Doctor Who: The Eighth Of March review

From humans to reptilians to Time Lords, the long history of Doctor Who has featured plenty of remarkable women; characters who have won our hearts with their bravery and heroism as they have been caught up in the Doctor’s universal exploits. Luckily, many of those former companions and friends have found an afterlife of adventure … >

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Torchwood: God Among Us Part 2 review

As the second instalment of this latest Torchwood audio trilogy opens, the team is not in the best of shapes: colleagues are scattered and distracted, mutual trust is at an all-time low, several team members compete to set the organisation’s priorities, while behind the scenes an all-seeing deity and a mysterious Committee battle for control … >

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Doctor Who : The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 8 Vol 2 review

With its links to the Hartnell era revealed in a surprisingly left-field cliffhanger, which doubtless sent many a fan scrabbling for Wikipedia or a Loose Cannon reconstruction, ‘The Syndicate Master Plan’ concludes with a second volume of stories. Avoiding substantial spoilers, while at the same time acknowledging some familiar faces appear on the box set … >

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Doctor Who: The Kamelion Empire review

A trio of fifth Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Kamelion comes to an end with the Jonathan Morris penned The Kamelion Empire. As the title makes abundantly clear, the central focus is on the shape changing android Kamelion, but not so as to minimise the role of the others. The setting is the world of the … >

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Doctor Who Short Trips: The Astrea Conspiracy review

With the February 2019 Doctor Who Short Trips: The Astrea Conspiracy, Big Finish takes its licence into the Peter Capaldi twelfth Doctor era for the first time. There’s no Peter Capaldi, but we do have Neve McIntosh (known for playing Madame Vastra on-screen). Unusually for the Short Trips range, Neve McIntosh isn’t performing as an … >

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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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Audio Review: The Diary Of River Song series 5

Since opening her diary for Big Finish, the time-travelling archaeologist Professor River Song (Alex Kingston) has dutifully picked her way back up her husband’s timeline, most recently reaching the Fourth Doctor. For this fifth volume however, River chronicles encounters with another Time Lord – one who is presented in four different, but equally deadly flavours. … >

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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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