Over the past several months, Big Finish has given away over 100,000 free downloads of their stories, including Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Dorian Gray, and Blake’s 7. Throughout the month of August, they will continue to release free and discounted releases in their Weekly Freebies, which can be found here.
The deals will be unlocked for anyone with a Big Finish account, and if you aren’t currently registered, it is free to join through the Big Finish website. You can listen to the stories on the Big Finish listening app, which is also free to install. Each download will be available for one week only and comes with a special discount offer for similar titles.
This week’s freebie is for Doctor Who: The Nightmare Fair. It was written by Graham Williams and adapted by John Ainsworth. The audio drama stars Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor, Nicola Bryant as Peri, and feature guest star David Baillie as The Celestial Toymaker. The story is adapted from the script originally planned for Doctor Who season 23.
Here’s the summary as provided by Big Finish:
The TARDIS has been drawn to Blackpool in the year 1985, where the Doctor intends to investigate a dangerous space/time vortex … while enjoying some local attractions along the way. But an old enemy is watching from his base deep within the amusement park, a timeless being who craves revenge.
The Celestial Toymaker has returned. The game is on. And, should he lose, the Doctor will pay the ultimate forfeit…
The complete Doctor Who: The Nightmare Fair is available for £4.99 as a collector’s edition CD or a digital download. Listeners are also able to purchase any story from Doctor Who: The Lost Stories for up to 60% off, and the box set of Doctor Who – The Lost Stories: The Second Doctor as a CD or digital download for up to 50% off. This offer will expire at 11:59 p.m. UK time on August 16, so act fast!