FREE Dalek Audio Drama From Big Finish! Lockdownloads Are Back!

It’s the return of the #lockdownloads! From today, a new series of weekly full-cast audio dramas will begin, all completely free to download from Big Finish Productions.  

During the UK-wide lockdown earlier this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Big Finish began a series of weekly free downloadable audio dramas – or #lockdownloads. Now they’re back, for a limited time.  


These stories can be unlocked by anyone who has registered for a Big Finish account (which is free to create) and played on the Big Finish listening app (which is free to install). 


Every Monday, a new story (or episode from a box set collection) will be available to download exclusively from the Big Finish web site’s Weekly Deals page at 


Each story will be available for one week only, and comes accompanied by a special discount offer on related titles.  


This week’s free title is:  


Dalek Empire – Invasion of the Daleks, by Nicholas Briggs 


Exterminate! Invasion of the Daleks is the first part of the Dalek Empire series, set during an epic, intergalactic battle between Doctor Who’s most fearsome and deadly enemies and the human race.  


The Daleks are conquering our galaxy. Nothing can stop them. And the Doctor is absent. Step forward a brave and resourceful group of humans to battle the scourge of the galaxy. 


Listeners can download this story FREE from now until 23:59 (UK time) 15 November 2020 at the Big Finish website.   


Praise for Dalek Empire:  


·        “Some series take a while to find their feet, while others get it exactly right from the first episode. Dalek Empire is a perfect example of the latter with Invasion of the Daleks.” (Doctor Who Watch) 

·        “This first instalment, Invasion of the Daleks, does exactly what it says on the tin, setting up what is to come in spectacular fashion.” (The Big Finish Audio Reviews) 

·        “I was not disappointed. Dalek Empire is a bit of a tour de force. Nicholas Briggs even gets his legendary love of pickled onions in there. And we are left begging for more.” (Doctor Who Reviews) 


PLUS! Previously only available as individual stories, the complete Dalek Empire collection has now been reissued as two digital box sets; volume one contains series 1-2 and volume two contains series 3-4.  


Starring Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks, the Dalek Empire collection also features some very familiar names among its cast, including David Tennant, William Gaunt, Gareth Thomas, Noel Clarke and Maureen O’Brien.  


For one week only, Big Finish listeners can get each volume for the specially discounted price of £17.99. That’s 20% off the RRP.  


All these download discounts will expire at 23:59 (UK time) 15 November 2020. 


Further free stories will be released over the next few weeks. (We're keeping each free title a surprise until we release it, so keep checking back every Monday).