Doctor Who Logo 'The Company of Friends'
(4 Parts)

by Lance Parkin,
Stephen Cole,
Alan Barnes
and Jonathan Morris
Jacket Illustration

A series of plays featuring the Eighth Doctor, and companions from the comics and books...


'Benny's Story'
by Lance Parkin

Deep in the mines of Epsilon Minima, Professor Bernice Summerfield is up to her neck in it – as usual. The Countess Venhella has hired her to recover a lost Time Lord artefact: a TARDIS key, it turns out. Guess whose?

Paul McGann (The Doctor), Lisa Bowerman (Bernice Summerfield)

*Featuring the Eighth Doctor and Benny


'Fitz's Story'
by Stephen Cole

On the planet Entusso, the Doctor and Fitz Kreiner investigate Alien Defence Incorporated – your one-stop shop for protection against extraterrestrial invasion! But which is the greatest menace: the hideous Vermin Queens or ADI itself?

Paul McGann (The Doctor), Matt Di Angelo (Fitz Kreiner)

*Featuring the Eighth Doctor and Fitz

*Time-placing: Anji is sleeping off a night of Bactrian cocktails; I'm choosing to place this during Season Six of the Eighth Doctor novels, before the events of 'The Adventuress of Henrietta Street'.


'Izzy's Story'
by Alan Barnes

TARDIS travels open one’s eyes to a universe of possibilities, reckons the Doctor. For geek girl Izzy, it’s also a fantastic way to track down ultra-rare back copies of ‘Aggrotron!’, the most dangerous comic in history…

Paul McGann (The Doctor), Jemima Rooper (Izzy Sinclair),

*Featuring the Eighth Doctor and Izzy

*This story is not considered canon, as Izzy is a character from the 'Doctor Who Magazine' comic strip


'Mary's Story'
by Jonathan Morris

Switzerland, 1816: at the Villa Diotati, Lord Byron’s house guests tell each other tales to curdle the blood and quicken the beatings of the heart. With a monster on the loose outside, young Mary Shelley isn’t short of inspiration.

Paul McGann (The Doctor), Julie Cox (Mary Shelley)

*Featuring the Eighth Doctor and Mary

*The younger Eighth Doctor has just left Samson and Gemma behind in Vienna, so I'm placing this story after the flashback in 'Terror Firma', and before 'Storm Warning'; the older Eighth Doctor appears to be at the end of his travels.


Directed by Nicholas Briggs

Featuring Katrina Cooke, Su Douglas, Richard Earl, Robert Forknall, Anthony Glennon, Ian Hallard, Steve Hansel, Teddy Kempner, Paul Thornley and Fenella woolgar


*A Big Finish Audio Production

*This CD release came with a bonus episode of 'The Companion Chronicles': 'The Three Companions' - 'Cremation Point' by Marc Platt