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Tony Jones

Missy Series 1 review

Exclusively available from the Big Finish website until the end of April, Missy Series 1 delivers exactly what it says on the cover: Michelle Gomez as that most diabolical of Time Lords, Missy, in what must surely be the first set of many. Across four CD-length stories, Missy is able to do her worst, unchallenged … >

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Doctor Who: Black Thursday/Power Game review

February’s Doctor Who main range release from Big Finish is a brace of single disc fifth Doctor stories rather than the more common double-disc story. Peter Davison is joined by Tegan (Janet Fielding), Turlough (Mark Strickson) and newly re-voiced shape-shifting android Kamelion (Jon Culshaw). The first story is Black Thursday, the tale of a 1902 … >

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The First Doctor Adventures Volume 03 review

The latest four-disc boxset for the recast Big Finish first Doctor team provides two stories for our enjoyment: one a pure historical, the other a rather different beast altogether. The first story is Marc Platt’s The Phoenicians, a sumptuous tale of royalty, history, legend and desperate measures. David Bradley’s Doctor has all the style, charm … >

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Doctor Who Short Trips: The Revisionists review

The Big Finish Doctor Who Short Trips range starts 2019 with a new producer (Alfie Shaw taking over from Ian Atkins) and brings Brigadier Alastair Lethbridge-Stewart to the fore. The Short Trips stories are short (30-40 minutes generally) tales focusing on a few characters in Doctor Who history read by an actor who played one … >

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Doctor Who: Devil In The Mist review

The fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, kicks off the 2019 Big Finish main range with Devil In The Mist and it’s the first appearance on audio for Kamelion (voiced by Jon Culshaw). For those who don’t know, Kamelion was a shape-shifting robot who appeared in a small number of Doctor Who episodes in the 1980s originally … >

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Doctor Who Early Adventures: The Crash Of The UK-201

Big Finish ended their 2018 run of excellent stories in the Doctor Who Early Adventures range with another strong story, Jonathan Morris’s The Crash Of The UK-201. It’s another First Doctor story, with Peter Purves acting as narrator, Steven Taylor and the Doctor. The main focus, though, is Maureen O’Brien as Vicki, who suddenly wakes … >

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The War Master: Master Of Callous review

In their latest War Master boxset, Master Of Callous, Big Finish gives us a story given plenty of time to breathe and develop. Possibly driven by Derek Jacobi’s availability, the War Master is a continual presence through the set of four stories, despite only being a major part of two of them. It’s a masterclass … >

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UNIT Revisitations review

As the title of this latest (seventh) UNIT boxset from Big Finish suggests, this collection of stories is about things we’ve met before. What this set does is take that idea and put it in the hands of some different writers from the bulk of Big Finish’s recent new-Who releases. How did they do? First … >

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Big Finish – Doctor Who: Entanglement review

The November release from the Big Finish Doctor Who – Early Adventures range is Entanglement. Written by noted writers Robert Khan and Tom Salinksy (writers of Brexit The Play), it’s a pastiche of Cambridge (and Oxford) as might have been in the 1930s complete with eccentric tutors, impenetrable college traditions and boisterous undergraduates all at … >

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Doctor Who: Ideal World review

An Ideal World (by Ian Potter) is the October 2018 release from the Big Finish Doctor Who Early Adventures range. Like last month’s Dalek Occupation Of Winter, it’s a First Doctor story with Maureen O’Brien narrating and playing Vicki, Peter Purves narrating, playing Steven Taylor and the Doctor and a full cast. The setup is … >

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