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…

Kingdom of Lies review on Starburst

I enjoyed the farce that was Kingdom of Lies, a Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa and Adric story by Robert Kahn and Tom Salinsky and put some thoughts together in a review for Starburst Magazine: DOCTOR WHO: KINGDOM OF LIES. +++ Message Ends +++

A Heart on Both Sides review

So, with Rob Nisbet’s A Heart on Both Sides the Time War comes to the Short Trips range, and we learn just what Nyssa did next, next as in long after any travels with the Fifth Doctor. As the cover makes clear, this is an Eighth Doctor story, and comes out just in time to get us in the mood…

Alien Heart / Dalek Soul review on Cultbox

I had a look at the paired main range release Alien Heart / Dalek Soul on Cultbox. An intriguing pair of Fifth Doctor and Nyssa stories by Stephen Cole and Guy Adams, you can read my thoughts as part of the April round-up produced with Ian McArdell: Big Finish’s latest ‘Doctor Who’ audio stories reviewed: April 2017…

Zaltys review

Main range release 223 is Zaltys, a good Fifth Doctor story from Matthew J Elliott. Released in March 2017, the TARDIS crew of Nyssa, Adric and Tegan find themselves badly in need of friends on the planet of the dead. The story marks the end of this the first main range trilogy with Adric, and it will…

The Contingency Club reviewed

Sometimes you get to the end of a story and think so what? Sometimes you don’t know what you think, not why you think it. In the case of Phil Mulryne’s Fifth Doctor main range story The Contingency Club there are no such problems. It’s a charming, well-told story with much to recommend.

The Star Men reviewed

Andrew Smith kicked off 2017’s main range with The Star Men. It’s a Fifth Doctor story with companions Adric, Nyssa and Tegan — yes, Matthew Waterhouse hits the main range after many years of waiting. How was it? Full of vivid imagination and some great moments for Adric. You want more? Read on…

Adric in the main range and other news

Big Finish has announced Matthew Waterhouse has reprised Adric for the main range, with Andrew Smith writing the first story, The Star Men, coming January 2017. Not only do we have details of a whole Fifth Doctor trilogy in: DOCTOR WHO: ADRIC ARRIVES IN THE MAIN RANGE!, but the pages for the next Sixth Doctor and Constance trilogy are also updated.

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…

Kinda reviewed

Thanks to the Horror Channel I am slowly catching up with 1980s Doctor Who. For many reasons I missed a lot of the Davison and early Colin Baker years, finally I get to sit down and consider them for what they are. Christopher Bailey’s Kinda is the first of a trilogy that will include Snakedance and the Lost Story Children…

Aquitaine review on Starburst

I reviewed Aquitaine on Starburst. Written by Paul Morris and Simon Barnard, this is a main range story for the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan. Rather good it is too! The review is: Aquitaine (Doctor Who). +++ Message Ends +++

Subscriber Short Trips 2013 reviewed

Yet more attention to the Subscriber Short Trips (SSTs) with 2013 falling under the spotlight. In terms of production, these are a mixed bag. The first two are read by Stephen Critchlow the second two by John Banks. The first three are around 35-45 minutes long, with the final being just under 30 minutes. There are also…