Double Doctor delight for #lockdownload from Big Finish

Big Finish is pulling out all the stops with two free giveaways for one week only as part of their commitment to supporting fans during lockdown. It’s the Sixth Doctor and Seventh Doctor plus some sale opportunities. Full details follow.

Free leopard from Big Finish

This week’s free lockdownload is The Veiled Leopard — four companions in Monte Carlo in an Iain McLaughlin and Claire Bartlett tale. And there’s a sale as well! Details below…

Doctor Who Main Range 101 – 150 end of print sale

Big Finish has announced Doctor Who main range 101 – 150 are going out of print, moving to download only. I’ve got then all, reviewed many of them here on Red Rocket Rising; I thought I’d make a few recommendations…

Muse of Fire review

Of December 2019’s two main range Doctor Who releases, Paul Magrs’s The Muse of Fire is far and away the most quirky. The idea of the Seventh Doctor, Ace, Hex, Iris Wildthyme, Panda and others might seem a lot for any story to handle, but rest assured Paul Magrs is up to his highest standards in The Muse of Fire. You want…

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…

Shadow Planet World Apart review on Cultbox

I penned some thoughts on the June main range dual release Shadow Planet / World Apart for CutBox: Big Finish Doctor Who Shadow Planet/World Apart review. It’s an interesting and very different pair of stories from AK Benedict (Shadow Planet) and Scott Handcock (World Apart). The Seventh Doctor, Ace and Hex have plenty to do in these two…

Signs and Wonders reviewed

After the disappointments of both Revenge of the Swarm and Mask of Tragedy it’s time to turn my attention to Matt Fitton’s Signs and Wonders. Matt set the ball rolling by resurrecting Hex / Hector in Afterlife – what has he lined up in this return to Liverpool? Warning – spoilers!

Mask of Tragedy reviewed

Big Finish releases two main range titles every September, and the first of these for 2014 was the James Goss story Mask of Tragedy. This is the middle story of the current Seventh Doctor / Ace / Hector trilogy. I believe James Goss has had an exceptional few years (eg his work on Bernice Summerfield, Blake’s 7, Scorchies…)…

Revenge of the Swarm reviewed

The latest Seventh Doctor trilogy for the main range kicks off with a Jonathan Morris tale Revenge of the Swarm. This features Ace and Hector Thomas (see Afterlife) as companions. The cast also includes Siobhan Redmond (announced as the new Rani) and John Dorney doing a spot of acting as well. Jonathan Morris has written some wonderful Ace…

No Man’s Land reviewed

Martin Day has written lots of Doctor Who novels and some Bernice Summerfield for Big Finish but to date his single foray into Big Finish Doctor Who has been No Man’s Land. This is a Seventh Doctor story with Ace and Hex set in France during World War I. Enough preamble – what’s it about and is…

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…

Night Thoughts reviewed

Night Thoughts is the sole story written by Edward Young and features the Seventh Doctor in a dark tale of horror that tangles Ace and Hex in its web. Yet another tale set in a remote house full of eccentrics how well does this story work?