Short Trips A Small Semblance of Home review

Paul Phipps, better known for his work on the Dark Shadows range wrote the latest (September 2018) Big Finish Short Trips, a First Doctor adventure, A Small Semblance of Home, read by Carole Ann Ford. It’s a cunning story of the Doctor’s obsession riding roughshod over the feelings of Barbara, Ian and Susan in his quest for something unspecified. I enjoyed…

All Hands on Deck review

No sooner have we had one great Short Trips set in the Time War era (A Heart on Both Sides), than we get another. This month we have had the delights of All Hands on Deck, an  Eddie Robson story directed by Lisa Bowerman and narrated by Carole Ann Ford, and all under the auspices of script…

Nightshade reviewed

Nightshade is the latest in the series of rather ad hoc adaptations of Seventh Doctor  novels. Originally written for Virgin New Adventures by Mark Gatiss and adapted by Kyle C Szikora it gives us a Doctor in moody humour and this gives Ace plenty of chance to get to explore on her own as people in…

Is Maisie Williams playing Susan?

Time for more speculation. I read a piece on Doctor Who TV speculating on the return of Susan Foreman to the new series of Doctor Who. The piece is called Susan Who? This led me to wonder various things, including this — could Maisie Williams be playing a future regeneration of Susan? (I already have an is she Clara post!)

Domain of the Voord cover

As the Companion Chronicles wind down we look forward to The Early Adventures and Big Finish has now released the cover for the first of these. It is, of course, a First Doctor story and is called Domain of the Voord by Andrew Smith (note to self – must interview Andrew at some point). The Big Finish news item is here: FIRST…

The Beginning reviewed

As November gets under way Big Finish give us the first of three Companion Chronicles that will make a story telling how Quadrigger Stoyn met the Doctor in three different incarnations. The Beginning, released in the anniversary month, is written by Marc Platt (Lungbarrow and much else) and as the name suggests is the first story…

The Alchemists reviewed

Sound designer and writer (eg Pelage Project) Ian Potter provides the delayed (originally due out in series 7) August 2013 Companion Chronicle The Alchemists. This First Doctor story is set before Unearthly Child and is performed by Carole Ann Ford as Susan with Wayne Forester as Pollitt and several other male characters. Update – Ian Potter’s blog has an interesting…

The Reunion – a Radio 4 documentary

Any fans with access to Radio 4 may like to catch Sue MacGregor’s documentary The Reunion  which will be broadcast on Sunday April 7th at 11:15 am. The documentary explores the early days of Doctor Who and in the studio will be many guests from the show’s early days including Carole Ann Ford, William Russell and Peter…

Destiny of the Doctor notes from Big Finish Day 3

The first panel at Big Finish Day 3 was entitled The Fiftieth Anniversary  and featured Nick Briggs, Carole Ann Ford and John Ainsworth amongst others. After a lot of interesting chat including the forthcoming An Adventure in Time and Space – Nick mentioned his part as the original voice of the Daleks and Carole mentioned that she…

Hunters of Earth reviewed

So January 2013 kicks-off the Destiny of the Doctor series with Hunters of Earth by Nigel Robinson a First Doctor story performed by Carole Ann Ford and co-starring Tam Williams. Having taken advantage of the download subscription (Get it while it’s hot!) I now have the pleasure of 11 more releases this year. So how does this work?…

The Flames of Cadiz reviewed

January 2013 brought us the two-disc release The Flames of Cadiz a pure historical tale from Marc Platt. Being January we not only had two discs but also two companions in the form of Susan and Ian Chesterton with both Carole Ann Ford and William Russell being in fine form. Despite a lot of positives to…