Doctor Who gains another new companion!

General_Chris - Posted on 27 June 2012

I just posted an article in my blog that I thought you would all be interested in.

Recently, we received news that Matt Smith's incarnation of the Doctor on Doctor Who has officially gained a new companion. However, the eleventh Doctor (Smith) isn't the only Timelord currently running around!

For those unaware, Big Finish releases some amazing audio books in which you can follow the adventures of the eighth Doctor (voiced by Paul McGann himself!). In his last audio adventure, the eighth Doctor parted ways with his companion Lucie Miller in the thrilling story To the Death. The next box set adventure to come out will take place immediately after the last story and will be titled Dark Eyes which will be released later this year.

"'Dark Eyes is a new, epic story, a jumping-on point!' explains writer, director and executive producer Nick Briggs. 'It’s a whole new era of Doctor Who in a box! It's certainly bigger on the inside in that respect. My aim was to join the Doctor when he's at the point of desperation after having lost a close friend. But it's also a story about him finding someone new and finding new hope.'"

The Doctor's new companion will be voiced by Ruth Bradley who is known for her role on the British show Primeval. Ruth's companion will be a "young Irish girl called Molly O'Sullivan, a Voluntary Aid Detachment nursing assistant, saving lives during the First World War (1914-18)."

If you have not gotten to experience the Big Finish audio adventures of Doctor Who this could be the perfect time for you to check it out! You can pre-order Dark Eyes on the Big Finish website here.

For the pre-order link and the Big Finish source link check out my blog. Thanks guys!


Troy Baker's picture

This new "Box set" follows the seperate 8th Doctor Adventures - not the 8th doctor stories from the monthly range. The last three 8th Doctor releases in the monthly range was #153 "The Silver Turk, #154 "The Witch from the Well" and #155 "Army of Death". The companion in those was Mary Shelly. - who we may see in future episodes but none have been listed yet.

This picks up where the 8th Doctor Adventures left off - after the events in "To the Death". It will be released in November of this year. There is no word of any releases with the 8th Doctor in the main ranges scheduled (schedule listing is up to Jan. 2013).


The "Dark Eyes" Box set will contain four parts:

Part 1 is called - The Great War

Part 2 - Fugitives

Part 3 - Tangled Web

Part 4 - "X" and the Daleks


To Pre-order the set you can go here:


PS: If you haven't noticed before now, Big Finish has revamped their website - go check it out!

Here's a link to their home page:



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