Doctor Who: The Quest of the Engineer review

The 2020 batch of Fourth Doctor Adventures comes to a close with Andrew Smith’s Quest of the Engineer. Andrew gets to write for Adric who he first introduced to us in the 1980 story Full Circle. Once more, by the magic of Big Finish, the Fourth Doctor, Romana, K9 and Adric are lost in e-Space,…

Doctor Who The Planet of Witches review

February 2020 follows on from the previous month’s Purgatory 12 and Chase the Night with another pair of stories, first of which is The Planet of Witches. Writer Alan Barnes puts the Fourth Doctor, Romana, Adric and K9 through their paces in a tale of magic and mayhem.

Doctor Who: Chase the Night review

Jonathon Morris’s Chase The Night was released with Purgatory 12, and in some ways follows the same pattern: with exotic world-building and substantial peril but for this release, the focus (if there is one) is Romana. Beyond looking for deep insights (the plague of being a reviewer) Chase The Night is another strong release in…

Doctor Who: Purgatory 12 review

The 2020 Fourth Doctor Adventures expand the period when the Doctor, Romana, K9 and Adric were trapped in e-Space. January gave us two stories each taking two discs – very much the form of four classic TV episodes. First of these is a strong Marc Platt tale – Purgatory 12.

Jane Asher in the TARDIS with the Fourth Doctor

Big Finish has announced a surprise celebrity casting for January 2020’s Fourth Doctor release Chase the Night. It’s a Jonathan Morris story released as part of The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 09 Volume 1. Jane previously appeared in the Sarah Jane Adventures as Sarah Jane’s childhood friend Andrea Yates.

Doctor Who on Boxing Day?!

Good news, there will be Doctor Who on Boxing Day this year (2019). The (perhaps) less good news – it’s every available classic episode streamed on new service BritBox as reported on The Doctor Who Companion: EVERY SURVIVING EPISODE OF CLASSIC DOCTOR WHO COMING TO BRITBOX ON BOXING DAY. Enjoy! *** Message Ends ***

The DWC looks at the Fourth Doctor’s Leela years

The Doctor Who Companion is racing through the twentieth century series of Doctor Who and Leela (Louise Jameson) has been and gone. Of all the Doctors, Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor is the most open to analysis in chunks. He had so many years, each companion (ignoring the last who were waiting to join the Fifth…

Legacy of Time: Collision Course review

So, Legacy of Time, the 6-disc story celebration of 20 years of Doctor Who at Big Finish reaches its final act. Guy Adams (who also wrote The Sacrifice of Jo Grant) is back to close off this many-Doctor story with Collision Course. I assume you’ve heard the first five stories, so there will be some…

More vinyl delights for Big Finish Doctor Who fans!

Following the sell-out success of Big Finish Productions limited edition Doctor Who stories on vinyl, the audio company is delighted to announce another exclusive release. Sainsbury’s will launch Doctor Who: Wave of Destruction starring Tom Baker, Lalla Ward and John Leeson on Friday 19th July 2019. It will be released as a Limited Edition run…

Ann Kelso, companion or not?

Before you read this post, I must warn you it contains massive spoilers for the Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 8 The Syndicate Masterplan. If you haven’t heard those, please click away now. This post will ruin your listening pleasure. I don’t normally produce posts like this, but Ann Kelso is more complex than appears on…