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May 11th, 2021 192 comments

Time Lord Victorious Echoes of Extinction Vinyl LP

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    Big Finish, in association with Demon Records and BBC Studios, today announces the opening of pre-orders for the limited edition Time Lord Victorious vinyl starring David Tennant and Paul McGann.

    Due for release via the Big Finish website and other online retailers on 16 April 2021, Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – Echoes of Extinction comprises two separate adventures that listeners can play in any order and features a different incarnation of the Doctor on each side. This very special double-A side LP conclusion to the Time Lord Victorious multi-platform event is issued on split red/blue vinyl.

    Originally planned to launch in selected UK ASDA stores in November 2020, this very special double-A side LP conclusion to the Time Lord Victorious multi-platform event was delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But from April the adventure, issued on split red/blue vinyl, will be available for pre-order from a number of online stores, including Amazon and the Big Finish Website, enabling fans worldwide to secure their own copy.

    A digital download of the story will also be available globally from the Big Finish website and is now available for pre-order at £8.99. (Note: products are sold in £ sterling on the Big Finish website but will be converted to local currency upon checkout.)

    Stocks of this release are strictly limited and are expected to sell out quickly. A list of other international online retailers taking pre-orders will be published as and when they become available. Please note that Big Finish has no control over the product pricing and shipping costs of third party retailers.

    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.”

    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.

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  • Michael Parsons

    November 23rd, 2020 - 4:49am


  • lee White

    November 19th, 2020 - 3:47pm

    Pity there is no pre-order via asda as nearest store that stocked the last vinyl was too far to travel due to restrictions (pandemic) so don’t really want to travel via train to a store to find its out of stock when I get there, The stupid thing is there is a Asda store 10 mins from my home it just didn’t stock the last vinyl.

  • Michael Parsons

    November 16th, 2020 - 8:21am


  • RML

    November 14th, 2020 - 4:24pm

    Why are these Asda’s only anyway?

    • Dunc

      November 14th, 2020 - 6:26pm

      Because they’re asda exclusive. Other places have done them such as hmv, amazon, sainsbury’s etc.

  • BigBen64

    November 11th, 2020 - 1:12pm

    If B&M are allowed to sell toys then how come ASDA aren’t allowed to sell vinyls?

    • booboo

      November 11th, 2020 - 1:27pm

      Technically they are allowed (unless the items are on second floor full of non essentials)

      They are ensuring a level playing field for those who actually want to stick to rules.

  • Anons-y

    November 11th, 2020 - 9:05am

    To be honest, I’m not really interested in these releases or the B&M ones anymore. It’s too inconvenient going out to find them and they aren’t there. I get it’s the fun of the ‘hunting down’ of the items, but to be honest, I don’t have the energy to do it, when I can just order something online :/

  • Anonymous

    November 10th, 2020 - 7:15pm

    Why don’t they just sell them online? They can then keep to the original release date then

    • booboo

      November 10th, 2020 - 8:11pm

      because this is an exclusive in-store deal.

  • Doctor Stu

    November 10th, 2020 - 1:28pm

    Will the download version still be available on the original date? Surely that hasn’t been delayed as well

    • booboo

      November 10th, 2020 - 1:38pm

      they haven’t said, but the download was token gesture for non LP fans as this was commissioned by Demon Record who would not want sales to suffer because if it.

    • TARDISWonder001

      November 10th, 2020 - 3:03pm

      I think BF did say that the download would be delayed which is a shame tbh. It would have been nice for people who don’t have access to vinyl playing equipment…

    • Anonymous

      November 10th, 2020 - 3:17pm

      I’d presume the download would be delayed as well. The LP is the main item so id think the download would match its date

    • Doctor Stu

      November 10th, 2020 - 3:25pm

      So all in all this Timelord Victorious Palava has been a bit of a mess. May as well just wait until next year when it’s all be released to start it properly

    • booboo

      November 10th, 2020 - 4:49pm

      I dont think they planned on a pandemic

    • Anonymous

      November 10th, 2020 - 6:08pm

      People do seem to be rather forgetting that a pandemic wasn’t factored into the marketing strategies boo boo

    • booboo

      November 10th, 2020 - 6:38pm

      yes, many releases / retailers have suffered as a result.

