Forth of Firth”
    Would have to assume they mean ‘Firth of Forth’ 🙂
    Love that 9 is getting to meet the Cybermen, hope he signs on for many more boxsets and for a Multi-Doctor special 🙂

    • Phasergrim

      March 30th, 2021 - 7:14am

      Maybe he’s gonna get trapped in a Leonard Cohen song. It goes like this…

    • JR

      March 30th, 2021 - 9:23am

      @Phasergrim Ha Love it.

  • Anonymous

    March 29th, 2021 - 8:10pm

    I saw the title and was very happy! Cybermen are my favourite monsters and I was literally thinking that the ninth doctor had only seen the cyberman head in ‘Dalek’ so this is cool!

  • Anonymous

    March 29th, 2021 - 6:43pm

    I wish they had all been original stories and settings rather than relying on Brig and Cyberman. It’s a shame but still got them on preorder lol

    • Anonymous

      March 29th, 2021 - 7:04pm

      So 2/12 not being original means it’s ruined for you ?

  • the ergon

    March 29th, 2021 - 6:20pm

    He sounds slightly different here in the same way Billie Piper did when she came back for ‘The stolen Earth’ when she was talking through her teeth. Still looking forward to these and i really like Jon Culshaws Impersonation of The Brigadier. He should do all the Doctors we don,t have, as he sounds the most like them. His Jon pertwee and bellal even are brilliant. I,m normally against Impersonations but jon brings them vividly back to life unlike some i,ve heard.

    • Anonymous

      March 30th, 2021 - 9:22pm

      Yeah and when tennant came back in 2016 for big finish it sounded like he was doing an impression of the 10th doctor

  • Jamie

    March 29th, 2021 - 3:44pm

    I new they wouldn’t be able to resist.

  • Anonymous

    March 29th, 2021 - 3:42pm

    Awesome, but I want to see the assembled hoards of Genghis Khan trying to get into the TARDIS!

  • pupbenny

    March 29th, 2021 - 3:41pm

    Ooooh this is fantastic news!!!!

    • Souleater

      March 29th, 2021 - 4:01pm

      I wander if we’ll get a mid point design between maybe “real time” and the cybus designs for the ninth doctor.
      9th doctor cybermen will be cool

      We saw something akin to that in “supremacy of the cybermen”

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