A book featuring collection of stories written by Doctor Who writers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be available for purchase in support of BBC Children in Need.
Penguin Random House offers Doctor Who: Adventures in Lockdown, available now now from UK retailers ahead of its release in on 5th November 2020.
The official description of the book reads:
“While staying home was a vital safety measure in 2020, the freedom of the TARDIS remained a dream that drew many – allowing them to roam the cosmos in search of distraction, reassurance and adventure. Now some of the finest TV Doctor Who writers come together with gifted illustrators in this very special short story collection in support of BBC Children in Need.
Current and former showrunners – Chris Chibnall Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat – present exciting adventures for the Doctor conceived in confinement, alongside brand new fiction from Neil Gaiman, Mark Gatiss and Vinay Patel. Also featuring work from Chris Riddell, Joy Wilkinson, Paul Cornell, Sonia Leong, Sophie Cowdrey, Mike Collins and many more, Adventures in Lockdown is a book for any Doctor Who fan in your life, stories that will send your heart spinning wildly through time and space…”
The stories were written in conjunction with a series of Doctor Who episode watch-alongs organized during the COVID-19 lockdown by Doctor Who Magazine writer Emily Cook, who produced several of the video versions of the stories.
The Stories Include:
A Message from the Doctor
Things She Thought While Falling by Chris Chibnall
The Terror of the Umpty Ums by Steven Moffat
Doctor Who and the Time War by Russell T Davies
Revenge of the Nestene by Russell T Davies
Rory’s Story by Neil Gaiman
One Virtue, and a Thousand Crimes by Neil Gaiman
The Simple Things by Joy Wilkinson
The Tourist by Vinay Patel
Fellow Traveller by Mark Gatiss
The Shadow Passes by Paul Cornell
Shadow of a Doubt by Paul Cornell
The Shadow in the Mirror by Paul Cornell
Press Play by Pete McTighe
Listen by Steven Moffat
The Secret of Novice Hame by Russell T Davies
First posted on social media and YouTube, the short stories are now available as a collection in one book featuring new illustrations from artists Lee Binding, Mike Collins, Sophie Cowdrey, Sonia Leong, Valentina Mozzo, Chris Riddell, Adrian Salmon, David Wardle and Richard Wells.
£2.25 from every copy sold in the UK of Doctor Who: Adventures in Lockdown will benefit BBC Children in Need.
You can pre-order Adventures in Lockdown now ahead of its release in on 5th November 2020.