Sophie Aldred, Vinay Patel and Simon Guerrier to celebrate 15 years of revived Doctor Who

To celebrate 15 years since the 2005 relaunch of Doctor Who, London Book & Screen Week will host a panel moderated by award-winning journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed with actress Sophie Aldred, screenwriter Vinay Patel and writer Simon Guerrier. Sophie Aldred, best known as the Seventh Doctor’s companion Ace, has been working as a professional … >

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Joanna Lumley and David McCallum as Sapphire & Steel

Sapphire & Steel are reassigned – to download

Audio dramas based on the classic sci-fi/fantasy series Sapphire & Steel are now available again from Big Finish Productions.  “All irregularities will be handled by the forces controlling each dimension. Transuranic, heavy elements may not be used where there is life. Medium atomic weights are available: Gold, Lead, Copper, Jet, Diamond, Radium, Sapphire, Silver and … >

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The CultBox Podcast Roundup – October 2023

Here’s our October 2023 Podcast Roundup – our favourites from the worlds of CultBox.  In no particular order, the picks this month are… Out To Lunch with Ade Edmonson – Jim Howick Out to Lunch has a new host, with the emphasis shifting slightly from the food to the comic chat with the endearingly demented … >

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David Whitaker

New book tells the story of Doctor Who’s first Story Editor

David Whitaker in an Exciting Adventure with Television is written by Simon Guerrier.  In time to celebrate Doctor Who‘s 60th anniversary, publisher Ten Acre Films (The Long Game, Pull to Open) are releasing a book about one of the people who was instrumental in the show’s early success: David Whitaker. Riffing on the title of … >

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Doctor Who and the Ark – The Lost Stories 7.1 audio review

Big Finish adapt an earlier draft of the tale which eventually became ‘The Ark in Space’.  You’d be hard pressed to find a Doctor Who fan who doesn’t hold ‘The Ark in Space’ in high esteem. However, Tom Baker’s second story came to the screen via a rather tortured path. Initially penned by another writer, … >

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Doctor Who – The Lost Stories – more reimagined Tom Baker audio tales

Big Finish are bringing us two further alternate takes on familiar tales from the Fourth Doctor’s first season.  With most of the best-known “lost” Doctor Who stories now produced on audio – that’s stories which for one reason or another originally didn’t make it to the small screen – audio producers Big Finish have begun … >

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Doctor Who novel Watchers by Matthew Waterhouse is released

The actor has penned a tale featuring Adric and the Fourth Doctor vs the Daleks.  Written and narrated by Matthew Waterhouse, Doctor Who: Watchers is the second ‘audio novel’ from Big Finish. These enhanced audio books aim to recreate the feel of the beloved Target novelisations of the 1970s and 80s. After the success of … >

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Scourge of the Cybermen – Doctor Who audio novel review

Scourge of the Cybermen is the first of a new range of “audio novels” – in other words, enhanced audiobooks, as distinct from audio dramas – from Big Finish. Written by Simon Guerrier, it uses the format to tell a “Target books” style story; over more than seven hours, the tale mirrors the structure of … >

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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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