Big Finish

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Name: Big Finish
Abbreviation(s): BFA
Date(s): 1998-
Medium: Audiobook series, book series
Country of Origin: UK
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Big Finish Productions is a British company that produces books and audio plays (released straight to compact disc and for download in mp3 format) based, primarily, on cult British science fiction properties. They are best known for their Doctor Who line, but they have also produced a range of audios for 2000 AD, The Avengers (TV), Blake's 7 (see Blake's 7 (Big Finish Series)), Dark Shadows, Highlander, Robin Hood (BBC 2006), Sapphire and Steel, Sherlock Holmes, Stargate, The Tomorrow People and Warhammer.

Their influence in Doctor Who fandom is well known, with many subfandoms occurring as a result of the company's many, many audio dramas. Big Finish has a reputation of taking seemingly literally any character or joke or line in the show, no matter how minor or unimportant, and turning it into an audio, regardless as to whether the fandom wants it or not.

Doctor Who

Big-Finish Created Companions

These include

  • Doctor Evelyn Smythe (played by Maggie Stables)
  • Erimem (Caroline Morris)
  • Charley Pollard (India Fisher)
  • Lucie Millar (Sheridan Smith)
  • C'rizz (Conrad Westmaas)
  • Hex [Thomas Hector] Schofield (Philip Olivier)
  • Flip [Phillipa] Jackson (Lisa Greenwood)
  • Constance Clarke (Miranda Raison)
  • Bliss (Rakhee Thakrar)
  • Hebe Harrison (Ruth Madeley)

Doctor Who Spin-Offs

Bernice Summerfield

Bernice Summerfield aka Benny, was a companion of the Seventh Doctor in Virgin's Doctor Who novels, the New Adventures. The character was very popular and Benny's story continues in the Big Finish Audio drama, Bernice Summerfield.

See works in the fandom Bernice Summerfield (Books & Audio) on Ao3


Massively the most popular of the Doctor Who spin-off audio dramas. It has its own fandom. See Gallifrey (audio series)

Other Spin-Off Series

  • Jago & Litefoot
  • I, Davros
  • Iris Wildthyme
  • Graceless
  • Dalek Empire
  • Sarah Jane Smith
  • UNIT
  • Counter Measures
  • Cybermen
  • Vienna
  • Unbound

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