Dethras reviewed

Adrian Poynton‘s Big Finish debut is the April 2017 Fourth Doctor Adventures: Dethras. On the strength of the first listen I hope this isn’t the only time we hear his work. It’s innovative, fun and is enhanced by some wonderful performances, including a classic John Banks character. You want more? Here goes…

The Sontarans reviewed

The third season of Doctor Who: Early Adventures ends with The Sontarans. Simon Guerrier wrote this First Doctor story with companions Steven Taylor and Sara Kingdom. It’s action packed and rather clever. You want more? Carry on reading…

A Life of Crime reviewed

The latest jumping-on point for fans is the new Seventh Doctor trilogy. Matt Fitton gives us A Life of Crime with two companions – Ace and Mel. Set after Dragonfire much time has passed for both companions when the TARDIS arrives Ricosta. Cue much skulduggery and deception!

Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume 1 full review

Following my initial review of new Doctor Who release The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume 1 for CultBox, I’d like to give more detail as to why I think these three stories are so strong, why I believe they work and go deeper for the sheer joy of it! There will be some revealing details (aka spoilers)…

Subscriber Short Trips 2012 reviewed

My peruse of the Subscriber Short Trips range hits 2012. Four stories, first and last read by John Banks, second and third by Stephen Critchlow. We have the usual mix of Doctors and companions and plenty to enjoy.

Subscriber Short Trips 2013 reviewed

Yet more attention to the Subscriber Short Trips (SSTs) with 2013 falling under the spotlight. In terms of production, these are a mixed bag. The first two are read by Stephen Critchlow the second two by John Banks. The first three are around 35-45 minutes long, with the final being just under 30 minutes. There are also…

The Churchill Years Volume 1 reviewed

An interesting beast, this collection of stories returns Ian McNeice to the role of Winston Churchill and covers all the newly licensed incarnations of the Doctor (ie ninth – eleventh). It has no TV companions, instead relying on a range of other characters to act as ersatz companions. For me this was an interesting set…

War Doctor: The Monstrous news

Big Finish has given out plenty of details of the forthcoming December release The War Doctor 1: Only the Monstrous. The news release is: DOCTOR WHO – THE WAR DOCTOR 1: ONLY THE MONSTROUS – COMING SOON. Plenty of details to get our teeth into…

Graceless II reviewed

I really enjoyed Graceless I and am pleased at the news there will be a Graceless IV.  Meanwhile I am listening to the earlier series (and enjoyed their opener for Worlds of Big Finish), so how did I find 2011’s December release of Graceless II? Did it hit the same levels as the high standard reached in the first…

The Doctor’s Tale reviewed

October 2014 gave us Marc Platt’s Chaucer themed story The Doctor’s Tale. This Early Adventures piece is a two-disc historical for the First Doctor as narrated and performed by William Russell (Iand and the Doctor) and Maureen o’Brien (Vicki, Barbara and the Narrator). The excellent cast also includes Gareth Armstrong (Chaucer), Joseph Kloska (Sir Robert de Wensley), Alice…

Children of Seth reviewed

Anther Lost Story under the microscope and this time its the Fifth Doctor adventure Children of Seth. This tale was originally written by Christopher Bailey (Kinda and Snakedance) and adapted by Marc Platt. The high-power cast includes David Warner, Adrian Lukis, Honor Blackman and John Banks. I have found some of the Lost Stories have left something to be desired – does this…

Moonflesh by Mark Morris reviewed

April 2014 and the start of another Fifth Doctor trilogy, this giving us Nyssa as the companion. The honours fell to Mark Morris to kick things off with the intriguingly titled Moonflesh. With a great cast of John Banks, Tim Bentinck, Rosanna Miles, Francesca Hunt, Hugh Fraser and Geoffrey Breton alongside Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton what happens…