Exiled to one planet? In one time? The next phase of the Eighth Doctor’s life begins
In July 2020, the next series of Eighth Doctor Adventures begin. And after solving the mystery of Dark Eyes, and facing the menace of the Doom Coalition and the Ravenous, Paul McGann’s Doctor faces his greatest challenge yet. Life in modern London. Because he’s about to be Stranded.
A four boxset series, the sixteen episodes of Stranded see the Doctor and his companions Liv (Nicola Walker) and Helen (Hattie Morahan) stuck in London in 2020 without the TARDIS.
Actor Paul McGann said: “It’s not our usual fare, so it feels refreshing and somehow wintry. It’s dark outside. That time of year when the walls are closing in a bit. It’s got the flavour of a bunch of polar explorers stuck on a rock for the winter.
“What I like most about it is the contrast – the whizzing round galaxies and having adventures, and suddenly they’re having to share a space and they get cabin fever. And so the Doctor gets a bit bitter about it all. But they’re trying to make the best of it. It’s good and it’s funny as well.”
Producer David Richardson added: “Stranded is a brand new start for the Eighth Doctor Adventures. It’s a new setting, bringing in new characters and it has its own distinct tone. There’s no epic struggle to save the universe – this is about a group of people living in a house in London in 2020, and their struggles to find a role in this world. Of course there will be aliens and strange threats along the way, but the focus is always on our characters. It was a joy to see how much Paul McGann loved these scripts – some of his favorites out of all the ones we’ve made.”
The first box set in the Doctor Who: Stranded series will contain stories:
- Lost Property by Matt Fitton
- Wild Animals by John Dorney
- Must-See TV by Lisa McMullin
- Divine Intervention by David K Barnes
Doctor Who: Stranded
The TARDIS is gone. Stranded in one time and place, the Doctor, Liv and Helen seek refuge in Baker Street. But the house has changed: they now have neighbours – not all of them welcoming. And someone has a dire warning for the future.
Each volume of Doctor Who: Stranded is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition box set (priced at £24.99), or on download (at £19.99) at www.bigfinish.com.