Big Finish's Doctor Who: The Legacy of Time

20-hour Doctor Who livestream celebrates 20 years of Big Finish audio adventures in space and time

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PLUS: Download the adventure that started it all for just $1

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Doctor Who: The Legacy of Time (Big Finish Productions)

This weekend the Doctor Who YouTube channel will host a 20-hour livestream marathon of audio dramas from Big Finish celebrating their 20 years of original, full-cast Doctor Who adventures on audio.

Starting at noon UK time on both Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21, the official home of Doctor Who on YouTube will stream more than 10 hours per day of Big Finish audio adventures. Fans and newcomers will get a chance to listen to the first episodes of more than 30 different stories, including spin-offs and special releases.

There also will be video appearances from plenty of the Doctor’s friends, past and present, plus exclusives extracts and debuts from upcoming Big Finish releases. As the stories are livestreamed on YouTube, fans will be able to join in the conversation via the live chat.

Also broadcast during the event will be the first episode of Doctor Who: The Legacy of Time, a special anniversary box set release celebrating 20 years of Doctor Who at Big Finish. This first episode stars Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor, Alex Kingston as Professor River Song and Lisa Bowerman as Professor Bernice Summerfield.

The full list of episodes that will be livestreamed is below. Each episode is the first part of a story, unless stated otherwise. Many are also available in full on Spotify.

Check out the full list, and keep reading below for information on a big anniversary sale from Big Finish.


SATURDAY (Starts at 12:00 UK)

The Sirens of Time – Part 1, starring Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy

Spare Parts starring Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton

The Marian Conspiracy starring Colin Baker and Maggie Stables

The Fires of Vulcan starring Sylvester McCoy and Bonnie Langford

The Chimes of Midnight starring Paul McGann and India Fisher

Energy of the Daleks starring Tom Baker and Louise Jameson

The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield:  The Revolution (from The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield Volume 1) starring Lisa Bowerman and Sylvester McCoy

Captain Jack: Wednesday for Beginners (from The Lives of Captain Jack Volume 1) starring John Barrowman and Camille Coduri

Celestial Intervention (from Gallifrey: Time War 1) starring Lalla Ward and Seán Carlsen 

The Time War: The Starship of Theseus (from The Eighth Doctor: The Time War 1) starring Paul McGann and Rahkee Thakrar

The War Master: Beneath the Viscoid (from The War Master: Only the Good) starring Sir Derek Jacobi and Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks

Jenny – The Doctor’s Daughter: Stolen Goods (from Jenny – The Doctor’s Daughter) starring Georgia Tennant and Sean Biggerstaff

The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Cold Vengeance – Part 1 (from Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures, Volume 2) starring David Tennant and Billie Piper

The Sirens of Time – Part 2 starring Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy

SUNDAY (Starts at 12:00 UK)

The Sirens of Time – Part 3 starring Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy

Blood of the Daleks starring Paul McGann and Sheridan Smith

The Phoenicians (from The First Doctor Adventures Volume 3) starring David Bradley

The Yes Men starring Anneke Wills and Frazer Hines

The Conquest of Far (from the Third Doctor Adventures Volume 3) starring Tim Treloar and Katy Manning

The Auntie Matter starring Tom Baker and Mary Tamm

Dalek Soul starring Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton

Jubilee starring Colin Baker and Maggie Stables

Master starring Sylvester McCoy and Geoffrey Beevers

The Sirens of Time – Part 4 starring Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy

Doom Coalition: The Eleven (from Doom Coalition 1) starring Paul McGann, Nicola Walker and Mark Bonnar

The Assassination Games starring Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred

The War Doctor:  The Innocent (from The War Doctor: Only the Monstrous) starring Sir John Hurt

UNIT: Tidal Wave (from UNIT: Assembled) starring Jemma Redgrave, Ingrid Oliver and Katy Manning

The Diary of River Song: The Boundless Sea (from the Diary of River Song Series 1) starring Alex Kingston and Alexander Vlahos

The Legacy of Time starring Paul McGann, Alex Kingston and Lisa Bowerman


FLASH SALE! 20 years of Doctor Who at Big Finish!

Today marks 20 years since the release of Big Finish Productions’ very first Doctor Who audio adventure, “The Sirens of Time.” To celebrate, the company is marking the occasion with some incredible discount offers on a selection of highlights from the past two decades.

“The Sirens of Time,” the very first official Doctor Who release ever from Big Finish — starring Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy as the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors — is available as a download for just $1 U.S. 

For $2 U.S., you can download “Jubilee” — the original Big Finish story that became “Dalek” on TV for the 2005 small-screen revival. Although the televised episode starring Christopher Eccleston ended up being very different in many important ways, this is the core of the idea that Russell T. Davies wanted writer Rob Shearman to develop for television.

Head to page https://www.bigfinish.com/offers/v/20yearsofwho and use access code SIRENS20 to gain access to these special offers. The discounts expire at 23:59 (UK time) on 22 July 2019.


