Planet of the Drashigs review

Phil Pulryne takes the writer’s chair for the second story in the new Fourth Doctor Syndicate Master Plan season with new companion Ann Kelso. The title Planet of the Drashigs gives away some of the story: it’s a surprise return for a monster encountered by the Third Doctor in the 1973 story Carnival of Monsters. Following the events of The Sinestran…

The Haunting of Malkin Place review

Phil Mulryne has written an excellent Fourth Doctor Adventure released today, titled The Haunting of Malkin Place. It’s a Fourth Doctor / Romana II story set predominantly in Kent, though not exclusively. It’s a spooky tale, with ghosts, mysterious sounds and the obligatory séance. Of course there’s more to it than that, and it’s a great story of…

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.

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.

War Doctor Volume 2: Infernal Devices review

Hot on the heels of The War Doctor Volume 1: Only the Monstrous comes The War Doctor Volume 2: Infernal Devices. If the first volume was Nick Briggs re-capturing some flavours of Dalek Empire from the point of view of a set of intriguing characters, this volume is a study in themes, almost an audio essay, by John…

The Churchill Years Volume 1 reviewed

An interesting beast, this collection of stories returns Ian McNeice to the role of Winston Churchill and covers all the newly licensed incarnations of the Doctor (ie ninth – eleventh). It has no TV companions, instead relying on a range of other characters to act as ersatz companions. For me this was an interesting set…