    • Doctor Stu

      November 10th, 2020 - 7:13pm

      I haven’t forgotten about the pandemic at all. I was just remarking that the whole project has been in a bit of a mess……because of the pandemic from start to finish. I wasn’t blaming any company or organization involved

    • Anonymous

      November 10th, 2020 - 7:29pm

      I’ve had so many books delayed this year (non-doctor who as well as doctor ones) but it’s not their fault. Frustrating yes, but not their fault

    • MJS

      November 10th, 2020 - 9:05pm

      Why what else has gone wrong? The last book was on time, has anything else been delayed or just this?

    • Anonymous

      November 10th, 2020 - 9:27pm

      In terms of tlv just this at the moment. Personally I’ve had several novels (8 or 9 I think) that were due this year delayed by an average of six months. One of those things. The TLV stuff has all come out on time so far, but we are in a second lockdown so a little common sense wouldn’t be out of the question!

    • Doctor Stu

      November 11th, 2020 - 1:03pm

      This particular audio is delayed, the defender of the Daleks collected edition is delayed, all of the TLV Daleks so far have been slightly delayed. The online orders of Doctor who magazine with parts 2 and 3 of the ninth Doctor comic are delayed. It’s nobodys fault but it hasn’t just been this one audio that’s been delayed or released after its original date.

    • booboo

      November 11th, 2020 - 1:24pm

      Many items have been on time, some items have been delayed at some retailers more than others due to their own situations.

  • Anonymous

    November 10th, 2020 - 12:10pm

    I know people will be disappointed but it makes perfect sense to delay it.

    • Anonymous

      November 10th, 2020 - 12:53pm

      That’s my Christmas list out the window.
      I totally understand the delay, and it now comes out close to my birthday, so that’s not so bad.

    • The Fishmonger

      November 10th, 2020 - 3:39pm

      It is understandable, but I’m surprised it has been delayed by so long, given that the lockdown is scheduled to end less than a week later.

    • Bryan

      November 10th, 2020 - 8:08pm

      Hi Fishmonger . Bearing in mind. People on the Welsh borders, couldn’t come to England ,when they were in lockdown ( not many Asda’s in Wales, )plus nearest with Records were on the England side of the border

      Now England is in lockdown, Wales still can’t come over the border.

      When we Exit the Circuit breaker lockdown, we go back to Tier levels. I don’t know why it wasn’t online exclusive at Asda. Because of the pandemic.

    • Anonymous

      November 11th, 2020 - 1:11am

      The whole idea of these is to get people into stores.

  • Michael Parsons

    November 4th, 2020 - 8:19am

    without sounding selfish very happy to say as far as wales are concerned very happy to say that once we come out of lockdown there is going to be no restrictions to go where we want to go in wales so this means I can physically board a bus and seek this item out echoes of distinction that is assuming it will be on my local Asda store.

    • booboo

      November 4th, 2020 - 8:58am

      All UK can do the same, shops that can stay open can sell “non essentials” its been said so you can combine with your food shopping trip to pick one up.

    • Darren

      November 10th, 2020 - 1:59pm

      I suspect the closure of non essential mezzanine floors in supermarkets in England, has had a hand in this announcement.

  • Michael Parsons

    November 2nd, 2020 - 12:27am

    echoes of distinction are coming out in November we have just gone into November and as far as I know, this is still scheduled for 27th November but given the state of the country at the moment with the greatest respect no sign of a cancelation which would be better until the situation gets better we in Wales finish our so-called fire lockdown a week today so the big question facing me and many others is will we be able to travel to in the case of the doctor who vinyl our local Asda i will keep an eye on this

    • booboo

      November 2nd, 2020 - 8:58am

      as lockdown has only just been announced i doubt any decisions have been made.

      Last time supermarkets /B&M did not tape off non essential isles so it remains to be seen.

  • Michael Parsons

    October 15th, 2020 - 8:41am


  • Chris

    October 6th, 2020 - 9:05am

    I wonder which Asda stores it’ll be released in, I have one in my city, but I’m not sure if that one’s on the list

    • The One & Only

      October 23rd, 2020 - 7:10pm

      Have they released a list of stores that this vinyl will be available in yet?

  • Michael Parsons

    October 2nd, 2020 - 1:03am

    i am very glad that a few comments above have the same opinion as me regarding big finish cd/s big finish is going slowly to down loads unforturnately they stop cd/s it is the end of the road for me they can solve this problem in the near future by releasing cd/s in limited no/s to keep cd lovers happy i hope that day wont be in my time but it might be wishfull thinking

  • 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.

    • Anonymous

      October 29th, 2020 - 10:10am

      The story is available in a downloadable version on the big Finish website

  • 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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