Dalek Audio Annual due December 2018

Following the Doctor Who Audio Annual and Doctor Who Audio Annual 2, this December (2018) will give us the joys of The Dalek Audio Annual. The readers are Nick Briggs, Louise Jameson and Matthew Waterhouse. It’s available to pre-order on Amazon now. Look our for a review later in the year.

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 +++

Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 7 Volume 1 review

The Fourth Doctor Adventures has a new packaging: four stories released as one set, rather than a monthly range. Whatever the commercial reasons, the quality of stories is undiminished and it means a huge treat for Tom Baker fans, followed by a desperate wait for the next set. This series gives us the return of Louise…

War Doctor Volume 4 review on CultBox

I reviewed the phenomenal War Doctor Volume 4:Casualties of War on CultBox. It’s really rather good (the boxset, not my review!), and no hesitation in awarding 5*! The review is: ‘The War Doctor’ Volume 4 review: A raft of great performances in ‘Casualties of War’. /// Message Ends \\\

Philip Hinchcliffe The Genesis Chamber review

With a full title of Philip Hinchcliffe Presents Volume 02: The Genesis Chamber, this is another three-disc outing for the Fourth Doctor and Leela. Adapted by Marc Platt, it’s a mix of drama, romance and the odd moment of horror. If you haven’t heard it, I recommend it. Why? Let’s find out…

The Sun Makers reviewed

My wander around the back-catalogue takes me to The Sun Makers, a 1977 Robert Holmes story for the Fourth Doctor and Leela. I last watched it nearly 40 years ago, and my few memories were Pluto, Michael Keating and not much else. I did recognise the Dennis Healey like Collector once I started watching. With the benefit…

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…

Torchwood: The Victorian Age reviewed

Writer AK Benedict kicks off the second series of Big Finish Torchwood with the subtly brilliant The Victorian Age. Set in the 1890s, twenty years after the founding of Torchwood in Tooth and Claw, this story is packed full of surprises, and mad memorable moments. It may throw some listeners in terms of the direction it takes, but…

Torchwood: The Victorian Age

It may not quite be the Victorian Torchwood of the TV, with agents Alice Guppy and Emily Holroyd (pictured) but as announced at Big Finish Day 8 (see other notes here) the second series of Torchwood audios starts with an inspection by Queen Victoria! Like many fans I feel there is plenty of potential in setting the show earlier…

Shield of the Jotunn reviewed

Comic book writer Ian Edginton makes his Big Finish début with Shield of the Jötunn, a main range story for the Sixth Doctor and recently joined companion Constance Clarke (Miranda Raison). On the evidence of this story their returns can’t be too soon. Oh, I nearly forget to mention this is also directed by Louise Jameson as well!…