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Torchwood: The Office Of Never Was review

From the roster of the Torchwood central cast, doubtless many would agree that Ianto Jones had the most to gain from the show’s audio revival. Presented as the ever-reliable background boy, albeit with a tortured past and a cyber-girlfriend stashed in the basement, his opportunities to shine on screen were limited at best. The audio...

Doctor Who: Tales From New Earth review

While the Ninth Doctor showed Rose ‘The End of the Word’, it was not until the second series of modern Doctor Who that we saw the TARDIS visit a whole new world onscreen, when the Tenth brought Rose to smell the apple grass of ‘New Earth’. Later, he also brought Martha and saved the New...

Doctor Who Gallifrey: Time War review

Running in various formats since 2004, Gallifrey has chronicled eight series worth of political machinations at the heart of Time Lord society. Following the stories of the Doctor’s former companions Romana and Leela. Latterly, the series has added Ace to its roster, picking up on the notion that the Doctor was preparing her for life...

Torchwood: Aliens Among Us part 3 review

Big Finish’s Torchwood Series 5, Aliens Among Us, draws to a close across a third box set of four stories. Set in a Cardiff radically altered since the heyday of the television show, the resurgent Torchwood work from the remnants of their hub, dealing with alien threats in a city riven with immigration issues and...

Electric Dreams: Autofac review

Spoilers for Autofac Electric Dreams, the sci-if anthology series, based on acclaimed author Philip K Dick’s short stories, returns to our screens with dystopian future tale, Autofac. “The world’s smartest factory” To set the scene, Autofac takes place on post-war Earth, sometime in the future, where the remaining humans having colonised. Autofac, a sentient supply...

Vienna: Retribution – Doctor Who spin-off review

In her fifth Big Finish boxset since first appearing in Doctor Who spin-off Vienna: The Memory Box in 2013 (and with the seventh Doctor before that), Chase Masterson’s impossibly glamorous bounty hunter, ex-assassins, investigator Vienna Salvatori is back for Vienna: Retribution. This time the three-story boxset is penned by a single writer, the prolific Guy Adams,...

Save Me episode 1 review

On paper Save Me reads like your standard entry in the well-trod missing child genre and, if it weren’t for the excellent casting, there’s a chance it might have passed public attention by. It shouldn’t, though, because this is much more than the sum of its plot elements, and could turn into something really compelling.

American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace episode 1 review

The success of American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson was a surprise to pretty much everyone. Arriving at a time when anthology shows were producing diminishing results and creator Ryan Murphy’s name was more synonymous with musicals and camp than it was ‘prestige’ drama, most people went in expecting a guilty pleasure at...

Doctor Who: Ghost Walk review

February’s Fifth Doctor release from Big Finish, the second in the current trilogy after Kingdom of Lies, brings his Season 18 line-up of Adric, Tegan and Nyssa into a complex temporal puzzle of a story which has some very modern sensibilities. In a lengthy and highly amusing pre-credits setup, we are introduced to one of...