In 2022, the Doctor meets his oldest friend for the first time since the horrors of the Time War

Then, in Volume Four, due for release in February 2022, the Doctor reunites with Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. Nicholas Courtney originally played the Brigadier on television from 1968 to 2008. In the Ninth Doctor Adventures, he’s portrayed by Jon Culshaw,who has served as Big Finish’s Brig since 2019. Their adventure will take Christopher Eccleston’s Time Lord and UNIT’s finest to the Firth of Forth.

Writer Roy Gill has revealed how this new, post-Time War Doctor and his oldest friend will still find common ground. “The Brigadier is an iconic character from the Classic Series, whereas the Ninth Doctor arrives at the very forefront of the New Series. They may initially seem very different, but there’s an interesting connection: both forthright and deeply decent, they’ve been through conflict and are still fighting for what’s right… It was a privilege to write their first meeting for Big Finish.”

Producer David Richardson added, “It’s been so enjoyable creating a whole new era for the Ninth Doctor, and I think the scripts really succeed in defining that bold new start. We are talking the Ninth Doctor pre-Rose. These are the adventures some time after his regeneration, travelling alone, starting to discover himself after all that time being the War Doctor.”


Big Finish - Doctor Who - The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Ravagers - Cover Christopher Eccleston
Big Finish – Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Ravagers – Cover

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures

Doctor Who fans worldwide can now pre-order all four volumes of The Ninth Doctor Adventures, starring Christopher Eccleston, in three formats – collector’s edition CD, digital download or limited edition gatefold triple LP vinyl – exclusively from the Big Finish website. Volume Three, featuring the Cybermen, is out in November 2021, and Volume Four, featuring the Brigadier, is out in February 2022.

Listeners can save by pre-ordering a bundle of the entire series for just £88 as a collector’s edition box set. Or alternatively you can pre-order for £78 as a download.

Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures triple LP vinyls are strictly limited to a pressing of 1,000 per volume. You can pre-order them at £35.99 each, or £132 for the bundle of all four albums. Again, they’re exclusive at the Big Finish website.

Please note: the vinyl editions do not include any behind-the-scenes extras. However, listeners purchasing vinyl LP editions will receive a download of the story automatically. And they’ll have access to the CD edits as a bonus download. Episodes will be edited specifically for the vinyl format.  They vinyls will present each story as two episodes, one on each side, complete with opening and closing music.  In addition, all pre-orders of the vinyls will also receive the behind the extras as a bonus download.

Big Finish sells products in sterling on their website but converts prices to local currency upon checkout.

Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. Circumstances beyond their control may delay the mail-out of collector’s edition CDs and limited edition vinyl LPs. But all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded. They can also be played on the Big Finish app (iOS and Android) from the release date.


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