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The War Master: Anti-Genesis audio review

The War Master: Anti-Genesis is the latest boxset of audio dramas to chronicle the exploits of Derek Jacobi’s Master during the Time War; the temporal conflict between his own people and the Daleks. The problem with a concept so unfathomable, however, is that us mere mortals can really only handle a small slice. Luckily, this … >

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Doctor Who: Ravenous 4 audio review

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Derek Jacobi is back in another four-story War Master set, and this time only the Doctor can save the day, if he ever arrives! This time Big Finish has set Paul McGann’s eighth Doctor in the way of events, but can even he stop the Master’s plans this time? It’s a strong set of stories, … >

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Audio Review: The Diary Of River Song series 5

Since opening her diary for Big Finish, the time-travelling archaeologist Professor River Song (Alex Kingston) has dutifully picked her way back up her husband’s timeline, most recently reaching the Fourth Doctor. For this fifth volume however, River chronicles encounters with another Time Lord – one who is presented in four different, but equally deadly flavours. … >

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The War Master: Master Of Callous review

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UNIT Cyber Reality boxset review

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Doctor Who: The War Master – Only The Good review

Over the years Big Finish have told some great stories with the wonderful Geoffrey Beevers – one of the emaciated “crispy” Masters – as well as their own inspired casting of Alex MacQueen. Setting stories in the Time War era however offers the chance for a slice of dream casting, with Sir Derek Jacobi returning … >

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Watch ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ trailer for Christmas special

BBC One has released the first trailer for the return of Last Tango in Halifax. Sarah Lancashire, Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi and Nicola Walker are all back alongside many other returning cast members for a two-part Christmas special later this month. The official synopsis for the new specials reads: “Set two years after Kate’s tragic death, the episodes … >

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