Destiny of the Doctor speculation

Digging around to find cover art or other details for the Destiny of the Doctors range I started to wonder who would be the narrator for the later stories. I don’t have any insight beyond having found Lalla Ward mentioned on an overseas website for the Fourth Doctor. Refusing to let that stop me I began to think…

Shadow of Death reviewed

February’s Destiny of the Doctor was Shadow of Death a Second Doctor tale performed by Frazer Hines as Jamie supported by Evie Dawnay as Sophie. Written by Simon Guerrier this story has to keep up the decent standard reached by Hunters of Earth, build the arc a little and be a good story in its own right. How…

Death comes to The Doctor

In 2001 the BBC, inspired by the rise of the web, produced the world’s first webcast adventure which marked another attempt to breathe life into the Doctor Who franchise. This attempt was the curiosity that is Death Comes to Time an adventure for the Seventh Doctor and Ace. I review the BBC Audio CD as the webcast…

Get it while it’s hot! (Destiny of the Doctor)

If you’re still in two minds about what to spend your money on in this anniversary year, here’s another reason to think about getting into the Destiny of the Doctor series. Big Finish has just (today being the 12th of January 2013) set up the option to subscribe to the whole series something not possible…

Destiny of the Doctor – titles revealed

Given that Destiny of the Doctor titles are still emerging, and Jonathan Morris just tweeted a reference, I thought I would keep a list of them as they appear. I won’t insult readers by listing the Doctors but I will try and get the titles and authors as soon as. Update – August 15 2013 –…

Destiny of the Doctor 1: Hunters of Earth

From the BBC Shop website, come the news that something called Hunters of Earth (Destiny of the Doctor 1) will be available in January. This appears to be the little documented Big Finish / Audio Go anniversary tie-up which is believed to be in a Companion Chronicles style. It does start Carole Ann Ford and…

Anniversary News – 11 releases

News from this week’s Doctor Who Magazine (#453) – we learn that Big Finish are teaming up with AudioGo (not sure how) to produce 11 CD releases in 2013 (the last conveniently ending in November) each to feature a tale set in the time of each of the Doctors.

Nu-humans, old problems

So what happens when two of Big Finish’s many fine authors take on the modern era? In The Nu-Humans Cavan Scott and Mark Wright (Forge, Iris Wildthyme, Church and Crown…) take up the challenge of writing for the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory in a story read by Raquel Cassidy (who has appeared with the…

Only one problem with the Twin Dilemma

I recently had the opportunity to listen to Colin Baker read Eric Saward’s novelisation of The Twin Dilemma. Yet again this is a tale I hardly (if at all) remember from the time – maybe I didn’t even watch it! Anyway I can make up for that now with some thoughts on this largely enjoyable performance….

Tsar Wars: A New Hope?

Before I start I have to admit to disliking more of Paul Magrs work than I like – I didn’t like Hornet’s Nest if that helps you peg where my thoughts lie. I picked this first volume – Tsar Wars – of a new Fourth Doctor series – Serpent Crest –  up with trepidation – would…

Blackout – powerful or power-cut?

So a BBC Audio for the 11th Doctor, Amy and Rory as read by Stuart Milligan (who played Richard Nixon in Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon) set in New York at the time of one of its (true) blackouts – this one being November 9th 1965. Written by Oli Smith who wrote Runaway…