The Tenth Doctor Adventures
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Big Finish Productions audio drama
SeriesDoctor Who
Executive producer(s)
MusicHoward Carter
Release dateMay 2016 (2016-05)

The Tenth Doctor Adventures, announced in October 2015, is a Big Finish Productions audio play series based on the television series Doctor Who. It sees the return of David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and Catherine Tate as Donna Noble. The first trilogy of stories was released in May 2016.[1][2] In November 2017 a second volume was released, featuring the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler.[3][4] A third volume was released in May 2019, with Tate again reprising her role as Donna.[5]


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This section includes characters who will appear or have appeared in at least one season.

Actor Character Appearances
Volumes Specials Out of Time Dalek Universe
1 2 3 TDRS TDCC 1 2 3 1 2 3
David Tennant The Doctor
Tom Baker Does not appear Does not appear
Peter Davison Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear
Colin Baker Does not appear Does not appear Does not appear
Catherine Tate Donna Noble Does not appear Does not appear
Billie Piper Rose Tyler Does not appear Does not appear
Alex Kingston River Song Does not appear Does not appear
John Leeson K9 Does not appear Does not appear
Louise Jameson Leela Does not appear Does not appear
Sarah Sutton Nyssa Does not appear Does not appear
Sophie Aldred Ace Does not appear Does not appear
Jane Slavin Anya Kingdom Does not appear
Joe Sims Mark Seven Does not appear Does not appear
Kevin McNally Merrick Kingdom Does not appear Does not appear
Nicholas Briggs Ice Warriors Does not appear Does not appear
Judoon Does not appear Does not appear
Daleks Does not appear Does not appear
Cybermen Does not appear Does not appear
Mechonoids Does not appear Does not appear

Notable Guests

Doctor Who characters




Volume 1 (2016)

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Technophobia"Nicholas BriggsMatt FittonTenth Doctor, Donna NobleMay 2016 (2016-05)
2"Time Reaver"Jenny T Colgan
3"Death and the Queen"James Goss
Paying a visit to Earth in Donna's not-too-distant future, the Doctor and Donna discover an alien invasion that seeks to destroy humanity by restricting their intelligence.
An attempt to purchase a new part for the TARDIS reveals a trade in a dangerous weapon.
Donna accepts a proposal from a prince, but soon learns that her new country has a deal with an ancient alien race that will require her to be sacrificed.

Volume 2 (2017)

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Infamy of the Zaross"Nicholas BriggsJohn DorneyTenth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Jackie TylerNovember 2017 (2017-11)
2"The Sword of the Chevalier"Guy AdamsTenth Doctor, Rose
3"Cold Vengeance"Matt FittonTenth Doctor, Rose, Ice Warriors
Jackie calls in the Doctor and Rose when aliens attack Norwich, but the Doctor swiftly realises this invasion is more than it seems.
The Doctor and Rose meet the Chevalier d'Éon and investigate alien slavers.
A visit to a frozen food storage asteroid reveals the presence of the Ice Warriors.

Volume 3 (2019)

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"No Place"Nicholas BriggsJames GossTenth Doctor, Donna, Sylvia Noble, Wilfred MottMay 2019 (2019-05)
2"One Mile Down"Jenny T ColganTenth Doctor, Donna, Judoon
3"The Creeping Death"Roy GillTenth Doctor, Donna

Out of Time (2020–2022)

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Out of Time"Nicholas BriggsMatt FittonTenth Doctor, Fourth Doctor, DaleksAugust 2020 (2020-08)
2"The Gates of Hell"Ken BentleyDavid LlewellynTenth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, CybermenJune 2021 (2021-06)
3"Wink"Ken BentleyLisa McMullinTenth Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Weeping AngelsJune 2022 (2022-06)
The Fourth and Tenth Doctors visit the other-dimensional Cathedral of Contemplation just in time to face a Dalek invasion.
The Fifth and Tenth Doctors come together to face a Cyberman invasion of Earth.
The Sixth and Tenth Doctors visit a planet where the multiple local suns mean that the residents never developed the sense of sight, just as Weeping Angels attack the planet.

