Paternoster Heritage 3 details released

Big Finish has released details for the May 2020 release Paternoster Heritage 3. Yes, it’s the return of Vastra, Strax and Jenny for three more capers in Victorian London. Remain calm, human scum! Everyone’s favourite Victorian crime-fighting trio are back to solve mysteries, crack cases and, if all else fails, obliterate everything with acid grenades. We even…

Jago joins the Paternoster Gang for Christmas 2020!

It’s a one-off rather than a regular occurrence, but there can only be so many mysteries to go round even in Victorian London! As part of Paternoster Gang: Heritage 4, Henry Gordon Jago will be helping Mme Vastra, Jenny and Strax! It’s also a Christmas story!

The Paternoster Gang – some thoughts

I’ve now listened to the second volume of stories, Paternoster Gang: Heritage 2 and while I’m no closer to understanding why heritage, I do feel the series is finding its feet. I’ve several thoughts about the structure of the boxsets so far and what I particularly think works. I share them below…

Paternoster Gang: Heritage 1 thoughts

I’ve just finished Paternoster Gang: Heritage 1 and thought I’d capture some observations (review coming). These should be pretty much spoiler free, at least regards content, though you may wish to come back to this if you’ve not heard the boxset yet.

The 8th of March review

The Big Finish 2019 International Women’s Day release was The Eighth of March, with four stories, women writers, director and a full range of well-liked women from across the Doctor Who universe. The motif of the 8th of March is in each tale as an anchor; beyond that no big arc or other distraction. As…

At last! The Paternoster Gang comes to Big Finish!

It won’t be a surprise as such (we’ve seen all the players converging on this), but Big Finish has announced a four boxset run for the Paternoster Gang! Why it wasn’t announced at Big Finish Day, who knows! Catrin Stewart, Neve McIntosh and Dan Starkey are all back for Paternoster Gang – Heritage. Each boxset…

The Eighth of March announced

Big Finish has announced a new title, scheduled for release on Friday, March 8th 2019. Titled The Eighth of March, it celebrates just some of the significant female characters from the world of Doctor Who, including Ace, Benny, Jenny Flint, Vastra, Kate Stewart, Osgood, River Song and Leela. The set is directed by Helen Goldwyn and each…

When Vastra met Churchill

Some interesting news on the second Churchill Years boxset with news Neve McIntosh will play Madame Vastra opposite Ian McNeice in a story about young Churchill. We have to wait until February 2018 to hear Paul Morris’s story Young Winston.

Still waiting for the Paternoster Gang on audio

Another reveal from the latest Big Finish podcast was the fact their extended licence doesn’t cover the Paternoster Gang. This is a surprise to many fans, and more so given Strax has already appeared with Jago & Litefoot.

Jago & Litefoot & Strax – The Haunting reviewed

We’ve had the first all-new modern-Who series from Big Finish (UNIT-Extinction), now we get the first crossover from modern to old with Justin Richards’s tale Jago & Litefoot & Strax – The Haunting. This means the regular Jago & Litefoot crew (including Ellie and Inspector Quick) get to meet the well-dressed if strange-looking Mr Strax. Strax…

Could we get the Further Fantastical Adventures of Captain Avery?

With the recent new-Who announcements from Big Finish, and the hint of more to come, I wondered what else we might be expecting and out of those what would I must want to listen to. I’ll start with the most likely, The Paternoster Gang, then cast my net wider. My thoughts are below — do…

Doctor Who Legacy – vote for a new expert ally

If you’d like to vote for the next (ie not this week’s) new expert level ally, pop over to this poll. Here you can vote for one of Danny Pink, Rose Tyler, Osgood, Meta-crisis tenth or Idris. I went for Rose — the poll doesn’t show you who’s winning, so wait and see!