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Torchwood 19 – The Death Of Captain Jack review

After a six month break, which saw the launch of the Torchwood: Aliens Among Us series, a new run of monthly Torchwood releases from Big Finish began with the return of an old adversary. Before Captain Jack Harkness became Torchwood’s brooding immortal hero, we saw him as Doctor Who’s reformed temporal con man. Earlier than that,...

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“Today all good citizens let go of past sadness & embrace new beginnings. So basically it’s a chance to put all the bad stuff behind us & start again.” Episode 3 of The Good Karma Hospital begins with Dr Ruby Walker preparing to set off alone, ostensibly to run a mobile clinic at a local...

The Omega Factor series 3 review

In this third set of four stories for the Omega Factor range, Big Finish continues the menace from the second set, while allowing the central characters Dr Anne Reynolds (Louise Jameson) and Adam Dean (John Dorney) time to take their own stories forward. The listener is in the position of knowing a lot more about...

Doctor Who: Serpent in the Silver Mask review

Despite reaching its 236th release, the Big Finish Doctor Who main range is as vibrant as ever. In this latest release, David Llewellyn’s Serpent in the Silver Mask, elements of comedy are effortlessly blended with the sinister and a detective mystery, one which the fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) and companions must solve, and quickly, before...

The Good Karma Hospital: season 2 episode 1 review

“Ready for action, Dr Walker?” The sun rises on a new series of The Good Karma Hospital as fish out of water medic young doctor Ruby Walker, who has left her job in the UK to work in a hospital in India, kickstarts her day in her new apartment with a boxing workout before struggling...

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...