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…

Main range covers released until March 2017

I like the artistic side of Doctor Who, so it’s great to see a new set of main range covers announced by Big Finish. There’s Flip in December’s Sixth Doctor story, and Adric joining the Fifth Doctor. Plenty to look forward to in all these stories, and I look forward to listening and reviewing. Which ones are you…

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…

Flip, Flip, Hooray!

Lisa Greenwood has tweeted confirmation she is to return to Big Finish Doctor Who as Flip (aka Philippa Jackson). No details of when or in what format, and the assumption is the Sixth Doctor, but anything is possible. More news when it emerges! — Message Ends —

Win a TARDIS with Pearl Mackie!

So, we survived our football announcement and now we know, Pearl Mackie is new companion Bill. The internet has had the expected wave of opinion in polar extreme, and we have little in the way of facts to go on, though the BBC has plenty of Twelfth Doctor and Bill teasers, and even a Meet Pearl Mackie…

Big Finish Day 7 shaping up nicely

The guest list for September’s Big Finish Day 7 is growing, as is the number of things possibly on the programme. The three I’ve been to (3, 4 and 6) were all very good but check out the Tenth Planet guest list – it’s growing week by week. Not only is that list growing but so…

Farewell Sixie – The Last Adventure

As announced on the Big Finish website this week, and in the latest DWM, Big Finish is killing of the Sixth Doctor! Fortunately, being Big Finish, this doesn’t mean the last of Colin Baker! September 2015 will see a lavish boxset (and Colin’s first) as the Doctor and several companions tackle the Valeyard in a set of…

News on Big Finish Day 7

No sooner than we get excited about Big Finish Day 6 than we learn something about Big Finish Day 7! Colin Baker and Lisa Greenwood are now down as appearing so that means this year we get (at least) three Doctors and I also wonder if we get news of more Flip?! Not only that but India…

The Widow’s Assassin reviewed

The Widow’s Assassin is not just any Sixth Doctor and Peri story but the one where the Doctor goes back to Peri following the (confusing) events of Trial of a Time Lord. Not only is continuity interesting at this point, Big Finish also added to the complexity with Peri and the Piscon Paradox. If that wasn’t enough, don’t forget that…

What about Flip?

With the news that a new companion, Constance, will be joining the Sixth Doctor, we have to ask – what about Flip? You may remember (spoilers) that she was last heard from in the episode Scavenger as she choose to plummet towards the Earth from orbit. We have no idea if she lives and we know that Sixie…

More Flip!

On the July podcast #2 there is a competition about Lisa Greenwood’s character Flip (and the picture is from Lisa’s @lisagreenwood20 feed – I hope she doesn’t mind). While this is great Nick Briggs also mentioned a script he is reading for a new Flip story! !!! Message Ends !!!

Oblivion – Erys – Scavenger: The 2014 Sixth Doctor trilogy reviewed

The Big Finish main range kicked off 2014 with a trilogy for the Sixth Doctor and Flip giving a welcome return for Lisa Greenwood. The stories were Antidote to Oblivion (Philip Martin), Brood of Erys (Andrew Smith) and The Scavenger (William Gallagher). How were they and did the three stories work as a set? ‘Ware the spoilers!