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August 6th, 2020 48 comments

Time Lord Victorious Echoes of Extinction Vinyl LP (ASDA Exclusive)

David Tennant and Paul McGann star in Doctor Who Time Lord Victorious

Big Finish has today revealed its final contribution to the Doctor Who multi-platform adventure Time Lord Victorious with a new limited edition vinyl – starring David Tennant and Paul McGann.

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – Echoes of Extinction comprises of two separate adventures that listeners can play in any order and form a greater narrative.

This very special double-A side vinyl Doctor Who release features a different incarnation of the Doctor on each side and will be released on split red/blue vinyl.

Trapped, a haunted monster waits to consume new victims. It needs help. It needs a doctor. Unfortunately, it also needs to kill whoever it meets. Thrust into immediate danger, and on the back-foot, it will take all of the Doctor’s ingenuity to triumph.

Two interlinked adventures. Two Doctors. One foe.

The stellar supporting cast also includes Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), Burn Gorman (Torchwood, The Expanse), Mina Anwar (The Thin Blue Line, The Sarah Jane Adventures), Kathryn Drysdale (Benidorm, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) and Paul Clayton (The Crown, Him and Her).

David Tennant said: “The Doctor in Time Lord Victorious is a different character. He’s slightly lonelier, slightly scratchier, when he doesn’t have one of his pals to hold him back.

“But it’s nice to tell stories from different times of his life. You just have to try and make sure you’re in the right mindset. The script is fascinating. I’ve only got one side of it, but I’m very aware there’s more to this story, that there’s another Doctor on the other side of the disc. I look forward to getting my LP so I can listen to it all.”

Paul McGann added: “I’ve read this script twice through and I’m still none the wiser. I’m more confused after the second time than I was after the first. It’s only while working on it that I’ve become aware of how it’s going to be structured.

“It really appeals to me, the idea that it’s in two parts, on two sides of vinyl. I think it’s fun for people listening. Part of the excitement is when the different incarnations meet… or nearly meet.”

Writer and Producer Alfie Shaw said: “Director Scott Handcock has pulled together an amazing who’s who of Doctor Who for the cast. We’ve got alumni from the series as well as Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.”

“It’s been an honour to create Big Finish’s first commissioned-for-vinyl story, and utterly thrilling to write for both the Eighth and Tenth Doctors.”

The vinyl will launch in selected UK ASDA stores on 27 November 2020.

A digital download of the story will be released from the Big Finish Website on 04 December 2020, and is now available for pre-order at £8.99.

Categorised under: CD, Featured, Vinyl records


  • The Fishmonger

    August 31st, 2020 - 12:42pm

    Do we know if this is a limited edition?

    • booboo

      August 31st, 2020 - 12:58pm

      it says it is not seen a quantity anywhere unless anyone else has.

  • DrXshock

    August 7th, 2020 - 5:06pm

    I’m a simple man. I see Rory, I click.

    • Anonymous

      August 8th, 2020 - 10:12am

      Its not Rory. It says on Big Finish’s site that Darvil will he playing someone else.

  • Anonymous

    August 6th, 2020 - 11:14pm

    How is it that every synopsis for the Time Lord Victorious releases manages to say nothing at all interesting about the stories?! I’d like to get on board with all this, but it’s like they’re going out of their way to make these things sound as generic and nothing-y as possible.

    • Anonymous

      September 2nd, 2020 - 4:22pm

      possibly because they are trying to keep the actual plot a secret…

  • Sascha

    August 6th, 2020 - 9:05pm

    Is there some way for non uk citizens to get it online from whatever ASDA is?

    • Coleman

      August 6th, 2020 - 9:41pm

      Asda is a supermarket in the uk. It was bought by the US Walmart chain
      Some of the larger Asda’s in England also have Walmart signs on them.

    • Sascha

      August 7th, 2020 - 5:23am

      Thx @coleman:
      But they have probably no online store for such items?

    • Anonymous

      August 7th, 2020 - 8:13am

      I doubt they have an international delivery service. As a national shop (GB) they have an online delivery system but they don’t deliver abroad. However there is a website called British shop abroad that appears to deliver produce and goods from presumably not just Asda but other British supermarkets. No idea if you can get the vinyls this way or how much it would cost but may be worth looking.

