Big Finish have doubled up on the Doctor Who Monthly Adventures fun for this week’s FREE downloads, featuring Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy!

As previously announced, while the UK remains in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, Big Finish is releasing free downloads. These full-cast audio dramas – or #lockdownloads – will be available 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. Many of these will be from the the worlds of Doctor Who, while some will be from the wider Big Finish range. Anyone who has registered for a Big Finish account (which is free to create) can unlock each freebie. They can also be played on the Big Finish listening app (which is free to install). Accompanying each free release there’s also a selection of discounts on related titles.

 

This week’s #lockdownloads are

Doctor Who: Breaking Bubbles. Cover by Anthony Lamb (c) Big Finish Productions Sixth Doctor Peri Colin Baker Nicola Bryant TARDIS
An Eye for Murder was originally released as part of Doctor Who anthology Breaking Bubbles. Cover by Anthony Lamb (c) Big Finish Productions
Doctor Who : An Eye for Murder by Una McCormack

The year is 1939, and a case of poison pen letters at St Ursula’s College threatens to change the course of the Second World War. Fortunately, thriller writer Miss Sarah Perry is on hand to investigate…

A complete Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) and Peri (Nicola Bryant) historical adventure. It was originally released in July 2014 as part of the Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories anthology. “A truly well observed and thrilling and at times funny adventure. 9/10” Blogtor Who.

 

FORTY-FIVE (c) BIG FINISH Doctor Who Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy
The Word Lord was originally released as part of the Doctor Who anthology Forty-Five. Cover by Simon Holub (c) Big Finish Productions
Doctor Who: The Word Lord by Steven Hall

In a top-secret military bunker deep beneath the Antarctic ice, a mysterious death threatens peace negotiations and could spell disaster for the inhabitants of Earth. Can the Doctor cross the t’s and dot the i’s? Or will his efforts get lost in translation?

The Word Lord was first released in November 2008 as part of the anniversary anthology Forty-Five. It finds the Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy), Ace (Sophie Aldred) and Hex (Philip Olivier) beneath the ice. There they have a frosty encounter with an eerily nonchalant villain. “Fresh, enjoyable, and thought-provoking – a real gem of an episode.” Unreality SF.

 

For a limited time, #lockdownload listeners can also delve deeper into the world of Doctor Who anthologies. You can get up to 65% off selected Doctor Who: The Monthly Adventures on download. These include:

100, Forty-Five, The Company of Friends, The Demons of Red Lodge and Other Stories, Recorded Time and Other Stories, 1001 Nights, Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories, You Are the Doctor and Other Stories, The Memory Bank and Other Stories, Alien Heart / Dalek Soul, Vortex Ice / Cortex Fire, Shadow Planet / World Apart, Black Thursday / Power Game and Blood on Santa’s Claw and Other Stories.

You can access all the above offers at the Big Finish Weekly Deals page and must end at 23:59 on 14 March 2021.

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