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Download Doctor Who: 1001 Nights from Big Finish for Free!

As part of the COVID-19 lockdown, Big Finish is releasing free audio downloads for fans to enjoy – and this week’s is 2012’s classic, 1001 Nights.

During the lockdown, Big Finish is releasing free downloads of full-cast audio dramas – or #lockdownloads – for a limited time, meaning you get to listen to a new story (or episode from a box set collection) every Monday. Each will be available for one week only, and comes accompanied by a special discount offer on related titles. 

1001 Nights, written by Emma Beeby and Gordon Rennie, was originally released in December 2012 as part of a four-story anthology, and stars Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor, and Sarah Sutton as Nyssa. The Doctor has been imprisoned and Nyssa must tell stories to save him. But the stories’ true purpose is much more sinister… 

A long time ago, two travellers came from far away… 

In the perfumed palace of an omnipotent Sultan, a girl must tell stories to keep the man she cares about from a cruel and horrible death. She spins tales of distant lands she has visited with a mysterious traveller, of fabulous creatures and fantastic adventures — and of a blue box that can travel in time and space. 

Meanwhile, in the dungeons below the throne room, there lurks a secret which will bring down the kingdom — perhaps even the universe. 

Can the Doctor and Nyssa escape from this never-ending story before the final chapter spells their end? 

Big Finish listeners can get 50% off the complete 1001 Nights anthology of adventures at the Weekly Deals page, and save even more money with a download bundle of Fifth Doctor monthly adventures (166-197): that’s 11 releases for just £65 – a saving of 50% off the regular price!

Further free stories will be released over the next few weeks.

Download 1001 Nights from Big Finish now.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Download Doctor Who: 1001 Nights from Big Finish for Free!

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