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For The Love Of StoriesBig Finish produce fantastic full-cast audio dramas for CD and download.

This weekend we're celebrating the Doctor Who - Short Trips range with a number of special offers and news...

The latest release for the range was yesterday's Adric adventure, Doctor Who - A Full Life. We're delighted to be making Rob Harvey's evocative music suite available as a free download to anyone who's bought Joseph Lidster's story - just check the supplementary content in your account. Rob talks about scoring the music for this story in the Behind The Scenes info here.

For the entire weekend (until mid-day on Monday, UK time), the Download versions of the four collected volumes of Doctor Who - Short Trips are £5 each (or in a bundle of all four Downloads for £18) while every one of the 2015 run of twelve stories are £1.99. The bundle collecting these together is £20.

And we are hugely pleased to be announcing a brand new range. Doctor Who - Short Trips Rarities comprises stories previously produced by Big Finish, but until now not generally available.

Short Trips producer Ian Atkins had suggested the new range: "The Subscriber Short Trips accompany the purchase of subscriptions for the Doctor Who main range, four a year, going back for the last six years. However, with all the various special offers Big Finish have run, people don't subscribe to the older years so much, which means these lovely little stories tend to be forgotten about, except for the frequent emails we get asking how people can buy them! So we decided to start making some of the older ones available."

"Of course, those subscribing to the main range should continue to enjoy some much deserved exclusivity, so there will remain a two year window on any of these releases, plus of course anyone subscribing gets them for free."

The first releases in the Doctor Who – Short Trips Rareties range comprise:

The Toy by Nigel Fairs read by Sarah Sutton
Museum Peace by James Swallow read by Nicholas Briggs
Lepidoptery for Beginners by John Dorney read by Duncan Wisbey
The Little Drummer Boy by Eddie Robson read by Beth Chalmers, and
Sound the Siren and I'll Come To You Comrade by John Pritchard read by Stephen Critchlow.

From now on, each can be bought as a Download for £2.25, or in a bundle of the five stories for £10.00.

"Some lucky listeners will already have The Toy," Ian comments, "as it was a CD-only release last year associated with Doctor Who - The Complete History, but this is the first time it can be bought as a Download, and the first time it's available from Big Finish."

"While John Dorney remains one of the busiest Big Finish writers, but it's not just his new work that people want, so Lepidoptery for Beginners was a natural choice. Similarly, James' Museum Peace is a gem of a story, beautifully read and put together by Nicholas Briggs. And I love a Big Finish Christmas story, so Little Drummer Boy was added to the list. Lastly, Sound the Siren... was one of the first Subscriber Short Trips I commissioned back in 2014, with Stephen Critchlow's great take on the Fourth Doctor just a part of a chilling tale sound-designed by Neil Gardner. I really like that these writers' work can reach more people now: sometimes it's nice to share a secret!"

Any of these titles can be downloaded and played through the free Big Finish apps on Apple and Android devices. Watch this space for further Short Trips news across the weekend.

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