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…

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…

Static reviewed on Starburst

The main range may be getting long in the tooth, but still retains the ability to impress, and impress it does with the Jonathan Morris story Static. It’s a Sixth Doctor story with Flip and Constance and also stars David Graham (Parker from Thunderbirds). It’s scary, moody, thought provoking and rather brilliant — see my 10/10 review on Starburst: DOCTOR WHO:…

The Middle review

The November 2018 Big Finish main range release was The Middle, by Chris Chapman. It’s about age, and birthdays and makes some interesting points about society while never failing to entertain. At first it seems to be a riff on the classic story of Logan’s Run, but it’s something rather different of its own. Let’s chat…

Vortex Ice / Cortex Fire review on Cultbox

I penned some thoughts on the May main range release Vortex Ice / Cortex Fire over on Cultbox. It’s part of a roundup produced with Ian McArdell. This particular pair of stories has the Sixth Doctor and Flip in some really interesting situations in two stories by Jonathan Morris and Ian Potter. The review is: Big Finish Doctor…

Quicksilver review on Cultbox

December 2016 treated us to two main range Doctor Who releases, the second of which was Matt Fitton’s Quicksilver. It’s a cold war story set in Vienna and Constance Clarke needs to find out what happened to her husband. Meanwhile the Sixth Doctor has encountered some time travelling aliens and, unknowingly, drawn Flip Jackson into proceedings. It’s a great…