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…

The First Sontarans reviewed

The First Sontarans by Andrew Smith is a Lost Story for the Sixth Doctor and Peri. It was originally conceived as a Marie Celeste tale. At the time it was being considered it lost out to The Two Doctors but, with a new setting, we get the chance to hear a story billed as an origin story and…

The Sleeping City reviewed

The February 2014 release in the Companion Chronicles range was a First Doctor story entitled The Sleeping City. Written by Ian Potter it was performed by William Russell and John Banks. Set after Ian and Barbara have returned to Earth will we find that the greatest threat is to be faced after leaving the TARDIS?