Cannot remember the first radio show - if you mean a drama, it was probably Slipback on Radio 4.
My first BF experience was Whispers of Terror. I'd been put off audio Doctor Who by the afore-mentioned Slipback, and the two Jon Pertwee stories released a few years after. So, I wasn't too excited by either Sirens of Time or Phantasmagoria despite Big Finish claims that, regarding Doctor Who, I'd 'never heard it so good.' But I was interested in Whispers of Terror because the Sixth Doctor intrigued me. Would he be the brash bloke from the television, or a more mellow character as per Colin's wishes. The results genuinely blew me away, and that's why I'm still here today.
I'm almost certain that it was Terror Firma, because it was included in the Davros Collection. I remember being somewhat confused by the C'rizz stuff but I just went along with it and enjoyed it, and moved on to the I, Davros series, and the rest is history as they say.
First BF was 'Storm Warning' on BBC 7 (as it was), about ten years ago. Then 'The Chimes of Midnight' a week later. I thought they were fabulous classic 'Doctor Who' - but I didn't realise they were part of a commercial range.
First BF I bought was 'The Light at the End' because of the 50th and specifically 'the Night of the Doctor' - 5 minutes of TV which bowled me over and brought decades of classic 'Who' fandom flooding back. And I was hooked on BF from that moment on!
First Radio show I remember: easy, and probably the same one as most of my generation. Aged very young, 'Listen with Mother' on Radio 4 (or was it still 'The Home Service' in the 1960s?) 'Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin...'
First heard: Brave New Town, back when it initially aired on Radio. I caught a couple on radio 4 in years since before investing proper last year, with The Silver Turk (as part of the Doctor Who's Facebook page's Cybermen offer)
what was the first BF you heard and what was the first radio show
My first Big Finish story was The Genocide Machine (on cassette) sometime during the summer of 2000. Don't know what my first radio show was but RTE Radio's version of Ulysses in the early 80's woke me up to radio plays as a form of entertainment which I suppose ultimately led me here.
For me I think it was (most of) 'Shada' when it was broadcast on the radio in the mid-2000's. Sadly, because I had a (I think) Geography test the following day, I was forced off to bed at some point during the second half...
If not that, it would certainly have been 'The Time Of The Daleks', which I grabbed on CD from my local Waterstones...
Post by barnabaslives on Sept 14, 2017 10:23:50 GMT
Dark Shadows The Crimson Pearl, purchased Oct 6, 2012 and probably first heard almost exactly 5 years ago to the day. I just listened to it a couple of days ago without even thinking about that, it just seemed like a really good time to hear it again. :-)
Silver Lining and The Coup, given away on the front of a DWM. I enjoyed Silver Lining more than The Coup but didn't really rate either of them terribly highly. Then I had a gap of several years before I bought Warship after which I humbly accepted my fate.
"There's a horror movie named Alien? That's really offensive. No wonder everybody keeps invading you."
The Apocalypse Element or The Marian Conspiracy. I'm not entirely sure... I remember finding Big Finish roughly the time that The Raincloud Man was considered a new release. Looking at my purchase history, the former was bought first and the latter a while afterward. I remember Apocalypse being absolutely breathtaking, I used to listen to the trailers during breaks at school and I was utterly enthralled with the idea of a Sixth Doctor, Romana and Dalek invasion of Gallifrey. The first episode cliffhanger still sticks in my memory.
Oh, and first radio play... Hmm... Truth be told, I think it might've been The Goon Show. "The Red Fort", most likely.