Big Finish The Beginning

Published on July 30th, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett

New Cover Released for The Beginning

What makes Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary so special? It’s a number of things really but it’s got to be said that one of the most exciting developments (which could be pure coincidence) is the closer merging of Big Finish’s classic Doctor Who audio range and the new era television series that we all know and love today.

The BeginningThe Destiny of the Doctor series produced by Big Finish and BBC AudioGo started the pattern off with a mix of classic Doctor stories all overarched by the Eleventh Doctor popping up like a whirlwind to bring together a far broader plot. Big Finish continued this trend of mixing old and new with the release of their cover for the 6th and final series of Gallifrey which, wonderfully, had a handful of Time War Daleks staring imposingly out for the cover flanks by Romana and Leela.

Now to continue the trend, Big Finish has updated the cover for their very exciting Companion Chronicle release, The Beginning.

Performed by Carole Ann Ford and Terry Molloy, The Beginning tells the tale of the First Doctor and his Granddaughter as they leave Gallifrey in the TARDIS for the first time and head out to the stars. But there’s someone else aboard the TARDIS; his name is Quadrigger Stoyn and he’s not very happy at all…

Gallifrey VI

As many of you will now have seen in The Name of the Doctor, Clara popped up to make sure that the First Doctor picked the right TARDIS to go travelling in. At that time, the chameleon circuit was still working and the outer shell wasn’t a police box but more of a silver cylinder with a door. Big Finish has now amended the front cover for The Beginning so that it aligns with events from that story. It may only be a little thing but its continuity details like that that make Doctor Who such a richer world.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!




2 Responses to New Cover Released for The Beginning

  1. Al says:

    Good on them. Hopefully it’s not too long before BF finally gets carte Blanche to adapt the revival.

  2. Luke Foord says:

    Think I read it in either one of BF’s Vortex magazines or a podcast, but Nick Briggs said he had extensive meetings with the production office down in Cardiff and they were given he green light to showcase the beginning of the doctor’s adventures. He said it definitely fits in with the TV sequence and there is perfect continuity. I love little touches like this!

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