First Sixth Doctor and Peri boxset released

Big Finish has released the First Sixth Doctor and Peri boxset. Note the use of the word first! The intriguing picture shows: Back — James Parsons (writer), Vivienne Acheampong (Siyanda), Colin Baker (The Doctor), Javone Prince (Kaylin), Hugh Skinner (Erpingham), Front — Nicola Bryant (Peri), Deirdre Mullins (Latimer), Andrew Stirling-Brown (writer). The press release follows.

Bernice Summerfield The Story So Far Volume 1 review

I had a listen to the first of the anniversary Benny releases, BERNICE SUMMERFIELD: THE STORY SO FAR VOLUME 01, and put a review together for CultBox: Bernice Summerfield: The Story So Far Volume 1 review. Three fun stories for Benny from James Goss, Jaq Rayner and Simon Guerrier – what’s not to like! *** Message Ends…

The Day She Saved the Doctor (CD) – some notes

Not only did I have the chance to review the Puffin book The Day She Saved the Doctor, but I also had a copy of the 4xCD audio reading. Rather than a review, I just want to jot down some notes.

The Day She Saved The Doctor review

I enjoyed the all-female writer The Day She Saved The Doctor collection for several reasons. It was nice to have Sarah Jane Smith in Jaq Rayner’s story, and to hear new writers Susan Calman and Dorothy Koomson. My review is on Starburst: THE DAY SHE SAVED THE DOCTOR. *** Message Ends ***

The Missy Chronicles review

I had a read of The Missy Chronicles, and was glad I did. Six intriguing stories covering Missy’s incarnation from six very different authors (James Goss, Jacqueline Rayner, Cavan Scott, Paul Magrs, Peter Anghelides and Richard Dinnick). I had slightly more to say on Starburst: DOCTOR WHO: THE MISSY CHRONICLES. /// Message Ends \\\

The Diary of River Song Volume 3 review

By any measure, The Diary of River Song Volume 3 is rather good indeed. It adds some new writers into the new-series mix, it gives River a proper nemesis in the form of Madame Kovarian, it continues her encounters with past incarnations of the Doctor, in this case Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor, has good stories, great casting…

Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who reviewed

There are many, many books about Doctor Who (I’m even thinking of writing one!) and not all of them can stand out. I’m pleased to report The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who seems destined to join the ranks of the successful. Put together by Simon Guerrier and Dr Marek Kukula, this book has a lot to recommend it,…

Highest Science reviewed

The Highest Science is a Seventh Doctor + Benny story staged over two discs. It is adapted by Jacqueline Rayner from the original Gareth Roberts novel and apart from Sylvester and Lisa B the cast includes Sinead Keenan, Daniel Brocklebank, Tom Bell and Sarah Ovens. The book was published in 1993 – I am unsure why this…

Sirens of Time reviewed

If you were lucky enough to be a fan of Big Finish from its earliest days July 1999 was a landmark with the release of the first Doctor Who story Sirens of Time. Fifteen years later how does it stand up?