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Big Finish celebrate 20th Anniversary with special audio

Big Finish has been providing fans with original audio adventures for 20 years, including Doctor Who, Torchwood, Class and numerous spinoff characters from the show.

To celebrate their 20th anniversary of their first Doctor Who release, The Sirens of Time, Big Finish are putting on their biggest audio crossover event ever, with The Legacy of Time.

The six hour-long stories will see characters from the entire history of Doctor Who interacting with each other, bringing together Classic and New Who for some exciting encounters.

  • Lies in Ruins by James Goss
  • The Split Infinitive by John Dorney
  • The Sacrifice of Jo Grant by Guy Adams
  • Episode four by Matt Fitton (to be confirmed)
  • The Avenues of Possibility by Jonny Morris
  • Collision Course by Guy Adams

The impressive cast list includes:
Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Alex Kingston, Lisa Bowerman, Sophie Aldred, Simon Williams, Pamela Salem, Karen Gledhill, Hugh Ross, Tim Treloar, Katy Manning, Jemma Redgrave, Ingrid Oliver, India Fisher, Anna Hope, Lalla Ward and Louise Jameson.

Time is collapsing.

Incidents of temporal chaos and devastation are appearing throughout the many lives of the Doctor and his friends – falllout from one terrible disaster.

The Doctor must save history itself – and he will need all the help he can get.

The truth is revealed, and it will take more than one Doctor to save the day!

River Song (Alex Kingston) will team up with her predecessor, the time-traveling archaeologist, Bernice Summerfield (Lisa Bowerman), while Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave) goes back in time to meet the Third Doctor (voiced by Tim Treloar) and Jo Grant (Katy Manning).

The Counter-Measures team –  who are also celebrating the the 30th anniversary year of their appearance in Remembrance of the Daleks –  will be reunited with the Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred). Elsewhere, the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) and Charlotte Pollard (India Fisher) will meet up with Detective Inspector Patricia Menzies (Anna Hope) again to solve an unusual police case.

With Gallifrey and the Time War also confirmed to be part of the story,  there will be lots for fans to enjoy in this historic epic.

Nicholas Briggs, Executive Producer and one of the founding members of Big Finish, said about the release:

The Legacy of Time will probably go down in Big Finish history as our biggest, most exciting production, ever! Celebrating 20 years of Doctor Who at Big Finish, it expertly pulls together all the strands from our many and varied Doctor Who ranges.
This is down to the brilliance of script editor Matt Fitton and producer David Richardson. They epitomise the creative strength, organisational expertise and leadership of the company. Quite simply, this is going to blow people’s minds! It’s got everything!

Producer  David Richardson added:

How do you celebrate something that has meant so much to all of us who work here – the friendships, the freedom to be creative, the glory that is Doctor Who itself? That was the challenge facing myself and Matt Fitton, but once I’d had an idea for what this six-hour epic would be about (spoilers!) it was then relatively easy to start assembling the huge team of characters and actors who would take us on the journey.
The Legacy of Time is quite possibly the biggest Doctor Who story we have ever told at Big Finish. It’s been so hugely satisfying to make – I hope everyone finds it just as satisfying to listen to!

Jason Haigh-Ellery, Chairman and Executive producer of Big Finish, said.

In July 1999 we released The Sirens of Time. In July 2019 we’re releasing The Legacy of Time. Those two decades have been so fulfilling for us at Big Finish – a chance to work with so many great and talented actors, writers, productions crews and all of our friends at the BBC. This is a celebration of it all, with lots of surprise returns and references. Think of it as one massive Doctor Who party – and everyone is invited.

Doctor Who: The Legacy of Time will be available in July 2019 from on download and an eight-disc CD set with a limited edition of just 4,000.