So, as many of you may be aware, yesterday marked only one month until the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. Whilst many of us around the world are drooling at the recent specially made trailer for The Day of the Doctor and waiting in anticipation for the 23rd of November to see the finished episode altogether and all over the world on the same day, Big Finish have decided to start the celebrations early with the release of their multi Doctor story, The Light at the End.
You read that correctly, the hotly anticipated adventure featuring the first eight Doctors as well as a myriad of companions and a very old enemy is now available for many to listen to and love. Big Finish’s Executive Producer Nicholas Briggs explained the reasoning behind the wonderful actions:
With the anniversary of Doctor Who imminent…and everyone champing at the bit for the celebrations to begin, we thought it only right and proper that our special anniversary full-cast audio should be released a tiny bit early. Our plans for this very nearly went awry when the company responsible for the physical production of our CDs (and LPs!), Key Productions, experienced a series of unforeseeable problems beyond their control. This is what has caused the slight delay on the Standard Edition and the slightly longer delay of the Vinyl Edition. But for all our customers who can access the digital versions of all these releases, they can listen straight away…We know that those customers who favour listening to the CD or the LP rather than downloading a digital version, might find this a little frustrating, but we thought this course of action would benefit the vast majority of our loyal listeners. We offer our sincerest apologies to any customers who find this decision doesn’t suit them, and hope they will understand our reasons for going ahead with the releases now.
The digital download version is now available for listeners to get and the Limited Edition CD began shipping yesterday. The Standard Edition CDs will start to be mailed out from Friday 25th October and the Vinyl Edition will be mailed from November 2nd. A full review will appear shortly on Kasterborous
Quite a treat indeed!