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Published on July 31st, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds

Big Finish’s Licence Renewed!

Big Finish has announced that its licence with AudioGO to make Doctor Who on audio has been extended up to December 2015 – and the company are already planning its 2015 range (their sixteenth year of producing Doctor Who audios!) which will include its landmark 200th main range play.

Like most Whovians executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery was understandably overjoyed with this announcement:

“I’m so excited that we can continue our voyages with the Doctor for at least another three years and so pleased that AudioGO and the BBC continue to trust us with the telling of these stories”

Was it ever under any doubt?

Executive Producer Nicholas Briggs spoke about how much a ‘privilege and a pleasure’ it is to still be involved with the licence he first started working on back in 1999:

“I’m looking forward to continuing the excellent relationship we have with AudioGO and the BBC – and, of course, to the many exciting adventures for the Doctor I’ll be working on over the next three years or more.”

So what will these next three years or so hold for the Big Finish range?

Line Producer David Richardson commented that:

“In addition to the Doctor Who main range and Companion Chronicles, we are working through ideas for an exciting new range which we hope to announce during 2013.”

So three more years, a new range and an anniversary special to plan for; here’s to a long and well deserved future for Big Finish Productions.


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

One Response to Big Finish’s Licence Renewed!

  1. avatar Bob James says:

    Yes, yes, and yes! It’s wonderful to know Big Finish has been licensed to carry on. Their productions have been consistently brilliant (I certainly can’t recall experiencing a remotely “bad” one), and they have given the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Doctors a whole new lease on life, as well as providing Peter Davison with the kind of quality writing he deserved, but seldom had. And now we have number Four on board as well. I wonder if there will come a day when we can hear Nine and Ten as well? When I met Phil Colinson at a convention a few years back and asked him that, he just shook his head. But one can live in hope.

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