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Tony Jones

‘Survivors’ audio boxset review: Big Finish’s Season 2

With the award nominated first season of Survivors, Big Finish produced a widely praised but grim masterpiece, blending new characters with those from the original 1970s TV series. June 2015 sees the release of Season 2; does this maintain the high standards, and how will it evolve whilst keeping in touch with the essences of … >

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‘The Worlds of Big Finish’ audio story review

Big Finish has released The Worlds of Big Finish, because it can. Over the many years since their first ever audio, many ranges have come and gone, and even if some of them come from the universe of Doctor Who, they don’t rely upon it for their vitality. With The Worlds of Big Finish, writer … >

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‘Blake’s 7’ fan book review: ‘Blake’s Heaven’

Blake’s Heaven, edited by John Davies, is a book written for and by Blake’s 7 fans. It is the latest in a sequence started with You and Who which was the brainchild of JR Southall. Any profits from its release are donated to the BBC’s Children in Need. The idea is simple, have a book … >

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‘Blake’s 7′ audio boxset review: ‘The Liberator Chronicles Volume 11’

The Liberator Chronicles from Big Finish are a regular set of boxsets, each of three CD releases telling new stories for the Liberator crew. Unlike the full-cast series, these stories each have two main narrative voices though in recent releases these are often supplemented with additional, minor characters. They have always been interesting, entertaining and … >

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‘Doctor Who’ audio story review: ‘Damaged Goods’

Big Finish has just released its latest set of novel adaptations, the first of which is ‘Damaged Goods’. A Seventh Doctor story starring Sylvester McCoy accompanied by two new-to-audio companions Chris Cwej (Travis Oliver) and Roz Forrester (Yasmin Bannerman), the significance of this story is in its origin – the original New Adventure story was … >

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‘Blake’s 7’ audio story review: ‘Truth and Lies’

In ‘Truth and Lies’ the quest for missing crewmember Dayna comes to a conclusion as the Liberator crew have tracked her to the obscure planet Appalion Five. Of course, nothing is straightforward… Justin Richards, the series script editor, wrote this final piece and took great care to balance the story, giving the regular crew plenty … >

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‘Blake’s 7’ audio story review: ‘Devil’s Advocate’

Devil’s Advocate is a full-cast Blake’s 7 story continuing the crew’s search for Dayna. This month it is the turn of Steve Lyons to move the series arc forward while also giving listeners an enjoyable story in its own right. This he does with admirable skill. At first the story is a standard Avon (Paul … >

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