Doctor Who on Big Finish – our top 6 releases of 2023

Audio producers Big Finish have enjoyed another industrious year of dramas in the Doctor Who universe. Here’s six of our favourites… The Diary of River Song: Friend of the Family The Doctor’s wife has been blazing her own trail since 2015 but, although we didn’t know it at the time, this was the penultimate release … >

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Doctor Who – Once and Future 5 released

Once and Future 5 – The Martian Invasion of Planetoid 50 sees the Tenth Doctor encounter Missy, with the Paternoster Gang along for the ride!  Updated 12/09/23: Doctor Who‘s diamond celebration continues with David Tennant and Michelle Gomez. Today sees the release of the latest adventure in the celebratory Doctor Who: Once and Future series. … >

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Once and Future – Big Finish confirm DW 60th Anniversary series guests

Doctor Who: Once and Future will feature the final performance of David Warner as the Doctor.  Back in November, audio producers revealed their plans for Doctor Who‘s 60th Anniversary year; Once and Future promises an epic multi-Doctor, multi-part adventure to celebrate the show’s six decades. Revealing the story’s intriguing premise, their original announcement confirmed the … >

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Big Finish announce The Paternoster Gang: Trespassers

A new four volume story arc for the enduringly popular team of Jenny, Madame Vastra and Strax.  It has been a while since we last heard from The Paternoster Gang, the Doctor’s Victorian-era allies who first appeared in 2011’s ‘A Good Man Goes to War’. Notwithstanding Sontaran Nurse Strax’s apparent demise in that debut story … >

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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 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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The Paternoster Gang: Heritage 2 review

Following on from June’s Paternoster Gang: Heritage 1, we now have three more adventures for Mme Vastra, Jenny and Strax in Paternoster Gang: Heritage 2. Food for thought Dan Starkey (Strax himself) wrote first story “Dining with Death”. Strax often (unknown to him) provides the humour in the Paternoster Gang, and here it is almost … >

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The Paternoster Gang: Heritage 1 review

With three entertaining stories, Big Finish launches another Doctor Who spin-off range, and this time it’s Catrin Stewart, Neve McIntosh and Dan Starkey in The Paternoster Gang: Heritage 1. Fans have long hoped this trio (Jenny Flint, Mme Vastra the Silurian and Strax the Sontaran) would make it to audio, and their arrival in their … >

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