The False Guardian review

The final part of the Fourth Doctor series The Syndicate Master Plan is the Guy Adams tale The False Guardian. As a fan the biggest problem with this story is waiting until next month for its conclusion in Time’s Assassin and as a reviewer there’s the challenge of talking about the story without giving away its twists. Here goes…

The Enchantress of Numbers review

The third tale in The Syndicate Masterplan Volume 1 takes the Fourth Doctor and new companion Ann Kelso to Victorian England for Ann’s first journey into history, though the story starts with the TARDIS already having been in London before it makes its way to Nottinghamshire and an encounter with The Enchantress of Numbers, Ada Lovelace (played by Finty Williams).…

Planet of the Drashigs review

Phil Pulryne takes the writer’s chair for the second story in the new Fourth Doctor Syndicate Master Plan season with new companion Ann Kelso. The title Planet of the Drashigs gives away some of the story: it’s a surprise return for a monster encountered by the Third Doctor in the 1973 story Carnival of Monsters. Following the events of The Sinestran…

The Sinestran Kill review

It’s a new year and a new era for the Fourth Doctor as we get the first of two boxsets in The Syndicate Master Plan. If that weren’t excitement enough, there’s a brand new companion. WPC Ann Kelso played by Jane Slavin. And who better to introduce a WPC to the TARDIS than former policeman Andrew Smith? It’s…

Fourth Doctor’s new companion

Big Finish has announced Rhianne Starbuck will play Tom Baker’s companion Sharon in the forthcoming Fourth Doctor Comic Strip Adaptations due March 2019. More details on the Big Finish site, including an interview with Rhianne: NEW COMPANION FOR THE FOURTH DOCTOR. ]]] Message Ends [[[

Diary of River Song 4 review

As River Song makes her way back through the Doctor’s incarnations, it’s time to for Alex Kingston to meet Tom Baker in The Diary of River Song Series 04. Four stories connected by a central idea, with the Doctor not arriving until the fourth (appropriately as it’s the Fourth Doctor). It’s a fun set, let’s find out…