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...

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'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)

Notes:
*Featuring the Eighth Doctor and Benny

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'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)

Notes:
*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'.

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'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),

Notes:
*Featuring the Eighth Doctor and Izzy

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

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'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)

Notes:
*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.

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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

Notes:

*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