River Song 5.4 Concealed Weapon review

River’s sojourn with various incarnations of the Master comes to an end with the Scott Handcock story Concealed Weapon. This time it’s Derek Jacobi’s War Master whom River crosses paths with in a story that seems curiously clear cut and that’s how it draws the listener in… Spoilers will follow;-)

War Master: Master of Callous review

I was really impressed with War Master: Master of Callous, and had no real hesitation over giving it a 5* review. Excellent work from all, including James Goss, Guy Adams, Scott Handcock, Derek Jacobi and many more. My review is here: The War Master: Master Of Callous review. +++ Message Ends +++

Class Volume 1 review

August 2018 brought us a double hit of Class boxsets, launching the show for the audio world following its demise from BBC 3. Although recorded (the interviews make that clear) in an order other than the published, in this review I take a look at Class Volume 1. All three are well constructed, and follow the emerging…

The Helliax Rift review

In The Helliax Rift, write (and producer) Scott Handcock gets to set up a new slice of UNIT and begin what will be a run of stories across multiple Doctors. In this adventure, the Fifth Doctor is on the hunt for mysterious alien signals when he runs across a UNIT team, lead by Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis Price (Russ…

River vs The Master(s)

In the latest DWM (and confirmed on the Big Finish site) we learn all about the fifth River Song boxset. No, River isn’t meeting more incarnations of the Doctor, instead it’s four stories and four incarnations of… The Master! And that’s only half the story: the Master will be played by Geoffrey Beevers, Derek Jacobi, Michelle Gomez…

Torchwood: The Last Beacon review

It’s Torchwood: The Last Beacon, it’s Ianto Jones and Owen Harper, it’s Gareth David-Lloyd’s first Big Finish credit as a writer. Gosh. You spoil us, once again Big Finish. So, it’s a title with much to recommend on paper, but does the actual produce live up to expectations? Short review: Yes. Long review? If you…

Notes on Gallifrey Time War volume 1

In Gallifrey: Time War Volume 1, Big Finish has spun lots of plates to bring various elements of its Gallifrey continuity into line, ready to connect to the various Time War stories also coming out (mainly those of the Eighth Doctor). In this set of four stories, David Llewelyn, Tim Foley, Scott Handcock and Matt Fitton get…