More Missy coming this July!

Following from Missy Series 01, we have the exciting news of Missy Series 02! No Doctor in sight but a welcome return for the Rufus Hound Monk as Michelle Gomez delights us again with this most mercurial of Masters. Here are my thoughts on series 01. Press release after the break…

Missy Series 1 review on CultBox

I rather loved Missy Series 1 and said as much in my CultBox review. It’s four great stories by Roy Gill, John Dorney, Nev Fountain and Jonathan Morris and Michelle Gomez is brilliant to listen to (and her episode with Rufus Hound as the Meddling Monk is just one highlight). Read my review here: Missy…

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…

The Daleks’ Masterplan considered

Over on The Doctor Who Companion, writer Rick Lundeen has put together a good piece on the (sadly almost entirely missing) First Doctor epic, The Daleks’ Masterplan. His title is: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE DALEKS’ MASTER PLAN IN DOCTOR WHO HISTORY. Reading it made me both peeved I hadn’t yet written about this story and thoughtful; what else…

Missy comes to Big Finish

In news bound to prove popular, Big Finish has revealed Michelle Gomez will return to the part of Missy for a boxset due February 2019. We don’t have all the details of stories but we do know she will be meeting the Meddling Monk as played (with relish) by Rufus Hound. The set is available…

How to Win Planets and Influence People review

Sometimes you have to take your hat off to other writers. In this month’s Short Trips: How to Win Planets and Influence People, James Goss has written a humorous, entertaining Fourth Doctor story for Rufus Hound to read as the Meddling Monk. It’s a great piece, and credit to producer Ian Atkins and director Lisa Bowerman.

Doom Coalition 4 review

After four boxsets giving us sixteen hours of innovative adventure for the Eighth Doctor with adversaries new and old, Doom Coalition has come to an end. Even knowing the direction of travel of the likely ending (the universe and the Doctor both must survive to be challenged in many more adventures to come), this set still comes with…

Short Trip: The Blame Game review

Even in the single-narrator Short Trips range, telling a story of Liz Shaw’s time with the Third Doctor is a challenge. Range producer Ian Atkins cracks this in one of his own stories, The Blame Game. The device is cunning — add a third character, but make them someone unexpected yet plausible. Enter Rufus Hound as the Monk!

Maisie Who?

So, the main question we have from the series 9 teaser trailer is this one: just who is Maisie Williams? I’ve already had theories she might be Clara or even Susan, but I think the evidence now points to a different possibility… In this article I’ll consider every possible idea I can think of; my…

More evidence for the Meddling Monk?

One of the ideas I had when Ms Delphox was announced (ok the only idea) was that she might be the Meddling Monk. More evidence that could mean that the Monk is returning is available on blastr in the article: OMG! What happened to the TARDIS in this latest on-set photo?. Be warned – spoilers! (*) Message Ends (*)