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.

An Alien Werewolf in London review

Alan Barnes concludes a very enjoyable run of Seventh Doctor and Mags main range stories with An Alien Werewolf in London. Title alone this owes nothing to the film of a similar name, instead it’s a chance for Ace to catch-up with the Doctor. Now living in 1990s London, Ace needs help rescuing an alien…

Eight Doctor vs The War Master

Big Finish has announced the details for two more War Master boxsets, and the first of these puts Derek Jacobi up against Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor in The Rage of the Time Lords. Producer and Director Scott Handcock had this to say: This incarnation of the Master is very much the ‘Hannibal Lecter’ of Time Lords –…

Listen to The Company of Friends

Every month, Big Finish reduces a title substantially, and this month it’s the superb 2009 main range title Company of Friends. Reduced to £2.99 (UK price) it’s a bargain and highly recommended. It consists of four Eighth Doctor stories, each with a different companion. Each is interesting, and (in my humble &c &c) one is a must have purchase,…

Adric in the main range and other news

Big Finish has announced Matthew Waterhouse has reprised Adric for the main range, with Andrew Smith writing the first story, The Star Men, coming January 2017. Not only do we have details of a whole Fifth Doctor trilogy in: DOCTOR WHO: ADRIC ARRIVES IN THE MAIN RANGE!, but the pages for the next Sixth Doctor and Constance trilogy are also updated.

DWM 500 day

May 28, 2016 and it’s a return to the Copthorne Hotel in Slough (not Windsor, despite the name). I’d been there for a few Big Finish Days, so found it hard to resist comparing the two events, despite their natural differences. I made a few notes, took a few pictures and chat to a few…

Gallery of Ghouls review on CultBox

My review for the Fourth Doctor adventure Gallery of Ghouls by Alan Barnes is now live on CultBox. It is part of the May 2016 monthly round-up. The story features Romana and Madame Tissot (Celia Imrie). It is also set in Brighton (something of a favourite for the Doctor). — Message Ends —