Big Finish are offering not one, but two Doctor Who audio dramas from their back catalogue as free downloads this week via their website and the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine

Over the past few months, Big Finish have been releasing a selection of giveaways, entitled ‘Weekly Freebies‘. Each of these stories are available to download exclusively from the Big Finish website’s Weekly Deals page for one week only.

This week’s Weekly Freebie is Big Finish’s first ever release featuring a revived series Doctor, Doctor Who: The War Doctor – The Innocent, first released back in 2015. This full-cast audio adventure stars the late Sir John Hurt reprising his on-screen role as the War Doctor alongside Jacqueline Pearce in her first appearance as Time Lord Cardinal Ollistra:

As the Daleks mass their time fleet for a final assault on Gallifrey, something ancient is waiting for them at Omega One. And a sacrifice must be made.

Arch-manipulator and Time Lord strategist, Cardinal Ollistra receives shock news of the Doctor’s death.

Meanwhile, on the planet Keska, a parochial war has returned to plague a peaceful civilisation after decades of tranquillity. But how can such a war have any connection with the great Time War which, at any one moment in the whole of eternity, could threaten to tear the universe apart?

If only the Doctor were still alive.

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Big Finish listeners will be able to download The Innocent for free this week only. Each Weekly Freebie can be unlocked by anyone who has registered for a free Big Finish account, and can be played via the free Big Finish listening app.

As well as this, listeners can also get up to 50% off downloads of related Time War adventures, also via the Big Finish Weekly Deals page all this week. Discounts are also available on download bundles of several related Doctor Who series, including The War Doctor 1-4, The War Master 1-4, The Time War 1-4, Gallifrey Time War 1-4, and more.

What’s more, readers of the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine will also be able to download First Doctor audio drama Doctor Who: The Lost Stories – Farewell, Great Macedon for free. First released in 2010, Farewell, Great Macedon was adapted by Nigel Robinson from Moris Farhi‘s original 1964 script, which was ultimately never produced for television. It sees William Russell and Carole Ann Ford reprise their respective on-screen roles as Ian Chesterton and Susan Foreman alongside John Dorney as Alexander the Great.

Doctor Who Magazine readers will be able to download Farwell, Great Macedon for free in full using the link and code printed in Issue 556, which will be available to purchase online and in shops from tomorrow (Thursday 17th September 2020). The magazine will also contain an exclusive discount for 50% off Big Finish’s Doctor Who – The Novel Adaptations releases.

Doctor Who: The War Doctor – The Innocent is available to download for free now via the Big Finish website’s Weekly Deals page, along with discounts on several of their other Time War-related series, all of which are available until 23:59 on Sunday 20th September 2020.

Doctor Who: The Lost Stories – Farewell, Great Macedon will also be available to download for free for readers of the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, which will be available in shops and online via the Panini website from tomorrow (Thursday 17th September 2020).

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