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November 5th, 2020 20 comments

Doctor Who Adventures in Lockdown Children in Need Book

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While staying home was a vital safety measure in 2020, the freedom of the TARDIS remained a dream that drew many – allowing them to roam the cosmos in search of distraction, reassurance and adventure. Now some of the finest TV Doctor Who writers come together with gifted illustrators in this very special short story collection in support of BBC Children in Need.

Current and former showrunners – Chris Chibnall Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat – present exciting adventures for the Doctor conceived in confinement, alongside brand new fiction from Neil Gaiman, Mark Gatiss and Vinay Patel. Also featuring work from Chris Riddell, Joy Wilkinson, Paul Cornell, Sonia Leong, Sophie Cowdrey, Mike Collins and many more, Adventures in Lockdown is a book for any Doctor Who fan in your life, stories that will send your heart spinning wildly through time and space…

The full list of stories included are:

  • A Message from the Doctor
  • Things She Thought While Falling by Chris Chibnall
  • The Terror of the Umpty Ums by Steven Moffat
  • Doctor Who and the Time War by Russell T Davies
  • Revenge of the Nestene by Russell T Davies
  • Rory’s Story by Neil Gaiman
  • One Virtue, and a Thousand Crimes by Neil Gaiman
  • The Simple Things by Joy Wilkinson
  • The Tourist by Vinay Patel
  • Fellow Traveller by Mark Gatiss
  • The Shadow Passes by Paul Cornell
  • Shadow of a Doubt by Paul Cornell
  • The Shadow in the Mirror by Paul Cornell
  • Press Play by Pete McTighe
  • Listen by Steven Moffat
  • The Secret of Novice Hame by Russell T Davies

And there is also new work by illustrators:

  • Lee Binding
  • Mike Collins
  • Sophie Cowdrey
  • Sonia Leong
  • Valentina Mozzo
  • Chris Riddell
  • Adrian Salmon
  • David Wardle
  • Richard Wells

£2.25 from every copy sold in the UK of Doctor Who: Adventures in Lockdown will benefit Children in Need (registered charity number 802052 in England & Wales and SC039557 in Scotland)

Categorised under: Books, Story books


  • Izza Jane C. Pe Benito

    November 10th, 2020 - 2:31pm

    Yeah, We Support To Our BBC Children In Need For You. The Adventures In Lockdown Is It was Inspire reading motivation short story collections I’m so feels to through wildly freedom to me

  • S

    November 5th, 2020 - 8:51pm

    My copy from Speedyhen was delivered today. Nice little book with some good illustrations. Money well spent.

  • Anonymous

    November 5th, 2020 - 8:22pm

    Mine’s on the way! Can’t wait.

    • Anonymous

      November 6th, 2020 - 11:40am

      Arrived. Oh it’s a lovely little thing

  • Dalek z

    October 19th, 2020 - 6:01pm

    Adventures in lockdown:
    Don’t eat all the food…Eats all the food…that was as good as it got for me.

    Maybe the Doctors adventures were better, I will have to get the book!

    • Anonymous

      October 19th, 2020 - 8:34pm

      I watched to many films for my own good, read too many books and definitely ate too much chocolate!

    • Gary H.

      October 21st, 2020 - 12:02pm

      They were my lockdown adventures too.
      Watching too must TV and eating too much.
      I’ll have to write a book about my experiences.

  • Lynda Day

    October 18th, 2020 - 11:05am

    Not allowing it to be sold overseas staggers me. There’s a whole world out here happy to throw money at Children in Need. And apparently they don’t want it.

    • booboo

      October 18th, 2020 - 11:17am

      Children in Need is a BBC specific UK registered Charity that’s why, and all funds raised are spent in the UK.

      I’m sure wherever you are in the world there is a Children’s charity you can give your money to.

    • Peter Knapp

      November 6th, 2020 - 1:46pm

      I had a British friend pick one up for me and send it to me in the U.S.

  • Paul Armstrong

    October 17th, 2020 - 3:25pm

    Nice idea for a great cause

  • Anonymous

    October 16th, 2020 - 6:29pm


  • Coleman

    October 16th, 2020 - 1:22pm

    Some love for the new Dr at last.
    Makes my my heart melt

    • Anonymous

      October 16th, 2020 - 2:05pm

      I’ve always loved her. Signed a 50 year old fan

  • Yella99

    October 16th, 2020 - 1:09pm

    Looking forward to this

  • Anonymous

    October 16th, 2020 - 1:09pm

    I was so hoping they’d release these. Must have! Great cover and I hope they use the artwork that accompanies some of these. Great news.

  • Anonymous

    October 16th, 2020 - 12:55pm

    Amazing! Beautiful cover!

    • Deano

      October 16th, 2020 - 1:09pm

      Totally agree Jodie is very photogenic and ideal as an artist’s impression which is another reason why she makes such a great dr.
      So looking forward to the Xmas special can’t wait.

    • Anonymous

      October 16th, 2020 - 1:10pm

      Me too! Can’t wait to see it!

    • Anonymous

      October 16th, 2020 - 1:14pm

      Yes on all counts!

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