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Callan Volume One review

Running on ITV for four series between 1967 and 1972, as well as spawning both a movie and an 80’s TV special, Callan was a hard-hitting spy drama which followed its hero, played by Edward Woodward, in his missions for The Section – a covert government department handling enemies of the state by the most...

Doctor Who Short Trips 8.06 – The Siege Of Big Ben review

In the first of two Short Trips, Camille Codhuri reprises her role as Rose Tyler’s inimitable mother Jackie, gloriously sharing a few secrets with us over a cheeky splosh of pinot. While this is not Camille Codhuri’s first audio outing, having starred in both the The Ninth Doctor Chronicles and The Lives Of Captain Jack,...

Torchwood 22: Goodbye Piccadilly review

This month, Big Finish serves up a sequel of sorts to 2016’s Ghost Mission, which saw Sgt. Andy Davidson paired up with 1950’s Torchwood operative Norton Folgate, played by Samuel Barnett (Dirk Gently, Big Finish’s Cicero). While the first story saw Norton in the present day, ostensibly there to assess Andy’s suitability to join the...

Stath Lets Flats episode 1 review

New estate agent sitcom Stath Lets Flats is worth signing on the dotted line for. Back in 2015, BBC Three released a comedy pilot called People Time – a sketch show starring seven writer-performers including siblings Jamie and Natasia Demetriou. It was incredibly well-received, with the New Statesman suggesting it could be “the beginning of...

Doctor Who: Iron Bright review

In the latest Big Finish main range release, the sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) is travelling alone when he arrives in the middle of a supernatural mystery. The setting is the digging of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1828 and in Chris Chapman’s wonderful story the Doctor makes the acquaintance of Isambard Kingdom Brunel (Jam MacCallum), his...

Doctor Who The Companion Chronicles – The Second Doctor Volume 2 review

Now in the second year of its box-set format, The Companion Chronicles – partially narrated stories related by the Doctor’s fellow travellers – returns with four stories set in the Troughton era, and heralded by a rather wonderful video trailer. After the sad passing of Debbie Watling last year, the line-up of available companion actors...

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...