Posts by: Tony Jones

Doctor Who Fourth Doctor Adventures: Series 7 Volume 2 review

Available as either a boxset or four individual instalments, the seventh series of Fourth Doctor Adventures concludes with Volume 2, and it’s four more hugely entertaining stories for Tom Baker’s Doctor in the company of Leela (Louise Jameson). Justin Richards starts with The Shadow Of London. It’s the 1940s and London seems unusually quiet, and...

Torchwood: We Always Get Out Alive review

The latest Torchwood release from Big Finish is We Always Get Out Alive, a Gwen and Rhys story with both Eve Myles and Kai Owen performing. If that’s not enough to rouse interest, it was also written by the prolific Guy Adams. Guy takes us to a car journey. Gwen and Rhys are on the...

Doctor Who: Lure Of The Nomad review

Big Finish has had a reorganisation of its Doctor Who main range, with each Doctor now having their own producer. In the case of the Colin Baker’s sixth Doctor, the producer is now John Ainsworth, who also directed The Lure Of The Nomad, a story written by Matthew J Elliott. Matthew is presumably used to...

Blake’s 7: Crossfire part 3 review

In this third set of four full-cast stories, Big Finish brings to a close the Crossfire sequence of Blake’s 7 tales set in a galactic civil war: Servalan (Jacqueline Pearce) vs the former President (Hugh Fraser). Range producer/script editor/director John Ainsworth has used these stories to good effect so far, weaving a large-scale story into...

Doctor Who: Ravenous 1 review

The Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) is back, and all you need to know is the action continues from the finale of the previous set of four boxsets, Doom Coalition. At the end of that series, the Doctor and companion Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) were about to set out on a quest for missing (possibly dead)...

The Omega Factor series 3 review

In this third set of four stories for the Omega Factor range, Big Finish continues the menace from the second set, while allowing the central characters Dr Anne Reynolds (Louise Jameson) and Adam Dean (John Dorney) time to take their own stories forward. The listener is in the position of knowing a lot more about...

Doctor Who: Serpent in the Silver Mask review

Despite reaching its 236th release, the Big Finish Doctor Who main range is as vibrant as ever. In this latest release, David Llewellyn’s Serpent in the Silver Mask, elements of comedy are effortlessly blended with the sinister and a detective mystery, one which the fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) and companions must solve, and quickly, before...

Vienna: Retribution – Doctor Who spin-off review

In her fifth Big Finish boxset since first appearing in Doctor Who spin-off Vienna: The Memory Box in 2013 (and with the seventh Doctor before that), Chase Masterson’s impossibly glamorous bounty hunter, ex-assassins, investigator Vienna Salvatori is back for Vienna: Retribution. This time the three-story boxset is penned by a single writer, the prolific Guy Adams,...

Doctor Who: The Churchill Years Volume 2 review

A huge two years since we first heard Ian McNeice reprise Sir Winston Churchill for Big Finish, we get The Churchill Years Volume 2. Again, it’s four stories scattered across Winston’s life in four full-cast adventures. The first story, the Paul Morris tale Young Winston could be seen as a template for any number of future...

The Martian Invasion Of Earth review

After a slight delay (it was originally planned for last autumn), Big Finish has released its final HG Wells title, The Martian Invasion of Earth. Adapted and directed by Nick Briggs, it stars Richard Armitage as the narrator, now firmly established as Herbert Wells (the novel avoids names for most characters). Herbert’s wife, Amy, is...