Doctor Who – Once and Future audio drama celebrates 60th anniversary


Big Finish marks the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who with a massive eight-part full-cast radio drama series beginning in May 2023. Doctor Who: Once and Future Stars Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, and David Tenantwith dozens more guest cast members yet to be announced.

Doctor Who Once and Future radio play celebrates 60th anniversary
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“There will never come a time when we don’t need a hero like the Doctor.” Steven Moffat has famously said in the past, and Big Finish provides an excellent 60th anniversary reminder of just that sentiment. Since landing in 1963 Doctor Who made history as the world’s longest-running action-adventure TV show! As the centenary year begins, it is time to reflect on the past and commemorate the legacy of those who came before us…

“The Time War. The Doctor was injured and taken to a Time Lord field hospital. His body glows with energy, but this isn’t regeneration into a future form – instead, the faces of the Doctor’s past begin to appear as he darts between incarnations at random…

The Doctor stumbles to his TARDIS and sets out to unravel the mystery of his “degeneracy.” Who did this to him? As? And why? From earth to the stars, through a series of familiar times and places, he follows clues to retrace his steps, encountering old friends and foes along the way. The Doctor staggers through life and must halt his degeneration before he is lost entirely…”

Manufacturer David Richardson said: “An amazing array of talent has come on board to be a part of this epic eight-hour anniversary story Doctor Who party and a huge celebration that has been prepared for years.”

The series will be published monthly, with the first seven parts appearing between May and October 2023 and a final coda in November 2024.

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Each story lasts approximately 60 minutes, with the first seven stories releasing monthly from May 2023 to October 2023, with the eighth story releasing in November 2024. Directors include Ken Bentley and Helen GoldwynWith Matt Fitton and Robert Valentine act as script editors. David Richardson produced, with Nicholas Briggs and Jason Haigh Ellery executive producer of the set. Now here is a look at the information you need to know about the two available editions:

Limited Edition Bundle:

Pre-Order: £75.00 (Limited Edition CD Collection + Download) £62 (Download Only)
General Release: £84.00 (Limited Edition CD Collection + Download) £68 (Download Only)
Standard Edition Bundle:

Pre-Order: £72.00 (Collector’s Edition CD Series + Download) £60 (Download Only)
General Release: £80 (Collector’s Edition CD Series + Download) £66 (Download Only)

Standard output (each):

£10.99 (Collector’s Edition CD + Download) £8.99 (Download Only)

Doctor Who Fans around the world can now pre-order the bundle containing all eight audio adventures on a special edition CD (+ download) for just £75 or digitally (download only) for just £62 exclusively from the Big Finish website. Strictly limited to just 3,000 copies, the CD bundle includes numbered CDs, special bonus artwork and additional audio content including music suites and in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews.

All eight stories are also available to pre-order as separate individual releases on standard Collector’s Edition CD (+ download, for £10.99 each) or digitally (download only, for £8.99 each). A standard package pre-order is available for £72 (on CD + download) or £60 (download only). The Standard Edition doesn’t include the extras of the Special Edition, but it does include behind-the-scenes features.

All prices above include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.

Doctor Who – Past and Future can be pre-ordered on the Big Finish website.

Posted in: BBC, Doctor Who, Television | Keywords: Audio Drama, BBC, Big Finish, Christopher Eccleston, Colin Baker, David Tennant, Doctor Who, Paul Mcgann, Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, Tom Baker

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