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Ian McArdell

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Torchwood: Rhys and Ianto’s Excellent Barbecue review

Rhys and Ianto’s Excellent Barbecue is latest Torchwood audio drama and features another odd couple pairing. Rhys Williams and Ianto Jones had few interactions on-screen and the pair could not be further apart; the former is an earthy no-nonsense lorry driver and long-suffering husband to Gwen Cooper, the latter Torchwood’s suit-wearing coffee boy, keeper of … >

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Die Trying – Star Trek: Discovery S3, Ep 5 review

Die Trying. Star Trek: Discovery has an ability to burn though plot at a remarkable rate. After finding the location, we imagined a journey to the new heart of the Federation might consume a few weeks. Instead, Discovery arrived at the new covert Starfleet Headquarters before this episode’s opening credits. Once the thrill subsided, the … >

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Blue Boxes – Doctor Who Short Trips 10.11 audio review

Blue Boxes is the latest Doctor Who Short Trip, set in Season Seven, with the Third Doctor still adjusting to his Earthbound exile. With UNIT’s telephones under attack, and some mysterious deaths, the Doctor and Liz Shaw dive into the world of ‘Phreaking’. Like early hackers, the ingenious phreakers used homemade generators to replicate the … >

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The War Master: Hearts of Darkness audio review

The War Master: Hearts of Darkness is the fifth boxset to chronicle the exploits of Derek Jacobi’s Master. Set amid the Time War, the storyline here steers clear of the Daleks in favour of a battle of wits between the Eighth Doctor and the Master. As with most of the sets in this range, the … >

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People of Earth – Star Trek: Discovery S3, Ep 3 review

People of Earth. Star Trek: Discovery has a predilection for lengthy pre-credits sequences and this one is a whopper; before the titles run we catch up on Commander Michael Burnam’s missing year (and changing hair styles), restate the exploding dilitihium mystery and finally see Saru take his rightful place in the captain’s chair. Back on … >

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