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Doctor Who: The First Doctor Adventures Volume 1 review

Big Finish has a first-class reputation as a purveyor of high-quality audio drama, recreating classic shows and in the case of Doctor Who finding new opportunities for actors to return to roles fans love. The need to match the feel and sound of the originals has meant very little recasting over the years, and only...

Blake’s 7: The Way Ahead (40th Anniversary Special) review

Blake’s 7 survived major changes of crew, the destruction of the Liberator and now, forty years later, it marks its anniversary with a touching story penned by Mark Wright. Fans will know Blake himself (Gareth Thomas) passed away in 2016 and this release stands as a tribute not only to the show, but to Gareth...

Doctor Who: Kingdom Of Lies review

To kick of a new trilogy of stories for the Fifth Doctor, Robert Kahn and Tom Salinsky, the writers of last year’s entertaining Hartnell pure-historical ‘The Ravelli Conspiracy’ bring their comic touch to the busy Season 18 line-up of Adric, Nyssa and Tegan. An entertaining pre-credits sequence snaps us right back to character dynamics of...

New Counter Measures: series 2 review of the Doctor Who spin-off

Counter-Measures has long since escaped the 1960s and their roots as a Doctor Who spin-off (from Revelation of the Daleks) and carved a path that in this set of stories sees them plough further into the 1970s and then curve right back towards their roots. The first story is The Splintered Man by Roland Moore,...

Doctor Who: Landbound review

In 2016, to honour the memory of a much missed colleague, Big Finish launched the first ‘Paul Spragg Short Trip Memorial Opportunity’. Offering writers new to the company the chance to submit a short story idea, with the prize of a commission and its subsequent release, it yielded the entertaining Seventh Doctor tale ‘Forever Fallen’...

Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Fleet Street Transparency review

If there’s one thing we need at Christmas (even accepting it’s a good few weeks gone) it’s a seasonal tale set in Victorian London and featuring Sherlock Holmes (Nick Briggs) and Dr Watson (Richard Earl). The Jonathan Barnes story The Adventure of the Fleet Street Conspiracy provides just that. The story is available on download...

Doctor Who: Wreck of the World review

Bristol based writer / composer Timothy X Atack (who just won the biennial Bruntwood prize, Europe’s biggest playwriting prize, with Heartworn), makes his Big Finish debut with the Early Adventures story The Wreck of the World. It’s a big screen outing for the second Doctor, Jamie and Zoe, with plenty of atmosphere, a dark presence...

Doctor Who: The War Master – Only The Good review

Over the years Big Finish have told some great stories with the wonderful Geoffrey Beevers – one of the emaciated “crispy” Masters – as well as their own inspired casting of Alex MacQueen. Setting stories in the Time War era however offers the chance for a slice of dream casting, with Sir Derek Jacobi returning...

Doctor Who: Static review

With a chilling cold open, in which a companion calls out in desperation for the Doctor’s help, it is clear that we are in for a terrifying time as the latest Big Finish Colin Baker Doctor Who trilogy concludes. Travelling in the company of Phillipa ‘Flip’ Ramon, nee Jackson (Lisa Greenwood) and Leading Wren Mrs Constance...

UNIT Encounters review

After the high-octane widescreen epic that was the previous set UNIT: Extinction, it’s a change of pace for UNIT: Encounters. We have four stories exploring various facets of the UNIT world, with some good exploration of both Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave) and Osgood (Ingrid Oliver). While there’s no big enemy looming large, there is something...