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Published on February 3rd, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Big Finish Script Avalanche!

Big FinishBig Finish recently announced that they were accepting pitches for new Doctor Who audio adventures from newcomers – and in the three week window of opportunity, received an amazing 1200 scripts!

It is of course a considerable reaction, much more than Big Finish were expecting and it leaves script editor Alan Barnes with the unenviable task of reading every single one.

The pitch was for a 25 minute standalone episode starring the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa. Competition was expected to be tough, but apparently 1200 is around three times what Big Finish were expecting.

By our calculations, reading and appreciating 6 scripts an hour in a 7 hour session, 5 days a week would take Barnes 6 weeks…

Good luck Alan!

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.



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