Doctor Who: Grey Man of the Mountain review on Cultbox

The final one-Doctor outing for Sylvester McCoy’s Seventh Doctor, The Grey Man of the Mountain was a good listen, if not the strongest story ever. I wrote a review for Cultbox, which you can find here. +++ Message Ends +++

Dark Universe details released

Big Finish has released details of the January 2020 main range release Dark Universe. It’s good timing as I’m just listening to the end of Ravenous 4 and recently blogged about Sophie Aldred. It’s the big Seventh Doctor, Ace and The Eleven story by Guy Adams. It’s looking great on paper…

Andrew Cartmel and Sophie Aldred to talk Curse of Fenric

November 23 (!!) 2019 sees Andrew Cartmel and Sophie Aldred at the BFI screening of The Curse of Fenric, newly restored (and extended) for BluRay. Tickets cost £15 but sadly the event is sold out. Expect someone to record the Q&A for posterity. Details (in case tickets become available) here. ::= Message Ends =::

Legacy of Time: Split Infinitive review

Next stop for the Legacy of Time is Split Infinitive. I won’t give much in the way of spoilers, but I will assume you’ve listened to Lies in Ruins so I might put in some details from that story I didn’t use in its review. John Dorney has the writing honours, and we have the…

Vworp Con September 2018

If you’re in Manchester on Sunday September 9, 2018, you might want to take advantage of Vworp Con. So far announced are Paul McGann, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Louise Jameson, Sophie Aldred, Katy Manning, John Leeson, Philip Hinchcliffe and Waris Hussien. Gosh! +++ Message Ends +++

Sophie Aldred talks to Uncanny

There’s a splendid post from Sophie Aldred over on Uncanny Magazine in which she covers her career, the job of a voice artist and even talks about Big Finish lunches! The post is: My Voice-Over Life. *** Message Ends ***

Learn the Science of the Time Lords!

The National Space Centre in Leicester are holding an event titled Science of the Time Lords, the weekend of January 28/29 2017. It looks like a great line up of events and guests include Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Nicola Bryant and Sophie Aldred (and tons more, including Dan Starkey and Terry Molloy). *** Message Ends ***

Maker of Demons reviewed

Matthew J Elliott brings the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Mel trilogy to an end with Maker of Demons. It offers a less explored angle on the Doctor and a good mix of dark story with lighter, though grim, dialogue. In some ways it’s Doctor Who and The Tempest, but in a good way. Unlike Forbidden Planet there are no…

DWM 500 day

May 28, 2016 and it’s a return to the Copthorne Hotel in Slough (not Windsor, despite the name). I’d been there for a few Big Finish Days, so found it hard to resist comparing the two events, despite their natural differences. I made a few notes, took a few pictures and chat to a few…

Short Trips Volume III reviewed

In 2010 / 2011, the Doctor Who Short Trips range was a regular (every few months) set of two CDs brimming with short stories read by a range of actors, for all the licensed Doctors and written by a kaleidoscope of writers. For no clear reason, I’ve decided to commence reviews with May 2011 and Short Trips Volume…

Theatre of War reviewed

Justin Richards adapted his 1994 novel Theatre of War for the Big Finish Doctor Who Novel Adaptations range. A Seventh Doctor story, this has Ace and Benny as companions and is also notable for the first appearance of Irving Braxiatel (who has been important to the Bernice Summerfield range). The story starts as an archaeology story, then becomes a mystery,…

Blue Peter Dalek cupcakes

Over the years there have been many strong links between the BBC show Blue Peter and Doctor Who. Peter Purves played Steven Taylor and presented for Blue Peter; Ace had not one but two Blue Peter Badges (both Sophie’s). Now we have the ultimate: Dalek Cupcakes! Enjoy! =-= Message Ends =-=