The Eighth of March is back! A new boxset for International Women’s Day brings together a team of powerful women from the Who-niverse

Big Finish have announced plans for a new boxset to celebrate International Women’s Day this year. The Eighth of March: Protectors of Time comprises three separate stories, featuring the Doctor’s daughter, Jenny (Georgia Tennant), the mischievous socialite and cat-burglar, Lady Christina de Souza (Michelle Ryan), and Time Lady and custodian of K-9, Romana (Lalla Ward).

Also along for the ride are Rani Chandra (Anjli Mohindra), tenacious protégé of Sarah Jane Smith, investigating strange climate changes with the Third Doctor’s companion, Jo Jones (Katy Manning), and diligent UNIT mastermind, Jac (Jaye Griffiths).

Producer Emma Haigh said: “I’m so pleased to be bringing back our exclusive Eighth of March series for 2022. The three stories see some brilliant new partnerships working together for the first time and our stellar female actors, writers and directors take us on unique adventures whilst tackling some of the big issues of today.”


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The Eighth of March: Protectors of Time

Scattered through time and space, many women have crossed paths with the Doctor. Some were fellow TARDIS travellers, some were allies defending the Earth, and one was the Doctor’s daughter…

Crossing the bounds of E-Space, from a mysterious space-station to a London bus, and from the Amazon to the Moon, this 8th of March, three very different adventures unfold.

Stolen Futures by Lizbeth Myles

Romana and K-9 have stayed in E-Space to help an ancient and noble people, freed from their shackles.

But first they must heal divisions in the ranks, and those who see a very different future for the Tharil race…

Prism by Abigail Burdess

Lady Christina de Souza is crashing an exclusive party in search of a priceless diamond. Out in deep space, time travellers Jenny and Noah collide with a strange diamond-shaped vessel.

What is Prism? And what does it want with the Earth?

Turn of the Tides by Nina Millns

In the footsteps of Sarah Jane Smith, Rani Chandra is investigating strange weather phenomena, calling on an old friend for help –Jo Jones!

But UNIT is also on the case, led by science officer Jac. Soon all three women will be on a mission to the Moon…


The Eighth of March: Protectors of Time is available to own as a 3CD collector’s edition box set, including download, for just £19.99. You can also opt for digital download only (for just £16.99) exclusively from the Big Finish website.

Big Finish listeners can save money by pre-ordering the bundle containing both volumes of The Eighth of March series. The bundle is for just £45 (for the collector’s edition CD + download) or £40 (for the digital download only).

All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.

Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mailout of collector’s edition CDs will be delayed. 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 from the release date.


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