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Doctor Who review: The Blood Furnace

Starring the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Mel (who has re-joined the TARDIS after her travels with Glitz), Big Finish’s Doctor Who story The Blood Furnace brings the companions home to Earth and relatively close to their respective times as they materialise at a Merseyside shipyard in 1991. It soon becomes a rather personal trip for Mel too, as...

Doctor Who: The Behemoth review

Marc Platt’s Doctor Who story The Behemoth, is the first in a set of three audio releases for Colin Baker’s sixth Doctor and his two Big Finish companions, Flip (Lisa Greenwood) and Constance Clark (Miranda Raison). For a change it’s a pure historical tale, set in 1756 Bath. The Doctor is setting tongues wagging, but...

Torchwood: The Lives Of Captain Jack boxset review

Jack Harkness, former Time Agent and friend of the Doctor has a rather complicated timeline; he has travelled with two different incarnations and also on his own, as well as having spent several lifetimes on Earth. This makes him ripe for further exploration and this box set explores some of the tantalising gaps in Jack’s...

Doctor Who Short Trips 8.10 review: All Hands On Deck

Hot on the heels of September’s release, All Hands On Deck is another tale set at the eve of the Time War, featuring the Eighth Doctor as he seeks to ensure one of his companion’s safety. While A Heart On Both Sides featured the Doctor incognito, the former TARDIS traveller he visits in this story is...

Baker’s End 4: The Happenstance Pox review

Across three surreal instalments of Baker’s End, we were treated to the death and feline-infused resurrection of Tom Baker as “The King of Cats”. Through his adventures, he saw off twerking pensioners, psychic investigators and grotesque scarecrows, even journeying into Hades to save his faithful housekeeper. This fourth episode however brings a change. While the...

Time in Office (Doctor Who Audio) review

Once a year, Big Finish mixes up the main range trilogies with a two-disc release of four separate stories, generally with a single Doctor/ companion team. Whereas previously these have been distinct stories written by different writers, this year’s Time in Office is a set of linked stories for the fifth Doctor and Tegan, all...

Big Finish Terrahawks – series 3 review

Since its revival in 2015, Terrahawks – the audio continuation of Gerry Anderson and Christopher Burr’s 1980’s puppet show – has delivered two impressive series packed full of entertaining call backs, appallingly bad puns and some not-so-subtle digs at the wider Anderson universe.

Doctor Who – Short Trips 7.08 ‘The British Invasion’ review

Wendy Padbury narrates this charming tale which brings the TARDIS and her crew, the Second Doctor, highlander Jamie McCrimmon and the futuristic astrophysicist Zoe Herriot to London’s South Bank in 1951, for the Festival of Britain. The first quarter of an hour of the play’s unhurried forty-two minutes is made up of some delightful character...

Doctor Who: The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 3 review

With the third boxset in this range, Big Finish is now delivering entirely authentic third Doctor stories hitting the mark in every respect, and Tim Treloar has now mastered Jon Pertwee almost entirely. This set has two stories: The Conquest of Far by Dalek voicing director Nick Briggs, and Storm of the Horofax by Andrew...