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Recap: Big Finish Doctor Who
Recaps of the ongoing Big Finish Doctor Who audio plays. The episodes can be bought (CD or digital) on the Big Finish website.

Please keep in mind that, although the series is officially part of the Whoniverse, it encompasses many different timelines/continuities and includes adaptations of existing works from the Doctor Who Expanded Universe. Due to Big Finish's sheer size and complexity, it also plays by the rules of the Doctor Who Expanded Universe: the TV series can at times contradict or overwrite the timelines described here, or adapt them for the televised continuity.

The list is not remotely complete yet. Neither are the recaps. Have fun!

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For stories about Doctors other than Four through Eight, see the episodes listed under "Companion Chronicles", "Destiny Of The Doctor", "Short Trips" and "Unbound".

    Fourth Doctor 

    Fifth Doctor 

Monthly series

Companion Chronicles

Short Trips

Specials and other releases

The Lost Stories

    Sixth Doctor 

Monthly series

Companion Chronicles

Jago & Litefoot

Series 3

Series 4

Short Trips

Specials and other releases

The Lost Stories

    Seventh Doctor 

Monthly series

Companion Chronicles

Short Trips

Specials and other releases

The Lost Stories

    Eighth Doctor 

Monthly series

New Eighth Doctor Adventures

Aside from the monthlies, the Eighth Doctor has a separate series (divided into seasons) called the New Eighth Doctor Adventures, which were originally broadcast on BBC 7/Radio 7/Radio 4 Extra. This series takes place in the same continuity as the monthly audios, but at a later point in the Eighth Doctor's tenure.

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Dark Eyes

Dark Eyes 2

Dark Eyes 3

Companion Chronicles

Short Trips

Specials and other releases

     Bernice Summerfield 

    Charlotte Pollard 
A spin-off starring on the Eighth Doctor's first audio companion, Charley, taking place after her story arcs in the monthly series.

Series 1:

  1. The Lamentation Cypher
  2. The Shadow at the Edge of the World
  3. The Fall of the House of Pollard
  4. The Viyran Solution

    Companion Chronicles 
Generally, these are two-man plays with full music and sound effects, starring a companion (who is also the narrator) and featuring another character. They started out as a way to get round the Actor Existence Failure of the first three Doctors and Tom Baker's initial refusal to work with Big Finish, but proved such an interesting format they've been used for the Doctor-Companion teams who appear in conventional audios as well. Partly due to the sheer amount of audios, and partly due to the introduction of The Early Adventures, the series is to be discontinued/placed on indefinite hiatus in June 2014.

Series 1

Series 2

Series 3

Series 4

Series 5

Series 6

Series 7

Series 8

Specials and other releases

    Counter-Measures 
A spin-off detailing the further exploits of Group Captain Gilmore and his men from "Remembrance of the Daleks."

Series 1

  • Threshold
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • The Pelage Project
  • State of Emergency

Series 2

  • Manhunt
  • The Fifth Citadel
  • Peshka
  • Sins of the Fathers

Monthly series

    Cyberman 
  • Scorpius
  • Fear
  • Conversion
  • Telos
  • Cyberman 2

    Dalek Empire 
The first four episodes of the Dalek Empire arc were part of the main monthly range. From there on, it spun off into its own series, with four seasons.

Monthly Series

Dalek Empire

Series 1

  • Invasion of the Daleks
  • The Human Factor
  • "Death to the Daleks!"
  • Project Infinity

Series 2

  • Dalek War: Chapter One
  • Dalek War: Chapter Two
  • Dalek War: Chapter Three
  • Dalek War: Chapter Four

Series 3

  • The Exterminators
  • The Healers
  • The Survivors
  • The Demons
  • The Warriors
  • The Future

Series 4

  • The Fearless: Part 1
  • The Fearless: Part 2
  • The Fearless: Part 3
  • The Fearless: Part 4

Specials and other releases

    Destiny Of The Doctor 
A special series for the 50th anniversary featuring a story for each of the then-eleven Doctors, all tied together by a Cross Through. Like the Companion Chronicles, these are two-man plays featuring a companionnote  and another character. Unlike the Companion Chronicles, the narration isn't first-person by the companion, it's just read by the actor.

    Excelis 

    The Early Adventures 

Series 1 – First Doctor Era

    Gallifrey 

Series 1

  • Weapon of Choice
  • Square One
  • The Inquiry
  • A Blind Eye

Series 2

  • Lies
  • Spirit
  • Pandora
  • Insurgency
  • Imperiatrix

Series 3

  • Fractures
  • Warfare
  • Appropriation
  • Mindbomb
  • Panacea

Series 4

  • Reborn
  • Disassembled
  • Annihilation
  • Forever

Series 5

  • Emancipation
  • Evolution
  • Arbitration

Series 6

  • Extermination
  • Renaissance
  • Ascension

    Graceless 

Series 1:

  • Part One: The Sphere
  • Part Two: The Fog
  • Part Three: The End

Series 2:

  • Part One: The Line
  • Part Two: The Flood
  • Part Three: The Dark

    I, Davros 

    Iris Wildthyme 

Monthly Series

Iris Wildthyme

Series 1

Series 2

Series 3

  • The Iris Wildthyme Appreciation Society
  • Iris Rides Out
  • Midwinter Murders

Companion Chronicles

Specials and other releases

    Jago & Litefoot 
The popular duo from "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" had one Companion Chronicle followed by their own spin-off range.

