Legacy of Time: Avenues of Possibility review

Fifth up (and that means only one left) for the Legacy of Time and it’s Jonathan Morris with the Sixth Doctor, Charlie Pollard and DI Menzies. The last time we had this grouping was in Jonathan’s Crimes of Thomas Brewster, a great story whose characters also included Evelyn Smythe and Flip Jackson in her first…

Peri and Sixie: what happened after The Trial?

Back in 2014, Big Finish started to tell Peri’s story subsequent to the events of The Trial of a Timelord. These started with The Widow’s Assassin, but we only had one short run. Recent Sixth Doctor and Peri stories hopped back to Peri’s earlier time on the show. Big Finish has now created Doctor Who…

Doctor Who: Loud and Proud review

Alongside The Kamelion Empire, March 2019 saw the release of the free (to main range subscribers) Subscriber Short Trips: Loud and Proud. It’s a Sixth Doctor and Mel story written by Andrew Allen. It’s well worth a listen so don’t forget to download and give it a whirl (not via the app as of time…

Under Odin’s Eye review

May 2019’s Short Trips story was Under Odin’s Eye, by Alice Cavender. It’s a Sixth Doctor and Peri adventure, read with her usual skill by Nicola Bryant and directed (with all her usual skill!) by Helen Goldwyn. I reviewed it for CultBox: Doctor Who Short Trips: Under Odin’s Eye review. Short review: it’s great, go…

What did the Sixth Doctor do for the show?

So, time to ask the same question I’ve already asked about the previous few Doctor incarnations: what did the Sixth Doctor do for the show? I’m not dwelling on the negatives, this isn’t another dig at Colin Baker’s time on TV, it’s about the positives and the noteworthy. Yes the context was bad, but there…

Revelation of the Daleks review

I turn my attention to one of the two Sixth Doctor stories to get a 4* rating from the Radio Times. Yes, time to rewatch the Eric Saward story Revelation of the Daleks. When this story was broadcast in March 1985 I was still watching the show around starting a new job. My memories have…

The Radio Times on the Sixth Doctor

I start my month of Sixth Doctor content with a trawl of the Radio Times reviews. Fans of a nervous disposition should look away now. It’s not pleasant, in fact it’s a horror show. Thankfully Big Finish has shown us the way and Sixie is now much-loved and respected. Meanwhile, back at the Radio Times…