Wanting to visit the Doctor while on the way to work? Then look no further than Big Finish's Doctor Who digital download service. The British company, who've been releasing monthly audio plays starring previous Doctors on CD since 1999, are embracing MP3s as a way to supply nostalgia to fans while also getting around poor exchange rates.
Jason Haigh-Ellery, company director, explains:
We have always done our best to keep the prices as low as possible for foreign customers... Unfortunately though, the poor exchange rate with America, Australia and other countries has made this difficult. Now though, by offering downloadable versions of our plays, we can dramatically reduce the price as there is no extra expenditure on postage, packing and materials. We're sure that this will be good news for our foreign customers.
And what will customers be getting for their bigger value dollar? Brand new stories written by TV Who writers like Paul Cornell and Mark Gatiss, as well as comic writers Nova's Dan Abnett and Transformers' Simon Furman, amongst others, performed by former Doctors Peter Davidson, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann alongside minor British celebrities.
With an annual subscription being planned for later this year, soon you'll be able to get some kind of Doctor all year 'round, even if it does lack the smirk and suit of David Tennent.
Big Finish - Downloads [Big Finish.com]