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Big Finish: ATA Girl review

As part of their twentieth anniversary, Big Finish has commissioned a range of new drama, the first of which to be released is ATA Girl. It’s set in World War II, and is the creation of Louise Jameson (Doctor Who, Tenko, Eastenders, Doc Martin) who also directs. During World War II, the Air Transport Auxiliary...

Sherlock Holmes: The Master Of Blackstone Grange review

Written by Jonathan Barnes, The Master Of Blackstone Grange finds Sherlock Holmes (Nick Briggs) somewhat lacking focus. Moriarty is no more, Holmes is lacking a serious challenge, and it is Watson (Richard Earl) who finds a new client, Horace Grigg (Nigel Hastings) and Holmes is about to embark upon a new quest when he learns...

Doctor Who: Jenny The Doctor’s Daughter review

With this set of four stories, Big Finish has avoided the use of ‘series 1’ in the title, but it’s clear from the first few moments this will be a popular and entertaining series for years to come. Georgia Tennant leaps from adventure to adventure, with all the bravado, vigour and joy for life the...

Star Cops: Mother Earth Part 1 review

In the summer of 1987, the BBC transmitted a show which fused the genres of science fiction and crime; Star Cops followed Nathan Spring, a traditional copper thrust into space as the head of the nascent International Space Police Force. Devised by Blake’s 7 script editor and Doctor Who scribe Chris Boucher, the show was...

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom review

For some, the Jurassic World reboot was a fun revival of a classic series that had fizzled out years before, and the huge box office return certainly indicated that there was a hunger for more dinosaur disaster fare. For others, however, it was a disappointing, soulless rehash of a beloved property. Everyone else just had...

Ackley Bridge series 2 episode 1 recap

Despite using its six episodes to explore a whole range of important social issues, one big problem with Ackley Bridge series one was that it failed to really address what it advertised itself as. The show wasn’t about how religion and culture can separate friendships, and now that pretense has been shed the second series...

Doctor Who Short Trip 8.05 review: Trap for Fools

For this latest Doctor Who Short Trip we join Turlough back in the classroom. Not at Brendon, the public school from Mawdryn Undead where the Doctor first encountered him, but at the futuristic St. Neot’s – a school run on traditional lines for the elite of the galaxy. Shrouded from the hubbub of the universe, St. Neot’s...