Doctor Who: Loud and Proud review

Alongside The Kamelion Empire, March 2019 saw the release of the free (to main range subscribers) Subscriber Short Trips: Loud and Proud. It’s a Sixth Doctor and Mel story written by Andrew Allen. It’s well worth a listen so don’t forget to download and give it a whirl (not via the app as of time…

What did the Sixth Doctor do for the show?

So, time to ask the same question I’ve already asked about the previous few Doctor incarnations: what did the Sixth Doctor do for the show? I’m not dwelling on the negatives, this isn’t another dig at Colin Baker’s time on TV, it’s about the positives and the noteworthy. Yes the context was bad, but there…

Unofficial 1987 Annual teaser

The Unofficial Dr Who Annual 1987 has started some teaser cover reveals for their Sixth Doctor project. No news (yet) on the content but I’m already very interested! More when as it happens. <<< Message Ends >>>

Whotopia Issue 33 is out

Another mention for Whotopia magazine and it’s now up to issue 33. Did I mention it’s free on download? This issue has a range of great articles from the Frank Danes rather blunt assessment of the failings of series 11 to deliver, a piece on the first Hartnell series, Melanie Bush reassessed and even a primer…

Short Trips The Devil’s Footprints review

With December 2018’s Short Trips, producer Ian Atkins takes his leave from production duties and leaves the range in a good place. This release, The Devil’s Footprints is no exception; it’s a great Seventh Doctor story read by Bonnie Langford, bringing a chance to hear Mel without Ace by her side. It’s written by Penelope Faith, who also…

Short Trips: Mel-evolent review

As you might spot from the title, Mel-evolent is a Mel Short Trips story, and balancing her current tenure in the TARDIS this is a Sixth Doctor story. It’s a lovely piece of prose and Bonnie Langford delivers a great performance (under the watchful ear [!!] of director Helen Goldwyn), writer Simon A Forward delivers a memorable story and the whole…

The Silurian Candidate reviewed

The first of the September 2017 brace of Doctor Who main range releases is Matthew J Elliott’s The Silurian Candidate. The title deliberately echoes The Manchurian Candidate so foretelling some of the plot. It’s a decent tale, and perhaps even more so for the range given to Mel and Ace. Let’s dive in…

The Blood Furnace reviewed

The August 2017 main range release The Blood Furnace sees the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Mel take on a strange corporation in Eddie Robson’s story set in the 1990s. It’s a slightly odd story but scratch the surface and you see how well constructed it is, even though (perhaps) it is a little frustrating. I’ll explain…

The High Price of Parking review

Sometimes a main range title comes along that just makes you wish Big Finish could pop back in time and write for the TV series as it was transmitted. John Dorney’s The High Price of Parking is one such story. It’s a Seventh Doctor tale with the newly reunited Ace and Mel, a pairing that never had…