Doctor Who: The Quest of the Engineer review

The 2020 batch of Fourth Doctor Adventures comes to a close with Andrew Smith’s Quest of the Engineer. Andrew gets to write for Adric who he first introduced to us in the 1980 story Full Circle. Once more, by the magic of Big Finish, the Fourth Doctor, Romana, K9 and Adric are lost in e-Space,…

Doctor Who The Planet of Witches review

February 2020 follows on from the previous month’s Purgatory 12 and Chase the Night with another pair of stories, first of which is The Planet of Witches. Writer Alan Barnes puts the Fourth Doctor, Romana, Adric and K9 through their paces in a tale of magic and mayhem.

Doctor Who: Chase the Night review

Jonathon Morris’s Chase The Night was released with Purgatory 12, and in some ways follows the same pattern: with exotic world-building and substantial peril but for this release, the focus (if there is one) is Romana. Beyond looking for deep insights (the plague of being a reviewer) Chase The Night is another strong release in…

Doctor Who: Purgatory 12 review

The 2020 Fourth Doctor Adventures expand the period when the Doctor, Romana, K9 and Adric were trapped in e-Space. January gave us two stories each taking two discs – very much the form of four classic TV episodes. First of these is a strong Marc Platt tale – Purgatory 12.

The Fourth Doctor goes back to e-Space!

Big Finish has today released the first of two four-disc sets for the Fourth Doctor taking him back to e-Space! That means Romana, K9 and Adric. They’ve also released some details about February’s stories, and of course Adric must surely mean Andrew Smith?!

Jovanka Airlines Season 19 trailer

If you haven’t seen it, or don’t tend to look at YouTube, you might want to make an exception for Janet Fielding as she gives the Jovanka Airlines in-flight safety announcement for the new BluRay boxset of Season 19: The Season 19 Safety Video with Tegan Jovanka | Doctor Who. +++ Message Ends +++

Short Trips: Erasure review

March 201 ended with the release of the Short Trips story Erasure. It’s noteworthy for several reasons. First it’s written and directed by Garry Russell, former Doctor Who producer for Big Finish (1998-2006) and much else besides (actor, writer, DWM editor…). The story is also the first appearance in the range for Narvin, a major player in the Gallifrey range of…

Ghost Walk review

Another month, another great Big Finish main range story! This time it’s the James Goss tale Ghost Walk. My review is on Starburst: DOCTOR WHO 235: GHOST WALK but it’s worth a mention for Barnaby Edwards’s great direction, Sarah Sutton has a lot to do as Nyssa and really the whole Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa and Adric team…

Doctor Who Audio Annual review

Congratulations to all those involved for creating the Doctor Who Audio Annual, released December 2017. Short review: if you like the Big Finish Short Trips range, this is an easy purchase. It’s currently £11.49 on Amazon UK, which for six stories over two discs compares well pricewise. The six stories (from Doctor Who Annuals mid-1960s- mid-1980s) are read by five…

The Ingenious Gentleman Adric of Alzarius review

November 2018 brought yet another splendid Short Trips in the form of Julian Richards’s The Ingenious Gentleman Adric of Alzarius. It’s putatively a Fifth Doctor story, but there’s a bit more to it as Adric (read with skill by Matthew Waterhouse) explores a mythic landscape in the company of Sir Keyooht in his quest for giants to slay. It’s…

Zaltys review

Main range release 223 is Zaltys, a good Fifth Doctor story from Matthew J Elliott. Released in March 2017, the TARDIS crew of Nyssa, Adric and Tegan find themselves badly in need of friends on the planet of the dead. The story marks the end of this the first main range trilogy with Adric, and it will…