Ann Kelso, companion or not?

Before you read this post, I must warn you it contains massive spoilers for the Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 8 The Syndicate Masterplan. If you haven’t heard those, please click away now. This post will ruin your listening pleasure. I don’t normally produce posts like this, but Ann Kelso is more complex than appears on…

The Perfect Prisoners Part Two review

Following the events of The Perfect Prisoners Part One, the Fourth Doctor is not happy, not happy at all. Someone is killing off the Syndicate and he’s realised just who that someone is. In The Perfect Prisoners Part Two the truth will finally be uncovered, and we may not like what we find. Huge spoilers…

The False Guardian review

The final part of the Fourth Doctor series The Syndicate Master Plan is the Guy Adams tale The False Guardian. As a fan the biggest problem with this story is waiting until next month for its conclusion in Time’s Assassin and as a reviewer there’s the challenge of talking about the story without giving away its twists. Here goes…

The Sinestran Kill review

It’s a new year and a new era for the Fourth Doctor as we get the first of two boxsets in The Syndicate Master Plan. If that weren’t excitement enough, there’s a brand new companion. WPC Ann Kelso played by Jane Slavin. And who better to introduce a WPC to the TARDIS than former policeman Andrew Smith? It’s…

The Thief Who Stole Time review

So, it’s the end of another run of Fourth Doctor Adventures and we have the listening pleasure of Marc Platt’s The Thief Who Stole Time, the second part of the story he began in The Skin of the Sleek, If you’ve heard the previous instalment, you’ve more than likely a subscription to all nine episodes of this sixth…

The Skin of the Sleek review

As the latest run of Fourth Doctor Adventures comes towards its conclusion, Marc Platt brings us part one of the finale in the form of Skin of the Sleek. It gives us a strange new world, and an academy friend of Romana’s — Sartia (Joannah Tincey) and the sleeks, the giant eels of the title. It’s a…

Valley of Death reviewed

With Foe From the Future, this two CD story originally written by Philip Hinchcliffe is part of the Fourth Doctor Boxset of Lost Stories. Adapted by Jonathan Morris, it is described by director Ken Bentley in the extras as bonkers. Does it deserve this, and does it matter? Let’s find out…