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Grand Theft Cosmos was the fifth story in the second series of the Eighth Doctor Adventures, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by Eddie Robson and featured Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor and Sheridan Smith as Lucie Miller.

To date, this is Christopher Benjamin's only appearance in a Doctor Who Big Finish audio story playing a character other than Henry Gordon Jago.

Publisher's summary[]

Here's to crime, Doctor!

The Doctor and Lucie visit nineteenth-century Sweden and become embroiled in an attempt to steal the infamous Black Diamond.

But the stone is guarded by forces not of this world...


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  • Lucie has never visited Russia.
  • The Headhunter is aware that the Russian industrialist Yashin will be murdered by his own workers in 1905.
  • Lucie and the Doctor compare their theft to those done by Robin Hood.
  • King Oscar is King of Sweden.



  • A number of music cues in this story are from the Cosmic Hobo series The Scarifyers (notably the theme music).
  • This audio story was recorded at The Moat Studios.
  • The title refers to "grand theft auto," an American term used to refer to the stealing of automobiles. Grand Theft Auto is also the title of a long-running series of UK-produced video games.
  • Tardelli comments to the Doctor, "You looked different on the last occasion we met," indicating the Doctor's campaign against his artwork has continued across multiple regenerations.
  • The story was broadcast on BBC Radio 7 on 16 November 2008.


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