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August 31st, 2017 23 comments

Big Finish The Eighth Doctor – The Time War 1

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The Eighth Doctor battles for survival in the early stages of the Time War:

1. The Starship of Theseus by John Dorney

The Doctor and his companion, Sheena, land the TARDIS on the glamorous luxury space-liner Theseus just as it’s about to leave the Jupiter space-port. An opportunity for a holiday presents itself – and it’s one they’re very glad to take.

But when a disturbance catches their attention, they realise sinister events are taking place on board. Passengers are vanishing on every trip. And unless they’re careful they may be next.

Can the Doctor and Emma solve the mystery? Or is there something else they should be worrying about?

2. Echoes of War by Matt Fitton

Colliding with the full force of the Time War, the Doctor crash-lands on a jungle world with a ragtag band of refugees.

To stay alive, they must cross a landscape where time itself is corrupted. A forest which cycles through growth and decay, where sounds of battle are never far away, and where strange creatures lurk all around.

Luckily, the Doctor has friends: not only plucky scientist Bliss, but another, much more unlikely ally. Its name is ‘Dal’…

3. The Conscript by Matt Fitton

Cardinal Ollistra has a new tactic to persuade the Doctor to join his people’s fight. With his friends locked away, he has been conscripted alongside fellow Gallifreyans to train for the front lines of battle.

Commandant Harlan has a reputation – his camp’s regime is harsh. He believes the Time Lords must adapt to win this war, but the Doctor is not easily intimidated.

Can there be any place for dissent when the Time War looms so close?

4. One Life by John Dorney

As the full force of the Time War crashes down around the Doctor and his friends, a desperate battle for survival ensues.

But not everyone is playing the same game. Ollistra is after a weapon that could end the war in a stroke and she’ll sacrifice anyone or anything to take it back to Gallifrey. Even the Doctor.

Surrounded by Daleks, and on a tortured planet, only one man can save the day. But he doesn’t want to fight.

A special run of prequels to Doctor Who: The War Doctor.

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Ken Bentley
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Written By: John Dorney, Matt Fitton
Directed By: Ken Bentley


Paul McGann (The Doctor), Olivia Vinall (Sheena), Nimmy March (Rupa Maguire), David Ganly (Quarren Maguire), Sean Murray (Captain Darvor), Hywel Morgan (Koloth / Jefferson), Laurence Kennedy (Purser Lunney / Aymor / Chancellor), Rakhee Thakrar (Bliss), Karina Fernandez (Captain Tamasan), Jacqueline Pearce (Ollistra), Nick Brimble (Commander Harlan), Katy Sobey (Veeda), Okezie Morro (Norvid), and Nicholas Briggs (Dal / Dalek Commander / Dalek Drone / Daleks)

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


  • bryan

    October 26th, 2017 - 1:41pm

    Heads up : this is Out today. and for anyone who needs a Push to buy. There is a
    Brilliantly amazing Video Title Sequence for Paul Mcgann and the Time War Series.

    It really is Superb.

    Here is the Direct link to video on BFs` You Tube

    Oh I hope this is allowed . Sorry BooBoo if not.

  • Phil

    September 1st, 2017 - 3:05am

    Oh how I wish Paul would have been given a three year stint as the television Doctor…

  • Whovianfan2003

    August 31st, 2017 - 4:00pm

    Do you think I will need to of listened to dark eyes and doom coalition before listening to this?

    • Doctor909

      August 31st, 2017 - 4:08pm

      This one I’d be inclined to say you wouldn’t have to listen to Dark Eyes or Doom Coalition. It’ll be the next 8th Doctor series (that will hopefully be announced and available to pre order soon!) which continues on after Doom Coalition that you’d need context for.

    • Whovianfan2003

      August 31st, 2017 - 5:23pm

      Ok thanks @Doctor909

    • Anonymous

      August 31st, 2017 - 5:26pm

      I have to disagree with doctor909, doom coalition 4 does have plot threads that are clearly going to be explored in the time war in particular cardinal ollistra and the negative decline of the time lords. I wouldn’t be too concerned with dark eyes but doom coalition is required listening

    • whofan44

      August 31st, 2017 - 6:12pm

      Big Finish have said a few times that the events after Doom Coalition 4 will be explored in separate sets. so there will be 2 different ongoing 8th doctor lines

  • Joe

    August 31st, 2017 - 12:54pm

    Will they be doing more stories with Liv Chenka and Helen Sinclair or is that it for them.

    • The Outcast

      August 31st, 2017 - 1:02pm

      They are going to do a Doom Coalition sequel boxset Series, set before these boxsets.

  • The Outcast

    August 31st, 2017 - 10:20am

    How many companions are there in this boxset…

    • Doctor Who Big Finish Reviewer

      August 31st, 2017 - 11:13am

      Apparently 2, I hope they eventually explain how Sheena started traveling with the Doctor

    • DoctorSong2016

      August 31st, 2017 - 2:02pm

      I reckon Sheena won’t be sticking around past the first story.

    • Anonymous

      August 31st, 2017 - 5:30pm

      There are 4 box sets as per the pre order on their websites

    • DoctorSong2016

      August 31st, 2017 - 6:26pm

      We aren’t talking about the number of boxsets though

  • DannyTheNerd

    December 15th, 2015 - 1:42pm


    • Anonymous

      April 8th, 2017 - 12:26pm


  • Fredfez

    October 5th, 2015 - 7:27pm

    Does this mean they will lead up to his regeneration and then Finnish 8th doctor story’s

    • 2doctors2000

      October 5th, 2015 - 7:52pm

      I sort of hope so, but it doesn’t mean the end for the 8th Doctor with Big Finish. Maybe McGann wants to rule the line at the end of Doom Coalition, after all, he’s got to finish his story eventually – but either way they can always come back and set a story in between or before certain events chronologically. Think about it, that’s what they’re doing all the time in the monthly range, just putting one off stories in between the shows stories.

    • 100,000BC

      August 31st, 2017 - 11:05am

      From what I’ve heard, the Time War boxsets are yearly (rather than twice a year, as usual) and there will also be a box set for the follow-up to Doom Coalition each year.
      So they are continuing this Doctor’s story from two places.

  • CJ

    October 5th, 2015 - 4:25pm

    Yay! I’m so excited for this! 😀

  • Clara Oswald

    October 5th, 2015 - 3:18pm


  • Anonymous

    October 5th, 2015 - 1:27pm

    So many exciting titles coming out of BF. So happy the BBC and SM are encouraging the mix of classic and new.

  • DannyTheNerd

    October 5th, 2015 - 10:26am

    Dont really get audio’s, but this is a must have!


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