Return to Baker Street this December, as Paul McGann encounters the Judoon in the penultimate Stranded box set of full-cast audio adventures

 

This award-winning Doctor Who series from Big Finish Productions debuted in June 2020, with the Eighth Doctor and his friends marooned in a single time and place. Living in London, England, in the 21st century they must cope with new and unfamiliar threats, both domestic and alien. And that’s not even mentioning the neighbours… Now, Doctor Who – The Eighth Doctor Adventures: Stranded 3 finds the TARDIS team facing the Judoon for the first time, in box set opener Patience, and wrestling with a narrative that runs backwards from devastating consequences to their cause in the final episode What Just Happened? – as we hurtle towards the end of the Stranded saga…

The four fantastic stories feature the return of companions Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker), Helen Sinclair (Hattie Morahan), Tania Bell (Rebecca Root) and Sergeant Andy Davidson (Tom Price) in the midst of adventure.

 

Paul McGann as The Eighth Doctor (c) Big Finish Doctor Who
Paul McGann as The Eighth Doctor (c) Big Finish

“Things are always in flux… as they should be”

Producer David Richardson said: “The scripts for Stranded 3 are works of beauty. It’s all about characters and ideas; how people react to the extraordinary. Here we have the Eighth Doctor and his four (count them) companions, Liv, Helen, Tania and Andy, still stranded and facing a mysterious, unknown enemy that has caused terrible damage to Earth’s timeline. Amid this larger picture there are some stunning standalone adventures. A story that runs backwards. A house where snow falls in summer. And Judoon!

“As producer, it’s my job to sit back and listen to these amazing actors play with the brilliant scripts. This series is, without a doubt, one of my favourites.”

Paul McGann added: “It seems another age entirely, when there was just the Doctor and one companion! Recording this has been like getting the band back together – we’re having a hoot, and putting our heart and souls into it.

“It’s fun and I’m enjoying it but you still feel there’s a slight sense of jeopardy – there’s never the sense of permanence, things are always in flux, as they should be.”

 

Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures - Stranded 3. Cover by Tom Webster. (c) Big Finish Productions Paul McGann Eighth Doctor Judoon
Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures – Stranded 3. Cover by Tom Webster. (c) Big Finish Productions

Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures – Stranded 3

Patience by Tim Foley

Twisted Folklore by Lizzie Hopley

Snow by James Kettle

What Just Happened? by John Dorney

 

Doctor Who – The Eighth Doctor Adventures: Stranded 3 is available to pre-order as a collector’s edition box set (on CD at the special pre-order price of £24.99) and as a digital download (again, at the discounted pre-order price of £19.99), exclusively from the Big Finish website.

 

Big Finish listeners can save even more money by purchasing a bundle of the entire series. Including the pre-order discount that’s all four Stranded releases for just £88 as collector’s edition CD box sets. Alternatively listeners can get the bundle for £79 as a digital download.

 

Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mail-out of collector’s edition CDs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date.

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