Due in 2022, the Tenth Doctor is visiting some old friends as David Tennant meets up with Sophie Aldred (Ace), Louise Jameson (Leela), John Leeson (K9) and Sarah Sutton (Nyssa) in three new full cast audio adventures. Full details below…
Doctor Who: Shadow of the Sun review on CultBox
I gave my thoughts on Robert Valentine’s Fourth Doctor story Shadow of the Sun on CultBox. It’s a decent story I’d like to have heard over four parts — not the biggest gripe in the world! Brought forward from 2024 (what’s a little time travel amongst Doctor Who fans?!), it’s entertaining with a serious message….
Doctor Who: The Quest of the Engineer review
The 2020 batch of Fourth Doctor Adventures comes to a close with Andrew Smith’s Quest of the Engineer. Andrew gets to write for Adric who he first introduced to us in the 1980 story Full Circle. Once more, by the magic of Big Finish, the Fourth Doctor, Romana, K9 and Adric are lost in e-Space,…
Doctor Who: Chase the Night review
Jonathon Morris’s Chase The Night was released with Purgatory 12, and in some ways follows the same pattern: with exotic world-building and substantial peril but for this release, the focus (if there is one) is Romana. Beyond looking for deep insights (the plague of being a reviewer) Chase The Night is another strong release in…
Doctor Who: Purgatory 12 review
The 2020 Fourth Doctor Adventures expand the period when the Doctor, Romana, K9 and Adric were trapped in e-Space. January gave us two stories each taking two discs – very much the form of four classic TV episodes. First of these is a strong Marc Platt tale – Purgatory 12.
More vinyl delights for Big Finish Doctor Who fans!
Following the sell-out success of Big Finish Productions limited edition Doctor Who stories on vinyl, the audio company is delighted to announce another exclusive release. Sainsbury’s will launch Doctor Who: Wave of Destruction starring Tom Baker, Lalla Ward and John Leeson on Friday 19th July 2019. It will be released as a Limited Edition run…
Shada (BluRay 2017) Review
I’ve talked about Shada before, mostly around the Big Finish / BBC Eighth Doctor version; now it’s time to consider the 2017 part-animated version (as discussed on BBC Cambridgeshire: Doctor Who: Tom Baker finishes abandoned 1979 Shada serial).
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…
Fever Island review
The second story in the second set of the Fourth Doctor Adventures volume 8 is Fever Island by Jonathan Barnes. As is often the way it serves as an interlude amongst the other stories and provides a break from the Syndicate’s activities. It is nonetheless rather splendid!
Time’s Assassin review
Guy Adams picks up the adventures of the Fourth Doctor and new assistant WPC Ann Kelso where he left them at the end of The False Guardian. From here on in it’s spoilers a-plenty, I’m afraid. Buckle up and prepare for trouble!
The False Guardian review
The final part of the Fourth Doctor series The Syndicate Master Plan is the Guy Adams tale The False Guardian. As a fan the biggest problem with this story is waiting until next month for its conclusion in Time’s Assassin and as a reviewer there’s the challenge of talking about the story without giving away its twists. Here goes…