Get over it

Farewell or au revoir? So, Amy and Rory will leave the show in the next season as the BBC have announced (link no longer available) and this has lead to somewhat mixed reaction. My view is ‘So what?!’, companions come and go, Rose could probably have stayed one more series, and this is a show…

2011 – Another Year of Big Finish

Here we are again! Last year I documented my experiences with Big Finish audios, so here I am again! Well over 50 titles have passed under the bridge since then as covered below. I started the year with the end of the EDA (see here), continued my main range subscription, bought six early stories (enjoyed),…

DI Patricia Menzies

One of the easiest to select, DI Patricia Menzies is as solid an inconstant companion as any character who has made an appearance in Doctor Who. This Salford based detective adjusted quickly to meeting aliens and time travellers and with her police background is ideal companion material in my mind. If you need more convincing, read on…

Rachel

Appearing in Situation Vacant (reviewed here) with the Eighth Doctor the character of Rachel (the hotel receptionist for those who can’t place the character) as played by Joanna Kanska (the Polish actress who has a wealth of TV appearances to her name such as Very Peculiar Practice from the late 80s to Foyle’s War, Casualty, Inspector Lynley…

Sally Sparrow

Who can forget Blink? Possibly the greatest episode of the new Doctor Who on TV (it regularly tops polls or gets listed in favourite lists) this outstanding tale heaped credit on all involved from direction, writing, acting, casting, production… In the midst of all that the plot is carried by the wonderful acting of Carey Mulligan playing the…

Rachel Cooper

A particularly singular choice is Rachel Cooper who appeared in the 3rd Seventh Doctor story from the Klein Trilogy, Architects of History. Played by Lenora Crichlow (of Being Human fame) Rachel is unique (so far) within the confines of inconstant companions as she (within the narrative) was actually a long time companion of the Doctor, but we only encounter her…

Liv Chenka

First appearing in the July 2011 Big Finish release Doctor Who Adventure 149 – Robophobia, Liv Chenka is a med-tech serving aboard the robot transport ship Lorelei. Here amidst what appears to be a revolt by some of the many, many 1000s of robots on-board   intent on murder and destruction, Liv has to come to terms with…

Inconstant Companions

Inconstant Companions The idea behind Inconstant Companions (which I have stuck under Big Finish even though it applies to more than that – e.g. Sally Sparrow) is to celebrate the one-off (so far) performances of those that bring various adventures to life or add tremendous depth due to the sheer quality of the performance and/or…