A collection of Doctor Who adventures in lockdown is coming!

Penguin Random House will be publishing Doctor Who: Adventures in Lockdown, a collection of stories written by Doctor Who writers in response to COVID-19, in aid of BBC Children in Need.

You can pre-order Adventures in Lockdown now from UK retailers ahead of its release in on 5th November 2020.


During challenging months of global uncertainty and isolation, the Doctor and the TARDIS has remained a dream that drew many - allowing them to roam the cosmos in search of distraction, reassurance and adventure. This very special short story collection brings these epic tales together, along with three brand new stories and beautiful illustrations in support of BBC Children in Need.

Current showrunner Chris Chibnall, and former show runners Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat, present exciting adventures, alongside work from Chris Riddell, Joy Wilkinson, Paul Cornell, Pete McTighe, Sonia Leong, Sophie Cowdrey and Mike Collins. Also featuring three brand new stories from Neil Gaiman, Mark Gatiss and Vinay Patel, Adventures in Lockdown is a book for any Doctor Who fan in your life, stories that will send your heart spinning wildly through space and time…

The full list of stories included are:

  1. A Message from the Doctor
  2. Things She Thought While Falling by Chris Chibnall
  3. The Terror of the Umpty Ums by Steven Moffat
  4. Doctor Who and the Time War by Russell T Davies
  5. Revenge of the Nestene by Russell T Davies
  6. Rory’s Story by Neil Gaiman
  7. One Virtue, and a Thousand Crimes by Neil Gaiman
  8. The Simple Things by Joy Wilkinson
  9. The Tourist by Vinay Patel
  10. Fellow Traveller by Mark Gatiss
  11. The Shadow Passes by Paul Cornell
  12. Shadow of a Doubt by Paul Cornell
  13. The Shadow in the Mirror by Paul Cornell
  14. Press Play by Pete McTighe
  15. Listen by Steven Moffat
  16. The Secret of Novice Hame by Russell T Davies

And there is also new work by illustrators:

  • Lee Binding
  • Mike Collins
  • Sophie Cowdrey
  • Sonia Leong
  • Valentina Mozzo
  • Chris Riddell
  • Adrian Salmon
  • David Wardle
  • Richard Wells

BBC Books Publishing Director, Albert DePetrillo, says:

“Since I first mentioned the idea for this collection to the Doctor Who and BBC Children in Need teams, the response has been amazing. We’ve gathered a truly stellar list of writers and illustrators, who have contributed their time and creativity for a wonderful cause. Doctor Who and BBC Children in Need are a powerful combination, and Adventures in Lockdown is a book that celebrates the best of the Whoniverse – which is to say, the best in all of us.”

£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 from UK retailers ahead of its release in on 5th November 2020.

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