Released April 2007 The Doctor continues his attempts to return Lucie Miller home despite the presence of the Time Lords’ shield in the vortex, arriving at what appears to be ancient Greece. But after interrupting a pair of star-crossed lovers committed to the ultimate sacrifice to ensure their undying love, the two soon find that the powers of this strange place are much more mechanical and much less godlike than it initially seems. The …

Released March 2007 Tonally, Paul Magrs is unquestionably one of the most unique Doctor Who writers, routinely using every minute of a production to imbue an incredible sense of atmosphere and distinctiveness to often whimsical but always poignant tales. With the shorter running time allotted to The Eighth Doctor Adventures, however, Magrs delivers a more traditional story with ‘Horror of Glam Rock,’ though one that very much manages to m…

Released February 2007 With the introduction of Lucie Miller and her mysterious recent past with connections to the Time Lords firmly in place and the tale of a burgeoning Dalek race about to collide with their forebears taking precedence, ‘Blood of the Daleks Part 2’ quickly and confidently picks up the threads of the first part with the Daleks as an integral component as the Doctor tries to prevent his recurring nightmare from playing o…

Released January 2007 Big Finish is an undeniably important component of Doctor Who history, keeping the classic series firmly alive between the failed 1996 TV movie and the ultra-successful 2005 relaunch by employing the original Doctors and companions since 1999 and still going strong today. With Paul McGann joining the company in 2001, Big Finish suddenly became the place to go for ‘new’ Doctor Who beyond the brief tease of his one-off…

Released December 2013 With the final instalment of The Lost Stories, ‘The Mega,’ Big Finish finally turns to the final era of classic Doctor Who it had not yet revisited, that of Jon Pertwee’s beloved Third Doctor. When a demonstration of a new weapon leads to an assassination, it appears that the first attack in a new war has been launched. But as events lead the Doctor to foreign territory, this heralded war for peace may not be quite …

Released November 2013 The final Second Doctor instalment of The Lost Stories range again comes from the mind of Brian Hayles, returning to his most enduring creations and offering an origin story of sorts for the Ice Warriors. Landing on Mars in a time that should be before the Ice Warriors roamed its surface, the Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe soon discover a plan beneath the surface that will result in the creation of a terrifying army compose…

Released October 2013 Brian Hayles is best remembered as the creator of the Ice Warriors who fleshed out the gallery of rogues the Second Doctor would confront on his journeys through time and space, but he also created the Celestial Toymaker as the end of the First Doctor era neared. With Big Finish opting to remain with aborted Hayles storylines for the second release in the fourth series of The Lost Stories as it returns to the Second …

Released September 2013 The fourth and final series of Big Finish’s The Lost Stories kicks off with Brian Hayles’s ‘The Dark Planet,’ a reunion for William Russell and Maureen O’Brien in a tale originally intended to air during William Hartnell’s second season. As the TARDIS lands on a world lit by a dying sun in the earliest days of the universe, the Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Vicki quickly find themselves in a civil war between the plane…

Released September 2012 The third series of The Lost Stories comes to a close with ‘The Rosemariners,’ a revisitation of season six and the Second Doctor era that has the distinction of being adapted for audio by original scribe Donald Tosh. When the Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe find themselves aboard Earth Station 454 during its closure that is being supervised by the Rosemariners of Rosa Damascena, they soon discover a terrifying plot in a wo…

Released July 2017 SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW Classic Doctors, New Monsters Volume Two closes out with Matt Fitton’s ‘Day of the Vashta Nerada,’ continuing with the Eighth Doctor in the midst of the Time War threads introduced in the box set’s first instalment featuring the Fourth Doctor and firmly proving once more how superbly the Tennant-era creations can transition to the audio medium. As the Doctor arrives on Synthesis Station, he soon fin…

The Carrionite Curse
Audio / July 30, 2017

Released July 2017 SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW The Sixth Doctor is unabashedly the most grandiloquent and loquacious of the Doctor’s incarnations, reveling in his knowledge and command of the English language as he continually confronts danger and attempts to put right the wrongs plaguing the universe. Accordingly, pairing him up with the very language-centric Carrionites of the Tenth Doctor story ‘The Shakespeare Code’ seems an obviou…

