New Adventures for the Seventh Doctor

As part of its celebration of twenty years of Doctor Who at Big Finish, there will be sets of special releases focussed on each Doctor. First up is Sylvester McCoy’s Seventh Doctor in a set of New Adventures releases (or New New Adventures!). This sees the return of Roz Forrester and Chris Cwej as well. It will be…

The Wartime Chronicles review on Starburst

I had a chance to watch The Wartime Chronicles from Reeltime Pictures. John Levene reprised Sgt Benton and even if the story isn’t fully explained, Andy Lane and Helen Stirling wrote an intriguing piece, which runs to just over 30 minutes. The Chronicles collection includes various documentaries seen before on VHS releases, the Nicholas Courtney voice cameo and…

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…

Legends of River Song review on Starburst

I reviewed the book of short stories The Legends of River Song for Starburst. I’m a big fan of the short story format, and this set of five stories is one I would recommend. It fills out some details of River’s personality without making any dramatic decisions. All five stories have their strengths and the set works…

Big Finish novel adaptation news

The announcements continue! We’ve had the licence, we’ve had The Doom Coalition, now it’s the turn of the novel adaptations. There is also an announcement due tomorrow! Today’s announcement is here: DOCTOR WHO: THE NOVEL ADAPTATIONS CONTINUE! This means lots more Seventh Doctor. Bundles are available! My thoughts (such as they are, I’ve read few of the Virgin Adventures)…

Jago & Litefoot Series 8 reviewed

The previous series of Jago & Litefoot ended on a great cliff-hanger – the Scorchies had appeared and were keen to appear in Jago’s theatre, the New Regency (and why wouldn’t they be?!). How would events unfold? What else would befall our favourite Victorian adventurers? Only one way to find out!

Lost Stories Season 1 reviewed

The Lost Stories are a bit of a mixed bag. Given their genesis this is hardly surprising though it does set a challenge to the reviewer. One could review then as they were made at the time originally intended, review with modern eyes or consider them as wholly new pieces of work. In this article I…

Jago & Litefoot Series 3 reviewed

At the moment that Jago & Litefoot Series 2 ended we were surprised by the appearance of Leela. Having developed a strong identity for the series this could easily be a retrograde step and move the characters back into a science fiction milieu instead of the supernatural fantasy that it was becoming. With this reservation, let’s…

Jago & Litefoot Series 2 Review

January 2011 saw the release of the second Jago & Litefoot boxset which follows on immediately from the first boxset. How would our authoritative authors look after our favourite Victorian investigators of infernal incidents? When will I stop alliterating in the foolish folly that I can capture the magnificent mood of these terrific tales? Find out below (lots…

Jago & Litefoot Series 1 Review

So the Victorian adventurers who first made our acquaintance in The Talons of Weng Chian and went on to have their own Companion Chronicle The Mahogany Murderers now appear in their own boxset. As we will later learn (and when I catch up) they have so far appeared in four such sets, with every expectation of three…