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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...

Doctor Who: Classic Doctors, New Monsters Volume 2 review

In their second set of stories blending so-called classic Doctors with new series monsters, Big Finish has mixed things up to an extent. There are still four stories, but a slight change to the set of Doctors, and one monster appearing twice. First up John Dorney brings us Night of the Vashta Nerada, bringing the...

Doctor Who: Flashpoint review

The latest Doctor Who Short Trips from Big Finish sees the welcome return of Sheridan Smith as Lucie Miller, reading Andrew Smith’s short story Flashpoint. It’s a clever story with a clever title – not just a crisis point, but also a good description of an alien world Cerberin, famous for its violent storms, visible...

Doctor Who: The Movellan Grave review (Big Finish Audio)

In The Movellan Grave, writer Andrew Smith makes light work of fitting an entire four-part 1970s style story into a single disc release for the Big Finish Fourth Doctor Adventures range. Starring Tom Baker as the fourth Doctor, and Lalla Ward as the second Romana, this time our heroes are up against the Movellans. If...

‘Doctor Who’ DVD review: ‘The Doctors: The Jon Pertwee Years’

Beginning in the early 1980s, the Myth Makers videos built up a tremendous archive of video interviews with the cast and crew of Doctor Who. This new DVD release collects together six of the main players of the Pertwee era. Hosted by Nicholas Briggs, long before he became the ‘voice of the Daleks’, each film...

‘Wartime’ review: 1987’s ‘Doctor Who’ spin-off arrives on DVD

Wartime was the first independently released spin-off from Doctor Who and it kicked off a plethora of fan-made, direct to video productions which helped keep the spirit of the show alive during the years it was not being made by the BBC. While the character of the Doctor belongs to the BBC, writers in the...

‘The Out-Laws’ review: Hit Belgian TV drama is quirky and outrageous

The appeal of this darkly comic Belgian drama lies in its quirky characters and outrageous plot, revolving around a formidable foursome of sisters who conspire to kill the husband of their fifth sister, the long-suffering Goedele. Jean-Claude Delcorps is a nasty piece of work and as the narrative progresses, we learn more about how he...

‘Doctor Who’ DVD review: ‘The Underwater Menace’

With this DVD release, all the surviving Doctor Who episodes in the BBC archive are now available for fans to own. Returned to the BBC in 2011, along with the third episode of ‘Galaxy 4’ (available on ‘The Aztecs’ Special Edition), ‘The Underwater Menace’ has endured a complicated journey to the high street. Frankly it...

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Blu-ray review: A perfectly serviceable entry into the Marvel saga

It’s been several months now since Avengers: Age of Ultron was released in cinemas. We’ve had another Marvel movie since then (Phase II closer Ant-Man), and everyone is starting to look ahead to Captain America: Civil War next year, which promises to be perhaps the most highly anticipated instalment yet, given the provocative and tantalising...