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Avalon: Volume Two

Avalon: Volume Two review

The second volume of Big Finish’s latest audio adventures from the universe of Blake’s 7 focusing on the rebel leader Avalon offers a new trilogy of stories set in deep space. The first volume of Avalon stories had been Earth-bound. But this latest boxset expands that vista, opening up a wider sense of Avalon’s role … >

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Cover of Big Finish - Avalon Volume One - May 2021

Avalon: Volume One review

This first volume of new original audio adventures focusing on the character of rebel leader Avalon signals a new chapter in Big Finish’s association with the universe of Blake’s 7. The sad death of Paul Darrow (Avon), following the passing of both Gareth Thomas (Blake) and Jacqueline Pearce (Servalan), meant it was no longer credible … >

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Intergalactic - Sky One

Intergalactic review

Sky One’s new original eight-part space opera acknowledges its debts to its small screen forebears and antecedents without apology. Intergalactic stands squarely in the tradition of shows as far apart in the TV timeline as Blake’s 7 (1978-81) and Firefly (2002). It’s a big, playful, energetic exploration of high-stakes, high-concept sci-fi. And despite the occasional … >

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Cover of Torchwood: Gooseberry from Big Finish

Torchwood: Gooseberry review

Torchwood: Gooseberry, the latest monthly release in the Torchwood audio range from Big Finish, brings back together the winning pairing of Owen and Andy for another high-stakes adventure. It’s a character combination that’s often been the springboard for comedy. But there are fewer jokes in Gooseberry – an altogether darker affair, which turns renewed attention … >

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Carolyn Seymour - in coversation - Big Finish

Carolyn Seymour: in Conversation review

The latest in an occasional series of one-on-one in-depth interviews with actors from the world of genre entertainment, Big Finish’s new In Conversation release focuses on the professional and personal life of Carolyn Seymour. Best known for her appearances in TV series like Star Trek and Quantum Leap, and above all for her leading role … >

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The Walking Dead - Here's Negan

The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan review

The extended season ten of zombie serial The Walking Dead comes to an extraordinary, and completely compelling, conclusion with the much-anticipated backstory episode “Here’s Negan”. Ever since his character’s introduction in the season six finale, Negan has been one of the powerhouse figures in the series. For several seasons Negan remained monstrous and appalling; a … >

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The Walking Dead: Diverged

The Walking Dead: Diverged review

Those viewers who’ve been with The Walking Dead from the very beginning will have experienced the heartache, horror and raw grief that has afflicted any number of the show’s characters. It’s one of the signature elements of a series premised on the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. A world-crushing catastrophe which continues to consume those … >

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Torchwood: Lease of Life

Torchwood: Lease of Life review

Anyone who’s ever lived in a shared house afflicted by creeping mould and poorly-behaved housemates is likely to experience a pang of recognition with the premise of the latest monthly Torchwood audio release from Big Finish. Lease of Life focuses on the investigative talents and stoic resolve of Owen Harper. He’s been dispatched from The … >

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The Walking Dead - Splinter - Season 10, Episode 20

The Walking Dead: Splinter review

Returning to the closing cliffhanger moments of “A Certain Doom”, episode twenty of the extended season ten of The Walking Dead reconnects with the storyline of Eugene’s crew. Everyone’s favourite socially-awkward tech-nerd had been determined to track down the mysterious group he had contacted by radio. But a patrol of what appeared to be bargain-basement … >

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The Walking Dead - One More

The Walking Dead: One More review

The smaller-scale episodes of the extended season ten endgame of The Walking Dead reach their half-way point with “One More”. The story of an exceptionally risky supply-run, it focuses on the ill-at-ease pairing of Aaron and Gabriel, as their patience with one another and with the mission begins to fray at the edges. With the … >

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