    • Coleman

      August 7th, 2020 - 10:17am

      Hello Sascha,
      As Anonymous mentioned, they do have a website and deliver items. But I don’t know about deliverys overseas. You’ll have to look on there website and see. Also do you live near any Walmart’s? There the same company, They might be able to get you a copy.

    • Lee Harkwin

      September 22nd, 2020 - 12:08pm

      ASDA exclusives are kind of like Target exclusives, difficult to find unless on eBay for extortionate amounts of money, and that’s on bulk items, not limited edition. As another commenter said, Walmart owns ASDA now, but do still think it’s UK only. I live in Wales so if anyone wants me to pick up a copy and send it over, I’m happy to PayPal it or whatnot.

  • Anonymous

    August 6th, 2020 - 8:29pm

    How much would the vinyl be?

    • Coleman

      August 6th, 2020 - 9:52pm

      Shouldn’t be anymore than £20.00 for a single vinyl album.

  • Yella99

    August 6th, 2020 - 8:05pm

    Good job I have an Asda insider….

  • Rick Astley

    August 6th, 2020 - 2:56pm

    I won’t lie, I’m disappointed Eccleston didn’t return for this. A part of me hoped he would. But oh well, this is still super exciting. Tennant and McGann are two of my favourite Doctors, so I can’t wait for this!

    • Anonymous

      August 6th, 2020 - 3:58pm

      He didn’t come back for the 50th! He wouldn’t do this! This is tiny in the Whonaverse.

    • Bob James

      August 6th, 2020 - 5:41pm

      This has got me stoked as well. It seems an “unobvious” adventure featuring two different incarnations. And that sort of story has always intrigued me more than when they’re all in the same room.

  • Acefan2005

    August 6th, 2020 - 12:44pm

    U can buy it on download for like £10 on the big website so it’s not really the end of the world

    • Anonymous

      August 6th, 2020 - 2:05pm

      True but some people want to have a cd version to go with all the other big finish cd releases and vinyl is great but not all fans can get vinyls as they dont have a vinyl player

    • Anonymous

      August 6th, 2020 - 7:31pm

      Due to big finish being commissioned by demon records and the BBC to make this audio specifically for vinyl, they where able to make a download available, however they can’t sell it on CD due to their contract for this release.

    • Anonymous

      August 6th, 2020 - 8:31pm

      It’s the nature of exclusive material. It has the potential to exclude certain fans. Whether it’s visual or auditory exclusion depends on the merchandise but the thing with exclusive stuff like this is not all fans can be catered for. I’ve a friend who is deaf who has missed out on all of the audio stories. But you can’t expect all of them to be done as books. There are just to many. It’s a shame for fans but theres not much can be done about it.

  • Deano

    August 6th, 2020 - 12:40pm

    Surprised that it’s available on download but not cd as it’s supposed to be available across all formats but I have a feeling that big finish are moving towards downloads only which is a shame as I’m not interested in downloads and have always bought CDs from day one.
    I know if you have the right equipment you can do your own CDs but it’s not the same I will try and see if I can get hold of a copy in my Asda when it’s released as my local apparently did the Max Warp vinyl but that was already available and had been for some time on cd as have all the others releases at hmv & Sainsbury’s so demand on this will be huge and probably near impossible to get hold of.

    • Anonymous

      August 6th, 2020 - 1:26pm

      Big Finish announced 3 years ago they are moving away from CDs because they are two expensive

    • Anonymous

      August 6th, 2020 - 2:07pm

      Well big finish will lose alot of customers and have less sales as most fans want cd releases

    • Anonymous

      August 6th, 2020 - 3:52pm

      Always said the day they stop CDs is the day i stop buying big finish

    • booboo

      August 6th, 2020 - 4:19pm

      As they have said this was commissioned by Demon records who are an LP only company as part of their contribution.

      There are no CD’s of the books, no Books of the CD’s either. Each licence holder are making their own contribution for the platform they specialise in.

    • Anonymous

      August 6th, 2020 - 5:47pm

      Not talking so much about this as as you say boo boo it’s an exclusive to demon records but more in terms of their own output on cd

    • booboo

      August 6th, 2020 - 5:57pm

      I see it from the other side of the fence from a business point of view and to include all licence holders in TLV with their own unique material released on their specialist platform which was the idea from the start, release this on CD and it may render Daemon records participation as unviable.

      Its not like the other (ASDA / HMV) exclusives where the material exists. This is new so to dilute sales between 2 different platform might make either one non profitable.

