Mastering the Short Trips

Another inspired Short Trips title has been announced, and it’s I am The Master. What makes this story special is being written by Geoffrey Beevers as well as being read by him. Few Big Finish titles have been written by the readers (Colin Baker did one) and this should be wonderful. Well done Ian Atkins for spotting…

All Hands on Deck review

No sooner have we had one great Short Trips set in the Time War era (A Heart on Both Sides), than we get another. This month we have had the delights of All Hands on Deck, an  Eddie Robson story directed by Lisa Bowerman and narrated by Carole Ann Ford, and all under the auspices of script…

A Heart on Both Sides review

So, with Rob Nisbet’s A Heart on Both Sides the Time War comes to the Short Trips range, and we learn just what Nyssa did next, next as in long after any travels with the Fifth Doctor. As the cover makes clear, this is an Eighth Doctor story, and comes out just in time to get us in the mood…

First Doctor CC Volume 2 review

I’m catching up with some listening, and it’s time to talk Companion Chronicles The First Doctor Volume 2. It’s a great set of stories, and producer Ian Atkins has really pushed the envelope on the art of the possible with this set. You want more? Oh, alright then!

How to Win Planets and Influence People review

Sometimes you have to take your hat off to other writers. In this month’s Short Trips: How to Win Planets and Influence People, James Goss has written a humorous, entertaining Fourth Doctor story for Rufus Hound to read as the Meddling Monk. It’s a great piece, and credit to producer Ian Atkins and director Lisa Bowerman.

Advice for the Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trip Competition (2017)

Last year when Ian Atkins ran the first Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trip Competition, I was flattered to have several people ask me for tips, simply because I’d written a few Short Trips for Big Finish. As I’ve already been asked again this year, I thought I’d post the advice I give everybody, and add a couple of bits.

Jago & Litefoot Series 13 review

Lumme! It’s forty years since Henry Gordon Jago and Professor George Litefoot first came to our notice in Talons of Weng-Chiang and here they are in their thirteen Big Finish boxset! Still fresh and still wonderful after nearly seven years and around 60 stories. What’s the secret? Why is this set such fun? Read on! The stories

Jago & Litefoot Revival – Act Two review

Gadzooks! No sooner have we enjoyed The Jago & Litefoot Revival Act One, than Jago & Litefoot Revival Act Two makes an appearance. Complete with two covers (the one I’m not showing is rather a spoiler;-) the action continues at pace, as Professor Litefoot and the Tenth Doctor make haste for the TARDIS!

Jago & Litefoot Revival – Act One review

Corks! It’s now a massive forty years since Jago and Litefoot first met the Doctor in Talons of Weng-Chiang and here we are with an anniversary release of The Jago & Litefoot Revival Act One. To make this event something special, producer Ian Atkins has broken the mould of the Short Trips range with not both Trevor Baxter…

The Man Who Wasn’t There review on CultBox

I reviewed the excellent Ian Atkins Short Trips story The Man Who Wasn’t There on CultBox. This India Fisher read Eighth Doctor story is part of: Big Finish’s ‘Doctor Who’ audio stories: November 2016 reviews round-up. $$$ Message Ends $$$

Rulebook published!

So, the day has come and has been long prepared for. My Doctor Who Short Trips story, Rulebook is out today! It’s available here, and my thanks to Ian Atkins the producer, Lisa Bowerman the director (and responsible for post-production) and Nicola Bryant for her excellent performance. !!! Message Ends !!!

Short Trip: The Blame Game review

Even in the single-narrator Short Trips range, telling a story of Liz Shaw’s time with the Third Doctor is a challenge. Range producer Ian Atkins cracks this in one of his own stories, The Blame Game. The device is cunning — add a third character, but make them someone unexpected yet plausible. Enter Rufus Hound as the Monk!