Big Finishmas 2018, Day 3

So, Big Finish is once again running the Big Finishmas offers, and today sees two of what were free releases: Trial of the Valeyard and Night of the Stormcrow. So far we’ve had a Christmas Eve freebie of the Fifth Doctor story Cuddlesome, Dorian Gray and now a choice of Sixth Doctor and Fourth Doctor. If you get only one, I’d recommend Trial of…

Christmas Greetings from Red Rocket Rising

First a big thank you to all those who’ve wandered by: friends old and new. Now, there may be no Doctor Who Christmas Special this year, but Big Finish main range subscribers can at least download my story Tuesday as their free Subscriber Short Trips story for December. If you do, I hope you enjoy it and it…

Doctor Who The Night Before Christmas

There’s no BBC Doctor Who Advent Calendar this year (what budget cuts?!) but there is a short animation with Santa and the Thirteenth Doctor: ‘Twas the night before Christmas. Enjoy! *** Message Ends ***

It’s Plum Pudding time

As India Fisher says (left) Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without plum pudding. If that means nothing to you, listen to Chimes of Midnight IMMEDIATELY. If you want a stylish T-shirt, click here. *** Message Ends ***

Christmas is cancelled (for the Doctor)

It’s being widely reported (though not by the BBC). There will be no Doctor Who on Christmas Day in 2018, the first time we’ve skipped since the return of the show. Many outlets have this today (Friday 2 Nov, 2018), including The Independent, but we also hear it will move to New Year’s Day: Doctor Who Christmas special ‘not…

Twelve Angels Weeping

Here’s something to give the Doctor Who audio fan for Christmas (hint!): Twelve Angels Weeping. It’s written and read by Dave Rudden, with contributions from Nick Briggs and Pippa Bennett-Warner. It’s on Amazon to order, and should be released shortly (11 October 2018). It’s a twelve days of Christmas concept, with stories told from the villain’s…

Hopes and Fears: free Christmas story by Paul Cornell (2007)

Back in 2007, Paul Cornell wrote a free short story for the British newspaper The Telegraph. It’s a Tenth Doctor Christmas story called The Hopes and Fears of All the Years. It’s rather sweet if I say so myself. Yes, I know it’s the middle of summer in the UK, but this is rather a sweet story and I’ve…

Stuart Manning’s Twice Upon a Time poster

Stuart Manning has produced a poster for Twice Upon a Time, and it’s on his twitter feed (here) and Facebook. The poster is very Christmassy, even if it says little about the episode itself. I hope Stuart continues these next year! *** Message Ends ***

Twice Upon a Time review

So, the end of several eras and lots of nostalgia in a Christmas special combining multiple Doctors, plenty of reflection and the thinnest of stories supporting some great performances. Twice Upon a Time delivered what it promised, no less and perhaps no more. There are many spoilers to follow; you’ve been warned!

The Night Before Christmas

If you’re a main range subscriber, and you’ve already listened to Static, please do remember to download and enjoy Nic Ford’s Subscriber Short Trips tale, The Night Before Christmas. It’s a lovely piece of writing, and a cracking piece of narration from Stephen Critchlow. It’s packed with dark humour and features the Seventh Doctor alongside a real historical figure…

Cosmic Masque 5 now out!

And it’s a Christmas 2017 gift from the DWAS with the release of Cosmic Masque 5. Why not grab a copy now? You need something to read before tomorrow evening! *** Message Ends ***

Don’t forget Big Finishmas 2017!

A reminder to check the Big Finish site tomorrow (and for the following eleven days) as we once again get Big Finishmas, a run of special daily offers. There’s also a giveaway today if you look! Oh, and Merry Christmas! ^^^ Message Ends ^^^