River Song 5.3 The Lifeboat and The Deathboat review

You can rely on Eddie Robson to find an unexpected angle on a story, and in the third in the River Song meets the Masters boxset, The Lifeboat and The Deathboat he does just that. This time it’s the Eric Roberts Master making a first (please not his only) appearance in a Big Finish story as we…

River Song 5.2 Animal Instinct review

River Song’s fifth boxset continues with the second story, Roy Gill’s  Animal Instinct. This time River must deal with the Geoffrey Beevers incarnation of the Master, the earliest version encountered in this set. It’s implied this may well be the first incarnation to meet River, but as we all know, memories can be deceptive, so who…

River Song 5.1 The Bekdel Test review

With boxset number five, Alex Kingston’s River Song takes a rest from wandering back through the Doctor’s timeline in four new stories where she meets some of the incarnations of the Master. The first encounter (and they aren’t in Master timeline order – why would the be!) is the Jonathan Morris story The Bekdel Test. River…

More details on Ravenous 3

Big Finish has given more details for Ravenous 3, beyond those revealed at Big Finish Day. The second story (Companion Piece by John Dorney) has no Eighth Doctor, but has Charley, Bliss, River Song, Liv Chenka and Helen Sinclair all in one episode. Add The Nine and this will be a feast for the ears! The news…

Ravenous 3 news from Big Finish Day 2018

The only Doctor Who related news of note from Big Finish Day 2018 (from the DU forum, Twitter as I didn’t attend) was casting for Ravenous 3, due April 2019. There’s a big clue in the picture!

The Eighth of March announced

Big Finish has announced a new title, scheduled for release on Friday, March 8th 2019. Titled The Eighth of March, it celebrates just some of the significant female characters from the world of Doctor Who, including Ace, Benny, Jenny Flint, Vastra, Kate Stewart, Osgood, River Song and Leela. The set is directed by Helen Goldwyn and each…

Diary of River Song 4 review

As River Song makes her way back through the Doctor’s incarnations, it’s time to for Alex Kingston to meet Tom Baker in The Diary of River Song Series 04. Four stories connected by a central idea, with the Doctor not arriving until the fourth (appropriately as it’s the Fourth Doctor). It’s a fun set, let’s find out…

If River met Susan…

Here’s a mad idea I can’t get out of my head: what if River Song ends up meeting Susan on a future Big Finish boxset? River’s already worked her way back to the Fourth Doctor, so what comes next. There are options for earlier Doctors, but what about meeting Susan? Here’s an imaginary scene where they…

Jago and Song!

Big Finish has announced two more boxsets for River Song (RIVER SONG SERIES 6 AND 7) with the news of Christopher Benjamin reprising the part of Henry Gordon Jago opposite Alex Kingston in a Paul Morris story The Talents of Greel. Excellent news! === Message Ends ===

Series 11 trailer and more!

By now I’m sure you’ll have seen (several times, with and without pop music) the official series 11 trailer from the BBC, but did you find out about if from the BBC’s newsletter? If so you’ll have also seen lots of Big Finish bits as well.

A Tale of Two Professors – The Legacy of Time

As part of the superb twentieth anniversary The Legacy of Time, we are being treated to several intriguing tales. Of these, perhaps the most fascinating (and I may change my mind when more details are revealed) is the meeting of two legendary Professors of Archaeology: Bernice Summerfield and River Song as played by Alex Kingston and…

Big Finish announces The Legacy of Time

Big Finish has announced it will celebrate 20 years of Doctor Who releases with a major boxset The Legacy of Time to be released in July 2019, the anniversary of the first release, The Sirens of Time. It’s a huge multi-range, multi-Doctor, multi-character crossover epic six story spectacular. Do check the Big Finish website for full details, let’s just…