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Ian McArdell

Doctor Who Cover Art: 'The Flying Dutchman' & 'Displaced'

The Flying Dutchman / Displaced – Doctor Who Monthly Adventures 268 audio review

The Flying Dutchman and Displaced form a double-header of two-part stories for September’s monthly Doctor Who range release. This time, we are back with the Seventh Doctor, travelling with both Ace and Hex (Phillip Oliver). The Flying Dutchman With Hex complaining that their adventures barely afford them a break, the TARDIS materialises on an 18th … >

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These Stolen Hours – Doctor Who Short Trips 10.8 audio review

These Stolen Hours is a Short Trip drawn from a very specific point in Charley Pollard’s travels. While she narrates from a point during her time working for the Viyrans, she recalls an adventure with Doctor. Specifically, the Sixth Doctor, with whom she journeyed for a short while. believing her Doctor, the Eighth, had died. … >

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Out of Time 1: Doctor Who audio review

Out of Time 1 is the first in a special series of multi-Doctor encounters. On this occasion, it brings together the Fourth and Tenth Doctors, grappling with the perennial threat of the Daleks. The tale begins with both Doctors taking some time out at the ‘Cathedral of Contemplation’. Built by a time-sensitive race and existing … >

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Thin Time / Madquake – Doctor Who Monthly Adventures 267 audio review

‘Thin Time’ and ‘Madquake’, form a double-header of two-part stories for Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor. Still spending ‘Time Apart’ from the companions he fears he has endangered once too often, he enjoys an adventure in Victorian London. Meanwhile, feeling rather cast off, Nyssa, Tegan and Marc encounter the Slitheen. Thin Time Continuing the Doctor’s solo … >

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Time Apart – Doctor Who Monthly Adventures 266 audio review

Time Apart follows the Fifth Doctor after the traumatic events of his previous mini-series, which saw a new companion join the TARDIS crew and experience a close call with the Cybermen. Running from painful memories, this new set of stories begins with the Doctor choosing to spend some time alone. Where else might he go … >

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Downward Spiral – Doctor Who Short Trips 10.7 audio review

‘Downward Spiral’ is the latest Short Trip release and it provides a welcome return for the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa. Related by Nyssa, the tale centres on the Reverence, the first manned exploration vessel bound for Venus. The ship has just one crewmember, Siobhan Mayhew, a spirited Irishwoman who has given up much in her … >

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Missy Series 2 audio review

‘Missy Series 2’ continues the adventures of the Doctor’s best enemy, in her unforgettable “Scary Poppins” incarnation, as played by Michelle Gomez. Her first audio series brought adventures in Earth’s history and a brush with the Meddling Monk. This second outing builds on that, with two earthbound tales and two at large in the universe. … >

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Doctor Who: Stranded 1 audio review

Doctor Who: Stranded 1 sees the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) facing a challenge like no other. In the wake of the epic Ravenous finale, having defeated The Eleven and multiple Masters, he must endure a truly alien environment: the Time Lord and his friends Liv (Nicola Walker) and Helen (Hattie Morahan) must live on their … >

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Class: The Audio Adventures Volumes 3 and 4 review

Class: The Audio Adventures continues the world of Doctor Who’s teen spin-off, with two further volumes of audio afterlife. Focussed on the exploits of a group of Sixth-Formers at the Coal Hill Academy, plus a couple of alien refugees, the Patrick Ness helmed series created some compelling characters in an all-too-brief run on TV. While … >

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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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