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The Big Finish Podcast was the official promotional podcast of Big Finish Productions.

Format[edit | edit source]

The show began with episode 1 on 5 February 2008, but it abandoned a numbering scheme later that same year in favour of simply referring to episodes with their release date. Episodes are playable directly from the Big Finish website, and downloadable as free MP3 files.

Initially a highly polished, meticulously edited affair similar to Big Finish Magazine, the podcast has since become a more informal, conversationally-orientated program. Since 2010, this production pattern has allowed the podcast to appear more or less weekly.

The podcast generally consists of informal discussions about and promotion of Big Finish's past, present, and future work. Key cast and crew members are interviewed, listener emails are read and replied to, and recordings from behind the scenes of Big Finish Productions are presented. The podcast presents trailers, clips, and previews of future releases, including a 15-minute teaser at the end of the podcast. There is also the Randomoid Selectortron, which allows the listener to purchase a randomly selected release at a 25% reduction for a limited time.

The programme also runs regular contests for its listeners in which prizes come from Big Finish's output.

Personnel[edit | edit source]

The programme principal host is Big Finish showrunner Nicholas Briggs. Frequent contributors have included David Richardson and the late Paul Spragg. Music composer and sound designer Benji Clifford is the podcast's current co-host alongside Nicholas Briggs. Guest hosts have included Jamie Anderson and Alfie Shaw.

Interviewed guests on the programme have included Rob Shearman, Tom Baker, Sophie Aldred, India Fisher, Colin Baker, Louise Jameson and many others.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

While the podcast has been ongoing since 2008, the earliest episode of the actual podcast still available on the Big Finish website is the first podcast of 2011, although the individual podcast release of AUDIO: Rise and Fall is still available from the month before.

# Title Host(s) Guest(s) Release
No longer available
1 Episode 1[1] Nicholas Briggs David Quantick 5 February 2008
2 Episode 2[1] Barnaby Edwards Paul Wilson, Anna Massey 12 February 2008
3 Episode 3[1][2] Nicholas Briggs, Barnaby Edwards David Tennant, Noel Clarke, Robert Ross,
Anna Hope, Paul Wilson
20 February 2008
4 Episode 4[1][2] Joseph Lidster 27 February 2008
5 Episode 5[1][2] Sheridan Smith 6 March 2008
To be completed
Available on the Big Finish website
Special Story Podcast - December 2010 None William Russell (reading AUDIO: Rise and Fall) 29 December 2010
January 2011 #1 Nicholas Briggs, David Richardson, Paul Spragg 11 January 2011
To be completed
1908 The Avengers and Listeners' Emails Nicholas Briggs, Benji Clifford 24 February 2019
1909 Big Finish News and Kamelion 24 February 2019
To be completed
2044 Daleks, Daleks, Daleks! Nicholas Briggs, Benji Clifford Jason Haigh-Ellery, John Ainsworth, Sarah Mowat, Mark McDonnell, Gareth Thomas 1 November 2020

Toby Hadoke's Who's Round[edit | edit source]

Beginning in 2013, the majority of episodes were devoted to installments of Toby Hadoke's Who's Round, where Toby Hadoke interviews many Doctor Who celebrities regarding their work on the show. Each guest nominates a charity for listeners to donate to.

Article featured on the podcast[edit | edit source]

This page as it existed in early November 2011 was read out in its entirety by Briggs on the 2 November 2012 edition, as a more-or-less serious introduction to the show. However, Briggs took that earlier version of the page to task for misspelling Paul Spragg, "Paul Sprague".

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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