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Briggs Finish make fan fiction in the form of audio dramas for Doctor Who and other niche programs. These are full cast plays with classic Doctors, actors, and new companions and stories. They put out so much goddamn content it's pretty fucking overwhelming to get into.

Here are the main methods:

  1. bigfinish.com
  2. Spotify: the first 50 monthlies, and about 90 more assorted things (some of which are boxsets, not just single audios), are there, free, legally, for you to listen to. (If you don't have a paid Spotify account, you will get ads between the audios, and will only be able to listen while online.) (And sorry for linking to Reddit, but r/gallifrey's page o' Spotify links is so much easier to navigate than the Spotify app that it almost makes up for them being r/gallifrey… no, I take that back, it doesn't. But it's still a useful page.)
  3. Check your local public library. I don't know about yours, but mine has a few dozen random CDs available to check out, but, more importantly, a few hundred of them digitally via Hoopla and another app I forget the name of (which I can download to my phone or tablet in my pants, which they tend to frown on if you actually physically go to the library).
  4. Do what you want cause a Pirate is free (but really tho BF is awesome and you should actually buy the plays)
  5. Visit Paul McGann's basement

It's better to buy stuff than pirate because:

  1. It's good
  2. Big Finish is small and needs the money to keep making good stuff
  3. Pirating is hard?????!?!?!!!!???!

Wait for sales, get digital subscriptions, support this shit.

Here is a list of recommended audios for different Doctors:
Big Finish recommendations

Ear Stories

Recommendations by rangeEdit

Main Range Edit

Big Finish's main 'grab bag', featuring audios from Celery Man, Pie Lord, and Chessmaster. Used to feature audios starring Basement before he got his own range.

Recommended Main Range stories:

03. Whispers of Terror (Six, Peri)

04. The Fearmonger (Seven, Ace)

06. The Marian Conspiracy (Six, Evelyn)

13. The Shadow of the Scourge (Seven, Ace, Benny)

14. The Holy Terror (Six, Frobisher)

16. Storm Warning (Eight, Charley)

21. Dust Breeding (Seven, Ace, Mattress)

24. Eye of the Scorpion (Five, Peri, Erimem)

26. Primeval (Five, Nyssa)

27. The One Doctor (Six, Mel)

29. The Chimes of Midnight (Eight, Charley)

31. Embrace the Darkness (Eight, Charley)

34. Spare Parts (Five, Nyssa, Cybermen)

35. ...ish (Six, Peri)

38. The Church and the Crown (Five, Peri, Erimem)

40. Jubilee (Six, Evelyn, Daleks)

43. Doctor Who and the Pirates (Six, Evelyn)

47. Omega (Five, Omega)

48. Davros (Six, Davros)

49. Master (Seven, Mattress)

52. Scherzo (Eight, Charley)

54. The Natural History of Fear (Eight, Charley, C'rizz)

74. LIVE 34 (Seven, Ace, Hex)

79. Night Thoughts (Seven, Ace, Hex)

81. The Kingmaker (Five, Four, Peri, Erimem, cameo by Nine)

85. Red (Seven, Mel)

94. I.D. & Urgent Calls (Six)

99. Son of the Dragon (Five, Peri, Erimem)

100. 100 (Six, Evelyn, also featuring cameos by Four, Five, Seven, Unbound Three, and some of their companions)

115. Fourty-Five (Seven, Ace, Hex)

135. Legend of the Cybermen (Two Six, Jamie, Zoe, Cybermen)

157. The Fourth Wall (Six, Flip)

168. 1001 Nights (Five, Nyssa)

192. The Widow's Assassin (Six, Peri)

193. Masters of Earth (Six, Peri, Daleks)

200. The Secret History (One Five, Steven, Vicki, Monk)

210. The Peterloo Massacre (Five, Nyssa)

213. The Two Masters (Seven, Mattress)

229. The Silurian Candidate (Seven, Silurians)

233. Static (Six)

Eighth Doctor AdventuresEdit

Basement's own rage mentioned above. Not to be confused with the novel series of the same name.

Recommended Eighth Doctor Adventures:

03. Horror of Glam Rock (Eight, Lucie)

10. Max Warp (Eight, Lucie)

13. Grand Theft Cosmos (Eight, Lucie)

25. Death in Blackpool (Eight, Lucie, Zygons)

31. Relative Dimensions (Eight, Lucie, Susan)

33/34. Lucie Miller/To The Death (Eight, Lucie, Susan, Daleks, Monk)

Special: Dark Eyes (Eight, Molly, Daleks, Mattress)

The Companion Chronicles Edit

The Companion Chronicles are a series of audio stories that tell tales from Doctors 1 through 8 through the eyes of his companions. They are different from the main range and usually they only have one or two people in the story as opposed to being full cast audios. It's more like the companion is reciting a tale from their memory to the other person in the story. Some people prefer the Companion Chronicles to the main range. The range was succeeded in 2014 by The Early Adventures.

