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Listen to the Doctor Who podcast: What’s the future for Big Finish?

As the Doctor Who audio play maestros make a big change, we catch up with them to take a look back – and forward – at their unusual journey through space, time and soundwaves.

Doctor Who
Published: Wednesday, 28th April 2021 at 3:10 pm

Doctor Who audio storytellers Big Finish recently hit a major milestone, landing a Guinness World Record for “longest-running science-fiction audio play series” after 22 years (aka 275 consecutive months) of releases.


Now, Big Finish is looking to shake things up with a new way of cataloguing their stories – and so to find out more we invited Big Finish Chairman Jason Haigh-Ellery and Big Finish Creative Director Nicholas Briggs to join this week’s Doctor Who podcast.

Talking through the history of the company from first getting a BBC licence and convincing wary Doctors to sign on through the company’s darkest hour (which also happened to be Doctor Who in general’s brightest), Nick and Jason give us the inside track on why Big Finish has continued to be such a success, and also lift the lid on their newer projects coming soon.

With new Christopher Eccleston stories looming and plenty more exciting ranges besides, it seems clear that even after more than 20 years Big Finish is just getting started – even when it comes to signing on more modern-era Doctors like David Tennant. Watch this space…

Want more Doctor Who chat? Check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes guide to how Vincent and the Doctor came to be, or the latest leaks from series 13.

You can also find more Big Finish coverage elsewhere on, including the first trailer for The Ninth Doctor Adventures starring Christopher Eccleston and new details on Russell T Davies' lost Doctor Who story that's finding new life as an audio drama.


Doctor Who returns to BBC One in late 2020. Want something else to watch? Check out our full TV Guide or our dedicated Sci-Fi page.


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