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Tony Jones

The Ash Tree (audio drama) review

The Ash Tree is a newly adapted version of the MR James horror story of the same name. There’s always a place for something creepy at Christmas time and with this story Bafflegab Productions has hit the target. The Matthew Holness adaptation brings the setting right up to date, while the cast (Amanda Abbington, Reece … >

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Daughter of the Gods – Doctor Who Early Adventures 6.2 review

Daughter of the Gods is the second Doctor Who Early Adventures story Big Finish released in November 2019, along with The Home Guard. It’s packed with interest; we have the first and second Doctors meeting when they shouldn’t along with companions Zoe (Wendy Padbury), Jamie (Frazer Hines also voicing the second Doctor), Steven (Peter Purves also … >

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The Home Guard – Doctor Who Early Adventures 6.1 audio review

The Home Guard is the first of two Doctor Who Early Adventure stories Big Finish released in November 2019. A specific mix of drama and narration (in the style of BBC soundtrack releases for otherwise missing stories) they can conjure detailed worlds yet provide plenty of entertainment. Enter the second Doctor, Jamie (both voiced by … >

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The Paternoster Gang: Heritage 2 review

Following on from June’s Paternoster Gang: Heritage 1, we now have three more adventures for Mme Vastra, Jenny and Strax in Paternoster Gang: Heritage 2. Food for thought Dan Starkey (Strax himself) wrote first story “Dining with Death”. Strax often (unknown to him) provides the humour in the Paternoster Gang, and here it is almost … >

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Doctor Who – The Companion Chronicles: The First Doctor Volume 03 review

The third volume in Big Finish’s Doctor Who – The Companion Chronicles: The First Doctor brings four new, CD-length stories from the earlier era of the show. It’s been two years since the previous set for the first Doctor in this range and fifteen months since the second Doctor. There’s a theme running through the set: … >

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The Diary of River Song Series 6 review

River Song ends her grand tour of all Doctors past in four new full-cast adventures, intersecting with the first four Doctors. Technically River has already met the Fourth Doctor in this series, but who’s counting? In this sixth (and at least one more is coming) set of stories, the team of writers has excelled themselves … >

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Dorian Gray: The Lost Confessions Review – new stories

Back in 2016 we reviewed the fifth season of Dorian Gray tales with heavy heart and a sense of closure. Fast forward three years and Big Finish has released Dorian Gray: The Lost Confessions. There are three new adventures for Dorian, all written by Scott Harrison from scripts by producer / director Scott Handcock. Alexander … >

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Doctor Who: Battle Scars review

The July 2019 Doctor Who Short Trips release from Big Finish is a Selim Ulug tale, Battle Scars. It’s a Ninth Doctor story, performed by Nick Briggs and set very much near (if not at) the beginning of the Ninth Doctor’s time. There’s no Rose, instead a family living in Southampton in 1912. It turns … >

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The Further Adventures Of Lucie Miller Volume 1 review

Sheridan Smith takes up the reins of Lucie Miller, companion to Paul McGann’s eighth Doctor, for the first time in a full-cast audio adventure since To The Death, a gap of more than eight years. The good news is Sheridan is spot-on in her recreation of Lucie. she gets the exact mix of personality for … >

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War Master 3: Rage Of The Time Lords review

Derek Jacobi is back in another four-story War Master set, and this time only the Doctor can save the day, if he ever arrives! This time Big Finish has set Paul McGann’s eighth Doctor in the way of events, but can even he stop the Master’s plans this time? It’s a strong set of stories, … >

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