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Free For One Week Only: Download The Worlds of Big Finish Part One – The Archive

While the UK remains in lockdown, Big Finish is releasing free downloads of full-cast audio dramas – or #lockdownloads – for a limited time, alongside bonus discounts on selected titles; and this week’s is from The Worlds of Big Finish.

Every Monday, a new story (or episode from a box set, as is the case this time) can be downloaded for free exclusively from Big Finish.

This week’s #lockdownload is The Archive by David Llewellyn, the opening part of The Worlds of Big Finish.

Originally released in May 2015, The Worlds of Big Finish brings together some of Big Finish’s best-loved characters in an adventure spanning thousands of years. In this first instalment of the six-part epic, Abby and Zara are on the hunt to find a prophecy about their fate, but when they arrive at the Archive they find the person they’re looking for is already dead – and has been for the last thousand years.

The Worlds of Big Finish celebrated 15 years of Big Finish by bringing together Sherlock Holmes (Nicholas Briggs), Dorian Gray (Alexander Vlahos), Iris Wildthyme (Katy Manning), the Graceless girls Abby (Ciara Janson) and Zara (Laura Doddington), Vienna (Chase Masterson) and the first lady of Big Finish, Bernice Summerfield (Lisa Bowerman). 

Here’s the blurb:

From the streets of Edwardian London to the corridors of a near-infinite library in the distant future, a single book holds the key to the fate of life on Earth.  

Some believe it predicts our future – and the apocalypse – with unnerving accuracy. Others will stop at nothing to destroy it, and will chase it from one side of the universe to the other; from a country house in the Roaring Twenties to the casinos of Mars, and from 221B Baker Street to the terrifying desert world of Sisyphus IX… 

Producer Scott Handcock says that The Worlds of Big Finish is a great way to introduce fans of the different ranges to each other:

“They’re six very different stories, reflecting their parent ranges and a whirlwind adventure in the company of seven brilliant heroes and anti-heroes. ‘We Love Stories’ has been the Big Finish slogan for a while now and I think this release demonstrates that sentiment more than anything!” 

Plus, for a limited time, you can get up to 60% off the whole six-part Worlds of Big Finish both as a CD box set and as a download.  

All the above offers can be accessed at the Big Finish Weekly Deals page and ends at 23:59 on 28th February 2021. 

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.

Free For One Week Only: Download The Worlds of Big Finish Part One – The Archive

by Philip Bates time to read: 2 min
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