Posts by: Tony Jones

‘Doctor Who’ audio story review: ‘Damaged Goods’

Big Finish has just released its latest set of novel adaptations, the first of which is ‘Damaged Goods’. A Seventh Doctor story starring Sylvester McCoy accompanied by two new-to-audio companions Chris Cwej (Travis Oliver) and Roz Forrester (Yasmin Bannerman), the significance of this story is in its origin – the original New Adventure story was...

‘Blake’s 7’ audio story review: ‘Truth and Lies’

In ‘Truth and Lies’ the quest for missing crewmember Dayna comes to a conclusion as the Liberator crew have tracked her to the obscure planet Appalion Five. Of course, nothing is straightforward… Justin Richards, the series script editor, wrote this final piece and took great care to balance the story, giving the regular crew plenty...

‘Blake’s 7’ audio story review: ‘Devil’s Advocate’

Devil’s Advocate is a full-cast Blake’s 7 story continuing the crew’s search for Dayna. This month it is the turn of Steve Lyons to move the series arc forward while also giving listeners an enjoyable story in its own right. This he does with admirable skill. At first the story is a standard Avon (Paul...

‘Doctor Who’ audio boxset review: Big Finish’s ‘Dark Eyes 4’

With Dark Eyes 4, Big Finish brings a set of award winning Eighth Doctor stories to a close. Each of the Dark Eyes releases consists of four CDs of audio drama, and this final set was jointly written by Matt Fitton (who wrote Dark Eyes 3) and John Dorney (recently seen on Only Connect and...

‘Blake’s 7’ audio story review: ‘Ghost Ship’

The full cast, single-disc audio Ghost Ship is the latest Blake’s 7 story Big Finish has released in their second series of classic adventures, this latest written by Iain McLaughlin. There is an overall theme of the search for Dayna (this is set during Blake’s 7 Season C), but that is all but incidental to...

‘The Confessions of Dorian Gray’ Series 3 audio review

Big Finish will release their third Dorian Gray boxset in November with Alexander Vlahos (Merlin’s Mordred) returning to the title role. Directed by Scott Handcock (who wrote the final two stories) this is a collection of eight brand new, half hour episodes with a full disc documentary. Scott has taken care to ensure that this...

Audio review: Big Finish’s ‘Frankenstein’

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (A Modern Prometheus) is a classic story most are aware of but few have read. This new audio release is a full cast dramatization adapted by Jonathan Barnes and directed by Scott Handcock. The adaptation is faithful to Shelley’s masterpiece (written when she was 18) and tells the story of how Victor...