Big Finish has announced that its licence with AudioGO to make Doctor Who on audio has been extended up to December 2016!
As you probably know, Big Finish has been producing Doctor Who audios since July 1999 (The Sirens of Time, starring Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker and Peter Davison), and this is a well-deserved extension to a company who has done perhaps more than other in keeping the series fresh both when it was off air and since.
Says executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery:
‘It’s an absolute privilege to be entrusted with making audio adventures for Doctor Who for at least another three years. And it’s wonderful that we will be able to continue our excellent working relationships with our friends and colleagues at AudioGO and Cardiff.’
You will know Nicholas Briggs from his awesome Dalek and Cybermen voice work in Doctor Who. He’s also the executive producer at Big Finish!
‘This year will mark my seventh anniversary as executive producer at Big Finish. For me, it’s a clear indication of how much fun I’ve been having with the work and the people I’m privileged to work with that I am looking forward to the possibilities opening up with this latest extension of our licence so much. And by that time, I’ll have been in the role for ten years! Bring it on, I say. We have a great relationship with AudioGo and there will be exciting developments ahead.’
David Richardson is the line producer of the Big Finish range.
‘We have so many more tales to tell with the first eight Doctors and their companions. We can promise that 2016 will see more of your favourite ranges – plus maybe a brand new range or two that will surprise and delight. Certainly, as a team, we could not be happier that we will continue to be able to make our Doctor Who dreams a reality.’
To celebrate Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary, a special celebration story, The Light at the End, will be released in November, starring Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann.
If you haven’t already, you can enter the world of Big Finish at www.bigfinish.com.