Torchwood Soho: Ashenden audio review

Torchwood Soho: Ashenden returns us to the world of 1950s Torchwood, the province of Samuel Barnett’s devious agent Norton Folgate. As before, the story begins with Cardiff’s finest everyman, Sgt. Andy Davidson (Tom Price). Pulled back to the past, he knows he is due another encounter with Norton Folgate (Samuel Barnett). It also reunites us … >

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The CultBox Podcast Roundup – November 2021

Welcome to the CultBox Podcast roundup for November 2021 Our favourites this month have included, in no particular order… The Economist Asks – Brian Cox Promoting his book Putting the Rabbit in the Hat, actor Brian Cox talks to Anne McElvoy about villains, Scottish politics, his role as Logan Roy in Succession and the show’s … >

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Diary of River Song series 9 New Recruit

Diary of River Song series 9 audio drama review

In series 8 of her Diary, River Song (Alex Kingston) was in the company of robots, now, in The Diary of River Song series 9 New Recruit, she’s back in more familiar (to fans) territory — the era of the third Doctor Big Finish may reasonably be accused of overusing the motif of River back in the life of a … >

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Doctor Who: The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 8 audio review

The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 8 sees two new four-parters for Tim Treloar as the Doctor. Conspiracy in Space sees a return for the Draconians in a follow-up to the 1973 tale Frontier in Space. Meanwhile, The Devil’s Hoofprints finds the Doctor and Sarah back in the 19th century for a monstrous encounter. The Eve … >

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The CultBox Podcast Roundup – October 2021

Welcome to the CultBox Podcast roundup for October 2021 Our favourites this month have included, in no particular order… From Queer to Eternity – Mark Gatiss While From Queer To Eternity has finished its first season, they’ve released the recording of their September 9th live show with Mark Gatiss. Made as part of the London … >

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Radio 4 presents Deadhouse – three immersive horror shorts

Immersive event specialists Darkfield have produced a trio of audio horror shorts. If you are in the mood for some horror this Halloween, Radio 4 have releases a series of short podcasts which might do the trick. Designed for headphone listening when lying down and with eyes closed, Deadhouse uses binaural sound to transport you … >

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Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones

Torchwood: The Great Sontaran War review

The Great Sontaran War brings one of Ianto’s oddest missions yet, assisting a member of the militaristic clone race. Tasked with a survey of Earth, Major Kreg is basing his operations at a Swansea caravan park. At Captain Jack’s behest, Ianto begins the tale escorting the Sontaran Major to a remote caravan park in the … >

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Dalek Universe 3 – Doctor Who audio boxset review

Dalek Universe 3 concludes the Tenth Doctor’s sojourn in a pre-Time War, Terry Nation inspired universe. After being drawn back, sans-TARDIS, the Doctor has been seeking a way to his own time. He has been aided in this quest by Space Security Service agent Anya Kingdom, with whom he has a complicated history. However, at … >

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Uncanny – New BBC Radio 4 Podcast series investigates the paranormal

The fifteen-part series, from the makers of The Battersea Poltergeist, will be presented by Danny Robins. The BBC have announced that their new podcast series Uncanny, from the award winning writer Danny Robins will be “an expansive investigation into the paranormal, turning the listeners into armchair supernatural sleuths”. Uncanny will explore fifteen new individual stories, with … >

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Big Finish reunites The Eighth Doctor and Charley Pollard

India Fisher’s ‘Edwardian Adventuress’ returns for a new boxset teamed with Paul McGann’s dashing Doctor Celebrating twenty years since his Big Finish debut, the Eighth Doctor will once again enjoy adventures with his original audio companion Charlotte Pollard; a new boxset of four full-cast audio dramas is set for release in January 2022. In “Doctor … >

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