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It's The West Wing – with Time Lords! Get the complete first episode of Gallifrey, the Doctor Who spin-off science fiction thriller series, free to download for one week only.
In recent months, Big Finish has released a selection of giveaways entitled Weekly Freebies. These are made available to download exclusively from the Big Finish web site’s Weekly Deals page for one week only.
Each story can be unlocked by anyone who has registered for a Big Finish account (which is free to create) and played on the Big Finish listening app (which is free to install). Accompanying each free release is a selection of discounts on related titles.
This week’s Weekly Freebie is:
Featuring an all-star cast reprising their original Doctor Who television roles: Lalla Ward, Louise Jameson, John Leeson and Lynda Bellingham as President Romana, Leela, K9 and Inquisitor Darkel respectively. This first chapter of the Gallifrey political saga is “a great story to begin the series and set the scene” (Doctor Who Watch) and “one of the gems in Big Finish’s crown” (VHSWhovian.com).
Writer Alan Barnes said: “Gallifrey revolves around impossible choices and that’s a consistent thing that runs through most of the stories – Romana is always being presented with terrible dilemmas that come with power. This is a chance to experience one of the most interesting, sparky and intelligent Doctor Who companions in a position where she has to make hard choices.”
The Time Lords of Gallifrey were the first to map the Web of Time. Now, under the reforming gaze of President Romanadvoratrelundar, the oldest civilisation is ready to shed its monopoly, sharing its secrets with a coalition of the Temporal Powers the Monan Host, the Nekkistani and the Warpsmiths of Phaidon among them.
But the coalition is a fragile one, and despised in some quarters. When a team of Time Technology Assessors makes a horrific discovery on the barren moon of Kikrit, it seems their enemies are arming themselves to strike at the alliance. Has a terrorist group really acquired a temporal weapon so terrible the Time Lords forgot about its existence?
In search of the truth, Romana sends the woman called Leela and the robot dog K9 to the enclave of Gryben, a reception centre for temporal refugees. But the truth is war's first casualty and the fallout could destroy them all.
All the above offers apply to downloads only and end at 23:59 (UK time) on 4 October 2020.