Benny in Wonderland

No, it’s completely true. Bernice Summerfield is going (Alice style) to Wonderland! Yes, it’s a Big Finish dot-to-dot colouring book for Benny! It’s got a foreword by Paul Cornell, afterword by Lisa Bowerman to boot. There are more than fifty pages of patterns and colouring-in! Remember, it’s not that long ’til Christmas! It’s on sale…

Short Trips: I Am The Master review

October 2018’s Short Trips story was yet another unusual release, continuing Ian Atkins approach as outgoing producer of innovating with this range. It’s I Am The Master written and performed by the Master himself, Geoffrey Beevers. Short review: it’s great. Longer review…

Short Trips A Small Semblance of Home review

Paul Phipps, better known for his work on the Dark Shadows range wrote the latest (September 2018) Big Finish Short Trips, a First Doctor adventure, A Small Semblance of Home, read by Carole Ann Ford. It’s a cunning story of the Doctor’s obsession riding roughshod over the feelings of Barbara, Ian and Susan in his quest for something unspecified. I enjoyed…

Short Trips: Flight Into Hull! review

Jackie Tyler is back! Following the events of the brilliant Doctor Who Short Trips: The Siege of Big Ben, we have the equally brilliant Flight Into Hull! It’s the return of Jackie Tyler in the alternate universe and the return of the meta-crisis tenth Doctor as well! Yes, Joe Lidster takes us back for another 30 minutes…

Short Trips: Trap for Fools review

A new writer to the Short Trips range (though possibly is the actor who has appeared in many Big Finish releases, including lots of early Benny stories), Stephen Fewell has the distinction of writing for Mark Strickson in the Fifth Doctor / Turlough story A Trap for Fools. I’m biased, but I do like the Short Trips range, and this is another…

The Authentic Experience review

As it happens, I was in studio when Dan Starkey’s Short Trips: The Authentic Experience was recorded. My first impressions (and I mean first, this was the opening scene) of this great Sixth Doctor and Peri story were: Wow: I wish I’d thought of that Wow: isn’t Nicola Bryant an amazing voice artist? From memory director Lisa Bowerman and…