Dalek Universe (2021)

Prologue (2021)

Main article: The Fourth Doctor Adventures § Dalek Universe: Prologue

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
"The Dalek Protocol"Nicholas BriggsNicholas BriggsFourth Doctor, Leela, K9, Anya Kingdom, Mark Seven, Daleks, Exxilons, BellalApril 2021 (2021-04)

Episodes (2021)

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
Volume 1
1"Buying Time"Ken BentleyJohn DorneyTenth Doctor, Anya Kingdom, Mark Seven, George Sheldrake, The NunApril 2021 (2021-04)
2"The Wrong Woman"John DorneyTenth Doctor, Anya, Mark, George Sheldrake, The Nun
3"The House of Kingdom"Andrew SmithTenth Doctor, Anya, Mark, Merrick Kingdom, Mechonoids
Volume 2
4"Cycle of Destruction"Ken BentleyRoy GillTenth Doctor, Anya, Mark, DaleksJuly 2021 (2021-07)
5"The Trojan Dalek"John DorneyTenth Doctor, Anya, Mark, Daleks
6"The Lost"Rob ValentineTenth Doctor, Anya, Mark, Merrick Kingdom, The Lost
Volume 3
7"The First Son"Ken BentleyLizzie HopleyTenth Doctor, Anya, River Song, Movellans, DaleksOctober 2021 (2021-10)
8"The Dalek Defence"Matt FittonTenth Doctor, Anya, Davros, Daleks, Movellans
9"The Triumph of Davros"Matt FittonTenth Doctor, Anya, Davros, Daleks, Movellans

The Tenth Doctor and River Song (2020)

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Expiry Dating"Nicholas BriggsJames GossTenth Doctor, River Song, Fifth Doctor, Sixth DoctorNovember 2020 (2020-11)
2"Precious Annihilation"Lizzie HopleyTenth Doctor, River
3"Ghosts"Jonathan MorrisTenth Doctor, River

Tenth Doctor, Classic Companions (2022)

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Splinters"[6]Helen GoldwynJohn DorneyTenth Doctor, K9, LeelaSeptember 2022 (2022-09)
2"The Stuntman"[6]Lizzie HopleyTenth Doctor, K9, Nyssa
3"Quantum of Axos"[6]Roy GillTenth Doctor, K9, Ace, Axos

Awards and nominations

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee(s) of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Work(s) Result Ref.
Audie Awards 2017 Best Audio Drama Death and the Queen Nominated [7]
BBC Audio Drama Awards 2017 Best Online Only Audio Drama Shortlisted [8]
Scribe Awards 2018 Best Audio Cold Vengeance Nominated [9]
2020 The Creeping Death Won
2021 Out of Time Won [10]
Audio and Radio Industry Awards 2021 Best Fictional Storytelling Nominated [11]


  1. ^ "Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures". Big Finish Productions. 26 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Everything we know about the new David Tennant and Catherine Tate Doctor Who adventures". Radio Times. 19 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor and Rose Return!". Big Finish. 15 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  4. ^ "David Tennant and Billie Piper to reunite as the Tenth Doctor and Rose for new Doctor Who project". Radio Times. 15 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  5. ^ "David Tennant, Catherine Tate and Donna's family team up for new Doctor Who audio adventures". Radio Times. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "The Tenth Doctor is visiting some old friends!". Big Finish Productions. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  7. ^ "2017 Audie Awards® - APA (en-US)". Archived from the original on 1 April 2019. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  8. ^ "The 2017 Shortlist". BBC.
  9. ^ "Previous Scribe Award Winners". International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. 24 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Big Finish Scribe Award Nominations Revealed! - News - Big Finish".
  11. ^ "ARIAS Nominees 2021". Radio Academy.