Mind of the Hodiac – Doctor Who The Lost Stories audio review

Thanks to a lucky lockdown discovery Mind of the Hodiac, Russell T Davies’ earliest script for Doctor Who, gains a new life on audio.  Unearthed while he was preparing for one of the Doctor Who: Lockdown! live tweetalongs, Mind of the Hodiac was a speculative script for mid-1980s Doctor Who. Featuring Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor … >

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The First Doctor Adventures – The Outlaws audio review

Stephen Noonan makes his Big Finish debut as the First Doctor.  To begin a new era for the character, Big Finish have made the bold decision to cast a new First Doctor. Enter Stephen Noonan, character actor and former member of the RSC, to give his take on the wily, witty and wilful original occupant … >

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The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 11 Volume 1 audio review

Tom Baker goes Solo in his latest boxset of audio adventures.  Solo is the latest outing for Tom Baker’s irrepressible Fourth Doctor. Set after ‘The Deadly Assassin’, so post-Sarah Jane, pre-Leela, it sees the Time Lord traveling without a companion. However, he makes a few allies along the way, naturally. Blood of the Time Lords … >

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The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Lost Warriors – audio boxset review

Lost Warriors is the third boxset of adventures for Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor.  As with Respond To All Calls before it, these are three discrete Doctor Who tales with a thematic link, rather than a three-parter like Ravagers. Once again travelling alone, the Doctor finds allies on his adventures — all of which are Earthbound … >

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Lost Warriors — Christopher Eccleston to meet a Cyberman

Coming this November, Big Finish brings Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor up against a Cyberman for the first time in Lost Warriors The next box set of full cast audio adventures for Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor invites listeners to follow the TARDIS to a 1930s country mansion, the Scottish Highlands and an iconic movie set – where … >

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Paternoster Gang Heritage 4

The Paternoster Gang: Heritage 4 audio review

After starting to build an overall idea in The Paternoster Gang: Heritage 3, the current set of stories brings this sequence of boxsets to what feels an abrupt close. The three stories in set each fails to contribute to a coherent whole, and feels like a series of missed opportunities. The stories aren’t necessarily bad, they … >

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The Paternoster Gang Heritage 3

The Paternoster Gang: Heritage 3 audio review

The Paternoster Gang: Heritage 3 is a welcome return for the Great [Silurian] Detective Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), her maid / wife Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart) and Sontaran butler Strax (Dan Starkey). The previous sets, Heritage 1 (June 2019) and Heritage 2 (October 2019) proved this Doctor Who spin-off can stand in its own right. These were enjoyable … >

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Torchwood: Sync review

The third in the new series of Doctor Who monster themed Torchwood specials teams the unlikely duo of Susie Costello and Margaret Blaine, who are thrown together to deal with an unexpected alien incursion that threatens to rain down death and destruction on the planet. Costello was the former second-in-command at the Hub, who hid … >

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Vienna: Retribution – Doctor Who spin-off review

In her fourth Big Finish boxset since first appearing in Doctor Who spin-off Vienna: The Memory Box in 2013 (and with the seventh Doctor before that), Chase Masterson’s impossibly glamorous bounty hunter, ex-assassins, investigator Vienna Salvatori is back for Vienna: Retribution. This time the three-story boxset is penned by a single writer, the prolific Guy Adams, … >

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