Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures Continue with New Beginnings

Paul McGann returns as the Eighth Doctor in two brand-new box sets of epic stand-alone Doctor Who adventures!

From the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie to nearly 20 years of Big Finish audio adventures — Paul McGann has certainly made a mark on the Whoniverse. But for listeners unfamiliar with his long-running era, The Eighth Doctor Adventures: What Lies Inside? and Connections are perfect jumping-on points.

The brilliant Nicola Walker and Hattie Morahan also feature as the Eighth Doctor’s companions Liv Chenka and Helen Sinclair respectively. And with the iconic Daleks and Weeping Angels returning — what’s not to love? 

Full Press Release Follows:

A New Start for the Eighth Doctor 

The Eighth Doctor Adventures
Doctor Who – The Eighth Doctor Adventures: What Lies Inside? / Big Finish Productions

Paul McGann takes on the Daleks and the Weeping Angels in two brand-new box sets of explosive full-cast audio drama, due for release in winter 2022 from Big Finish Productions.  

The Eighth Doctor Adventures enters a new era of standalone stories to land later this year. Following a decade of continuous adventures, the two new box sets, What Lies Inside? And Connections, will have a November and December release respectively. 

Joining Paul McGann in the TARDIS is the brilliant Nicola Walker (The Split, Unforgotten) as Liv Chenka and Hattie Morahan (Enola Holmes, Beauty and the Beast) as Helen Sinclair.  

Doctor Who – The Eighth Doctor Adventures: What Lies Inside? and Connections are each available to pre-order as collector’s edition CD box sets (+ download for just £19.99 per title) or a digital download only (for just £16.99 per title) from

The two exciting stories in What Lies Inside? are: 

Paradox of the Daleks by John Dorney (2 parts) 
The Dalby Spook by Lauren Mooney & Stewart Pringle (1 part) 

The three action-packed adventures in Connections are: 

Here Lies Drax by John Dorney (1 part) 
The Love Vampires by James Kettle (1 part) 
Albie’s Angels by Roy Gill (1 part) 

The Eighth Doctor Adventures
Doctor Who – The Eighth Doctor Adventures: Connections / Big Finish Productions

Producer David Richardson said: “It’s a new start for the Eighth Doctor. After 10 years of long form interconnected storytelling, the range begins again with standalone stories. Each box set can be enjoyed in isolation.  

“It begins some time after the ending of Stranded (and at the same time some time before it – if you’ve heard that final episode, you will understand) and there are battles to fight, people to save and enemies to defeat. Some will be familiar yet many will be new. There are so many stories yet to tell in the Eighth Doctor range.” 

Praise for Doctor Who – The Eighth Doctor Adventures: Stranded: 

Stranded, and indeed The Eighth Doctor Adventures more broadly, is one of the company’s best examples of engrossing, character-centric storytelling.” — We Made This Network 

“I can’t wait to hear the depth [Big Finish] bring to the Eighth Doctor’s stories in the future.” — SciFi Pulse

Stranded is a success from start to finish.” — Who-Review 

Stranded continues to show there’s so much more you can still do with Doctor Who.” — We Are Cult 

Doctor Who – The Eighth Doctor Adventures: What Lies Inside? is now available to pre-order for just 19.99 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £16.99 (download only) from the Big Finish website. Connections is also available to pre-order at the same price. 

Big Finish listeners can also save money by purchasing both 2022 box sets from The Eighth Doctor Adventures range together in a bundle for just £38 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £33 (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 or played on the Big Finish app from the release date. 

By Ethan Chamberlain

Ethan is a writer/editor for GateCrashers. A lover of all things sci-fi, comics, and film, he can be found on Twitter at @Ethan1097.

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