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Doctor Who – The Monthly Adventures has received a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Longest running science fiction audio play series.
Doctor Who – The Monthly Adventures released a brand-new audio play every month, consecutively, from July 1999 to March 2021, featuring the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors across the range.
The official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title achievement is for the 275 total number of instalments and can be read on the website here.
Big Finish Chairman Jason Haigh-Ellery said: “When we began the monthly audio adventures of Doctor Who in July 1999 we hoped we would make it to three years. If we’d achieved that we would have been more than happy.
“22 years later we have produced 275 productions and we are all so proud of the many amazing stories that we have had the opportunity to tell. As the series regenerates into a new range of box sets for each individual Doctor, we look forward to telling new stories in a new format and taking further adventures in the TARDIS.”
Big Finish Creative Director Nicholas Briggs added: “There’s something magical about the words GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™, so I’m delighted that the achievement of so many brilliant Big Finish creatives is being deservedly marked and celebrated in this way.”
Fifth Doctor Peter Davison said: “Congratulations Big Finish on such a crowning achievement. Who could have known, when we recorded Sirens of Time back in 1999, where these adventures would take us? Who could have known I’d still be so young and dashing all these years later? The companions, the adversaries, and the stories have all been wonderful and, as always, I’m looking forward to my next adventure.”
Sixth Doctor Colin Baker added: “It’s hard to believe that the Big Finish Monthly Adventures started at the end of the last century. I was in from the Big Beginning, through the Big Middle and was delighted to appear in the Big Finish monthlies’ Big Finish recently. This is a fitting and richly deserved commemoration of that exciting journey and the brilliant writing and wonderful work of all involved. The adventures continue in another form and I am looking forward to them. I hope they never Finish, but if they do – it will be BIG.”
Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy said: “40 years ago in a show called An Evening with Sylvester McCoy – The Human Bomb, we pretended I was in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ book. That was a lie! Now, by association with Big Finish, I am in it. That’s the truth! Brilliant! I’m so proud to be, and so proud to be in the company of all who share this honour.”
Eighth Doctor Paul McGann added: “It was an honour to start my journey at Big Finish with the Monthly Adventures, and to have had the chance to continue playing the Eighth Doctor for so many years since. The creativity of the writers, directors, producers and all the guest actors never ceases to amaze me. Here's to many more future adventures.”
All 275 Doctor Who - The Monthly Adventures are available from the Big Finish website, starting at just £2.99 per adventure.
For a limited time only, the first 100 Doctor Who - The Monthly Adventures releases are available to download for 50% OFF. (This celebratory discount offer is available until 23:59 UK time on 02 May 2021.)
Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mailout of collector’s edition CDs (where available) will be delayed, but all purchases unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date.