Could we get the Further Fantastical Adventures of Captain Avery?

Captain AveryWith the recent new-Who announcements from Big Finish, and the hint of more to come, I wondered what else we might be expecting and out of those what would I must want to listen to. I’ll start with the most likely, The Paternoster Gang, then cast my net wider.

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River Song will appear on audio in January 2016!

Alexander Vlahos and Alex Kingston in studioFollowing on from the announcements of all the new-Who loveliness for Big Finish, we have an update on Alex Kingston’s first appearance on audio in 2016. The Diary of River Song is now confirmed for January 2016, and Doom Coalition 2 is now moved forward to March 2016. Details: DOCTOR WHO NEW SERIES AUDIO UPDATE. I assume Alexander Vlahos’s shirt is the secret alien fiend River Song has to defeat;-)

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Radio Times previews Drama and Delight

Verity LambertThe Radio Times has posted a fascinating interview with Richard Marson about his book Drama and Delight: The Life of Verity Lambert. Published by Miwk Publishing, it is all about Verity Lambert and covers all her career, not just the creation of Doctor Who. The piece is here: A glimpse inside the life of Doctor Who’s first producer Verity Lambert.

The book is available on the miwk site: hardback or paperback.

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First Doctor Companion Chronicles Volume One reviewed on Cultbox

First Doctor Companion Chronicles Vol 1I wrote a short review of the First Doctor Companion Chronicles Volume One for CultBox, but need to produce a much longer review. The review is part of the joint Doctor Who Monthly Round-Up I co-produce with Ian McArdell, and is: ‘Doctor Who’ audio play reviews round-up: Out in June 2015 from Big Finish.

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Shadows of Serenity reviewed on CultBox

the_shadows_of_serenity_coverMy review of Nigel Robinson’s June Short Trips story is now live on CultBox. It is part of the monthly round-up I write with Ian McArdell. This story for the Sixth Doctor and Peri worked well for me – I liked the change from the almost supernatural to the mundane and so far this has been a good run of stories.

Let me know what you thought!

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More to come from Big Finish?!

Big Finish TARDISAs we continue to digest the huge amounts of recent new-Who goodness from Big Finish, I’ll just point you at a post on FaceBook where Big Finish thanks us all for our enthusiasm, thanks Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat and Alex Kingston for everything and also drops in this line: and there’s still more surprises to come . Continue reading

King of the Dead reviewed on CultBox

the king of the deadI neglected to post the link to my CultBox review of King of The Dead by Ian Atkins. My review is part of the May round-up of Doctor Who titles for CultBox, co-written with Ian McArdell. As I said in my local review, I found much to like with this Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan tale of drama and alien incursion.

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