The Omega Factor: Festival of Darkness review

Amidst the exuberant creativity and youthful enthusiasm of the 1979 Edinburgh Fringe Festival an undercurrent of malevolence threatens to engulf the work of one talented group of young performers. These highly motivated and impressively skilled youngsters are involved with a project that the head of Department 7, the controversial paranormal investigation unit, has given his … >

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The Omega Factor series 3 review

In this third set of four stories for the Omega Factor range, Big Finish continues the menace from the second set, while allowing the central characters Dr Anne Reynolds (Louise Jameson) and Adam Dean (John Dorney) time to take their own stories forward. The listener is in the position of knowing a lot more about … >

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Audio boxset review: Big Finish’s ‘The Omega Factor’ Season 1

The latest audio revival from Big Finish is a series that enjoyed just a single ten-episode run on BBC One in the summer of 1979. The Omega Factor followed the story of journalist Tom Crane, whose psychic abilities brought him into contact with the secretive Department 7. Staffed by a team which included physicist Dr … >

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Space: 1999 Breakaway review

The latest 1970s genre property to receive the Big Finish audio makeover treatment is the hugely fondly remembered interstellar epic Space: 1999 – the opening episode of which is retold here infused with a strong contemporary ethos and tone that remains respectful but not reverential to the original source material. The second live action series … >

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Big Finish: Shilling & Sixpence Investigate review

This latest entry in the expanding Big Finish Originals audio range presents the intriguing crime-solving capers of the amateur sleuthing duo Miss Lavinia Sixpence and Desmund Shilling, a suitably mismatched pair of investigators whose deductions usually outclass the efforts of local law enforcement to uncover the guilty parties. Based on the long running series of … >

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Top 10 ‘Doctor Who’ audio releases from Big Finish in 2015

2015 was a pivotal year for Doctor Who on audio. Big Finish, the audio drama company who hold the rights to make classic adventures on audio, had their remit widened to encompass New Series elements up to the end of Matt Smith’s tenure. During the year, the company celebrated the release of their 200th Doctor … >

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Top 10 audio releases from Big Finish in 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, we’ve picked out ten of our favourite new titles from Big Finish over the past 12 months. We’ll be counting down our highlights from the main Doctor Who range in a separate list, but 2015 has been a spectacular year for Big Finish’s other properties and we’d highly recommend … >

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15 of the best UNIT characters in ‘Doctor Who’

The Doctor’s friends at the United Nations Unified Intelligence Taskforce have been a part of the show on and off since they helped the Second Doctor see off the Cybermen in 1969’s ‘The Invasion’. Formed in response to the Yeti attack (‘The Web of Fear’), their remit covers “…the odd, the unexplained. Anything on Earth … >

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