The Night Witches review

I reviewed the great historical Early Adventures: The Night Witches for Cultbox: The Night Witches (Doctor Who audio) review. It’s a cracking story, and everyone is at the top of their game. It’s the first of a bunch of stories by Roland Moore, and on the strength of this we are in for a treat. +++ Message…

The British Invasion review

In the August 2017 Short Trips, Wendy Padbury reprises the role of Zoe in the Ian Potter Second Doctor story The British Invasion. Directed by Lisa Bowerman, this story is set in post-war Britain, and starts off as a simple tale, then becomes something much more.

The Horror of Hy-Brasil reviewed

The June 2017 Subscriber Short Trips story is The Horror of Hy-Brasil, written by sound engineer Russell McGee. It’s a cracking Second Doctor,Jamie and Zoe story, and well worth a listen. I was in studio when it was recorded, and it made an impression that has stayed with me. It’s free to main range subscribers whose subscription included Shadow Planet…

The Second Doctor Volume One reviewed

It’s the turn of the Second Doctor to have a boxset in the re-launched Companion Chronicles range. The Doctor may be the titular focus of the stories, but this set is really about his evolving relationship with Jamie. There’s no big arc, just a sense of coherence about these four stories in they all give an…

Short Trips Volume III reviewed

In 2010 / 2011, the Doctor Who Short Trips range was a regular (every few months) set of two CDs brimming with short stories read by a range of actors, for all the licensed Doctors and written by a kaleidoscope of writers. For no clear reason, I’ve decided to commence reviews with May 2011 and Short Trips Volume…

Subscriber Short Trips 2010 reviewed

My wander back through the Big Finish Subscriber Short Trips hits 2010 and four more great Doctor Who stories to enjoy. Four authors, three readers, four Doctors and six companions (and some UNIT pseudo-companions) — you spoil us! Excitement aside, are these worth a listen? Short answer, yes; long answer…

Isos Network reviewed on Cultbox

I reviewed the Nick Briggs Second Doctor story The Isos Network  as part of the monthly round-up I produce with Ian McArdell. I had some reservations about the prose style, but that aside this is a great story and both Jamie and Zoe are spot-on. The review is here: ‘Doctor Who’ audio play reviews round-up: Out in January…

Last of the Cybermen reviewed

I had a lot to say about this story over on Kasterborous, but as promised here are some more thoughts on the middle episode of the locum doctors trilogy. Alan Barnes took on the challenge of placing the Sixth Doctor into a Second Doctor Cybermen tale, re-uniting him with Jamie and Zoe. They met before in the Legend of the Cybermen trilogy, though circumstances…