Friday, 6 May 2016

Big Finish's Licence extended until 2025

Big Finish Productions is delighted to announce that its licence from BBC Worldwide to make original Doctor Who and Torchwood dramas on audio has been extended until June 20th 2025!

Big Finish released its first Doctor Who audio production, Doctor Who: The Sirens of Time, in 1999. 17 years and many hundreds of productions later, Big Finish continues to go 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.

'We very much look forward to continuing to work with Big Finish over the coming years,' says Jan Paterson, Head of Audio Publishing at BBC Worldwide. '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.'

'It is very rare that a production company is given the luxury of being able to plan so far ahead,' says Big Finish Executive Producer Jason Haigh-Ellery. '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.'

'Doctor Who is my favourite thing,' says Executive Producer — and voice of the Daleks — Nicholas Briggs. '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.'

'It’s such an honour for us to tell new stories in the worlds of Doctor Who and Torchwood,' says line producer David Richardson. '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.'

You can explore Big Finish's entire range of Doctor Who and Torchwood titles on our website today. For further news and update from the Worlds of Doctor Who, you can subscribe to the Big Finish Newsletter.

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