Companion Chronicles Series 1

As part of the 12 Days of  BigFinishmas 2017, came the announcement of the availability of the first series of the Companion Chronicles on download! While it’s fair to say the series had yet to find its feet, do consider getting hold of the Nigel Fairs story The Blue Tooth. It’s a chance to hear Caroline John reprise…

Maker of Demons reviewed

Matthew J Elliott brings the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Mel trilogy to an end with Maker of Demons. It offers a less explored angle on the Doctor and a good mix of dark story with lighter, though grim, dialogue. In some ways it’s Doctor Who and The Tempest, but in a good way. Unlike Forbidden Planet there are no…

Jago & Litefoot series 11 review

I’ve already discussed Jago & Litefoot Series 11 over on Starburst, now I’d like to go deeper into the stories. As the cliff-hanger from series 10 revealed the presence of the Geoffrey Beevers Master, and the cast list includes Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor, I had concerns this might be more Doctor Who than Jago & Litefoot. How did…

The Peterloo Massacre reviewed

Once in a while, Big Finish releases something potent, something absorbing and something attracting the label of future classic. The current Fifth Doctor trilogy has been good (Waters of Amsterdam and Aquitaine), but The Peterloo Massacre by Paul Magrs is magnificent. It’s a pure historical and gives clear roles for both Nyssa and Tegan, and tells…

The Toy reviewed

Originally meant as a Monthly Short Trips, this Fifth Doctor Nigel Fairs story The Toy was, in fact, given away as the free gift with the third subscription package of Doctor Who: The Complete History. Big Finish has included a ‘this is Big Finish’ advert / documentary as the extras, but in essence this is a standard half-hour story…