Under Odin’s Eye review

May 2019’s Short Trips story was Under Odin’s Eye, by Alice Cavender. It’s a Sixth Doctor and Peri adventure, read with her usual skill by Nicola Bryant and directed (with all her usual skill!) by Helen Goldwyn. I reviewed it for CultBox: Doctor Who Short Trips: Under Odin’s Eye review. Short review: it’s great, go…

Tenth Doctor: The Creeping Death review

The Creeping Death is the Roy Gill, third story in The Tenth Doctor Adventures. It’s an historical story though one following the usual aliens on Earth in the past trope. It’s also rather good and the only one of the set to be released on vinyl. Let’s have a chat…

The 8th of March review

The Big Finish 2019 International Women’s Day release was The Eighth of March, with four stories, women writers, director and a full range of well-liked women from across the Doctor Who universe. The motif of the 8th of March is in each tale as an anchor; beyond that no big arc or other distraction. As…

Short Trips The Devil’s Footprints review

With December 2018’s Short Trips, producer Ian Atkins takes his leave from production duties and leaves the range in a good place. This release, The Devil’s Footprints is no exception; it’s a great Seventh Doctor story read by Bonnie Langford, bringing a chance to hear Mel without Ace by her side. It’s written by Penelope Faith, who also…

The Eighth of March announced

Big Finish has announced a new title, scheduled for release on Friday, March 8th 2019. Titled The Eighth of March, it celebrates just some of the significant female characters from the world of Doctor Who, including Ace, Benny, Jenny Flint, Vastra, Kate Stewart, Osgood, River Song and Leela. The set is directed by Helen Goldwyn and each…

Eleventh Doctor Chronicles review

The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles gives Jacob Dudman the chance to perform as the Eleventh Doctor in four hour-long audio dramas. They are in the Companion Chronicles format, meaning (generally) narrative and a second actor to flesh out the story. Under the watchful ear of director Helen Goldwyn, Jacob does (another) great job in recreating a modern incarnation of the…

Recording The Tactics of Defeat

Just what happens in studio when a Big Finish story is recorded? Are the lunches really that good? Which male writer is cast as a female character? Some, all or none of these questions are answered in my piece for Hero Collector: DOCTOR WHO: RECORDING THE TACTICS OF DEFEAT.  Enjoy, and let me know what you…