Torchwood: The Green Life review

Continuing the curious yet rather fascinating run of Torchwood meets Doctor Who monsters is the wonderful The Green Life. It’s got Captain Jack, it’s got giant maggots, it’s got Jo Jones (Grant as was). Do you need to know more? Well it’s rather splendid and another David Llewellyn triumph. More? Well, let’s cover some ground…

The Tyrants of Logic review

I continue to catch up with belated Third Doctor reviews with the second story in The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 04. It’s the turn of Marc Platt and finally the Third Doctor gets to battle the Cybermen. It’s a strong piece of story-telling and reminds me of an article I read decades ago. Let’s chat…

Rise of the New Humans review

What’s better than a Third Doctor themed month for a chance to catch up with some (very) overdue reviews. A year ago Big Finish released The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 4; here’s my review of the first story, the rather good Guy Adams tale, The Rise of the New Humans. The second story will be…

Katy Manning talks Jo Grant and more to the Radio Times

Deep in the archives of The Radio Times are many great pieces of interest to Doctor Who fans. As part of my Third Doctor theme for the month, here’s insight into another companion as Katy Manning talks about all things Jo Grant and more. It’s from 2012 and a great read: “I’ve been a naughty girl” – Doctor Who…

Third Doctor news: Brig and Liz Shaw recast

Big Finish has announced details of the fifth volume of Third Doctor Adventures with not one but two re-castings! Alongside Katy Manning, John Levene and Tim Treloar, Jon Culshaw will be playing the Brigadier and Daisy Ashbrook, daughter of Caroline John, will be playing Liz Shaw! The news item is: BRIGADIER, BENTON AND LIZ RETURN.

Taken for Granted review

The Short Trips Subscriber release for the Big Finish Doctor Who main range June 2018 release Iron Bright was Taken for Granted by Ian Hidewell. It’s read by Stephen Critchlow and centres on a day in the life of Jo Grant. Jo thinks today will be like any other day, but sinister forces have their own agenda. A sequence…

Soph draws twitch

If you’re following the twitch stream of Doctor Who, you might like to also check out the work of Bristol based artist Soph. She has lots on twitter (see the link) and a blog through which you can buy her prints: S.ILES ART. +++ Message Ends +++

Third Doctor Adventures Volume 03 review

I put together some thoughts on the highly enjoyable Third Doctor Adventures Volume 03 for CultBox. It’s two great stories from Nick Briggs and Andrew Smith with Katy Manning back as Jo Grant. Tim Treloar is in good form as the Third Doctor and it’s well worth a listen. The review is: Doctor Who: The Third Doctor Adventures…