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

Format[]

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[]

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[]

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.

2008[]

Main article: The Big Finish Podcast/2008

2009[]

Main article: The Big Finish Podcast/2009

2010[]

Main article: The Big Finish Podcast/201

2011[]

Main article: The Big Finish Podcast/2011

2012[]

Main article: The Big Finish Podcast/2012

2013[]

Main article: The Big Finish Podcast/2013

2014[]

Main article: The Big Finish Podcast/2014

2015[]

Main article: The Big Finish Podcast/2015

2016[]

Main article: The Big Finish Podcast/2016

2017[]

Main article: The Big Finish Podcast/2017

2018[]

Main article: The Big Finish Podcast/2018

2019[]

Main article: The Big Finish Podcast/2019

2020[]

Main article: The Big Finish Podcast/2020

2021[]

Main article: The Big Finish Podcast/2021

Toby Hadoke's Who's Round[]

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[]

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".

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