Celestial Toyroom 502 now out

Members of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society (DWAS) should now be getting their copies of the society’s Celestial Toyroom 502. Plenty of great articles (Black Archive interview, Why Class Failed, Chris Chapman interview) and some very upbeat fan letters about Spyfall Pt 1. Keep an eye on your letterbox! ^^^ Message Ends ^^^

Class-time again at Big Finish (and a sale)!

Big Finish is going back to the world of Class in two more boxsets to be released in April 2020. But – and it’s an interesting but, there are changes afoot. Two of the cast weren’t available and have been replaced – details below.

Class Volume 2 review on CultBox

I enjoyed Class Volume 1 and was pleased to find Volume 2 was at least as strong. Most pleasing was how good the Ace and Daleks story was. I reviewed it for CultBox: Class: The Audio Adventures Volume 2 review. +++ Message Ends +++

Class Volume 1 review

August 2018 brought us a double hit of Class boxsets, launching the show for the audio world following its demise from BBC 3. Although recorded (the interviews make that clear) in an order other than the published, in this review I take a look at Class Volume 1. All three are well constructed, and follow the emerging…

Class comes to NetFlix

If you want to remind yourself of just what happened in Class ahead of it arriving on audio, UK viewers (and maybe world-wide) with NetFlix can now stream the whole series. Plenty of time reassess this seres before deciding to give the audios a go! !!! Message Ends !!!

It’s Class time!

So, we now have the official announcement of Class coming to Big Finish, over two sets and with the core cast (plus extras), as many of us have already mentioned. I gave some early thoughts on this a couple of days ago (Back to Class for Big Finish) and my initial thoughts are largely unchanged, but…

Back to Class for Big Finish

It’s not announced yet (officially on the BF site), but it’s been widely assumed Class is being made for audio by Big Finish. We’ve had multiple social media hints and now in an early reveal of the next DWM, we learn of two boxsets, set during the time of the TV series, so no solution to…

Class dismissed

As we’d long suspected (and Patrick Ness’s departure was a big clue), Class is no more. If you read my reviews, I quite liked this show, it had flaws but some potential. James Baldock wrote a good piece for the Metro newspaper: Doctor Who spin-off Class is axed – why didn’t it work? It’s a good piece, makes…

Class lives on?

No sooner am I reporting the demise of Class, than I find an official fan-fiction site! It’s on Mixtal, as is the Doctor Who site: Class: FanFiction. Who knows, give it ten to twenty years, and it might come back bigger, shinier and renewed!

Patrick Ness leaves the Class

Not that there was much suggestion series two might be happening, but Patrick Ness has made it clear, via the medium of twitter, he will not be involved in any new series. He held out until the end of the BBC America run, but has now made it public. The odds were against a follow-on,…

Miss Quill’s OFSTED review

Thanks to BBC America for posting a copy of Miss Quill’s OFSTED review on twitter. BBC America are well worth following on twitter, do take a look. &&& Message Ends &&&

Class: The Lost – review

As the first season of Class comes to an end, Patrick Ness takes no prisoners in The Lost. It was action packed, it shuffled the deck and nobody came out untransformed. Was it any good? Yes, I believe it was. There are some bits I have qualms about, but overall a decent piece of entertainment.