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Published on January 11th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds

Doctor Who Smuggled onto BBC Radio 4 Extra

You might not have noticed but smuggled away onto BBC Radio 4 Extra for the duration of January; the Big Finish audio adventures of the Eighth Doctor.

Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor Who

But fear not weary traveller suffering at the hands of strange scheduling, here we are with torchlight to guide you towards what’s available and what’s coming in the following weeks.

On January 11th at 6pm sees a deadly menace stirring underneath the moon’s surface in Deimos, while on Monday 14th at 6pm, an old adversary threatens the web of time in The Resurrection of Mars while on Tuesday 15th  at 6pm, the Doctor invites the Grand-Daughter and Great-Grandson around for Christmas Dinner in Relative Dimensions.

Following on as Wednesday’s tend to do after Tuesdays, on the 16th at 6pm, the Doctor is held prisoner on a doomed planet and forced to help save it from a dying sun in Prisoner of the Sun.

On Thursday 17th the Time Lord’s former companion makes a return in Lucie Miller again at 6pm and rounding off the week on the 18th comes To the Death, where the Doctor must call on his friends, foes and allies in order to overcome his greatest enemy; the Daleks!

The entire run will be repeated on BBC Radio 4 during the week and will be available on the iPlayer for seven days after their airdate.

Already available to listen to for a limited time is: Death in Blackpool, Situation Vacant, Nevermore, and The Book of Kells.

Head over to BBC Radio Four Extra’s site for a full breakdown of what’s to come.


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

2 Responses to Doctor Who Smuggled onto BBC Radio 4 Extra

  1. avatar gruff says:

    Got a Nexus 7 before Christmas and spent a lot of time decorating my stepdaughter’s room while listening to two adventures of the 5th with Tegan, Turlough and an older Nyssa. Was very impressed with the productions and scripts were better than I remember them being as a young child in the early eighties.

  2. avatar BOJAY says:

    Great to see the great work of Paul McGann and Big Finish getting some more just due exposure.. The audio McGann adventures have been on the majority spectacular, and I’m glad he’s continuing on in doing more.

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