Interstitial / Feast of Fear review

There’s a new companion, Marc, in the TARDIS so just like old times for the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan. It’s fair to say Adric’s ghost hovers across this trilogy but (as we shall learn) it’s no bad thing. Producer Scott Handcock also shakes things up with two writing debuts and a brace of two-part…

Tartarus review

September 2019 gave us a David Llewellyn main range story for the Fifth Doctor, Tartarus. It’s interesting for two reasons (at least): the appearance of Samuel Barnett as Cicero, making this a Big Finish crossover; the introduction of Marc (George Watkins) as a new companion! Even with all that to look forward to I found…

Return to the Web Planet review

Back in the distant days of 2008, when the Big Finish main range still came with a free single-disc adventure for subscribers, the fifth [but labelled vi] such gift was Return to the Web Planet. It’s a Fifth Doctor story with Nysaa, written by Daniel o’Mahony (who also wrote some early Bernice Summerfield) and as…

The Mistpuddle Murders review

The November 2018 Short Trips is Simon A Forward’s The Mistpuddle Murders. It’s a curious and entertaining tale, read by Sarah Sutton, and including the Fifth Doctor and Tegan. It’s very much in the style of a classic English detective story, think Agatha Christie and the like with Nyssa leading the denouement over afternoon tea. So far,…

Jovanka Airlines Season 19 trailer

If you haven’t seen it, or don’t tend to look at YouTube, you might want to make an exception for Janet Fielding as she gives the Jovanka Airlines in-flight safety announcement for the new BluRay boxset of Season 19: The Season 19 Safety Video with Tegan Jovanka | Doctor Who. +++ Message Ends +++

Ghost Walk review

Another month, another great Big Finish main range story! This time it’s the James Goss tale Ghost Walk. My review is on Starburst: DOCTOR WHO 235: GHOST WALK but it’s worth a mention for Barnaby Edwards’s great direction, Sarah Sutton has a lot to do as Nyssa and really the whole Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa and Adric team…