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Ian McArdell

‘Doctor Who’: ‘Scavenger’ (Big Finish 184) audio story review

Concluding the Sixth Doctor and Flip trilogy which began with January’s ‘Antidote to Oblivion’, we find the pair taking enjoying a view of the Earth from a mile wide International Space Station in the year 2071. Their arrival coincides with the launch the ‘Clean Up Space’ programme, an Anglo-Indian project designed to deal with the … >

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5 of the best male companions in ‘Doctor Who’

Over his fifty years of time and space travel, it is clear the Doctor enjoys the company of women. As well as his granddaughter Susan, he has travelled with teachers, a journalist, students, orphans, a kissogram and the best temp in Chiswick. The ladies are not the whole story though, as there have been a … >

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Big Finish’s ‘Vienna’ Series 1 audio boxset review

Vienna Salvatori is the new girl on the Big Finish block. Spun out of an appearance in the Doctor Who main range, and after a successful solo release in February 2013’s ‘The Memory Box’, Vienna’s brand of high concept, sassy sci-fi adventure has earned her a three-part series. Chase Masterson, better known to CultBox readers … >

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‘Inside the TARDIS: The Worlds of Doctor Who’ book review

First published in 2006, James Chapman’s book has recently been updated. Drawing heavily on the BBC’s written archives, it is able to provide a deeper insight than most while looking at the Doctor Who’s development along with its wider cultural evolution and impact. Beginning in the early 1960s, Chapman reveals the research which laid the … >

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