Original Sin (audio) review

One of many December 2016 treats from Big Finish was the John Dorney adaptation of Andy Lane’s 1995 New Adventures novel Original Sin. It’s an important story; it introduces new companions Roz Forrester and Chris Cwej to the Seventh Doctor, and needs to entertain as well compressing 320 pages into two discs of entertainment. I’ve not read the…

Nightshade reviewed

Nightshade is the latest in the series of rather ad hoc adaptations of Seventh Doctor  novels. Originally written for Virgin New Adventures by Mark Gatiss and adapted by Kyle C Szikora it gives us a Doctor in moody humour and this gives Ace plenty of chance to get to explore on her own as people in…

All Consuming Fire reviewed on CultBox

I gave my thoughts on All Consuming Fire, on CultBox. If you don’t know, this was a novel by Andy Lane for the Seventh Doctor, Ace, Benny and Sherlock Holmes! The review was part of my December 2015 joint round-up with Ian McArdell. The article is: ‘Doctor Who’ audio play reviews round-up: Out in December 2015 from Big Finish.…

Theatre of War reviewed

Justin Richards adapted his 1994 novel Theatre of War for the Big Finish Doctor Who Novel Adaptations range. A Seventh Doctor story, this has Ace and Benny as companions and is also notable for the first appearance of Irving Braxiatel (who has been important to the Bernice Summerfield range). The story starts as an archaeology story, then becomes a mystery,…

Damaged Goods reviewed

I’ve already done a brief review of Damaged Goods for CultBox; this is a more in-depth look at this milestone Seventh Doctor story by Russell T Davies, as adapted by Jonathan Morris. As many of you will know, Damaged Goods (1996) was a Virgin Publishing New Adventures story and one of RTD’s few published full-length pieces of fiction.