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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...

‘Hard Sun’ Episode 3 Review

There’s been quite a few tweets this past week from people saying they’ve finished #HardSun, and lauding it as a drama well worth a watch. That’s good to hear if you’ve not seen it all yet, especially as many crime dramas can start strong, only to drag on too long and fizzle out near the...

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,...

‘Hard Sun’ Episode 2 Review

Welcome to the slow road of weekly Hard Sun reviews. I’m sipping the series slowly, like a fine cognac, or Pepto Bismol. By now you may have watched the entire 8 episodes. In fact, you could’ve watched them all several times over. Judging by the iPlayer charts you might well have: it’s proved very popular....