Posts by: Tony Jones

Blake’s 7 Crossfire Part 1 review

Blake’s 7 are back on audio in the form of Vila, Avon, Cally, Tarrant, Zen, Orac and Dayna, with Yasmin Bannerman now cast in place of Josette Simon, who declined to return to the role. This boxset marks the start of a set under the banner of Crossfire, and does a good job of introducing...

Doctor Who Early Adventures: The Outliers review

The latest Doctor Who Early Adventures story from Big Finish is The Outliers, a second Doctor story with Frazer Hines voicing both the Doctor and Jamie, with Anneke Wills as Polly and Elliot Chapman as Ben Jackson. This set of actors is now well established as a group and it’s yet another polished performance, directed...

Doctor Who: The Behemoth review

Marc Platt’s Doctor Who story The Behemoth, is the first in a set of three audio releases for Colin Baker’s sixth Doctor and his two Big Finish companions, Flip (Lisa Greenwood) and Constance Clark (Miranda Raison). For a change it’s a pure historical tale, set in 1756 Bath. The Doctor is setting tongues wagging, but...

Guide to the 2017 Doctor Who Short Trips Rarities

Big Finish has released five more titles in its Doctor Who Short Trips Rarities range. These are all stories, read by various actors and featuring a range of Doctors and companions. They were previously available as subscriber bonusses, and are now on sale to fans who, perhaps, weren’t subscribers to the main Doctor Who range...

Time in Office (Doctor Who Audio) review

Once a year, Big Finish mixes up the main range trilogies with a two-disc release of four separate stories, generally with a single Doctor/ companion team. Whereas previously these have been distinct stories written by different writers, this year’s Time in Office is a set of linked stories for the fifth Doctor and Tegan, all...

Doctor Who: The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 3 review

With the third boxset in this range, Big Finish is now delivering entirely authentic third Doctor stories hitting the mark in every respect, and Tim Treloar has now mastered Jon Pertwee almost entirely. This set has two stories: The Conquest of Far by Dalek voicing director Nick Briggs, and Storm of the Horofax by Andrew...

HG Wells The Time Machine (audio) review

With September’s release of The Time Machine, the Big Finish range of HG Wells audios hits the home straight with this two-disc adaption by Marc Platt of this classic story. Starring Ben Miles (The Crown) in the role of the nameless Time Traveller, it’s a very faithful telling of the original text, and worthy of...

Doctor Who Subterranea review

After last month’s ghostly goings on at Malkin Place, the fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and Romana (Lalla Ward) are back in space on a new planet, and in Jonathan Morris’s Subterranea, they are actually inside the planet’s crust. Packed with imagination, Jonathan Morris paints a world where the human inhabitants live inside so-called Drill-towns, desperate...

Blake’s 7: Spoils of War review

After being unavoidably delayed, Blake’s 7 is back in a new set of full-cast stories set in the timeline of season 3 of the original TV show. It’s a new production team with John Ainsworth taking over production, script editing and directing duties and a recasting for the character of Dayna Mellanby, now played by...