The Wormery reviewed

Tucked away between Zagreus and the start of the Divergent Universe arc is The Wormery by Stephen Cole and Paul Magrs. This is a Sixth Doctor story that introduces the character of Iris Wildthyme to Big Finish. Iris was created by Paul Magrs in the Eighth Doctor Adventures novel The Scarlet Empress. Iris is played by Katy Manning (in this incarnation…

Starburst review of Iris Wildthyme series 4

Just a quick plug for my review of Iris Wildthyme series 4 up on the StarBurst website – link here. Written by Cavan Scott, Mark Wright and David Bryher this is an entertaining set of stories worth a listen. I may produce a more detailed review in the next few days – until then do let me…

Save Iris Wildthyme

Reading the letters in the latest Vortex (#56 available free here) it seems that the latest series of Iris Wildthyme (series 4) may be the last one. Sadly sales aren’t what they might be so the series may be getting put on the back-shelf. If you’re an Iris fan but haven’t bought this yet then…

Free Iris

To mark the release of the fourth series of Iris Wildthyme Adventures Big Finish have made a previous story available for free. The story in question is The Iris Wildthyme Appreciation Society and it is available as a podcast here. For those who don’t know, Iris (played by Katy Manning) is a Time Lady created by Paul…

Interview with Cavan Scott and Mark Wright

I caught up with Cavan Scott and Mark Wright who kindly spared the time to answer a few questions including Blake’s 7, Vienna, Iris, Graceless and The Forge. The result can be found here on the Starburst website. Left to right the photo shows Paul Darrow, Tom Chadbon, Cavan Scott and Mark Wright. Please do…

Iris vs. the Narrator – Find and Replace reviewed

Attention now turns to Find and Replace a Jo Grant Companion Chronicle in which Katy Manning plays both Jo and also time travelling adventuress Iris Wildthyme; Later she also gets to voice the Third Doctor. This story is written by Paul Magrs; as I have said before I don’t like everything Paul does but I do like…

EDA (Novels) – 13 to 24

I have been reading the Eighth Doctor Adventures, the series of spin-off novels produced by the BBC that ran from 1997 to 2005. I have decided to produce some micro-reviews as I go through mostly so I remember what I thoughts as I read them, there being no real chance I will ever be able…