As Doctor Who – The Monthly Adventures marks its 275th and final release this week, Big Finish celebrates with a special FREE download edition of the very first audio adventure


For the moment, the UK remains in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. In response, Big Finish is releasing free downloads of full-cast audio dramas – or #lockdownloads – for a limited time. Every Monday, a new story (or episode from a box set collection) can be downloaded for free exclusively from the Big Finish website’s Weekly Deals page. This week’s #lockdownload is Big Finish’s very first Doctor Who release – The Sirens of Time.

Originally released in July 1999 and written by Nicholas Briggs, The Sirens of Time launched the Monthly Adventures range. This classic tale features the Fifth (Peter Davison), Sixth (Colin Baker) and Seventh (Sylvester McCoy) Doctors. It’s best enjoyed alongside Talking ‘Bout My Regeneration, a free full-length documentary about how Doctor Who at Big Finish began. Anyone who has registered for their free Big Finish account can unlock Sirens of Time. You can also play it on the Big Finish app, which is free to install. A selection of discounts on related titles also accompanies each free release.


Doctor Who: The Sirens of Time (c) Big Finish

Doctor Who: The Sirens of Time

Gallifrey is in a state of crisis, facing destruction at the hands of an overwhelming enemy. And the Doctor is involved in three different incarnations. Each Doctor is soon caught up in a deadly adventure, scattered across time and space. The web of time is threatened – and someone wants the Doctor dead.

The three incarnations of the Doctor must join together to set time back on the right track – but in doing so, will they unleash a still greater threat?


This special FREE download of The Sirens of Time is only available until 23:59 (UK time) on 18 March 2021.


Plus, for a limited time, Big Finish listeners can also get up to 50% off the first 100 Monthly Adventures.

For listeners who’d like to save more, there is also 50% off selected Doctor Who: The Monthly Adventures download bundles. The selection includes:

  • Fifth Doctor Bundles
  • Sixth Doctor Bundles
  • Eighth Doctor Bundles
  • Charlotte Pollard Monthly Adventures
  • Dr Evelyn Smythe Monthly Adventures
  • Melanie Bush Monthly Adventures
  • Hex Monthly Adventures
  • Peri Brown Monthly Adventures
  • Erimem Monthly Adventures
  • Ace Monthly Adventures 
  • Nyssa Monthly Adventures


You can access all the above offers at the Big Finish Weekly Deals page and must end at 23:59 on 21 March 2021.


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