Big Finish are offering the first part of their Dalek Empire series, ‘Invasion of the Daleks‘, as a free download all this week as part of their new #lockdownloads offer
Earlier this year, during the UK-wide lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Big Finish began offering weekly free downloads – or #lockdownloads – of full-cast audio dramas from their extensive back catalogue. Now, for a limited time, this offer is back!
Every Monday, a new story (or an episode from a box set collection) will be available to download for one week only via the Big Finish website’s Weekly Deals page. Each story will be accompanied by a special discount offer on related titles.
The first in this new series of #lockdownloads will be Dalek Empire: Invasion of the Daleks, written by Nicholas Briggs, and first released back in 2001. This story is the first part of Big Finish‘s Dalek Empire series, and is set during an epic intergalactic battle between the Doctor’s most fearsome and deadly enemies and the human race:
The Daleks are conquering our galaxy. Nothing can stop them. And the Doctor is absent. Step forward a brave and resourceful group of humans to battle the scourge of the galaxy.
This story (along with future #lockdownloads) can be unlocked by anyone who has registered for a free Big Finish account, and can be played on the free Big Finish listening app.
As well as this, the complete Dalek Empire collection, which has previously only been available as individual stories, has now been reissued as two digital box sets. Volume One contains Dalek Empire Series 1 and 2, whilst Volume Two contains Series 3 and 4.
The Dalek Empire collection stars Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks, alongside several familiar figures, including David Tennant as Galactic Union spy Galnar, prior to his casting as the Tenth Doctor. Elsewhere, the series features among its cast William Gaunt, Gareth Thomas, Noel Clarke, and Maureen O’Brien.