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Torchwood: Gooseberry review

Torchwood: Gooseberry, the latest monthly release in the Torchwood audio range from Big Finish, brings back together the winning pairing of Owen and Andy for another high-stakes adventure. It’s a character combination that’s often been the springboard for comedy. But there are fewer jokes in Gooseberry – an altogether darker affair, which turns renewed attention … >

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Carolyn Seymour: in Conversation review

The latest in an occasional series of one-on-one in-depth interviews with actors from the world of genre entertainment, Big Finish’s new In Conversation release focuses on the professional and personal life of Carolyn Seymour. Best known for her appearances in TV series like Star Trek and Quantum Leap, and above all for her leading role … >

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Master! – Doctor Who audio boxset review

Master! sees Eric Robert’s incarnation of the dastardly Time Lord, first seen in the 1996 TV Movie,  let loose. While he has returned a few times on audio, most recently in Masterful, this boxset offers the villain centre stage. Along for the ride too is Big Finish’s homegrown heroine Vienna Salvatori (Chase Masterson). The impossibly … >

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The Irregulars season 1 review

The Irregulars season 1 review — a patchwork Holmesian horror

The Irregulars season 1 has attracted a range of comments on social media, some highly critical, but we see evidence of potential that we hope the second season might deliver on We’ve had a few weeks to watch and digest The Irregulars; our conclusion is there are probably too many threads fighting for our attention. With … >

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The Walking Dead - Here's Negan

The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan review

The extended season ten of zombie serial The Walking Dead comes to an extraordinary, and completely compelling, conclusion with the much-anticipated backstory episode “Here’s Negan”. Ever since his character’s introduction in the season six finale, Negan has been one of the powerhouse figures in the series. For several seasons Negan remained monstrous and appalling; a … >

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The Doomsday Contract – Doctor Who The Lost Stories 6.2 audio review

The Doomsday Contract was a storyline originally developed during Douglas Adams tenure as Doctor Who Script Editor. Written by his friend and sometime Hitchhiker’s Guide collaborator John Lloyd, it was put aside when the writer became too busy with other work. Now, approximately forty-two years later, drawing on two original synopsis documents, adaptor Nev Fountain … >

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The Walking Dead: Diverged

The Walking Dead: Diverged review

Those viewers who’ve been with The Walking Dead from the very beginning will have experienced the heartache, horror and raw grief that has afflicted any number of the show’s characters. It’s one of the signature elements of a series premised on the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. A world-crushing catastrophe which continues to consume those … >

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Doctor Who Stranded 2

Doctor Who: Stranded 2 audio drama review

Doctor Who: Stranded 2 continues on immediately from the previous boxset, but provides a substantial change in tone In our review of Stranded 1, we admired the bold experiment of forcing the Doctor (Paul McGann), Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) and Helen Sinclair (Hattie Morahan) to spend time in 2020 London. We were treated to a set … >

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Torchwood: Lease of Life

Torchwood: Lease of Life review

Anyone who’s ever lived in a shared house afflicted by creeping mould and poorly-behaved housemates is likely to experience a pang of recognition with the premise of the latest monthly Torchwood audio release from Big Finish. Lease of Life focuses on the investigative talents and stoic resolve of Owen Harper. He’s been dispatched from The … >

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