More Missy coming this July!

Following from Missy Series 01, we have the exciting news of Missy Series 02! No Doctor in sight but a welcome return for the Rufus Hound Monk as Michelle Gomez delights us again with this most mercurial of Masters. Here are my thoughts on series 01. Press release after the break…

Missy Series 1 review on CultBox

I rather loved Missy Series 1 and said as much in my CultBox review. It’s four great stories by Roy Gill, John Dorney, Nev Fountain and Jonathan Morris and Michelle Gomez is brilliant to listen to (and her episode with Rufus Hound as the Meddling Monk is just one highlight). Read my review here: Missy…

Rise of the New Humans review

What’s better than a Third Doctor themed month for a chance to catch up with some (very) overdue reviews. A year ago Big Finish released The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 4; here’s my review of the first story, the rather good Guy Adams tale, The Rise of the New Humans. The second story will be…

Missy comes to Big Finish

In news bound to prove popular, Big Finish has revealed Michelle Gomez will return to the part of Missy for a boxset due February 2019. We don’t have all the details of stories but we do know she will be meeting the Meddling Monk as played (with relish) by Rufus Hound. The set is available…

How to Win Planets and Influence People review

Sometimes you have to take your hat off to other writers. In this month’s Short Trips: How to Win Planets and Influence People, James Goss has written a humorous, entertaining Fourth Doctor story for Rufus Hound to read as the Meddling Monk. It’s a great piece, and credit to producer Ian Atkins and director Lisa Bowerman.

Short Trip: The Blame Game review

Even in the single-narrator Short Trips range, telling a story of Liz Shaw’s time with the Third Doctor is a challenge. Range producer Ian Atkins cracks this in one of his own stories, The Blame Game. The device is cunning — add a third character, but make them someone unexpected yet plausible. Enter Rufus Hound as the Monk!

Thoughts ahead of Woman Who Lived

Much of the BBC press has been about how good Rufus Hound is in tonight’s Catherine Tregenna story The Woman Who Lived. Obviously a feint as the title and most of the teasers are focussing on Ashildr (Maisie Williams). The trailers look gorgeous, there seems to be a lot of Ashildr / Doctor moments and I…