Charlotte Pollard Series Two review on Cultbox

I reviewed the long-awaited Charlotte Pollard Series Two over on CultBox. It’s an imaginative set of stories for India Fisher’s character written by Nick Briggs with James Joyce returning as Robert Buchan and Dan Starkey as the rogue Viyran. It is very different from previous Charley stories and Nick has painted a very different world as he…

The Fifth Traveller reviewed

The latest series of Early Adventures continues with another outing for Jemma Powell as Barbara Wright. Philip Lawrence brings us The Fifth Traveller and we welcome Jospa (James Joyce) to the TARDIS. Just what is going on and what adventures will befall the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara, Vicki and Jospa? Let’s find out…

UNIT Shutdown reviewed

The second boxset in the new UNIT range, UNIT — Shutdown, is a high-octane set of stories covering several locations while packing conspiracies, aliens and technological mysteries into a gripping whole. Kate Stewart and Osgood are centre-stage as the team investigates the latest threat to humanity. This time UNIT has to counter both alien and local challenges as…

Jago & Litefoot series 11 review

I’ve already discussed Jago & Litefoot Series 11 over on Starburst, now I’d like to go deeper into the stories. As the cliff-hanger from series 10 revealed the presence of the Geoffrey Beevers Master, and the cast list includes Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor, I had concerns this might be more Doctor Who than Jago & Litefoot. How did…

UNIT-Extinction reviewed

So, here it is, the first post-2005 release for Big Finish in the modern world of Doctor Who. Written by Matt Fitton and Andrew Smith, UNIT-Extinction brings Kate Stewart and Petronella Osgood face to face with the Autons. This time there’s no Doctor to save the day, but don’t worry, UNIT has some resources of its own.…

Full UNIT Extinction details from Big Finish

Following the early news release from the Radio Times (Osgood comes to Big Finish UNIT Extinction), Big Finish has announced full details of the main cast for the new boxset. Not only is Ingrid Oliver (picture, sans glasses, from the Big Finish FaceBook feed) back as Osgood, but other characters have been announced.