The Eighth Doctor Adventures (audio series), to be more consistent with similarly-named ranges (The Tenth Doctor Adventures (audio anthology), The Third Doctor Adventures (audio series) and The First Doctor Adventures (audio series)).
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The Eighth Doctor Adventures was an audio series produced by Big Finish Productions beginning in 2006. It starred the Eighth Doctor, played by Paul McGann, Lucie Miller, played by Sheridan Smith and Tamsin Drew, played by Niky Wardley.
The series was originally marketed as "The New Eighth Doctor Adventures", but Big Finish Productions had largely dropped the word "New" by the series' fourth and final series. They differed substantially in price and format from Big Finish's monthly line. On the Big Finish podcast, these stories were sometimes informally called "the eighth Doctor and Lucie adventures".
The series first debuted on BBC Radio 7 with the first part of Blood of the Daleks on December 31st 2006. Each episode of the first season was broadcast alongside a 10 minute making of entitled Beyond the Vortex. However, the second, third and fourth series debuted on CD prior to their radio broadcasts, carrying over to Radio 7's rebranded successor, BBC Radio 4 Extra.
For the third series, Big Finish introduced a unique release method. The series format changed to a series of 16 25 minute episodes as opposed to 50 minute episodes. In absence of a 2009 TV series, a new episode was released as a download every Saturday evening on a weekly basis, and subscribers would be able to receive the physical CD upon release. However, this release method did not carry over to the fourth season. In the case of the third season, its radio broadcast was heavily condensed and only stories which did not feature returning monsters (Orbis, The Beast of Orlok, The Scapegoat and The Cannibalists) were presented in edited forms.
The series was notable for driving the Eighth Doctor towards the darker personality as seen in the following audio series, Dark Eyes. Additionally, it introduced a third variation on the Eighth Doctor's theme tune composed by Nicholas Briggs, although the David Arnold arrangement was used in during the first series.
Series 1 Edit
- Main article: Series 1 (8DA)
|1.1 / 1.2||Blood of the Daleks||Steve Lyons||Lucie, Daleks||January 2007|
|1.3||Horror of Glam Rock||Paul Magrs||Lucie, Pat||March 2007|
|1.4||Immortal Beloved||Jonathan Clements||Lucie||April 2007|
|1.5||Phobos||Eddie Robson||May 2007|
|1.6||No More Lies||Paul Sutton||June 2007|
|1.7 / 1.8||Human Resources||Eddie Robson||Lucie, Cybermen, the Headhunter, Karen, Straxus||July - August 2007|
Series 2 Edit
- Main article: Series 2 (8DA)
|2.1||Dead London||Pat Mills||Lucie||January 2008|
|2.2||Max Warp||Jonathan Morris||February 2008|
|2.3||Brave New Town||Jonathan Clements||Lucie, Nestene||March 2008|
|2.4||The Skull of Sobek||Marc Platt||Lucie||April 2008|
|2.5||Grand Theft Cosmos||Eddie Robson||Lucie, the Headhunter, Karen||May 2008|
|2.6||The Zygon Who Fell to Earth||Paul Magrs||Lucie, Pat, Zygons||June 2008|
|2.7||Sisters of the Flame||Nicholas Briggs||Lucie, Morbius, Sisterhood of Karn, Straxus||July 2008|
|2.8||The Vengeance of Morbius||August 2008|
Series 3 Edit
- Main article: Series 3 (8DA)
|3.1||Orbis||Alan Barnes, Nicholas Briggs||Lucie, the Headhunter||March 2009|
|3.2||Hothouse||Jonathan Morris||Lucie, Krynoids||April 2009|
|3.3||The Beast of Orlok||Barnaby Edwards||Lucie||May 2009|
|3.4||Wirrn Dawn||Nicholas Briggs||Lucie, Wirrn||June 2009|
|3.5||The Scapegoat||Pat Mills||Lucie||July 2009|
|3.6||The Cannibalists||Jonathan Morris||August 2009|
|3.7||The Eight Truths||Eddie Robson||Lucie, Karen, Eight Legs||September 2009|
|3.8||Worldwide Web||October 2009|
Series 4 Edit
- Main article: Series 4 (8DA)
|4.1||Death in Blackpool||Alan Barnes||Lucie, Pat, Zygons||December 2009|
|4.2||Situation Vacant||Eddie Robson||Tamsin||July 2010|
|4.3||Nevermore||Alan Barnes||August 2010|
|4.4||The Book of Kells||Barnaby Edwards||Tamsin, the Monk, Lucie||September 2010|
|4.5||Deimos||Jonathan Morris||Tamsin, Ice Warriors||October 2010|
|4.6||The Resurrection of Mars||Tamsin, Lucie, Ice Warriors, the Monk||November 2010|
|4.7||Relative Dimensions||Marc Platt||Susan, Alex, Lucie||December 2010|
|4.8||Prisoner of the Sun||Eddie Robson||January 2011|
|4.9||Lucie Miller||Nicholas Briggs||Daleks, Lucie, Susan, Alex, the Monk, Tamsin||February 2011|
|4.10||To the Death||March 2011|
- The first season aired on BBC7 as BBC Radio dramas before their release on CD.