Early Adventures 6.1 Home Guard review on CultBox

I reviewed Simon Guerrier’s Home Guard for CultBox: The Home Guard – Doctor Who Early Adventures 6.1 audio review. It’s a quirky but good Second Doctor tale with Ben, Polly and Jamie along with the Dreyfus Master. There are suggestions this might be Elliot’s last time playing Ben – let’s hope not. *** Message Ends…

Companion Chronicles: First Doctor Volume 3 review on CultBox

The Companion Chronicles: First Doctor Volume 3 is an overdue return for the range and four great stories. All companion groupings are represented with Susan, Vicki, Steven, Ben and Polly. I found all the stories to be worth a listen and thought provoking. I put some thoughts together on CultBox: Doctor Who – The Companion…

The DWC looks at seasons 3, 4 and 5!

The Doctor Who Companion is gathering pace with its voyage through the show’s television history. They’ve looked at Season 3, said farewell to Hartnell’s First Doctor, welcomed Troughton’s Second Doctor, met many a companion, said farewell to many more and introduced many alien races along the way. Seen in such breadth and at such pace,…

That Macra Terror animation

After what seems like weeks of small leaks, we finally have details on the release of the animated Doctor Who: The Macra Terror. The Cultbox piece is pretty comprehensive, and saves me writing my own: Doctor Who lost episode The Macra Terror: animation coming soon. Key fact is it can be ordered from early January 2019, so…

Second Doctor Companion Chronicles Volume 2 trailer

This week’s Big Finish podcast (2018-05-13 HATTIE MORAHAN AND CICERO) includes a trailer for June’s Second Doctor Companion Chronicles Volume 2. It starts at 6 minutes in, and runs for slightly over two minutes. It’s fabulous to hear Ben, Polly, Jamie, the Doctor, Leela and Ruth Matheson and I can’t wait for next month. I may…

The Morton Legacy review

I reviewed the Early Adventures story The Morton Legacy for Starburst. It’s a rock-solid Second Doctor story by Justin Richards with Jamie, Polly and Ben as the TARDIS crew. The review is: THE MORTON LEGACY. +++ Message Ends +++

The Night Witches review

I reviewed the great historical Early Adventures: The Night Witches for Cultbox: The Night Witches (Doctor Who audio) review. It’s a cracking story, and everyone is at the top of their game. It’s the first of a bunch of stories by Roland Moore, and on the strength of this we are in for a treat. +++ Message…

First Doctor CC Volume 2 review

I’m catching up with some listening, and it’s time to talk Companion Chronicles The First Doctor Volume 2. It’s a great set of stories, and producer Ian Atkins has really pushed the envelope on the art of the possible with this set. You want more? Oh, alright then!

Lost and Found review on Starburst

I reviewed the Second Doctor Short Trips story Lost and Found on Starburst. Penelope Faith takes the Doctor, Ben and Polly back to post-war London in a quirky somewhat surreal tale read by Anneke Wills. The review is: LOST AND FOUND (DOCTOR WHO). +++ Message Ends +++

The Second Doctor Volume One reviewed

It’s the turn of the Second Doctor to have a boxset in the re-launched Companion Chronicles range. The Doctor may be the titular focus of the stories, but this set is really about his evolving relationship with Jamie. There’s no big arc, just a sense of coherence about these four stories in they all give an…

The Forsaken reviewed on CultBox

I reviewed the Early Adventure: The Forsaken as part of the CultBox monthly Doctor Who round-up with Ian McArdell. A great Justin Richards Second Doctor story, this has Frazer Hines (Jamie), Anneke Wills (Polly) and Elliot Chapman (Ban Jackson). The review is: ‘Doctor Who’ audio play reviews round-up: Out in October 2015 from Big Finish. (** Message Ends **)

Elliot Chapman: Playing Ben Jackson Part II

In Playing Ben Jackson Part I, Elliot Chapman (shown dressed as Sixie at Big Finish Day 7) talked in great depth about approaching the role of Ben Jackson and gave a unique actor’s insight into how Michael Craze originally performed with the First Doctor. In this second part Elliot talks about Ben’s time with the Second Doctor, and Jamie….