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Friday, 6 May 2016 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Big Finish licence extended to 2025Big Finish have announced that their licence to produce Doctor Who and Torchwood audio dramas has been extended to 2025.

Head of Audio Publishing at BBC Worldwide, Jan Paterson said:
We very much look forward to continuing to work with Big Finish over the coming years; the high standards of their productions — quality scripts, impeccable sound design and music, and impressive casting that utilises some of the country’s biggest stars — are a reflection of the care and thought that goes into every audio.
Big Finish's Executive Producer, Jason Haigh-Ellery, said:
It is very rare that a production company is given the luxury of being able to plan so far ahead. Thanks to the faith placed in Big Finish by the BBC we can look forward to many years of story progression and real character development for the Doctors and their companions. We are excited about what the future holds and look forward to the next decade of adventures travelling in time and space.
Nicholas Briggs, who as well as Executive Producer also voices the Daleks, said:
It’s been with me all my life in one form or another. So it’s truly delightful for me that the good old BBC has given us permission to carry on space-time travelling.
Producer David Richardson added:
It’s such an honour for us to tell new stories in the worlds of Doctor Who and Torchwood. The possibilities truly are endless, the potential for ideas is infinite. It’s a wonderful feeling when we have been doing this for seventeen years, yet feel like we’ve only just begun and that the best is yet to come.'

Forthcoming highlights from Big Finish include the return of David Tennant and Catherine Tate as the tenth Doctor and Donna Noble in The Tenth Doctor Adventures, and John Hurt returns as the War Doctor in another box sets, whilst the "classic" Doctors - as played Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann - continue their regular adventures. Current spin-offs include Alex Kingston as archaeologist River Song, Jemma Redgrave and Ingrid Oliver as Kate Stewart and Osgood, and Christopher Benjamin, Trevor Baxter and Dan Starkey as Jago, Litefoot and Strax.