Big Finish have revealed Seventh Doctor story Robophobia as the last in their series of #lockdownloads, with the first part available to download for free all this week

Over the past 13 weeks, Big Finish have made a new story (or episode from a box-set collection) from their back catalogue available as free downloads (or #lockdownloads). This week marks the final instalment in this series, as the first part of Doctor Who: Robophobia has been made available to download for free all this week.

Originally released back in July 2011, Doctor Who: Robophobia was written by Big Finish’s co-executive producer and the current voice of the Daleks, Nicholas Briggs. It acts as a sequel to the 1977 Fourth Doctor serial The Robots of Death, and stars Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor. Robophobia also introduced fan-favourite companion Liv Chenka, portrayed by Nicola Walker.

The story also stars Briggs himself, along with Dan Starkey (best known among Doctor Who fans as Sontaran Commander Strax), as well as Matt Addis, John Dorney, Toby Hadoke, William Hazell, and Nicholas Pegg.

Big Finish - Doctor Who: Robophobia - Cast
Big Finish – Doctor Who: Robophobia – Cast (Matt Addis, William Hazell, Nicholas Pegg, Toby Hadoke, John Dorney, Sylvester McCoy, Nicola Walker, and Dan Starkey)

This final #lockdownload 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. Although Big Finish’s schedule of free #lockdownloads has now ended, there will be a new programme of free downloads announced in the coming weeks.

Doctor Who: Robophobia Part One is available to download for free now until 23:59 BST on Sunday 5th July via the Big Finish Weekly Deals page.

Big Finish listeners can also download the complete box set of Doctor Who: Robophobia for 50% off, also via the Weekly Deals page.

Additionally, the bundle prince of the Seventh Doctor’s Doctor Who: Monthly Adventures 133-164 is now available for half price at just £52.50 when bought together.

These discounts will also expire at 23:59 BST on Sunday 5th July.

Big Finish - Doctor Who: Robophobia - Cover
Big Finish – Doctor Who: Robophobia – Cover

Nothing has ever been officially confirmed, but there is a rumour that on a Sandminer bound for Kaldor City, the robots somehow turned homicidal and nearly wiped out the entire crew. Can that really be true?

The robot transport ship Lorelei has a cargo of over a hundred fifty-seven thousand robots on board, all deactivated. So even if there were any truth in the rumour of that massacre, there’d still be no danger. Surely, there wouldn’t…

But then, the Doctor witnesses a murder.


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