Two more Lost Stories announced for November 2019

Big Finish has announced two Lost Stories will be released November 2019; Stephen Gallagher’s Fifth Doctor adventure Nightmare Country and the Wally K Daly Sixth Doctor story The Ultimate Evil (the picture shows Nicola Bryant, Wally and Colin Baker). I’ve long since wanted to hear Wally’s story having discovered some of his other work on…

Warriors of the Deep review

Of the three classic Doctor Who stories with members of the ancient dominant reptile life on Earth, the Fifth Doctor story Warriors of the Deep has a reputation of being the weakest. On a rewatch it lacks most of the emotional punch of either Silurians or Sea Devils, but is it that bad? Does it…

The Kamelion Empire review on CultBox

I have to take my hat off to fellow writer Jonathan Morris for his rather splendid The Kamelion Empire. It’s the concluding part of a Fifth Doctor trilogy with companions Tegan, Turlough and Kamelion (Jon Culshaw). It’s a cleverly constructed (much like Kamelion itself) tightly performed gem. Why? Read my review here: Doctor Who: The…

Black Thursday / Power Game review on CultBox

February 2019 continued the trio of stories with the Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Kamelion. It’s a pair of contrasting tales: Black Thursday / Power Game by Jamie Anderson and Eddie Robson, and jolly fine they are too! You want more?! Check out my review on CultBox: Doctor Who: Black Thursday/Power Game review. <+> Message…

Devil in the Mist review on CultBox

January 2019 kicks off with a rare return for writer Cavan Scott with Devil in the Mist. It’s a Fifth Doctor story with Tegan, Turlough and a first Big Finish appearance for Kamelion (voiced by Jon Culshaw). I enjoyed it much more than I expected to; my review is on CultBox: Doctor Who: Devil In The Mist review. ***…

Short Trips: Trap for Fools review

A new writer to the Short Trips range (though possibly is the actor who has appeared in many Big Finish releases, including lots of early Benny stories), Stephen Fewell has the distinction of writing for Mark Strickson in the Fifth Doctor / Turlough story A Trap for Fools. I’m biased, but I do like the Short Trips range, and this is another…

Memory Bank reviewed on Cultbox

I reviewed the main range Fifth Doctor and Turlough collection The Memory Bank and other stories over on CultBox. It’s part of the October roundup I did with Ian McArdell. Ian also have some kind words on my story Rulebook! The review is part of: Big Finish’s ‘Doctor Who’ audio stories: October 2016 reviews round-up. +++ Message Ends +++

The Memory Bank announced

A May Bank Holiday news piece gives details of the October release in the Big Finish Doctor Who main range. Full information on the Big Finish website: DOCTOR WHO: THE MEMORY BANK AND OTHER STORIES. This means we’ve had five Peter Davison Fifth Doctor boxsets in 2016, and we get a somewhat overdue set of stories for the Doctor and Turlough.

Subscriber Short Trips 2011 reviewed

The 2011 Subscriber Short Trips are a varied set of interesting stories by a range of authors and readers. [Note – the stories were re-aligned to make sure each quarter had a specific story. They didn’t necessarily appear in this order at the time for the earlier years.] Let’s get on with the reviews!

Gardens of the Dead reviewed on Cultbox

The 2016 Short Trips range kicked off with the Jenny T Colgan Fifth Doctor story Gardens of the Dead. This is a great Turlough story set very early in his time as part of the TARDIS crew, and Mark Strickson makes a great job of reading this. My thoughts are part of the monthly collection of Doctor Who reviews I…

The Entropy Plague reviewed

It falls to Jonathan Morris to conclude the Fifth Doctor eSpace trilogy with The Entropy Plague. The TARDIS crew of the Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Turlough made a surprise trip to eSpace in Mistfall and Tegan managed to get kidnapped in Equilibrium. With the whole of the eSpace universe under threat of collapse, how will our heroes make their…

Equilibrium reviewed

Matt Fitton wrote Equilibrium, the middle story in the 2015 Fifth Doctor trilogy. Last month’s Mistfall ended with the Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Turlough trapped in E-Space, and the TARDIS lacking a stolen component. Can they find it, repair the TARDIS and return to N-Space? How did Matt carry the baton of this trilogy forward, and where is…