Empire of the Racnoss
Audio / July 28, 2017

Released July 2017 SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW After battling the Weeping Angels in the first Classic Doctors, New Monsters box set, Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor now encounters the Racnoss in Scott Handcock’s ‘Empire of the Racnoss.’ As the TARDIS is torn from the vortex and the Doctor finds himself in the midst of an ages-old conflict involving his own people, he soon finds that his good intentions come with consequences that always f…

Night of the Vashta Nerada
Audio , Website / July 28, 2017

Released July 2017 SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW With so many foes originating from the classic era of Doctor Who continuing to return to the modern incarnation of the series, it was only a matter of time until Big Finish inverted that formula and had foes of the modern series cross paths with classic regenerations of the Doctor. Met with unfettered acclaim last year, the first collection of Classic, Doctors, New Monsters proved what a r…

The Masters of Luxor
Audio / July 26, 2017

Released August 2012 The Lost Stories turns back the clock once more to the First Doctor era, a time when the rules and conventions of Doctor Who were anything but set. Originally set to be the second serial in place of ‘The Daleks’ which rocketed Doctor Who to its status as a cultural phenomenon and thus becoming the holy grail of lost stories, Anthony Coburn’s ‘The Masters of Luxor’ offers a far more cerebral and contemplative…

The First Sontarans
Audio / July 23, 2017

Released July 2012 Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor is undoubtedly the classic series incarnation who has benefitted most from Big Finish’s endeavours, creating a much more amiable and less brusque version than often showed up on screen. However, for exactly that reason, The Lost Stories range has rightfully focused more heavily on the Sixth Doctor than any other, offering a fascinating insight into what could have been and allowing d…

Power Play
Audio / July 22, 2017

Released June 2012 The classic era of Doctor Who tended to leave past companions alone once they departed the company of the Doctor and the TARDIS, a few flashbacks and cameos in special episodes notwithstanding. Accordingly, ‘Power Play’- or what was once titled ‘Meltdown’ before real-world scares intervened- feels like something of a precursor to the modern era of the franchise where past companions return with much more frequ…

The Guardians of Prophecy
Audio / July 21, 2017

Released May 2012 After successfully ushering in The Lost Stories with a collection of Sixth Doctor stories comprising a potential missing season twenty-three, Big Finish returns to the dynamic pairing of Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant to headline three further releases that delve into the annals of unproduced Doctor Who lore. As a sequel to ‘The Keeper of Traken,’ ‘The Guardians of Prophecy’ takes the Doctor and Peri to the last…

The Children of Seth
Audio / July 19, 2017

Released December 2011 To round out its trilogy of Fifth Doctor adventures to open the third series of The Lost Stories, Big Finish turns to ‘The Children of Seth,’ a story from the mind of ‘Kinda’ and ‘Snakedance’ writer Christopher Bailey. When the TARDIS picks up a message on the temporal scanner containing only the word ‘Idra,’ the Doctor, Nyssa, and Tegan travel to the Archipelago of Sirius as the Autarch is about to announ…

Hexagora
Audio / July 17, 2017

Released November 2011 Big Finish’s The Lost Stories Fifth Doctor trilogy continues with ‘Hexagora,’ a story from Peter Ling and Hazel Adair and adapted for audio by Paul Finch. When the Doctor, Nyssa, and Tegan arrive in Brisbane and uncover an alien abduction leading them to the planet of Luparis and a city very reminiscent of Tudor London, they soon uncover a secretive plot that threatens the very livelihood of two species. ‘…

The High Price of Parking
Audio / July 16, 2017

Released July 2017 SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW The planet Deshrah is a world of renowned natural beauty and splendour, a world so beautiful and popular that one must first park on the nearby artificial planetoid aptly named Parking before being able to teleport there. But before the Doctor, Mel, and Ace are able to complete their journey to Deshrah, they quickly become involved in the ongoing clash between the overzealous Wardens and t…