Big Finish is heading to Gallifrey for this week’s free story!
Since the lockdown started, Big Finish has been offering free stories from their catalogue each week. These free stories can be downloaded from the Big Finish website’s Weekly Deals page and can be listened to via the Big Finish app, which is free to download.
This week’s free audio drama is Gallifrey: Weapon of Choice by Alan Barnes. The story is directed by Gary Russell and produced by Jason Haigh-Ellery. You can read the synopsis below:
The Time Lords of Gallifrey were the first to map the Web of Time. Now, under the reforming gaze of President Romanadvoratrelundar, the oldest civilisation is ready to shed its monopoly, sharing its secrets with a coalition of the Temporal Powers the Monan Host, the Nekkistani and the Warpsmiths of Phaidon among them. But the coalition is a fragile one, and despised in some quarters. When a team of Time Technology Assessors makes a horrific discovery on the barren moon of Kikrit, it seems their enemies are arming themselves to strike at the alliance. Has a terrorist group really acquired a temporal weapon so terrible the Time Lords forgot about its existence? In search of the truth, Romana sends the woman called Leela and the robot dog K9 to the enclave of Gryben, a reception centre for temporal refugees. But the truth is war’s first casualty and the fallout could destroy them all.
Lalla Ward, Louise Jameson, John Leeson, and Lynda Bellingham reprise their television roles of President Romana, Leela, K9, and Inquisitor Darkel, respectively.
Writer Alan Barnes said:
Gallifrey revolves around impossible choices and that’s a consistent thing that runs through most of the stories – Romana is always being presented with terrible dilemmas that come with power. This is a chance to experience one of the most interesting, sparky and intelligent Doctor Who companions in a position where she has to make hard choices.
Gallifrey: Weapon of Choice is available for free on Big Finish website until October 4, 2020. Listeners can also get 50% off on all episodes in the Gallifrey series 1-3 and 50% off the complete series 4 box set. These discounts also end on October 4.