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Star Cops: Mars Part 2 review

The guiding principle of Star Cops, which continues to make the series so effective on audio, is that it should always be a police procedural which just happens to unfold in space. This latest trilogy of investigative adventures from Big Finish, which concludes the current series of adventures based on the planet Mars, embraces that … >

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Class: The Audio Adventures Volumes 3 and 4 review

Class: The Audio Adventures continues the world of Doctor Who’s teen spin-off, with two further volumes of audio afterlife. Focussed on the exploits of a group of Sixth-Formers at the Coal Hill Academy, plus a couple of alien refugees, the Patrick Ness helmed series created some compelling characters in an all-too-brief run on TV. While … >

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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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Torchwood: Dinner and a Show review

It’s an eventful night at the opera for Ianto and Toshiko in the latest monthly Torchwood audio release from Big Finish. Penned by Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto), Dinner and a Show is an entertaining comedy caper, that mixes some sci-fi absurdities and moments of genuine “mild peril” with a diverting and well-crafted character-led drama. The dynamic … >

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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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Regeneration Impossible – Doctor Who Short Trips 10.5 audio review

‘Regeneration Impossible’, the latest Short Trip, sees range editor Alfie Shaw pushing the constraints of the regular format. Thanks to the remarkable vocal talents of actor Jacob Dudman, this story chronicles a meeting of two Doctors: one during his Victorian isolation, before the events of ‘The Snowmen’, the other at the latter end of his … >

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Torchwood: Iceberg review

Hospitals and medical facilities have become regular ‘go to’ locations in Big Finish’s monthly Torchwood audio range. With patients beholden to the doctors treating them, there’s always the potential for that power imbalance to lead to unexpected outcomes. Latest release “Iceberg” takes that kind of clinical concept and injects a dose of mystery and suspense … >

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Scorched Earth – Doctor Who Monthly Adventures 264 audio review

‘Scorched Earth’ is the latest adventure for the engaging trio of the Sixth Doctor, Flip and Constance. Set at the end of WWII, it grapples with the transition from wartime to peace and the theme of revenge. The TARDIS arrives in Lombardy, 1944, to see British troops arriving post-D-Day and hailed as liberators of France. … >

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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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Dead Woman Walking – Doctor Who Short Trips 10.4 audio review

‘Dead Woman Walking’, April’s Short Trip, is a tale for the Seventh Doctor and Ace. Set early on in her travels, the story looks at this Doctor’s developing manipulative streak and asks us to consider how far he might go to achieve his desired ends. With Ace wounded during one of their missions, she becomes … >

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