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Rich Cross

Torchwood: Drive

Review Torchwood: Drive

Tosh is back on a solo mission on the streets of Cardiff, trying to track down and quarantine an alien artifact that’s being used for nefarious purposes somewhere in the city. The problem is that this technology is moving around at speed, and Tosh is on foot with no chance of keeping up. Worse still, … >

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Cover of Torchwood: Coffee audio from Big Finish

Torchwood: Coffee review

What’s the difference between Torchwood and a good quality cup of fresh-brewed coffee? One is an irresistible, live-saving force that keeps the economy, society and sanity of Cardiff powering through trials and tribulations of all kinds. And the other one is Torchwood. It’s a relationship between the bean and the team explored in Coffee – … >

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Tin Star Liverpool - main cast

Tin Star: Liverpool review

The third series of Sky Atlantic’s singularly stylish crime drama Tin Star brings the current run of this offbeat and unformulaic thriller to a conclusion in fine form, with all of the show’s signature elements building the momentum for an electrifying final reckoning. The three members of the Worth family, who comprise Tin Star‘s leading … >

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Torchwood: The Crown cover

Torchwood: The Crown review

There’s long been a correlation between the festive season and the telling of ghostly and unnerving tales. In a year in which it’s nigh on impossible to find much by way of “Xmas cheer”, stories that bring to the fore those unsettling and disquieting themes feel particularly apposite right now. Latest monthly Torchwood audio adventure … >

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Blake's 7 - Chosen

Blake’s 7: Chosen review

With Big Finish compelled to call time on full-cast Blake’s 7 audios with the conclusion of the Restoration trilogy, the company’s new range of single-voice audio books has already delivered some impressive stories (in the guise of Outlaw and Uprising, both voiced by Stephen Greif) offering new insights into the efforts of Roj Blake and … >

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Alice in Borderland

Netflix lines up Alice in Borderland

Premiering on Netflix next month, Alice in Borderland is an original live-action adaptation from a fan-favourite manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Haro Aso and first serialized in Shōnen Sunday Comics. A high-concept, high-tech psychological thriller, Alice in Borderland recounts the story of a group of slacker video-gamers who find themselves transported … >

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The Walking Dead: World Beyond

Beyond the world of The Walking Dead

The unstoppable rise of The Walking Dead franchise is one of the more remarkable stories in contemporary horror-themed sci-fi. Inspired by the celebrated graphic novel series from writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore, The Walking Dead television series premiered on the AMC network back in 2010. Quickly becoming must-see TV, the show attracted industry … >

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To The Lake

To The Lake review

Russian pandemic thriller To The Lake, currently streaming on Netflix is proving to be something of a ‘sleeper hit’, amongst discerning genre critics at least. It’s not the easiest sell to the casual viewer, especially in the midst of a real-world viral catastrophe. It is a show infused with recognisable eastern European dramatic motifs: it’s … >

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Cover of the October 2020 Big Finish Torchwood audio The Three Monkeys

Torchwood: The Three Monkeys review

A lonely night-time stakeout by PC Andy Davidson takes an unexpected turn when he’s joined by Torchwood operative Owen Harper, who seems to know more about the police case than he’s willing to let on. But it’s not just Owen’s reluctance to disclose that’s irritating Andy; it’s the fact that he’s been given this thankless … >

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Callan Volume Two

Callan Volume Two review

Put-upon British counter-intelligence agent Callan is back in a new series of four audio dramas from Big Finish. Part of a new wave of tougher spy and spook dramas, Callan first reached TV screens as the optimism of the 1960s evaporated in the looming shadow of the bleaker 1970s. Created by James Mitchell, and lit … >

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