Big Finish’s latest ‘Doctor Who’ audio stories reviewed: February 2017 round-up

February brought the Fifth Doctor, travelling with Adric, Nyssa and Tegan, back to Earth for an adventure in the world of Victorian gentlemen’s clubs, or more specifically ‘The Contingency Club’. Meanwhile, the Fourth Doctor, Romana and K-9 became embroiled with the Sontarans in ‘The Eternal Battle’, and the Third, Jo Grant and Mike Yates took … >

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‘Lady Midnight’ book review: Cassandra Clare returns to the Shadowhunters world

Returning to her expansive fantasy world which began with ‘The Mortal Instruments’, Cassandra Clare’s latest novel chronicles the Shadowhunters of Los Angeles, rather than the more familiar turf of New York. For those new to the series, the heroes are teenaged Nephilim; half angel warriors who battle demons and keep the peace between creatures such … >

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Audio review: John Hurt is Big Finish’s ‘The Invisible Man’

Kicking off their HG Wells season, which promises six stories throughout 2017, Big Finish present the incomparable John Hurt as The Invisible Man. Respectfully delayed by a few weeks for the saddest of reasons, fans can now enjoy the first of two bittersweet treats this month – not only does John Hurt voice the titular … >

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Audio review: Big Finish’s ‘Cicero – Though Scoundrels Are Discovered’

Taking its inspiration from what is recorded of Marcus Tullius Cicero’s speech in his first famous trial, circa 80 BC, Big Finish breaks into new territory presenting a legal whodunit with a pleasing classical twist. Despite its historic origins, no pre-requisite knowledge is called for as writer David Llewellyn breathes a modern sensibility into the … >

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