This weekend, Big Finish announced an unprecedented five year extension to our Doctor Who licence – and the response has been fantastic.
“ALWAYS thrilled to hear the phrase 'renewed licence' from Big Finish. Keep that TARDIS moving!” - Christopher Lavagnino
“That means at least 21 years of Big Finish. Well done guys. Great to have you around.” - Glen Stobbart
“Obviously, and quite rightly, the hard work, dedication and consistently excellent work you show has paid off! I am looking forward to the next 5 years and can't wait to hear what you've got planned!” - Peter Wood
“A most hearty congratulations on the renewal of your licence until 2020! I've been immersing myself into your Doctor Who audio adventures since the Sirens of Time and so look forward to accompanying our favourite Time Lord on many many more!" - Paul Reynard.
These are just some of the comments we've had from our friends and fans who have written in with their congratulations on our new Doctor Who licence and continued success; and the Big Finish team would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you.
"We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive response our renewal announcement has received” says Executive Producer Jason Haigh-Ellery, “Thank you to all those that have sent us emails and messages of congratulation. The five year licence is the longest extension given by BBC Worldwide to Big Finish and we are delighted by the confidence that they have shown in us."
Fellow executive Nicholas Briggs was equally humbled; “It’s really exciting for us to be continuing with Doctor Who for at least another five years, but I must say what’s been really thrilling is the mass of enthusiasm this has created among our loyal listeners. So many people have been in touch with Big Finish and with me, personally, to offer their support and congratulations. Those positive thoughts from everyone make all the difference and give me the main reason for continuing with this epic adventure we’ve been on since 1999.”
Alongside news of the licence extension, Big Finish has also been able to share some of its new plans for the continuing adventures of Doctor Who, including a sixth series of the Fourth Doctor Adventures, five new Novel Adaptations and an all new Eighth Doctor mini-series – Doctor Who: Doom Coalition. But Line-Producer David Richardson promises much more to come going forward.
“How lucky are we, to be so trusted by the BBC to make something we love with people we admire and adore? We’ve so many exciting plans for the next five years - so many stories to tell. Big Finish has barely started...”
Make sure to stay tuned to the Big Finish website for more reveals as they appear. For now though, thank you to everyone again for their tremendous support and appreciation: the best is yet to come!