Doctor Who Stranded 1.2 Wild Animals

Doctor Who Stranded takes the Eighth Doctor, Liv and Helen from where they left off in Lost Property and reinforces the message — this is not a standard bang crash, in-out adventure. This is real life and it can be a bit mundane. John Dorney takes over writing for Wild Animals. It’s another day near…

Counter Measures: The Movellan Manoeuvre review

We’ve been told (not for the first time) to expect no more Counter Measures after the current pair of stories. With that in mind, I’m taking them at a leisurely pace — when it launched this was a personal favourite and I’m disappointed to see it go. If it does! So, John Dorney starts us…

The Eighth Doctor is Stranded in 2020 with Sgt Andy!

After the trials and tribulations of Ravenous, it’s a change of pace for the Eighth Doctor, Liv and Helen as they find themselves stranded in 2020 London without the TARDIS! Coming July 2020 is the first in a set of four boxsets in the new Doctor Who: Stranded range. To add to the mix we…

Doctor Who: Time War 3 review

The Eighth Doctor continues to skirt the edges of the Time War in Doctor Who: Time War 3 and it’s no easy task. The latest instalment brings four more stories from Matt Fitton, Lisa McMullin, Roland Moore and John Dorney. We’ve Daleks, Time Lord trickery and, as the cover reveals, the Valeyard! It’s a mix…

The Robots is coming

With too little fanfare for my tastes, Big Finish has announced a new spin-off: The Robots with Nicola Walker as Liv Chenka. It’s Doctor free (as far as I can tell) and will be released from December 2019 as twelve stories over four three-disc sets, released every six months. This means it will run until…

More Counter Measures and other Big Finish Day 2019 news

The main news from Big Finish Day 2019 seems to be an extension to the (presumed defunct) Counter Measures range. Two titles have been announced: The Movellan Manoeuvre by John Dorney, and The Dalek Gambit by Roland Moore. They are single disc releases, available May & June 2020.

The Eighth Doctor meets the Masters (and Missy)!

Big Finish has announced a multitude of Masters for Ravenous 4. Released October 2019, Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor meets the Eric Roberts Master once more. Nicola Walker (Liv Chenka) will also get to play alongside Derek Jacobi again (they appear in Last Tango in Halifax) as the War Master makes and appearance. Add the Geoffrey…

Missy Series 1 review on CultBox

I rather loved Missy Series 1 and said as much in my CultBox review. It’s four great stories by Roy Gill, John Dorney, Nev Fountain and Jonathan Morris and Michelle Gomez is brilliant to listen to (and her episode with Rufus Hound as the Meddling Monk is just one highlight). Read my review here: Missy…

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 Perfect Prisoners Part One review

The 2019 eighth series of Fourth Doctor adventures continues apace with The Perfect Prisoners Part One. If you haven’t listened yet, go away now. I won’t reveal everything but I will say John Dorney has really delivered on this. Spoilers follow…

Counter Measures: The Hollow King review

So, the Counter Measures range may be coming to an end but with Ian Potter’s The Hollow King it certainly isn’t bowing out with a whimper. Where the previous boxset was (at times) a strange mix of stories, this single disc release is a one rich tale of pagan rites, UFOs, new age gurus and more ideas than…