Short Trips: Erasure review

March 201 ended with the release of the Short Trips story Erasure. It’s noteworthy for several reasons. First it’s written and directed by Garry Russell, former Doctor Who producer for Big Finish (1998-2006) and much else besides (actor, writer, DWM editor…). The story is also the first appearance in the range for Narvin, a major player in the Gallifrey range of…

Book bargain from the Book People

If you fancy grabbing some recent Twelfth Doctor and Clara titles in paperback, look no further than this offer from The Book People: Doctor Who Fiction Collection – 6 Books (Collection). At £7.99 for six titles, this can’t be overlooked, even if you’ve read one or two of the titles included (presents for friends?).

Seasons of War announced

There’s a new Doctor Who charity book called Seasons of War full of stories from hosts of great authors and all about the War Doctor. The charity is the Cauldwell Children and the book is dedicated to the memory of Paul Spragg who sadly passed away earlier this year. Some of the authors included are Andrew Smith, Paul Magrs, Kate Orman…

The Settling reviewed

Released in May 2006, The Settling by Simon Guerrier is a Seventh Doctor story with Ace and Hex as companions. Set in Ireland during a particularly bloody time in its history it also gives us Oliver Cromwell (Clive Mantle – Casualty, Holby City and Robin of Sherwood) as a foil. A lot of recent British history is not…

Real Time reviewed

The first ever December Bonus was Real Time. Written and directed by Gary Russell this was a Sixth Doctor story with Evelyn as the companion. The story was produced in tandem with BBCi (as was Shada) and used to support a webcast. The story spans two discs totalling six short episodes with lots of interviews. The cast…

The Divergent Universe arc reviewed

Following various sales I collected all the Charley and Eighth Doctor stories from after Zagreus up until before The Girl Who Never Was. This comprises the stories from the Divergent Universe (which I review in this piece) and the subsequent stories (which I may review elsewhere). Scherzo also came in this set but that is reviewed here: Scherzo by Robert Shearman…

Spare Parts – a classic reviewed

July 2002 saw the release of the Fifth Doctor story Spare Parts written by Marc Platt and charting the origin of the Cybermen. This intense, dark story is widely given as a fan favourite in polls and is clearly a contender for the label of classic. I came to this fairly early in my listening but when…