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Doctor Who: Dr. Thirteenth coming November 6

A book by Adam Hargreaves, son of Roger Hargreaves, featuring an all-new Thirteenth Doctor will be released by Penguin Books on November 6. Dr Twelfth has regenerated into Dr Thirteenth! Coming soon…https://t.co/TMY368cghH #DoctorWho @MrMenOfficial pic.twitter.com/3O5R9im3jA — PuffinBooks (@PuffinBooks) September 4, 2018 “The Doctor, Graham, and Ryan try and come up with a fabulous surprise for...

Doctor Who: Lady Christina review

The latest “new-Who” release from Big Finish is Lady Christina, the continued adventures of Lady Christina da Souza as played by Michelle Ryan in the TV episode Planet Of The Dead alongside David Tennant’s tenth Doctor. Lady C has already appeared in a Big Finish release, the story Last Chance in the Tenth Doctor Chronicles; in...

Bodyguard: episode 3 review

As Jed Mercurio’s Bodyguard hits its midway point, the pace is starting to lag, but are Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes enough to keep the series watchable? That’s right, everyone. The Home Secretary really doesn’t care if you’re looking up b-o-o-b-s, but she does care if you’re looking up b-o-m-b-s. That’s a crucial difference and...

Torchwood: Deadbeat Escape review

On a cold, dark and rain-lashed night in the Welsh hinterlands, solitary traveller Hywel Roberts seeks respite on a gruelling road journey home to see his dying father. The desolate roadside hotel he pulls up at has just one remaining free room, which the weary young man gratefully accepts. He soon discovers however, that he...

Jeremiah Bourne In Time review

As it marks its twentieth year of audio productions, Big Finish’s determination to extend the reach and range of its catalogue is evident in an expanding roster of diverse new titles. Jeremiah Bourne In Time, the latest entry in the Big Finish Originals imprint, is a case in point. Penned by Nigel Planer, this four-part...

Bodyguard: episode 2 review

Racing into its second episode, BBC One’s Bodyguard fails to relent on the high stakes and terrific acting, as the terror level in the UK hits a staggering high. After the excruciatingly tense opening episode of Bodyguard, you really wouldn’t begrudge writer Jed Mercurio the chance to decompress. David Budd has been through the wringer...

Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles review

After box sets for both the Ninth and Tenth Doctors, the latest Chronicles release features stories from the Eleventh Doctor’s era. Narrated by Jacob Dudman, with his uncanny take on Matt Smith’s incarnation, the set also includes a couple of other familiar voices; Danny Horn returns to his role as the teenage Kazran Sardick and...

Bodyguard: episode 1 review

The pairing of Keeley Hawes’ fierce talents in front of the camera and Jed Mercurio’s gripping scripts is always a potent combination. It’s the sign of a sure-fire hit, but does Bodyguard, their latest collaboration continue their winning streak? Mercurio has the habit of delivering killer openings and Bodyguard’s first episode is, perhaps, one of...

Audio review: Torchwood One – Machines

Back for a second box set based at Torchwood One after the success of Before The Fall, we return for another trio of London based stories with Yvonne Hartman and Ianto Jones, before their world was so rudely interrupted by warring Daleks and Cybermen. With a looser theme than the previous set, these stories begin...

Doctor Who: Red Planets review

Kicking off a larger than normal tranche of Sylvester McCoy seventh Doctor stories is the main range two-disc release, Una McCormack’s Red Planets. With the Doctor are companions Ace (Sophie Aldred) trapped in 1961 Berlin, and Mel (Bonnie Langford). Mel is with the Doctor in 2017, but something is wrong: welcome to the Kingdom of...