Children of Seth reviewed

Anther Lost Story under the microscope and this time its the Fifth Doctor adventure Children of Seth. This tale was originally written by Christopher Bailey (Kinda and Snakedance) and adapted by Marc Platt. The high-power cast includes David Warner, Adrian Lukis, Honor Blackman and John Banks. I have found some of the Lost Stories have left something to be desired – does this…

Big Finish Superstar weekend sale

In case you missed it Big Finish is having a sale on 10 double-disc titles selected because of who they star. The list of actors includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Honor Blackman, Jenny Agutter, David Tennant, Leslie Phillips, David Warner, Susannah York and more. If nothing else this is a new slice across the ranges and worth…

The First Sontarans reviewed

The First Sontarans by Andrew Smith is a Lost Story for the Sixth Doctor and Peri. It was originally conceived as a Marie Celeste tale. At the time it was being considered it lost out to The Two Doctors but, with a new setting, we get the chance to hear a story billed as an origin story and…

Daleks: The Destroyers reviewed

Part of the Second Doctor Lost Stories boxset, Daleks: The Destroyers is actually the never made pilot for the Sara Kingdom US spin-off that never happened. Originally written by Terry Nation, and of course starring Jean Marsh, this was adapted by Nick Briggs and John Dorney. Not really a Doctor Who story, but almost the first spin-off…

Prison in Space or Carry on in the TARDIS reviewed

The second set of Lost Stories leads off with the Dick Sharples story Prison in Space. Dick Sharples wrote many other things (Adam Adamant, The Saint, Doctor Finlay and even The Bill) but this is the only piece he ever wrote for Doctor Who. It is a Second Doctor story with Jamie and Zoe performed by Frazer Hines and Wendy…

The Fragile Yellow Arc of Fragrance reviewed

Moris Farhi produced the script for The Fragile Yellow Arc of Fragrance as a calling card. He was in discussions with the producers of Doctor Who and used this to get approval to pitch his script for Farewell Great Macedon. Never intended to be filmed, Big Finish has nonetheless produced an audio version which they incorporated into…

Big Finish Xmas Offer 2013

As hoped (following the events of 2012) Big Finish is running a series of sales over the twelve days of Christmas. This year the items are each available for download only but can be bought over a 48-hour window. As to day 13 we now know (end of December) that there will be a thirteenth…

Lost Stories Season 1 reviewed

The Lost Stories are a bit of a mixed bag. Given their genesis this is hardly surprising though it does set a challenge to the reviewer. One could review then as they were made at the time originally intended, review with modern eyes or consider them as wholly new pieces of work. In this article I…

Baker and Ward (news)

in amongst all the excitement of the anniversary here’s a news item that I overlooked – apologies. Big Finish have announced that Tom Baker will once again join forces with Lalla Ward and John Leeson in a series of releases starting in 2015.

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…