Big Finish have announced that its licence from BBC Worldwide to make original Doctor Who and Torchwood dramas on audio has been extended until June 20th 2025!
The company have been providing quality audio adventures for since 1999’s release Doctor Who: The Sirens of Time, and many hundreds of equally superb audio dramas later, the company has gone from strength to strength telling audio adventures of the first eleven incarnations of the Doctor and their companions, and exploring the great history of Torchwood.
Jan Paterson, Head of Audio Publishing at BBC Worldwide said:
“We very much look forward to continuing to work with Big Finish over the coming years. The high standards of their productions — quality scripts, impeccable sound design and music, and impressive casting that utilises some of the country’s biggest stars — are a reflection of the care and thought that goes into every audio.”
Big Finish’s #DoctorWho and #Torchwood Licences have been extended until June 20th 2025! https://t.co/HovYbn4lHp pic.twitter.com/eDuX9kp7kE
— Big Finish (@bigfinish) 6 May 2016
Speaking of the luxury of being to plan so far ahead, Big Finish Executive Producer Jason Haigh-Ellery said:
“Thanks to the faith placed in Big Finish by the BBC we can look forward to many years of story progression and real character development for the Doctors and their companions. We are excited about what the future holds and look forward to the next decade of adventures travelling in time and space.”
Getting to once again play in the Doctor Who universe Executive Producer — and voice of the Daleks — Nicholas Briggs added:
“It’s been with me all my life in one form or another. So it’s truly delightful for me that the good old BBC has given us permission to carry on space-time travelling.”
Someone else overwhelmed by the faith the BBC have placed in Big Finish is Line Producer David Richardson:
“It’s such an honour for us to tell new stories in the worlds of Doctor Who and Torchwood. The possibilities truly are endless, the potential for ideas is infinite. It’s a wonderful feeling when we have been doing this for seventeen years, yet feel like we’ve only just begun and that the best is yet to come.”
Forthcoming highlights include the return of David Tennant and Catherine Tate as the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble in The Tenth Doctor Adventures, three brand new full-cast audios available from May 16th. John Hurt returns as the War Doctor in four box-sets, with Doctor Who – The War Doctor: Only the Monstrous and Doctor Who – The War Doctor: Infernal Devices currently available to buy and download.