The Enchantress of Numbers review

The third tale in The Syndicate Masterplan Volume 1 takes the Fourth Doctor and new companion Ann Kelso to Victorian England for Ann’s first journey into history, though the story starts with the TARDIS already having been in London before it makes its way to Nottinghamshire and an encounter with The Enchantress of Numbers, Ada Lovelace (played by Finty Williams)….

Jago & Litefoot series 12 review

With this twelfth boxset Jago & Litefoot revisits some threads from its very inception and at certain points feels as though the series might be on the brink of drawing a line in the sand or even taking a break. Fortunately (and despite the lack of cliffhanger ending), we know there will be plenty more for Trevor…

Jago & Litefoot series 11 review

I’ve already discussed Jago & Litefoot Series 11 over on Starburst, now I’d like to go deeper into the stories. As the cliff-hanger from series 10 revealed the presence of the Geoffrey Beevers Master, and the cast list includes Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor, I had concerns this might be more Doctor Who than Jago & Litefoot. How did…

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 +++

Jago & Litefoot Series 10 reviewed

I’ve already reviewed Jago & Litefoot series 10 on Cultbox; this is a more extensive review that goes deeper into the stories and has a bit more in the way of spoilers. Series 9 gave our heroes a sea trip to remember and introduced the character of Dr Betterman (David Warner). What treats are in store…

The R3 Companion Chronicles Collector’s Guide Part II

Prompted by a full Companion Chronicles sale, here is the second part of my guide said range. It follows on from The R3 Companion Chronicles Collector’s Guide Part I. This part covers series 5 – 8. This is intended as a reference and is field under Home > Guides, as are all the other Red Rocket series guides.

The Sixth Doctor Last Adventure reviewed on Kasterborous

I reviewed the most excellent boxset The Sixth Doctor – The Last Adventure on Kasterborous. Don’t waste time reading that – go off and listen to Colin’s farewell in this brilliant set of four stories by Simon Barnard, Paul Morris, Alan Barnes, Matt Fitton and Nick Briggs. If you insist the review is: REVIEWED: THE SIXTH DOCTOR…

Jago & Litefoot meet Jago & Litefoot

In a month packed with news (or so it seems) we now have details of Jago & Litefoot Series 10 – yes the tenth series for the infernal investigators. Corks! As promised in the Series 9 extras, David Warner will be joiner Messrs Baxter and Benjamin, but there’s more; much more. Back in Blighty means more…

Jago & Litefoot series 9 reviewed

I reviewed Jago & Litefoot series 9 for Kasterborous (see here) and thought I’d follow up with my more usual, in-depth take on the stories and the set as a whole. There are a couple of spoilers but I leave plenty of the plot unexplored, focussing on the greater narrative arc of the characters. This may…

Farewell Sixie – The Last Adventure

As announced on the Big Finish website this week, and in the latest DWM, Big Finish is killing of the Sixth Doctor! Fortunately, being Big Finish, this doesn’t mean the last of Colin Baker! September 2015 will see a lavish boxset (and Colin’s first) as the Doctor and several companions tackle the Valeyard in a set of…

Jago & Litefoot Series 8 reviewed

The previous series of Jago & Litefoot ended on a great cliff-hanger – the Scorchies had appeared and were keen to appear in Jago’s theatre, the New Regency (and why wouldn’t they be?!). How would events unfold? What else would befall our favourite Victorian adventurers? Only one way to find out!

More on Jago and Litefoot series 8

Big Finish has announced details of Jago & Litefoot Series 8 (available October 2014). Headline news is that The Scorchies are definitely with us; it wasn’t a dream. There are some other items of interest as well…