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Ian McArdell

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The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 10 Volume 2 audio review

The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 10 Volume 2 sees Tom Baker and Louise Jameson return for a further pair of four-part adventures. Fresh from Volume 1‘s 21st century finances and doomed world, here we have time-travel antics and impossible dinosaurs! The Tribulations of Thadeus Nook Writer Andrew Smith’s tale sees the Doctor on the trail … >

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Gallifrey: Time War 4 audio review

Gallifrey: Time War 4 concludes the current storyline for Gallifrey. With Romana lost and Leela returned, former CIA operative Narvin remains an outcast from his home; the planet of the Time Lords now firmly gripped by the resurrected Rassilon. The legendary Time Lord has worn many guises, but perhaps never before that of the handsome … >

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The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 10 Volume 1 audio review

The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 10 Volume 1 is comprised of two four-part tales: The World Traders and The Day of the Comet. Both see Tom Baker paired with Louise Jameson’s noble savage Leela. The World Traders After a day’s site-seeing in 21st century London, the Doctor and Leela return to find the TARDIS missing. … >

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Colony of Fear – Doctor Who Monthly Adventures 273 audio review

Colony of Fear is the latest outing for Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor, with his doughty companion, Mrs Constance Clarke (Miranda Raison). Answering a distress call, the pair arrive on Triketha to find a nascent research colony under attack by giant insects. The wasp-like creatures have been stinging the humans, rendering them comatose – only for … >

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Masterful (Limited Edition): Doctor Who audio review

Masterful celebrates the Doctor’s best enemy on the fiftieth anniversary of the character’s onscreen debut. An eight-disc collection, it contains the eponymous full-cast drama as well as two short trips and a longer narrated tale. The headline story also features the audio debut of John Simm’s “Harold Saxon” incarnation. Masterful A three-disc, full-cast epic, Masterful … >

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Revolution of the Daleks — What’s next for the Thirteenth Doctor?

With the dust settling on the recent festive special, Revolution of the Daleks, we are left with a few questions. Here is some Doctor Who Series 13 speculation, spoiler-free… Space Prison Did the Doctor’s incarceration take place on a version of Shada? Though it was never confirmed onscreen, it certainly looked like it! The Time … >

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Free Speech – Doctor Who Short Trips audio review

Free Speech is the winner of 2020’s ‘Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trips Opportunity’. Celebrating the life of the late Big Finish staffer, the competition opens the door to fresh talent by inviting story submissions. The winning idea is then developed, recorded and finally released for free. This year’s tale, by Eugenie Pusenjak, was chosen by … >

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The Shattered Hourglass – Doctor Who Short Trips 10.12 audio review

The Shattered Hourglass is the latest Doctor Who Short Trip and the last in the regular monthly schedule of download-only releases. The Doctor arrives in the 52nd century, there to interfere with the Time Agency’s latest operation. He deems they have gone too far in “timelocking” a whole galaxy; implemented as a precaution when it … >

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