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…

Muse of Fire review

Of December 2019’s two main range Doctor Who releases, Paul Magrs’s The Muse of Fire is far and away the most quirky. The idea of the Seventh Doctor, Ace, Hex, Iris Wildthyme, Panda and others might seem a lot for any story to handle, but rest assured Paul Magrs is up to his highest standards in The Muse of Fire. You want…

Science of the Time Lords

If you can get to Leicester anytime over the weekend of 26-27 January 2019, why not pop along to the National Space Centre? Not only is it an interesting place in its own right, but (for the fifth year in a row I think) it wil be hosting a Doctor Who packed event Science of the Time…

Torchwood vs Doctor Who Monsters announced

Just a few days before Big Finish Day 2018 (so what’s announced then?!) is an intriguing set of details about the 2019-20 run of Torchwood monthly titles from Big Finish. The covers give away some details of the first four releases: each is a crossover with a monster from 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.

Vworp Con September 2018

If you’re in Manchester on Sunday September 9, 2018, you might want to take advantage of Vworp Con. So far announced are Paul McGann, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Louise Jameson, Sophie Aldred, Katy Manning, John Leeson, Philip Hinchcliffe and Waris Hussien. Gosh! +++ 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…

The Lives of Captain Jack review

In The Lives of Captain Jack, we get to see glimpses of what Jack Harkness did after he first died (and even before) and before he joined Torchwood. In this boxset, we have four stories by two great, and very different writers, Guy Adams and James Goss. In four adventures they take us across a small…

Third Doctor Adventures Volume 2 review

Tim Treloar returns to the role of the Third Doctor in THE THIRD DOCTOR ADVENTURES VOLUME 02, a pair of stories over four discs with a fifth disc of behind the scenes material. I enjoyed the first volume, but this is better with a more confident portrayal by Tim Treloar and the part-narrative style has been dropped….

Pertwee gets his plaque

A nice write-up from the Radio Time about Jon Pertwee’s blue plaque ceremony held yesterday (23 October, 2016). Plenty of comedy greats in attendance as well as Colin Baker who presided over events, and Katy Manning among many others. The write-up is: Doctor Who’s Jon Pertwee is honoured with a blue plaque. … Message Ends …

Short Trips Volume III reviewed

In 2010 / 2011, the Doctor Who Short Trips range was a regular (every few months) set of two CDs brimming with short stories read by a range of actors, for all the licensed Doctors and written by a kaleidoscope of writers. For no clear reason, I’ve decided to commence reviews with May 2011 and Short Trips Volume…