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Masterful (Limited Edition): Doctor Who audio review

Masterful celebrates the Doctor’s best enemy on the fiftieth anniversary of the character’s onscreen debut. An eight-disc collection, it contains the eponymous full-cast drama as well as two short trips and a longer narrated tale. The headline story also features the audio debut of John Simm’s “Harold Saxon” incarnation. Masterful A three-disc, full-cast epic, Masterful … >

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Tin Star: Liverpool review

The third series of Sky Atlantic’s singularly stylish crime drama Tin Star brings the current run of this offbeat and unformulaic thriller to a conclusion in fine form, with all of the show’s signature elements building the momentum for an electrifying final reckoning. The three members of the Worth family, who comprise Tin Star‘s leading … >

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The Robots Volume 3

The Robots Volume 3 audio drama review

The Robots Volume 3 takes the stories we’ve heard so far up a gear and unfolds deeper mysteries than hitherto imagined Nicola Walker and Clair Rushbrook are back as sisters Liv and Tula Chenka and they are increasingly caught in the middle between the Company and it’s desire to sell robots (and particularly the advanced … >

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There is a Tide… Star Trek: Discovery S3, Ep 12 review

There is a Tide… follows directly from the cliffhanger at the end of Su’Kal and with Jonathan Frakes’s direction gives us a very strong episode of Star Trek Discovery. Coming in via spore drive and sneaking into the Federation’s home, Emerald Chain leader Osyraa (Janet Kidder) has a plan, one that surprises Admiral Charles Vance (Oded Fehr) … >

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Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks review

Revolution of the Daleks, the 2020/21 festive special Doctor Who episode allowed several story strands room to grow, and also brought some to a conclusion. Did it entertain and was it that special? Be warned — spoilers follow. Where were we? Back before 2020, we had a Dalek festive story in Resolution of the Daleks. Series 12 brought … >

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Free Speech – Doctor Who Short Trips audio review

Free Speech is the winner of 2020’s ‘Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trips Opportunity’. Celebrating the life of the late Big Finish staffer, the competition opens the door to fresh talent by inviting story submissions. The winning idea is then developed, recorded and finally released for free. This year’s tale, by Eugenie Pusenjak, was chosen by … >

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The Shattered Hourglass – Doctor Who Short Trips 10.12 audio review

The Shattered Hourglass is the latest Doctor Who Short Trip and the last in the regular monthly schedule of download-only releases. The Doctor arrives in the 52nd century, there to interfere with the Time Agency’s latest operation. He deems they have gone too far in “timelocking” a whole galaxy; implemented as a precaution when it … >

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Su’Kal – Star Trek: Discovery S3, Ep 11 review

Su’Kal foregrounds the story which percolated in the background of the last few episodes; the fate of an ancient Kelpian ship. Trapped in the heart of the Verubin Nebula, it was apparently the source of the ‘The Burn’; the cataclysmic event which destroyed interstellar travel. When a life sign on board is discovered, Captain Saru … >

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Torchwood: The Crown review

There’s long been a correlation between the festive season and the telling of ghostly and unnerving tales. In a year in which it’s nigh on impossible to find much by way of “Xmas cheer”, stories that bring to the fore those unsettling and disquieting themes feel particularly apposite right now. Latest monthly Torchwood audio adventure … >

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