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Listen to the Doctor Who podcast: What is Time Lord Victorious?

Doctors unite for a huge crossover project – but will it be worth the commitment?

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – Paul McGann and David Tennant
Big Finish
Published: Wednesday, 19th August 2020 at 11:19 am

If the TV series wasn’t enough Doctor Who action for you in the coming months, then we have good news – across books, audio dramas, comics, escape rooms and much more an entirely separate Doctor Who epic is playing out over an interlinked sprawling story.


That epic is called Time Lord Victorious – and in this week’s Doctor Who podcast, Huw and Morgan delve into exactly what we can expect from this huge spin-off, which big releases they’re most interested in and how the whole thing will work.

“It is an attempt to tell an epic Doctor Who story across every available platform apart from TV,” producer James Goss tells

“Similar things have been done with Star Wars very successfully. And what Doctor Who has done, being Doctor Who, is finding a way of taking it to the next level.

“It's bringing together three incredibly popular Doctors, some fun's just basically trying to have an awful lot of fun across a whole lot of platforms across three or four months. And it's honestly very very very exciting.

Time Lord Victorious timeline
Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious timeline (BBC)

“When I was first approached to work on it it was just going to be across three different platforms - and it's now a dozen. More if you include storytelling on T-Shirts, which was the point at which you go 'wow, this thing is so immense!'”

“I have had the most fun working on this. It really is just so huge.”

But how will the Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant adventures tie together? How can action figures tell a story? How do escape rooms and immersive experiences tell the same story as an ongoing comic strip, and where can fans get their hands on all this stuff anyway?

We try to find out in this week's chat, while also looking at complaints over how expensive Time Lord Victorious will be, and pondering whether there’s a way to enjoy the story more affordably.

Want more from Time Lord Victorious? Find out how fans were unknowingly involved in the idea’s creation, the truth of Christopher Eccleston’s involvement as well as a full timeline of the entire project. What we know so far, anyway…


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