You can enjoy the first part of the popular Eighth Doctor boxset, Dark Eyes, completely free this week. The Great War introduces Ruth Bradley (Primeval, Humans) as companion, Molly O’Sullivan.
For the past six weeks, Big Finish has been releasing free full-cast audio adventures from its back catalogue as part of its #lockdownloads project. Every Monday, a new story (or episode from a boxset) can be downloaded exclusively from Big Finish. Each story will be available for one week only, and comes accompanied by a special discount offer on related titles.
The Great War, written by Nicholas Briggs, also stars Peter Egan (After Life, Downton Abbey) as Time Lord Straxus and Toby Jones (Detectorists, The Hunger Games) as the mysterious Kotris. Here’s the synopsis:
Voluntary Aid Detachment nursing assistant Molly O’Sullivan spends her days facing the horrors of the Great War. Little does she know that a man from another world has arrived, looking for her.
But what are the strange sounds coming from the battlefield at night? Where is the glowing gas coming from? And is everyone who they claim to be?
For a limited time, Big Finish listeners can get the complete volume one of the Dark Eyes for just £14.99 (that’s better than half price) at the Weekly Deals page. Plus, there is 50% off Dark Eyes volumes 2-4. The bundle price of the complete Doctor Who: Dark Eyes series will be available at its lowest ever download price of just £50 when all four volumes are bought together too. These download discounts will expire at 23:59 (BST) on 24th May 2020.
Further free stories will be released over the next three weeks.
Fans of Paul McGann’s Doctor can download The Great War free from now until 23:59 (BST) on 24th May 2020 at the Big Finish website.