Recommended Companion Chronicles:

03: The Blue Tooth (Three, Liz, Cybermen)

04: The Beautiful People (Four, Romana II)

13: Home Truths (One, Sara Kingdom, Steven)

15: The Transit of Venus (One, Ian)

19: The Mahogany Murderers (Jago and Litefoot)

21: The Drowned World (One, Sara Kingdom, Steven)

32: Solitaire (Eight, Charley, The Toymaker)

33: The Guardian of the Solar System (One, Sara Kingdom, Steven)

34: Echoes of Grey (Two, Zoe, Jamie)

35: Find and Replace (Three, Jo, Iris Wildthyme)

39: Peri and the Piscon Paradox (Five, Six, Peri)

45: Tales from the Vault (Various companions)

46: The Rocket Men (One, Ian)

47: The Memory Cheats (Two, Zoe, Jamie)

57: The Time Museum (Ian)

58: The Uncertainty Principle (Two, Zoe, Jamie)

59: Project: Nirvana (Seven, Sally, Aristedes)

60: The Last Post (Three, Liz)

61: Return of the Rocket Men (One, Ian)

63: The Flames of Cadiz (One, Ian, Susan, Barbara)

65: The Scorchies (Three, Jo)

69: Mastermind (The Master)

72: Ghost in the Machine (Three, Jo)

73: The Beginning (One, Susan)

78: The War to End All Wars (One, Steven, Dodo)

80: Second Chances (Two, Zoe, Jamie)

The Early AdventuresEdit

Somewhere between the Main Range and the Companion Chronicles. Featuring the first two Doctors and pals.

Recommended Early Adventures:

05. The Yes Men (Two, Jamie, Ben, Polly)

07. The Black Hole (Two, Jamie, Victoria, Monk)

08. The Isos Network (Two, Jamie, Zoe, Cybermen)

09. The Age of Endurance (One, Susan, Ian, Barbara)

12. The Sontarans (One, Steven, Sara, Sontarans)

Short TripsEdit

The short trips started life as prose short story collections published by the BBC, but the licence was given to Briggs Finish after just three collections were released. At first, Big Finish just continued to publish the books as if nothing had happened, but after a while decided to convert them into audiobook anthologies, and eventually into single releases. They have recently been faithfully brought back into prose form by none other than Literally /who/ itself. Note that the first four volumes are available for free and legally on Spotify (and the first story is available for free and legally on Soundcloud).

Recommended Short Trips:

The Fourth Doctor AdventuresEdit

The continuing (at least until Tom Baker snuffs it) adventures of Scarfie and pals, featuring an assortment of companions including Leela, Romana, and K9.

Recommended Fourth Doctor Adventures:

01. Destination: Nerva (Four, Leela)

03. The Wrath of the Iceni (Four, Leela)

04. Energy of the Daleks (Four, Leela, Daleks)

08. The Sands of Life (Four, Romana I)

14. The King of Sontar (Four, Leela)

16. The Crooked Man (Four, Leela)

22. The Exxilons (Four, Leela, K9)

24. Reqiuem for the Rocket Men (Four, Leela, K9)

29. Return to Telos (Four, Leela)

35. The Trouble with Drax (Four, Romana II, K9)

38. The Beast of Kravenos (Four, Romana II, K9, Jago & Litefoot)

39. The Eternal Battle (Four, Romana II, K9, Sontarans)

40. The Silent Scream (Four, Romana II, K9)

The Lost StoriesEdit

The TV stories that never were, finally brought to life in ear story form.

01. Shada (Four Eight, Romana II, K9, Chronotis)

02. The Nightmare Fair (Six, Peri)

03. Mission to Magnus (Six, Peri, Ice Warriors)

16. The Foe from the Future (Four, Leela)

Bonus ReleasesEdit

01. The Maltese Penguin (Frobisher, Six)

08. Return of the Krotons (Six, Charley, Krotons)

09. An Earthly Child (Eight, Susan)

10. The Four Doctors (Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Daleks)

12. Trial of the Valeyard (Six, Valeyard)

13. The Light at the End (One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, various companions, Mattress)

NuWho Adventures Edit

Big Finish gets the NuWho licence. NuWho haters get thoroughly BTFO.

Recommended NuWho Adventures:

OtherEdit

Spinoff ranges worth checking out:

The results of /who/ rates BF 2015 Edit

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