The Robots Volume One audio drama review

The Robots Volume One is the first in a set of stories starring Nicola Walker as Liv Chenka. Liv is a current companion of the eighth Doctor but has taken time out (during the boxset Ravenous 2) to spend time back home in Kaldor City. Story dynamics revolve around her relationship with sister Tula (Claire Rushbrook) … >

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Torchwood - Big Finish - Expectant

Torchwood: Expectant review

The always popular pairing of Jack Harkness and Ianto Jones makes a welcome return in Torchwood: Expectant, an entertaining sci-fi yarn and the December offering in the monthly release range. But their interactions take second place to the main character dynamic of the piece. And that’s the fraught relationship between the pregnant Harkness and his … >

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Doctor Who, Spyfall: screening at BFI Southbank

A screening of the Doctor Who, Series 12 opening episode Spyfall, Part 1 was held for the press and special guests at BFI Southbank in London, Wednesday evening, December 17. A few journalists and a number of children where invited to the screening. Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Spyfall costar Sir Lenny Henry … >

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Big Finish - Star Cops - Mars - Part 1

Star Cops: Mars Part 1 review

The Star Cops make their way to the lawless frontier planet of Mars in the opening instalment of a new twin boxset audio serial from Big Finish. This sci-fi cop procedural has made the transition from 1980s cult TV show to the audio realm very effectively. With the property now well established, Star Cops Mars … >

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Karen Gillan writes and directs with confidence

In an extensive interview in the January 2020 issue of Film Stories magazine, Karen Gillan described her confident approach to writing and directing her first feature film, The Party’s Just Beginning, starring Gillan as a troubled young woman from her hometown, Inverness. “I was always coming up with ideas, yeah. Dreaming up stories and characters. … >

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The Ash Tree (audio drama) review

The Ash Tree is a newly adapted version of the MR James horror story of the same name. There’s always a place for something creepy at Christmas time and with this story Bafflegab Productions has hit the target. The Matthew Holness adaptation brings the setting right up to date, while the cast (Amanda Abbington, Reece … >

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Daughter of the Gods – Doctor Who Early Adventures 6.2 review

Daughter of the Gods is the second Doctor Who Early Adventures story Big Finish released in November 2019, along with The Home Guard. It’s packed with interest; we have the first and second Doctors meeting when they shouldn’t along with companions Zoe (Wendy Padbury), Jamie (Frazer Hines also voicing the second Doctor), Steven (Peter Purves also … >

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Blake's 7 - Outlaw - Big Finish audio - cover

Blake’s 7: Outlaw review

With Travis as its unexpected anti-hero, new Big Finish Blake’s 7 audiobook Outlaw, examines the off-screen history of the series’ most celebrated male villain. The plot carefully aligns with and extends the show’s canonical history to impressive effect. The book explores two separate timelines: the early years of Blake’s putative rebellion against the Federation, which … >

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