Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 7 Volume 1 review

The Fourth Doctor Adventures has a new packaging: four stories released as one set, rather than a monthly range. Whatever the commercial reasons, the quality of stories is undiminished and it means a huge treat for Tom Baker fans, followed by a desperate wait for the next set. This series gives us the return of Louise…

Serpent in the Silver Mask review

I reviewed the excellent David Llewellyn Fifth Doctor main range story Serpent in the Silver Mask for Cultbox. It’s a fun story, great performances and some nice darker moments. The review is: Doctor Who: Serpent in the Silver Mask review. It brings a really good run of Fifth Doctor stories to an end; at least he’s back next month in The…

The return of Captain John

Another TV returnee to the Big Finish Torchwood range, this time James Masters is back as Captain John. The story is the wonderfully titled The Death of Captain Jack. David Llewellyn has tackled everything Torchwood in this story, and we are promised Ianto Jones, Norton Folgate, Rhys Williams, Queen Victoria ann PC Andy! The news item is: CAPTAIN JOHN…

Torchwood: Visiting Hours review

Season 3 of Big Finish Torchwood kicks off in style with Nerys Hughes and Kai Owen as mother and son Brenda and Rhys Williams in David Llewellyn’s Visiting Hours. The standard of entertainment and production is as high as ever, and this season promises to match the high standards set already.

Third Doctor Adventures Volume 2 review

Tim Treloar returns to the role of the Third Doctor in THE THIRD DOCTOR ADVENTURES VOLUME 02, a pair of stories over four discs with a fifth disc of behind the scenes material. I enjoyed the first volume, but this is better with a more confident portrayal by Tim Treloar and the part-narrative style has been dropped….

Big Finish announces Torchwood series 3

So, the news we’ve been waiting for (unless you were after the follow-up to this teaser) yes it’s the first details of the Big Finish Torchwood Series 3. The news item is: MORE TORCHWOOD! 

Torchwood: Zone 10 review on Cultbox

Here’s a link to my Cultbox review of the smashing Torchwood: Zone 10. David Llewellyn wrote this piece giving us mysteries in Russia as Toshiko Santo (Naoko Mori) mixes with the KVI (Russia’s own Torchwood no less). The link is: ‘Torchwood’ audio story review: Tosh returns in ‘Zone 10’. +++ Message Ends +++

Torchwood 1.5 Uncanny Valley reviewed

As the first series of Big Finish Torchwood audios marches on, it’s the return of John Barrowman as Jack Harkness in Uncanny Valley. Written by David Llewelyn (who gave us Conspiracy), there’s a cameo from Emma Reeves (who wrote Forgotten Lives) and directed by Neil Gardner, the centre of this story is Steven Cree who plays billionaire Neil…

Torchwood: The Victorian Age

It may not quite be the Victorian Torchwood of the TV, with agents Alice Guppy and Emily Holroyd (pictured) but as announced at Big Finish Day 8 (see other notes here) the second series of Torchwood audios starts with an inspection by Queen Victoria! Like many fans I feel there is plenty of potential in setting the show earlier…

Maisie Williams – now we know!

Thanks to the BBC themselves, and a small bit of detective work, we know a lot more about the Maisie Williams character than we did. If you want the details, read here about how BBC Books has given it all away with the synopsis for a book to be released in December called Legends of Ashildr, which…

Torchwood 1.1 The Conspiracy reviewed

September 2015 and the release of the first ever Big Finish Torchwood story, The Conspiracy by David Llewellyn, directed by Scott Handcock. Focussing, as it should, on Captain Jack Harkness, how was it and how did John Barrowman perform? Let’s find out…

Worlds of Big Finish reviewed

Big Finish released their crossover / heroes assemble special, Worlds of Big Finish in mid-May 2015. I was surprised at a somewhat mixed reaction from fans on the forum who seemed to judge it according to standards I didn’t feel were appropriate. For me I took this as a well priced 3 CD release covering a host of…