The Eleven is free (one week only)

This week’s (12 October 2020) free download from Big Finish is The Eleven. There’s also (of course) a related sale. Details below…

Listening to the Eighth Doctor: Where to begin

Over on The Doctor Who Companion they’re having an Eighth Doctor week, and as part of that I was asked to contribute a guide for new listeners on audio, suggesting which Big Finish Paul McGann titles they might start with.

Doom Coalition 4 review

After four boxsets giving us sixteen hours of innovative adventure for the Eighth Doctor with adversaries new and old, Doom Coalition has come to an end. Even knowing the direction of travel of the likely ending (the universe and the Doctor both must survive to be challenged in many more adventures to come), this set still comes with…

Top 10 Doctor Who releases 2016

Ian McArdell and I put our heads together and selected out top 10 Big Finish Doctor Who releases for 2016. It’s a good mix, reflecting both our tastes. If you’re interested it’s over on CultBox: 10 of Big Finish’s best ‘Doctor Who’ audio releases in 2016. *** Message Ends ***

Doom Coalition 3 review on Cultbox

I reviewed the John Dorney / Matt Fitton Doom Coalition 3 over on CultBox. As strong as ever though maybe just maybe holding out a little for the finale in the next boxset. The stories tell of the Eighth Doctor, companions Liv Chenka and Helen Sinclair and new chum River Song; my thoughts: ‘Doom Coalition 3’ review:…

Doom Coalition 2 review on Cultbox

Over on Cultbox you can read my review of Doom Coalition 2, the latest Eighth Doctor boxset with Liv Chenka, Helen Sinclair and even River Song. Maybe not as exceptional as Doom Coalition 1, there are many moments to savour and some strong concepts at play. The review is: ‘Doctor Who’ audio review: The 8th Doctor returns in ‘Doom Coalition…

First Date for River Song and the Eighth Doctor in DWM 495

A great Big Finish themed cover (and no doubt some spoilers) for this weeks DWM #495. The picture to the left was revealed yesterday on the Doctor Who Magazine twitter feed. Roll on March and Doom Coalition 2! +++ Message Ends +++

2015: Top 10 Who releases on CultBox

I gave some thought to Ian McArdell as part of his Top 10 Big Finish Doctor Who releases of 2015. The list is over on Cultbox: Top 10 ‘Doctor Who’ audio releases from Big Finish in 2015. Do have a look and let me know if you agree or disagree! <-+ Message Ends +->

2015: Top 10 non-Who titles on Cultbox

It’s that time of year and fellow reviewer Ian McArdell and I put together a top 10 (after some struggle) of non-Who releases from Big Finish for 2015. Not all of these are Who spin-offs but enough are to make this relevant to this blog. I’m sure there are other titles that could have been added –…

Doom Coalition 1 review

Another new starting point for the Eighth Doctor, and not a Dalek in sight! This is the time of the Doom Coalition Volume 1, a series of four boxsets, each of four discs, giving a total of 16 stories. There’s a new companion, Helen Sinclair, a continuing companion, Liv Chenka, and a new villain— the Eleven. Add…

Notes from Big Finish Day 7 aka #bfd7

These are the notes I took during the Big Finish Panel at Big Finish Day 7 in Slough. They may well contain mistakes or omissions, so do feel free to let me know any corrections! The panel consisted (as usual) of Jason Haigh-Ellery, David Richardson and Nick Briggs (as per the picture)

Christmas with River Song

The BBC has announced River Song will be in this year’s Christmas special (no title yet). The details (such as they are) are: The Doctor and River Song Reunite For A Spectacular Christmas. This means she meets the Twelfth Doctor but as a ghost / memory / somewhere else in her timeline / flash-back who knows? With the…