Titles and descriptions included in the sale, provided by Big Finish:

  • £1 Doctor Who – The Sirens of Time
  • £2 Doctor Who – Jubilee
  • £3 Dalek Empire Series 1 (75p each)
  • £4 Doctor Who – The Secret History
  • £5 Gallifrey: Intervention Earth
  • £6 Doctor Who – Domain of the Voord
  • £7 Doctor Who – Love and War
  • £8 Doctor Who – Short Trips Volumes 1-4 (£2 each)
  • £9 Jago & Litefoot Series 1
  • £10 The War Doctor – Only the Monstrous
  • £11 Doctor Who Companion Chronicles – The Second Doctor Volume 1
  • £12 Doctor Who – Destiny of the Doctor 
  • £13 Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume 1
  • £14 Doctor Who – The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 1
  • £15 Doctor Who – The First Doctor Adventures Volume 1
  • £16 Doctor Who – Dark Eyes
  • £17 UNIT – The New Series – Extinction
  • £18 Doctor Who – Philip Hinchcliffe Presents Volume 1
  • £19 Doctor Who – The Sixth Doctor – The Last Adventure
  • £20 Doctor Who – The Light at the End (Ltd Edition)

All of these titles on special offer can also be bought in a super bundle at £200 — billed as the ultimate Big Finish starter kit!

The very first Doctor Who release ever, starring Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, The Sirens of Time, is available at just £1 on download. 

Doctor Who – Jubilee is available at £2 on download. This Big Finish adventure was the original story that became ‘Dalek’ on TV. Although the televised episode in 2005 (starring Christopher Eccleston) ended up being very different in many important ways, this is the core of the idea that Russell T. Davies wanted writer Rob Shearman to develop.

Spanning whole galaxies and centuries, Dalek Empire is an epic story of war, love, deceit, betrayal and sacrifice, featuring truly memorable characters brought to life by an all-star cast. You can get the whole of Series 1 at just £3 on download! (Each episode is also available at 75p each. 

The Fifth Doctor meets some of his earliest companions, in The Secret History, at just £4 on CD and download. 

Gallifrey, one of the most popular ranges in The Worlds of Doctor Who, is the West Wing meets science fiction. In this story a very different Romana (played by Juliet Landau), must save the universe… Gallifrey: Intervention Earth is available at £5. 

Five years ago, Big Finish started lovingly exploring the beginnings of Doctor Who in The Early Adventures. The first of these, Domain of the Voord, is on offer at £6 on CD or download. 

Paying homage to the fans who kept Doctor Who alive after its cancellation in 1989, Big Finish released adaptations of several of the Virgin New Adventures, called the Novel Adaptations. The first of these, which was also the debut of popular Big Finish character Professor Bernice Summerfield, is on special offer at £7 on CD or download. 

There are a whole host of Short Trips in the TARDIS. Series 1-4 are available at £8. 

Jago & Litefoot was one of the most beloved Doctor Who spinoffs on audio. You can get the whole of series one, starring Christopher Benjamin and the late Trevor Baxter, at £9 on CD or download. 

Big Finish was incredibly lucky to work with the late, great Sir John Hurt, expanding his hidden incarnation of the Doctor, the War Doctor. Steeped in violence, born into war, you can get the first series of The War Doctor, entitled Only the Monstrous, at £10 on CD or download. 

More adventures with classic companions! The Companion Chronicles – The Second Doctor Volume 1 is available at £11 on CD or download. 

Celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who back in 2013, The Destiny of the Doctor collection maps an adventure through 11 incarnations, and is available at £12 on CD or download, saving you over 50%. Try a sample of the Fourth Doctor adventure below: 

Big Finish was delighted when David Tennant, the Tenth Doctor, stepped back in the TARDIS for more adventures back in 2016. The first volume of his adventures is available at just £13!

The Third Doctor’s era, originally starring Jon Pertwee as the Doctor, has been reverentially resurrected with Tim Treloar taking on the mantle of the great man, and Katy Manning back as Jo Grant. You can hear series one now at just £14 on CD or download. 

After his fabulous portrayal of William Hartnell in the television movie, An Adventure in Space and Time, Big Finish was delighted to bring David Bradley back as the First Doctor. The first series of his adventures are available at £15 on CD or download. 

The Eighth Doctor sagas are some of Big Finish’s most popular stories, with the Eighth Doctor playing a much darker, brooding version than listeners knew from his TV outing… Dark Eyes, which won an award at the BBC Audio Drama Awards, is available now at £16 on CD or download. 

When Big Finish was granted the licence for New Series Doctor Who back in 2015, the very first series out of the gate was UNIT. The first volume, UNIT Extinction, featuring the return of the Autons, is available at £17 on CD or download. 

Tom Baker returned in 2012 to wear his long scarf again as the Fourth Doctor, and has dazzled listeners ever since. Philip Hinchliffe, one of the most renowned Doctor Who producers, joined Big Finish to curate a series of new adventures, with volume one available at £18 on CD or download. 

One of the great joys for Big Finish fans is the different interpretation of the Sixth Doctor, as played by Colin Baker. You can pick up his final foray (in this particular timeline), The Last Adventure, at £19 on CD or download. 

And, in 2013, to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who on television, five Doctors met for The Light at the End. This limited edition box set is now available at just £20 on CD or download. 


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