Trivia / Eighth Doctor Adventures


  • Accent Depundent: Fitz's attempted joke about a fairy getting her dentures from "the National Elf Service" in Grimm Reality works better in a Norf London accent.
  • Actor Allusion: The Doctor is referred to as a "ponce" a couple times. Particularly notable in The Fall of Yquatine, in which it seems to happen just for the sake of having him be called a ponce, possibly demonstrating the enduring popularity of Withnail & I amongst drunken humans throughout time and space.
    The Doctor hurried through the marketplace, dodging people and beings, haring round corners, knocking over a pallet of fruit, stopping to apologise and then having to run away from the irate vendor, falling over a small child who burst out crying, standing on the toe of a very old and irate Draconian, getting called a ponce by a group of drunken humans, generally causing total chaos wherever he went, but getting absolutely nowhere in finding Compassion. (p. 30-31)
  • Creator's Pest: According to Stephen Cole, none of the writers liked Sam Jones. So much that they were always trying to kill her off.
  • Exiled from Continuity: In "The Night of the Doctor", as he prepares to regenerate, the Eighth Doctor name-drops his past companions... specifically his Big Finish companions, leaving Sam, Fitz, etc. in the lurch.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The EDAs are long since out of print. If you're looking for physical copies of the books, prepare to be on eBay. All the novels are available to download for free somewhere out there as PDFs
    • Although the BBC reissued a crop of a few of them at the end of August 2011.
  • Money, Dear Boy: Lawrence Miles has mentioned at least once that he wrote The Adventuress of Henrietta Street so he could buy Legos. The man likes his Legos.
  • Name's the Same: Sort of. Both the Seventh Doctor and the Eighth encounter a type 102 TARDIS in their run. The difference is that while Seven encounters what is a relatively typical, if highly advanced TARDIS unit, Eight accidentally causes the type 102 to emerge in the first place, in the form of companion Compassion.
  • What Could Have Been: The villains from the second major arc of the series, Sabbath's allies, were originally meant to be the Daleks, reappearing after 52 books and 6 years absence. The Council of Eight was a last minute replacement, meaning some of the clues as to their identity ended being a bit misleading.