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Jodie Whittaker to host CBeebies Bedtime Stories

Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker will read the story of an intrepid girl on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. Whittaker will read Ada Twist, Scientist – the third in a series of books written by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts. Beaty considers Whittaker’s narration of her book, “the best of all things!” WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?...

Doctor Who: Tom Baker Season 18 Blu-ray

Tom Baker’s seventh and final series will be released on 25th February as Doctor Who – The Collection: Season 18. This entertaining promotional video, narrated by Tom Baker, is well worth a watch. Tom Baker’s final year saw the programme undergo radical changes in front of the cameras and behind the scenes. Producer John Nathan-Turner...

Doctor Who: Scratchman, a novel by Tom Baker

Scratchman, the novelization of a script for a Doctor Who story intended for the big screen is available for preorder for delivery on January 24, 2019. The novelisation was written by Tom Baker, an actor best known for his role as the fourth Doctor in Doctor Who from 1974-1981. Tom Baker describes his experience of writing...

Doctor Who: The Tsuranga Conundrum review

The Tsuranga Conundrum is very engrossing episode, from the siege situation, to the ailing hero fighter pilot, to the companion relationships, to the pregnant man. While previous narratives have covered similar subject matter, The Tsuranga Conundrum had a very fresh take on it. The junkyard planet where the episode began was merely a plot device to...

Big Finish: Blind Terror – The Gods Of Frost review

Released just as the bleaker weather and receding daylight hours announce the arrival of autumn, Big Finish’s latest original audio drama is a classy, quality chiller. This immersive and atmospheric tale of ghostly spectres and ‘spirits from beyond the grave’ unfolds as winter takes hold of an isolated and eccentric country estate and long-buried secrets...

Doctor Who Short Trips 8.10: I Am The Master review

Thanks to his numerous appearances over the years, against various Doctors, is fair to say that Geoffrey Beevers has become the audio embodiment of that classic Time Lord villain, The Master. While he only played briefly against Tom Baker onscreen in The Keeper Of Traken, a story which reintroduced the character after some years and...

Doctor Who: Ideal World review

An Ideal World (by Ian Potter) is the October 2018 release from the Big Finish Doctor Who Early Adventures range. Like last month’s Dalek Occupation Of Winter, it’s a First Doctor story with Maureen O’Brien narrating and playing Vicki, Peter Purves narrating, playing Steven Taylor and the Doctor and a full cast. The setup is...

Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures – Ravenous 2 review

While July brought us Paul McGann’s dashing Eighth Doctor again railing against the inevitability of The Time War, this month’s release returns us to his earlier adventures; travelling with companions Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) and Helen Sinclair (Hattie Morahan), the trio finally encounter the terrifying Ravenous! Like Doom Coalition before it, Ravenous is a story...

Doctor Who: The Quantum Possibility Engine review

Writer Guy Adams like setting the Doctor a challenge or three, and his latest Big Finish main range title, The Quantum Possibility Engine, is no exception. Sylvester McCoy’s seventh Doctor has his work cut out when Melanie Bush (Bonnie Langford) steals the TARDIS and leave both him and Ace (Sophie Aldred) prisoners. Meanwhile Solar System...