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Audio Review: Doctor Who – The Diary Of River Song Series 4

River Song has been busily flowing up her husband’s timestream in her audio adventures. Having encountered the Eighth, the Seventh and Sixth, and most recently the Fifth Doctor, her latest box set grants her a meeting with the Fourth Doctor as well as an original race of villains to cross swords with. Time In A...

Anchor & Hope review

Romantic dramas might be dime and dozen in the indie world, but its still rare to see one that tackles the lives of those outside of the status quo. For this reason alone, Anchor & Hope is refreshing in its commitment to unpicking the complicated business of living unconventional lives.

Doctor Who: The Dalek Occupation Of Winter review

The latest set of Big Finish Early Adventures starts with the superb Dalek Occupation Of Winter by David K Barnes. It’s David’s first piece for Big Finish and a triumph on many levels. It’s two discs of classic first Doctor with Peter Purves as Stephen Taylor and the Doctor and Maureen O’Brien as Vicki. Both...

Bodyguard: finale review

After keeping the nation on its toes for weeks, the BBC’s Bodyguard bowed out tonight but did it end on a high note? If Max Headroom wanted to make a return to the airwaves, tonight’s broadcast of the Bodyguard would have been the perfect broadcast to hijack. With its audacious storytelling, Liam Neeson levels of...

Doctor Who: The Dispossessed review

September 2018’s Big Finish Doctor Who main range release is The Dispossessed. Written by Mark Morris, it’s a gripping seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) tale, with both Mel (Bonnie Langford) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) as companions. What makes this particularly enjoyable are both the setting and the characters, all of which feel well-conceived and innovative. It...

Bodyguard: episode 5 review

With one week left until the finale, BBC One’s Bodyguard still has viewers in a vice with no signs of letting up… It’s genuinely quite remarkable to see a series like Bodyguard, which is keeping dozens and dozens of plates spinning, fail to answer any of our lingering questions before the finale. Jed Mercurio has...

Christopher Eccleston to pen memoir

Simon & Schuster UK will publish Christopher Eccleston’s memoir, I Love the Bones of You, charting his acting career plus the impact on him and his family of his late father’s struggle with dementia. The book will explore Eccleston’s life growing up in working-class Salford, his deep-rooted desire to perform on stage, and what developed into...

Doctor Who screenwriter, author to speak at Festival of Ideas

Doctor Who Series 11 screenwriter and author Malorie Blackman and Doctor Who author Juno Dawson are scheduled to join a moderated discussion on taboo topics in Young Adult fiction on Saturday, September 15. The Royal Academy of Arts is hosting the talk as part of its Festival of Ideas. Malorie Blackman has written over 60...