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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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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Doctor Who New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield Vol 4: Ruler of the Universe review

A one-time companion of the Seventh Doctor in prose, who has gone on to meet other incarnations across various formats (and enjoyed her own successful audio series), archaeology Professor Bernice Summerfield is a seasoned time-traveller. Following on from her last set of New Adventures, trapped in a parallel, dying universe in the company of an … >

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‘Doctor Who’ kiss in ‘Deep Breath’ cut from Asian broadcasts

The kiss between Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint in the first episode of Doctor Who‘s new series has reportedly been cut from Asian broadcasts. Vastra (Neve McIntosh) and Jenny (Catrin Stewart) had their first on-screen kiss in ‘Deep Breath’ last month, with Vastra sharing her oxygen while the pair attempted to hold their breath. The … >

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12 best moments from ‘Deep Breath’

After an eyebrow cameo in the 50th anniversary special, a kidney-based regeneration scene at Christmas and a rather long wait, the Twelfth Doctor has arrived. Spiky, sharp-suited and definitely more of a window than a door man, the universe had better watch out. Buy Season 8 on DVD on Amazon. Buy Season 8 on Blu-ray … >

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‘Doctor Who’ Series 8 Episode 1: Another ‘Deep Breath’ review

Sometimes, a change is better than a rest. The closing triptych of Matt Smith’s tenure in the TARDIS promised a great deal but delivered only sporadically (‘The Name of the Doctor’ was mostly good, ‘The Day of the Doctor’ was mostly patchy, ‘The Time of the Doctor’ was mostly tedious) and while there’s always a … >

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