Bernice Summerfield Buried Memories review

First an apology. Big Finish released Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield Volume 05: Buried Memories back in September 2019. For no particular reason this collection became trapped in the black hole containing my Big Finish backlog (I have some sale items dating back many years!) Now I’ve listened this has become one…

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…

Benny news from Paul Cornell

The creator of Bernice Summerfield (Benny to her friends), Paul Cornell has some great news on his blog today (part of this year’s 12 Blogs of Christmas). The post includes a potted history of Benny (as played by Lisa Bowerman) at Big Finish (and before), news of a sale (read the post) and news of how…

All Hands on Deck review

No sooner have we had one great Short Trips set in the Time War era (A Heart on Both Sides), than we get another. This month we have had the delights of All Hands on Deck, an  Eddie Robson story directed by Lisa Bowerman and narrated by Carole Ann Ford, and all under the auspices of script…

A Heart on Both Sides review

So, with Rob Nisbet’s A Heart on Both Sides the Time War comes to the Short Trips range, and we learn just what Nyssa did next, next as in long after any travels with the Fifth Doctor. As the cover makes clear, this is an Eighth Doctor story, and comes out just in time to get us in the mood…