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Tony Jones

Bernice Summerfield 6 Lost in Translation

New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield Volume 6: Lost in Translation audio review

As we finished listening to The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield Volume 6: Lost in Translation, the equinox happened. Appropriately enough, there’s an autumnal feel to this latest set of adventures for Bernice Summerfield (Benny to her friends) as played by Lisa Bowerman, and the Unbound Doctor from another universe, played by David Warner. There’s death, … >

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Sixth Doctor and Peri

The Sixth Doctor and Peri volume one audio drama review

Recent years had seen a shortage of Nicola Bryant stories as Big Finish took the opportunity to develop other companions for Colin Baker’s sixth Doctor. We had a burst of stories at the end of 2019, including the enjoyable Blood on Santa’s Claw and Other Stories, but there’s always room for more. What we hope … >

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Doctor Who: The Lovecraft Invasion audio review

The Lovecraft Invasion is destined to be known as the Big Finish Doctor Who story that had to be delayed. As far as we know this was to ensure the messaging around Lovecraft was clear. His racist views are abhorrent and (with extra lines here and there) Big Finish makes its position in this regard clear. … >

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Robots Volume 2 audio drama review

The Robots Volume 2 from Big Finish continues in the style we last heard in The Robots Volume 1. Med-tech Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) is taking a year away from the TARDIS (though she’s back long before Stranded). She’s spending time with sister Tula (Claire Rushbrook who also voices a lot of the robots) getting … >

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Doctor Who Out of the Deep

Doctor Who: Short Trips Out of the Deep review

The mid-point of the tenth season of Doctor Who: Short Trips brought the first Doctor to 1850s Mesopotamia. Peter Purves narrates the action in Out of the Deep as Steven Taylor and the Doctor deal with ancient alien forces. Their cause is not helped by the arrival of an explorer and his daughter. Welcome to Eridu … >

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The Third Doctor Adventures

Doctor Who: The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 06 audio review

Big Finish has a justly deserved reputation for quality audio drama, recreating favourite Cult television shows. Even they can’t match their own high standards every time, which is why a more average release stands out from the crowd. May 2020’s Doctor Who: The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 06 is at best average, and shows even Big … >

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Doctor Who: Shadow of the Sun audio review

Big Finish recorded Shadow of the Sun entirely in lockdown, and released it as well — something for which they should be congratulated. It’s a Fourth Doctor tale, with Leela and K9 in the TARDIS as it lands on a luxury star-liner. For once the only threat is conversation over canapés and cocktails — what could … >

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The Paternoster Gang Heritage 3

The Paternoster Gang: Heritage 3 audio review

The Paternoster Gang: Heritage 3 is a welcome return for the Great [Silurian] Detective Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), her maid / wife Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart) and Sontaran butler Strax (Dan Starkey). The previous sets, Heritage 1 (June 2019) and Heritage 2 (October 2019) proved this Doctor Who spin-off can stand in its own right. These were enjoyable … >

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The First Doctor Adventures Volume 04 audio review

Big Finish released Doctor Who: The First Doctor Adventures Volume 04 in March 2020. Like previous volumes (such as volume 03) it’s two stories over four discs, mimicking the original four short episode stories we often had in the 1960s and 1970s. This range brings us a reimagined and entirely recast TARDIS team. The Doctor and Susan … >

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Scarifyers – Cold Call audio review

Bafflegab has treated fans of the Scarifyers series by releasing a new episode, the 11th, titled ‘Cold Call‘. Terry Molloy is back as Dunning, locked in his rooms at university, trapped until he can be rescued. His only contact with the outside world is the telephone, his only company Digby the dog and Mr Wilson (a … >

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