Companion Chronicles

Jago & Litefoot

Series 1

  1. The Bloodless Soldier
  2. The Bellova Devil
  3. The Spirit Trap
  4. The Similarity Engine

Series 2

  1. Litefoot and Sanders
  2. The Necropolis Express
  3. The Theatre of Dreams
  4. The Ruthven Inheritance

Series 3

  1. Dead Men's Tales
  2. The Man at the End of the Garden
  3. Swan Song
  4. Chronoclasm

Series 4

  1. Jago in Love
  2. Beautiful Things
  3. The Lonely Clock
  4. The Hourglass Killers

Specials

These two specials are labelled as episodes 5 and 6 of Jago & Litefoot Series 4 on the CDs' reversible covers; otherwise, they are considered Sixth Doctor specials.

Series 5

  1. The Age of Revolution
  2. The Case of the Gluttonous Guru
  3. The Bloodchild Codex
  4. The Final Act

Series 6

  1. The Skeleton Quay
  2. Return of the Repressed
  3. Military Intelligence
  4. The Trial of George Litefoot

Fourth Doctor Adventures

    The Lost Stories 
These audio dramas are stories that were planned to be made for the TV series, which they never actually got around to. They also became tied into the Big Finish continuity.

Series 1

Series 1, also filed under the Sixth Doctor, took many definite story ideas and a few that had been suggested to create the season of Doctor Who that never was, which would have been Colin Baker's second season had it made it to air.
  1. The Nightmare Fair
  2. Mission to Magnus
  3. Leviathan
  4. The Hollows of Time
  5. Paradise 5
  6. Point of Entry
  7. The Song of Megaptera
  8. The Macros

Series 2

Series 2 moves beyond the Sixth Doctor's lost stories, to include the Seventh Doctor — as they will be written by Andrew Cartmel, the Cartmel Masterplan may be developed.
  • The First Doctor Boxset, comprising:
  • The Second Doctor Boxset, comprising:

Series 3

Season 3 opens up branches into both the Fourth and Fifth Doctors' lost adventures, while also returning to the Sixth Doctor for more adventures that could have been televised back in the day.
  • The Fourth Doctor Boxset, comprising:

Series 4

The fourth and final series of The Lost Stories returns to the early years of the show and visits the Third Doctor's era for the Grand Finale.

    Sarah Jane Smith 

    Short Trips 

Series 1:

  1. Rise and Fall (First Doctor)
  2. A Stain of Red in the Sand (Second Doctor)
  3. A True Gentleman (Third Doctor)
  4. Death-Dealer (Fourth Doctor)
  5. The Deep (Fifth Doctor)
  6. The Wings of a Butterfly (Sixth Doctor)
  7. Police and Shreeves (Seventh Doctor)
  8. Running Out of Time (Eighth Doctor)

Series 2:

  1. 1963 (First Doctor)
  2. The Way Forward (Second Doctor)
  3. Walls of Confinement (Third Doctor)
  4. Chain Reaction (Fourth Doctor)
  5. Sock-Pig (Fifth Doctor)
  6. The Doctor's Coat (Sixth Doctor)
  7. Critical Mass (Seventh Doctor)
  8. Letting Go (Eighth Doctor)

Series 3:

  1. Seven to One (First through Seventh Doctors)
  2. The Five Dimensional Man (Second Doctor)
  3. Pop Up (Third Doctor)
  4. The Wondrous Box (Fourth Doctor)
  5. Wet Walls (Fifth Doctor)
  6. Murmurs of Earth (Sixth Doctor)
  7. The Riparian Ripper (Seventh Doctor)
  8. All the Fun of the Fair (Eighth Doctor)

Series 4:

  1. A Star is Born (First Doctor)
  2. Penny Wise, Pound Foolish (Second Doctor)
  3. Lost in the Wakefield Triangle (Third Doctor)
  4. The Old Rogue (Fourth Doctor)
  5. The Lions of Trafalgar (Fifth Doctor)
  6. To Cut a Blade of Grass (Sixth Doctor)
  7. The Shadow Trader (Seventh Doctor)
  8. Quantum Heresy (Eighth Doctor)

    Stage Plays 
Plays that were originally performed on stage, and later recorded by Big Finish.

    Unbound 
A mini-series of What If? stories.

  • Auld Morality: What if the Doctor and Susan had never left Gallifrey?
  • Sympathy for the Devil: What if the Doctor had not been UNIT's scientific advisor?
  • Full Fathom Five: What if the Doctor believed that the ends justified the means?
  • He Jests At Scars...: What if the Valeyard had won at the end of "The Trial Of A Time Lord"?
  • Deadline: What if Doctor Who did not materialise as a television series?
  • Exile: What if the Doctor had escaped the justice of the Time Lords at the end of "The War Games"?
  • A Storm of Angels: What if the Doctor really had changed history, even just the tiniest bit?
  • Masters of War: A sequel to "Sympathy For The Devil", above. What if the Doctor and Davros met for the first time long after the creation of the Daleks, instead of during their genesis?

    UNIT 
The British arm of the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce searches for their missing commander while dealing with an ultra-nationalist agency attempting to replace them.

    Vienna 
Introduced opposite the Seventh Doctor in The Shadow Heart, glamazon assassin Vienna Salvatore, played by Deep Space Nine alumni Chase Masterson, got a spin-off even before the play that introduced her was released. A pilot audio was released in February 2013, followed by a full box set in February 2014.

Series 1:

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