Companion Chronicles: First Doctor Volume 3 review on CultBox

The Companion Chronicles: First Doctor Volume 3 is an overdue return for the range and four great stories. All companion groupings are represented with Susan, Vicki, Steven, Ben and Polly. I found all the stories to be worth a listen and thought provoking. I put some thoughts together on CultBox: Doctor Who – The Companion…

The Crash of the UK-201 review on CultBox

My review of Jonathan Morris’s entirely excellent Doctor Who Early Adventures: The Crash of the UK-201 is now live on CultBox. It’s an impressive piece of writing as you’ll see from my review: Doctor Who Early Adventures: The Crash Of The UK-201. <<= Message Ends =>>

Doctor Who: The Rescue review

Often summarised as a short story in two episodes to introduce a new companion (I paraphrase), I think there’s a bit more to The Rescue than the simple description does justice. Yes it’s about the first (ever) companion change from Susan to Vicki, and yes there’s not much story, but it still has its moments. I’ve chosen it for…

Entanglement review on CultBox

I was probably a bit critical of November’s Early Adventures by Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky, but it was set in my alma mater, though a few decades before my time! That aside, Entanglement is a fun if something of parody, and well worth a listen. My review is on CultBox: Big Finish – Doctor Who: Entanglement review….

Doctor Who An Ideal World review on Cultbox

My review of the October 2018 Early Adventures story An Ideal World by Ian Potter is now online, thanks to CultBox: Doctor Who: Ideal World review. It’s a First Doctor with Vicki and Steven story, well performed but not (for me) as strong as last month’s Dalek Invasion of Winter. ooo Message Ends ooo

The Space Museum – some thoughts

I’ve been watching the First Doctor series 2 story The Space Museum. It’s not at the top of most people’s top episodes from the 1960s, but I suggest it isn’t as bad as might be thought. Yes a lot of the acting doesn’t work (and there’s debate elsewhere about it being written as a comedy then reined back)….

The Dalek Occupation of Winter review on CultBox

The latest round of Early Adventures kicks off with the extremely recommended The Dalek Invasion of Winter by David K Barnes. It’s one of the most impressive debuts (to Big Finish) I can recall for a long time, and a great example of how writing, directing (Lisa Bowerman in fine form as ever) and performance (Peter Purves…

First Doctor CC Volume 2 review

I’m catching up with some listening, and it’s time to talk Companion Chronicles The First Doctor Volume 2. It’s a great set of stories, and producer Ian Atkins has really pushed the envelope on the art of the possible with this set. You want more? Oh, alright then!

The Fifth Traveller reviewed

The latest series of Early Adventures continues with another outing for Jemma Powell as Barbara Wright. Philip Lawrence brings us The Fifth Traveller and we welcome Jospa (James Joyce) to the TARDIS. Just what is going on and what adventures will befall the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara, Vicki and Jospa? Let’s find out…

The Secret History reviewed

Hooray! The main range has reached #200! This means the end of the Locum Doctors Trilogy and we (hope to) find out why various incarnations of the Doctor have popped back into their own past. This time the Fifth Doctor goes back to his earliest days and meets up with Steven Taylor and Vicki. This is also a…

Bounty of Ceres reviewed

Ian Potter wrote the third of the first series of The Early Adventures, a tale for the First Doctor, Steven and Vicki entitled Bounty of Ceres. This is set on a large asteroid and is one of those stories that grew on me as I listened to it. I previously reviewed it for Starburst, but this post is aimed at…

The main range – 200, not out!

This month (December 2014) sees the release of main range title The Rani Elite which is release number 194. In 2015 Big Finish will release the 200th title in the range. To mark the occasion there will be a run of three releases under the banner of The Locum Doctors. Details are here: BIG FINISH – DOCTOR WHO 2015:…