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Are you thinking of dipping a toe into the audio world of Doctor Who? Never fear, Big Finish is here!
In 2019 we celebrated 20 years of making brand-new Doctor Who audio adventures, and our huge catalogue is growing every month.
The great news is: we’ve got lots of free Doctor Who stories for you to sample! Click Big Finish for Free to see what’s on offer. You'll need to open an account with us if you want to access these files - you can sign up here. You can also find free Big Finish content on streaming sites like Spotify, SoundCloud and Deezer.
If you're navigating the Big Finish website for the first time, you’ll see there's a startling amount to choose from. If you need any suggestions about where to start then make sure you read on!
One of the best ways to hear about our products is from the Big Finish newsletter, which is sent out with details of every big release, and contains free extracts of stories, information about special offers and much more.
Big Finish started releasing Doctor Who stories back in 1999, long before Doctor Who returned to our TV screens in 2005. These first releases (known as the Monthly Adventures) starred the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors, played by Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, joined by Eighth Doctor – Paul McGann – two years later.
Although no longer being re-pressed (CDs are available whilst stocks last), the first 100 of these adventures are available at just £2.99 each on download – we suggest using the Big Finish app.
You could start with the very first Big Finish Doctor Who story, The Sirens of Time, featuring the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors.
Other favourites among Big Finish fans are Spare Parts which tells the origins of the Cybermen (and was the basis of the TV return of the Cybermen to the new series of Doctor Who back in 2006), or Jubilee, the story that became the TV episode Dalek.
For fans of the Eighth Doctor (following his appearance in the Doctor Who TV Movie) there are hours of new stories to enjoy. From adventures with Charlotte Pollard such as The Chimes of Midnight (a favourite for fans of plum pudding!) and then C’rizz, the Eighth Doctor continued to explore the universe with companions Lucie and Tamsin in The Eighth Doctor Adventures (available individually or as series bundles). The Eighth Doctor also starred in the four consecutive sagas – Dark Eyes, Doom Coalition, Ravenous and Stranded - as well as a series of adventures in the Time War. You can save money by buying these sagas together in bundles.
There are plenty of other worlds of Doctor Who to discover, as Big Finish has been able to explore and add to the mythology of many familiar and much-loved characters. From the unopened pages of The Diary of River Song to further missions for the UNIT team, cases for the Infernal Investigators Jago & Litefoot and the return of the original yet slightly different TARDIS team in The First Doctor Adventures starring David Bradley. And there’s plenty more – head to the Audiobooks menu for the full selection.
And of course, if you’re looking for stories with a specific character click on the Collections tab and you can choose adventures starring your favourite Doctor in stories from that era.
One of the best ways to save money at Big Finish is by purchasing releases in bundles. In a bundle you can buy a whole series or a mix of releases in one go. Stories still to be published will be placed on pre-order and delivered on release. A bundle purchase can also save on shipping costs depending on where you are in the world. You'll find the bundle options listed on each release page.
Another way to save money is by buying a subscription. Subscriptions are available for the Monthly Adventures releases and normally save you 30% off the price – plus you receive free specially-recorded Short Trips, PDFs of the scripts and extended download extras!
We also have shorter adventures, a good way of getting a flavour of the characters. Try our Short Trips only available from Big Finish. At just £2.99 per download, the Short Trips cover a whole mix of characters, narrators and Big Finish writing talent. If you’re new to the Short Trips range, try popular stories like A Full Life, The Siege of Big Ben or All Hands on Deck. These little trips in the TARDIS offer a unique perspective to travelling the cosmos.
Or to get a taste of several Doctors at once, try Classic Doctors, New Monsters. Combining Doctors from before the return of the TV series in 2005, and monsters created by Russell T Davies or Steven Moffat, there’s something for everyone.
Plus we have many other adventures featuring multi-characters and Doctors, such as our 20th anniversary release, The Legacy of Time, The Destiny of the Doctor series, The Light at the End (a special release marking the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who release), and Zagreus.
Keep checking the Big Finish website and follow our social sites, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram for announcements, special offers, competitions, news, giveaways and updates from the studio for Doctor Who and all our other ranges.
And why not ask fellow listeners for their recommendations. After all, it’s you who’ve helped to keep Big Finish going to this day!