The Kingmaker reviewed

Nev Fountain’s The Kingmaker is one of several titles I have had recommended to me and finally listened to. It comes up on forums as a perennial favourite and the only reason I hadn’t heard it before was pure chance. All I knew was that it was a Fifth Doctor story with Peri and Erimem as companions.…

Looking forward to Breaking Bubbles

Big Finish has just put the cover for the July release Breaking Bubbles on its website. I particularly enjoy the short story collections but beyond this I am interested for another reason – the range of new voices for the main range. Some are newer than others but I think all four stories have strong potential…

Vienna Series 1 boxset reviewed

February 2014 got off to a quick start with the release of the first series of stories for Chase Masterson’s Vienna Salvatori. Including amongst its cast Frazer Hines and consisting of three stories by different writers would this be a welcome back for the galaxy’s most glamorous assassin or would it be Goodnight Vienna? My…

Vienna Series One Details revealed

With a gorgeous cover (see the picture!) Big Finish has announced full details for the first Vienna boxset starring Chase Masterson as the eponymous bounty hunter / assassin Vienna Salvatori. Released in February 2014 this is the follow-up to the popular The Memory Box. Full details on the Big Finish website – I highlight some details below.…

Vienna Series 1 available to pre-order

Big Finish have made vienna Series1 available to pre-order at the incredible value-for-money price of £18 for three CDs! Created by Jonathan Morris, starring Chase Masterson and produced by Mark Wright the three stories are written by Mark, Nev Fountain and Jonathan. The boxset will be released in January 2014 but don’t wait – go now…

Vienna news from Big Finish Day 3

One of the panels I listened to at Big Finish Day 3 was that for Vienna Salvatori (the impossibly glamorous bounty hunter). In attendance were (in order on the picture) Mark Wright, Jonathan Morris, Chase Masterson, John Banks, Nev Fountain and Ken Bentley. A lot of things were discussed and I thought I would capture…

Death comes to The Doctor

In 2001 the BBC, inspired by the rise of the web, produced the world’s first webcast adventure which marked another attempt to breathe life into the Doctor Who franchise. This attempt was the curiosity that is Death Comes to Time an adventure for the Seventh Doctor and Ace. I review the BBC Audio CD as the webcast…