  • Gareth Pugh

    August 6th, 2020 - 10:52am

    I’m intrigued… I get that it says you get one Doctor on one side and the other on the other – and that certainly refers to the disc… but do the pack shots imply it comes in two different covers (rather than a double sided one)? I especially like the McGann design, but to be honest, my local ASDA has usually been very bad for getting the BF exclusives in and I’ve nearly always had to resort to eBay when the retail partner is them (or Sainsburys). HMV is the one place I’ve always had luck picking up a copy from

    • booboo

      August 6th, 2020 - 11:04am

      i think its front and back images, there is an inner sleeve with all the details

      BF have said its gatefold which makes much more sense its a bit confusing because the images dont really show this

  • Coleman

    August 6th, 2020 - 10:49am

    Alot of Asda’s near me don’t sell vinyl but a few of them do
    So I have a ride around until I find it.
    It’s not rocket science.

    • CommanderRed

      August 7th, 2020 - 9:51am

      Might as well be rocket science for those who don’t have Asda in their country…

    • Coleman

      August 7th, 2020 - 5:09pm

      Yes, CommanderRed.
      Since this is a GB site. I did mean anyone living in the uk.
      Obviously, being an Asda exclusive it wiil cause problems for our friends overseas.

    • The One and Only

      September 20th, 2020 - 7:49pm

      Well, in of my local ASDAs I saw The Creeping Death vinyl. I didn’t get it. So I’m pretty sure it will be in my area.

  • prototype dalek

    August 6th, 2020 - 10:35am

    Wonder what the numbers will be? It’s a shame it’ll be exclusive to ASDA which in my view is the worst shop to get them considering it’s only very selective stores that get them and even that is hit and miss. Least with Sainsburys and HMV all/most stores do get the vinyl’s.

  • Anonymous

    August 6th, 2020 - 10:29am

    I suggest we all email and contact big finish to show our disappointment of no CD release. For such a big crossover with an amazing cast, its ridiculous this isn’t getting a CD release.

    • Muddyviolet

      August 6th, 2020 - 12:21pm

      You can make your own CD version. All you need is the download, a jewel case and, a read write CD.

    • Anonymous

      August 6th, 2020 - 2:09pm

      Making your own cd version is just not the same as a properly made cd release

    • Darren

      August 6th, 2020 - 2:19pm

      Big Finish have commented on Facebook that this story was commissioned by Demon Records, so might be better to make contact with them.

    • booboo

      August 6th, 2020 - 3:25pm

      Demons Records are just that, Records, A CD might reduce sales to much making it non viable in the first place.

      That’s why this was multiplatform where each licence holder could take part within their one area.

    • the ergon

      August 6th, 2020 - 3:43pm

      So this has no significance or references to tie in to the Big Finish releases then? Rather like a short Trips/companions story that is separate?

    • booboo

      August 6th, 2020 - 3:50pm

      that’s how i read it, the Big Finish cd’s are advertised as a trilogy. I can’t see how you would have to buy this to make sense of them , no more than you would have to buy the the books or comics.

    • the ergon

      August 6th, 2020 - 5:02pm

      Do you know if any of the other Doctors have planned cd releases tying in to this TLV range?

  • Star Lord

    August 6th, 2020 - 10:07am

    This looks amazing! Quite disappointed it’s going to be impossible to get for me though (no Asda in Rep. Of Ireland) and don’t really get why there’s no CD version available -_-

    • the ergon

      August 6th, 2020 - 10:44am

      I was thinking exactly the same. To say this particular series is covering all ranges, if its an audio cast story why isn,t it going to CD if they already have The Paul Mcgann trilogy already lined up. Its not giving me the appetite to collect if they miss stories that may be integral. I wouldn,t be interested in the books, comics etc, so if its audio dramas be consistant and release them all on varying format.

  • Anonymous

    August 6th, 2020 - 10:00am

    Nice for those who can get this but it’s a rather limited number of fans. None of my local Asda stores stock the who vinyls and I’ve a lot of friends like myself who don’t buy them. I hope the final part of the story, the part which wraps up the plot is in a format that all fans can enjoy otherwise we are not going to know what happens.

  • Steven Toon

    August 6th, 2020 - 9:52am

    Asda stores only, another LP I won’t be able to get because my one doesn’t get them in stock. And I won’t be paying eBay prices for it. So anyone wanting the whole set are going to be disappointed if they want physical media media of it all.


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