Chimes of Midnight – a classic?

Ask any Big Finish fan to name their favourite Doctor Who release and most will mention the Robert Shearman story This Chimes of Midnight. Released in 2002, directed with great panache by Barnaby Edwards and now available on download for a mere £2.99, this is a fantastic Eighth Doctor and Charley Pollard story. Is it the very best?…

The Peterloo Massacre reviewed

Once in a while, Big Finish releases something potent, something absorbing and something attracting the label of future classic. The current Fifth Doctor trilogy has been good (Waters of Amsterdam and Aquitaine), but The Peterloo Massacre by Paul Magrs is magnificent. It’s a pure historical and gives clear roles for both Nyssa and Tegan, and tells…

Signs and Wonders reviewed

After the disappointments of both Revenge of the Swarm and Mask of Tragedy it’s time to turn my attention to Matt Fitton’s Signs and Wonders. Matt set the ball rolling by resurrecting Hex / Hector in Afterlife – what has he lined up in this return to Liverpool? Warning – spoilers!

Big Finish 50th Anniversary Sale

Guess what – a sale for the 50th anniversary! This one is simple – 10% off for the whole weekend on any purchase of a Doctor Who connected range. The exceptions are: Not the Destiny of the Doctor Range No pre-orders subscriptions No subscriptions. This still gives plenty of choices – grab some classics, plug some…

Jubilee – a classic reviewed

The fortieth main range release from Big Finish was Rob Shearman’s Sixth Doctor story Jubilee  a tale that famously became the seed for the Ninth Doctor story Dalek. Putting to one side both  the fact that this story was uniquely selected (so far) as the trigger for a TV episode this story is, in it’ own right, a classic. Come now…

A Death in the Family – a classic reviewed

Popping up in the Big Finish Day 3 weekend sale, A Death in the Family is a classic Seventh Doctor story written by Steven Hall (who wrote this, The Word Lord and some Gallifrey stories) and featuring Ace, Hex and Evelyn this story follows on immediately from Project: Destiny and is rated by almost everybody (The TimeScales rates it 9.4…

Spare Parts – a classic reviewed

July 2002 saw the release of the Fifth Doctor story Spare Parts written by Marc Platt and charting the origin of the Cybermen. This intense, dark story is widely given as a fan favourite in polls and is clearly a contender for the label of classic. I came to this fairly early in my listening but when…

Blog News: New Classics category

Just a heads up that I have introduced a new Category for Big Finish CLASSICS, those titles that over the years are perennial favourites or are widely regarded on several sites as being those titles that everyone should own. This will no doubt tread some familiar ground but may also have some surprises. It also…