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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...

Doctor Who: The Churchill Years Volume 2 review

A huge two years since we first heard Ian McNeice reprise Sir Winston Churchill for Big Finish, we get The Churchill Years Volume 2. Again, it’s four stories scattered across Winston’s life in four full-cast adventures. The first story, the Paul Morris tale Young Winston could be seen as a template for any number of future...

Strike – Career of Evil, part one review (Spoilers)

Here’s our spoiler-filled review of Strike – Career of Evil, part one. Returning to our screens for the first time since September last year, Strike’s final story of this series, Career Of Evil, sees our detective duo facing the ghosts of personal tragedies that begin to boil over into their work. “He threatened to cut...

Doctor Who: A Heart On Both Sides review

‘A Heart on Both Sides’ is the first foray of the Short Trips range into Doctor Who’s Time War, that was timed to coincide with the launch of a new strand of Eighth Doctor adventures set in that era. The focus of this particular adventure though is Nyssa, late of Traken and the TARDIS, who...

The Martian Invasion Of Earth review

After a slight delay (it was originally planned for last autumn), Big Finish has released its final HG Wells title, The Martian Invasion of Earth. Adapted and directed by Nick Briggs, it stars Richard Armitage as the narrator, now firmly established as Herbert Wells (the novel avoids names for most characters). Herbert’s wife, Amy, is...

Doctor Who: The Silurian Candidate review

Rounding out a trilogy for the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Mel, ‘The Silurian Candidate’ acts serves as a sequel to 1983’s futuristic sea base-under-siege story ‘Warriors of the Deep’. It also grants the returned Mel an opportunity to see the Doctor’s more manipulative nature, a tendency he developed after her departure in ‘Dragonfire’. Set in...

Doctor Who: The Diary Of River Song series 3 review

Having always felt more like the lead of her own show, rather than the guest star, it is no surprise that River Song has thrived on audio, courtesy of Big Finish. After dealing with an ancient threat to the universe in the first volume of her adventures, alongside the Eighth Doctor, and becoming entangled with...

‘Hard Sun’ finale review (spoilers)

The sunset arrives for Hard Sun series 1. Will there be a series 2? Apparently series creator Neil Cross has a plan for five series up his sleeve, which given the ratings seems ambitious. The end of series 1 doesn’t feel certain that there’s a future in a series about the future being extinguished. When...

Doctor Who: The Authentic Experience review, with Colin Baker

While Dan Starkey is doubtless most familiar to Doctor Who fans for his role onscreen as most of the modern Sontarans, notably the nurse, Victorian butler and comic stooge Strax, he has also worked extensively for Big Finish in various roles. Kicking off a new year of Short Trips, ‘The Authentic Experience’ is his first...