The Crimes of Thomas Brewster review

A mere nine years after listening to and enjoying The Crimes of Thomas Brewster I thought it overdue a review. It’s what I call a jigsaw puzzle story – it brings together many threads from across the Big Finish Doctor Who main range and even starts one of its own. It’s also one of those…

Legacy of Time: Avenues of Possibility review

Fifth up (and that means only one left) for the Legacy of Time and it’s Jonathan Morris with the Sixth Doctor, Charlie Pollard and DI Menzies. The last time we had this grouping was in Jonathan’s Crimes of Thomas Brewster, a great story whose characters also included Evelyn Smythe and Flip Jackson in her first…

Sixth Doctor on Radio 4 Extra

BBC Radio 4 Extra is starting a run of Sixth Doctor stories starting with the Jonathan Morris story The Crimes of Thomas Brewster. The first episode is today (2 Feb 2019) at 6pm (repeated at midnight); details here. For me it’s a good story and mixes Evelyn, Brewster, DI Menzies with the first appearance of Flip! The BBC…

The Return of DI Menzies

Call me strange, but in the huge announcement for The Legacy of Time I’m almost as excited to see DI Menzies is back as any of the other great ideas we know about so far. Yes, it’s good to have Charley back with Sixie, but I’ve long wanted DI Menzies to return. And we’ve still to wait…

7 Recommendations for the Big Finish Main Range 101 – 150

So, the back-catalogue sales of the Big Finish Main Range continue with a reduction on releases 101 – 150. The news item (DOCTOR WHO MAIN RANGE OFFERS) has some very good recommendations, and I do agree with Liv Chenka’s Seventh Doctor debit Robophobia, the Sixth Doctor and Jamie trilogy starting at City of Spires, the Klein trilogy (for Klein’s Story and Architects of…

Could DI Menzies return?

With the news Anna Hope is appearing in the newly announced Tales of New Earth, I wondered – Could DI Menzies return? There’s an interview with Anna here in the 2008 Lancashire Telegraph: Doctor Who actor at convention. If you aren’t sure who DI Menzies is, or why she needs to return, carry on…

Crimes of Thomas Brewster on Radio 4 Extra

If you have access to BBC Radio 4 Extra / iPlayer Radio app, then you might like to know there is a new run of Big Finish releases starting with Jonathan Morris’s The Crimes of Thomas Brewster. I really like this story; part of the action is set on the London Underground near Gt Portland Street…

Charley and the Sixth Doctor

The best companions don’t just fade away and never was that more true than for Charley Pollard. Having parted company with the Eighth Doctor at the end of The Girl Who Never Was she suddenly found herself travelling with the Sixth Doctor much to the surprise of both her and the fans. In a stroke of brilliance…