The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Back To Earth – audio boxset review

Back to Earth is the first boxset in a second run of audio adventures for Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor.  Pushing his Doctor Who audio episode tally beyond that of his Doctor’s appearances onscreen, this is a trio of Earth based adventures; one in the present, one in early 17th century Russia and another which begins … >

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Doctor Who: Stranded 4 audio drama review

With Stranded 4, the Eighth Doctor’s time trapped in London comes to an end in familiar territory and a story telling experiment comes to an end When Big Finish released Stranded 1, a way to tell a different type of story by fixing the TARDIS in place, they picked London in 2020. Fact overtook fiction, and … >

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The CultBox Podcast Roundup – April 2022

Welcome to the CultBox Podcast Roundup for April 2022.  Our favourite podcasts this month in the worlds of film and tv have included, in no particular order… The Two Shot Podcast, S9 Ep20 – Gemma Whelan Craig Parkinson rounds out his ninth season of the brilliant Two Shot Podcast interviews talking to Game of Thrones, … >

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Mind of the Hodiac – Doctor Who The Lost Stories audio review

Thanks to a lucky lockdown discovery Mind of the Hodiac, Russell T Davies’ earliest script for Doctor Who, gains a new life on audio.  Unearthed while he was preparing for one of the Doctor Who: Lockdown! live tweetalongs, Mind of the Hodiac was a speculative script for mid-1980s Doctor Who. Featuring Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor … >

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The First Doctor Adventures – The Outlaws audio review

Stephen Noonan makes his Big Finish debut as the First Doctor.  To begin a new era for the character, Big Finish have made the bold decision to cast a new First Doctor. Enter Stephen Noonan, character actor and former member of the RSC, to give his take on the wily, witty and wilful original occupant … >

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The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 11 Volume 1 audio review

Tom Baker goes Solo in his latest boxset of audio adventures.  Solo is the latest outing for Tom Baker’s irrepressible Fourth Doctor. Set after ‘The Deadly Assassin’, so post-Sarah Jane, pre-Leela, it sees the Time Lord traveling without a companion. However, he makes a few allies along the way, naturally. Blood of the Time Lords … >

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Jodie Whittaker stars in new Doctor Who podcast adventures

A new 10-part podcast adventure series, Doctor Who: Redacted will begin on BBC Sounds on Easter Sunday, 17 April. Bestselling author Juno Dawson leads the group of new and experienced writing talent for the new audio adventures, with a strong emphasis on diversity and regionality. The series entangles past and current storylines, cameos from the … >

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The CultBox Podcast Roundup – March 2022

Welcome to the CultBox Podcast Roundup for March 2022.  Our favourite podcasts this month in the worlds of film and tv have included, in no particular order… The Two Shot Podcast, S9 Ep15 – Claire Rushbrook The wonderfully down to earth Claire Rushbrook talked to Craig Parkinson on balancing life and family, and about her … >

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Doctor Who – The Eighth Of March: Protectors of Time review

For International Women’s Day 2022, Big Finish have created three more adventures led by Doctor Who‘s female heroes.  Back in 2019, Big Finish celebrated International Women’s day with a special release: The Eighth of March. It took the opportunity to bring some of the Doctor’s female allies to the fore in adventures of their own. … >

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Torchwood: Sonny audio review

Torchwood: Sonny offers another outing for the redoubtable Rhys Williams, the long-suffering husband of Gwen Cooper. Like Tom Price’s Andy Davidson, Rhys is a series everyman who has benefitted from the extra space audio provides; we have heard him paired with other characters and on his own. Here, he’s teamed with his mother Brenda (television … >

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