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Tony Jones

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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Doctor Who: Ravenous Volume 3 review

Ravenous 3 is the latest eighth Doctor four story boxset in the Ravenous series. It’s worth recapping the more recent eighth Doctor series as there are several currently running. The Ravenous series will be four boxsets of stories for Paul McGann’s Doctor in the company of Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) and Helen Sinclair (Hattie Morahan). … >

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Doctor Who Short Trips: The Same Face review

June brought a third Doctor Short Trips story: The Same Face, performed by Katy Manning, written by Julian Richards. With some reservations, it’s another solid release and any opportunity to hear more Jo Grant is always welcome. A lot is suggested by the product page: on the planet Samael, Felicity Morgan keeps being assassinated. And … >

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The Paternoster Gang: Heritage 1 review

With three entertaining stories, Big Finish launches another Doctor Who spin-off range, and this time it’s Catrin Stewart, Neve McIntosh and Dan Starkey in The Paternoster Gang: Heritage 1. Fans have long hoped this trio (Jenny Flint, Mme Vastra the Silurian and Strax the Sontaran) would make it to audio, and their arrival in their … >

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Doctor Who Short Trips: Under Odin’s Eye review

Under Odin’s Eye brings another sixth Doctor and Peri story to the Short Trips range. Performed by Nicola Bryant (absent from these shores for a while), it tells of dark happenings at the local ODIN megastore. Set on an alien world with a fascination for twenty-first century Earth’s Scandinavian aesthetic, is all well at the … >

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Doctor Who: Third Doctor Adventures Volume 5 review

This fifth set of third Doctor adventures delivers two milestones and both in the first story. Alongside Kay Manning’s Jo Grant and Tim Treloar’s Doctor, we now have a recast Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (Jon Culshaw) and Liz Shaw (Daisy Ashford, daughter of Caroline John who played the part originally). It’s also two intriguing two-disc stories. Writer … >

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Doctor Who: Doctors And Dragons review

Range producer Alfie Shaw takes the writing role for March 2019’s Short Trips story Doctors And Dragons. Read by Sophie Aldred, it’s a seventh Doctor story and if the title isn’t obvious enough, it’s a riff on the RPG Dungeons And Dragons. The setup is a girl called Reya needs the blood of the last … >

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