And You Will Obey Me – Cultbox review

As part of the April monthly round-up on Cultbox, I reviewed And You Will Obey Me by Alan Barnes. A richly populated Fifth Doctor and Master story kicking off the multi-Master trilogy, this was a good listen and I look forward to the rest of the season. The review is here. -+= Message Ends =+-

The Churchill Years Volume 1 reviewed

An interesting beast, this collection of stories returns Ian McNeice to the role of Winston Churchill and covers all the newly licensed incarnations of the Doctor (ie ninth – eleventh). It has no TV companions, instead relying on a range of other characters to act as ersatz companions. For me this was an interesting set…

Masterful news from Big Finish

Great news from Big Finish with announcement of a multi-master trilogy later this year. Much requested by fans at Big Finish Day (and elsewhere) this adds a nice poignancy to the main range, and the trilogy (available April — June 2016) should be a fan favourite. I also wouldn’t put it past Big Finish to…

The Sixth Doctor Last Adventure reviewed on Kasterborous

I reviewed the most excellent boxset The Sixth Doctor – The Last Adventure on Kasterborous. Don’t waste time reading that – go off and listen to Colin’s farewell in this brilliant set of four stories by Simon Barnard, Paul Morris, Alan Barnes, Matt Fitton and Nick Briggs. If you insist the review is: REVIEWED: THE SIXTH DOCTOR…

Last of the Cybermen reviewed

I had a lot to say about this story over on Kasterborous, but as promised here are some more thoughts on the middle episode of the locum doctors trilogy. Alan Barnes took on the challenge of placing the Sixth Doctor into a Second Doctor Cybermen tale, re-uniting him with Jamie and Zoe. They met before in the Legend of the Cybermen trilogy, though circumstances…

Suburban Hell reviewed

In Alan Barnes’s Fourth Doctor story, Suburban Hell, it’s all Doctor Who meets Abigail’s Party. K9 is sidelined in this story and the focus is on a North London dinner party, the guests, the neighbours, a house and a particular painting. If you’re old enough to have seen this on TV or on stage in the 1970s then all…

Kasterborous review of Last of the Cybermen

I had plenty to say about Alan Barnes’s locum Doctors story Last of the Cybermen over on Kasterborous. Do pop over and have a look: REVIEWED: LAST OF THE CYBERMEN. A local review will follow! <:> Message Ends <:>

Farewell Sixie – The Last Adventure

As announced on the Big Finish website this week, and in the latest DWM, Big Finish is killing of the Sixth Doctor! Fortunately, being Big Finish, this doesn’t mean the last of Colin Baker! September 2015 will see a lavish boxset (and Colin’s first) as the Doctor and several companions tackle the Valeyard in a set of…

Big Finish releases details of the Fourth Doctor Series 4

Big Finish has plenty of details on the fourth series of the Fourth Doctor Adventures which will be released in 2015. If you don’t know this series includes both Leela and K9. The news item covers ground also mentioned in the latest DWM and there is plenty to read – FOURTH DOCTOR SERIES FOUR UPDATE.

The Divergent Universe arc reviewed

Following various sales I collected all the Charley and Eighth Doctor stories from after Zagreus up until before The Girl Who Never Was. This comprises the stories from the Divergent Universe (which I review in this piece) and the subsequent stories (which I may review elsewhere). Scherzo also came in this set but that is reviewed here: Scherzo by Robert Shearman…

White Ghosts reviewed on Starburst

A mention for my Starburst review of White Ghosts which is the February release in the Big Finish Fourth Doctor range. Written by Alan Barnes it stars Louise Jameson, Tom Baker and Virgina Hey amongst others. -^- Message Ends -^-

Dark Eyes 2 reviewed

Hot on the heels of the BBC audio award for Dark Eyes we have February 2014’s release of Dark Eyes 2. This four disc Eighth Doctor boxset gives us the return of Molly o’Sullivan (Ruth Bradley), Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) as last seen in Robophobia (reveiwed under Robots  – Seers – Houses) and Alex Macqueen’s Master (from UNIT: Dominion). The four stories…