Big Finish has today announced four more pieces slotting into the jigsaw of BBC Studios’ hugely ambitious Doctor Who multi-platform adventure; Time Lord Victorious.

Paul McGann leads a trilogy of exciting full-cast audio dramas for Time Lord Victorious, as the Eighth Doctor faces his old enemies, the Daleks, in the Time War. Cast members joining this epic adventure include Silas Carson (as Brian the Ood), Samantha Béart (as Tiska) and Nicholas Briggs (as the Daleks). These three stories will be released between October and December 2020.

Each adventure in the Eighth Doctor trilogy is now available to pre-order as a single-disc collector’s edition (£10.99) or download (£8.99) from the Big Finish website. A bundle of all three stories can also be pre-ordered on CD (£25) or download (£22).

Additionally, Doctor Who – Short Trips will accompany these adventures, featuring two incarnations of the Master, narrated by Jon Culshaw. The Doctor Who – Short Trips are available to pre-order now from the Big Finish website and will be released in October 2020 on download (£4.99), or as part of a Time Lord Victorious bundle with the trilogy (£26).

The new releases from Big Finish will be available to purchase globally from the Big Finish website at Additionally, customers in the US can purchase from Alien Entertainment, Who North America, Ken’s Korner USA and Mike’s Comics amongst others, and Australian customers can purchase from Galaxy Bookshop.

Story details for the trilogy are as follows:

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not (c) BBC Studios/Big Finish
He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not by Carrie Thompson

On the desert world of Atharna, the Doctor’s life is about to be changed forever.

Looking to visit one of the Seven Hundred Wonders of the Universe, the Doctor is quickly embroiled in a web of deceit. Worse than that, this Wonder of the Universe is missing, leading the Doctor to encounter one of his most dangerous and duplicitous adversaries.

The Doctor is about to meet Brian.

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – The Enemy of My Enemy (c) BBC Studios/Big Finish
The Enemy of My Enemy by Tracy Ann Baines

The people of Wrax are happy to begin peaceful negotiations with the Dalek Empire. The two species are preparing to engage in an alliance that will last throughout the ages.

The only one who seems to object to this happy union is the Doctor. He knows that you can never trust the Daleks.

But more than that, he knows that the Wraxians should never have existed…

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – Mutually Assured Destruction (c) BBC Studios/Big Finish
Mutually Assured Destruction by Lizzie Hopley

The fallout of the great battle.

Outnumbered and alone, on a Dalek time-ship careering through the vortex, the Doctor must use all his cunning to survive. As the saucer disintegrates around them, the Doctor is trapped with a crew of increasingly desperate Daleks.

Or are the Daleks trapped with him?

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – Short Trips (c) BBC Studios/Big Finish

Story details for the Doctor Who – Short Trips are as follows:

Master Thief by Sophie Iles

The Master wants to plunder one of the most secure vaults in the universe, the Repository. He’s got a plan, and a deadly new weapon to assist him. However, as the Master quickly discovers, getting in might be easy, but getting away with it might cost him everything.

Lesser Evils by Simon Guerrier

The Kotturuh have arrived on the planet Alexis to distribute the gift of the death to its inhabitants. The only person standing in their way is a renegade Time Lord, who has sworn to protect the locals. A Time Lord called the Master…


Producer Alfie Shaw said: “Time Lord Victorious has been a glorious delight to work on. James Goss’ vision is astounding, and it’s been such an honour to work with him to bring Big Finish’s part of the project to life.

We have three new authors writing the Eighth Doctor trilogy, pitting him against one of my new favourite characters in Doctor Who, Brian the Ood Assassin, as well old favourites, the Daleks. It all ties into the bigger Time Lord Victorious patchwork, but you can just listen to the McGann Trilogy and enjoy it on its own.

Time Lord Victorious

Time Lord Victorious will see partners including Big Finish Productions, Penguin Random House, Doctor Who Magazine, Titan Comics, Escape Hunt, Eaglemoss Hero Collector, Immersive Everywhere, Maze Theory, BBC Books and BBC Audio, unite to tell a brand new Doctor Who story.

Further information about Time Lord Victorious can be found on DoctorWho.TV, where a timeline of product releases will be collated as products are announced.

Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule due to delays caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic The delivery of collector’s edition CDs will be delayed, but all purchases unlock a digital copy that can be downloaded or played on the Big Finish app immediately from the release date.


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