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Ian McArdell

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Regeneration Impossible – Doctor Who Short Trips 10.5 audio review

‘Regeneration Impossible’, the latest Short Trip, sees range editor Alfie Shaw pushing the constraints of the regular format. Thanks to the remarkable vocal talents of actor Jacob Dudman, this story chronicles a meeting of two Doctors: one during his Victorian isolation, before the events of ‘The Snowmen’, the other at the latter end of his … >

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Scorched Earth – Doctor Who Monthly Adventures 264 audio review

‘Scorched Earth’ is the latest adventure for the engaging trio of the Sixth Doctor, Flip and Constance. Set at the end of WWII, it grapples with the transition from wartime to peace and the theme of revenge. The TARDIS arrives in Lombardy, 1944, to see British troops arriving post-D-Day and hailed as liberators of France. … >

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Dead Woman Walking – Doctor Who Short Trips 10.4 audio review

‘Dead Woman Walking’, April’s Short Trip, is a tale for the Seventh Doctor and Ace. Set early on in her travels, the story looks at this Doctor’s developing manipulative streak and asks us to consider how far he might go to achieve his desired ends. With Ace wounded during one of their missions, she becomes … >

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Cry of the Vultriss – Doctor Who Monthly Adventures 263 audio review

‘Cry of the Vultriss’, the latest Doctor Who Monthly Adventure, kicks off a new Sixth Doctor trilogy. Travelling with companions Philippa ‘Flip’ Ramon (née Jackson) and Mrs Constance Clarke, their latest journey culminates in a crash landing; the TARDIS falling foul of a rupture in the Space-Time vortex. The trio have arrived on the avian … >

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The Lives Of Captain Jack Volume 3 audio review

The Lives of Captain Jack Volume 3 features three more adventures for the immortal, sometime companion of the Doctor. While the last release brought us a remarkable encounter with the Sixth Doctor, this time the headline story brings a collision of vortex manipulator wearers Captain Jack Harkness and Professor River Song. Crush Jack’s plans to … >

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Subterfuge – Doctor Who Monthly Adventures 262 audio review

Subterfuge concludes the latest trilogy of Doctor Who Monthly Adventures from Big Finish. Each story has brought back allies and set familiar foes against the Seventh Doctor. Dark Universe saw him teamed with an older Ace and battling The Eleven, while The Psychic Circus involved The Master. Similarly, Subterfuge sees the Meddling Monk interfering in … >

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Donna Noble: Kidnapped! audio review

Donna Noble: Kidnapped! grants Doctor Who‘s Series Four leading lady the spotlight with her own box set of adventures. Set directly after the traumatic events of the Library two-parter, we find Donna back home in Chiswick with her mother, looking for some peace and quiet… Out of this World Seeking to raise Donna’s spirits, Sylvia … >

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The Twelfth Doctor Chronicles audio review

The Twelfth Doctor Chronicles brings Big Finish into Doctor Who’s recent past for more partially-narrated adventures. The first foray into this era outside of the fully narrated Short Trips range, these stories star Jacob Dudman, the remarkable vocal mimic who has also lent his voice to both the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors. He is joined … >

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The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 9 Volume 2 audio review

The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 9 Volume 2 continues Big Finish’s sojourn within the “E-Space Trilogy”. Set during Tom Baker’s final television season, two four-part stories feature companions Romana, Adric and K9. Returning to their own universe involves travelling through a CVE, a Charged Vacuum Emboitement, and the search for such a spatial anomaly is … >

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