War Master 3: Rage Of The Time Lords review

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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The War Master: Master Of Callous review

In their latest War Master boxset, Master Of Callous, Big Finish gives us a story given plenty of time to breathe and develop. Possibly driven by Derek Jacobi’s availability, the War Master is a continual presence through the set of four stories, despite only being a major part of two of them. It’s a masterclass … >

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UNIT Cyber Reality boxset review

Six box sets in, and with Autons, Silurians and Sea Devils, The Silence, Daleks and Sontarans already faced, it was inevitable that Kate Stewart’s UNIT team would tackle the Cybermen at some point. Of course, they did so onscreen in Dark Water/Death In Heaven, but these stories are set earlier. Picking up on the story … >

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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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‘Last Tango In Halifax’ Christmas special Part 1 review

Hoorah and thank goodness, Last Tango in Halifax is back! It’s been the best part of the worst twelve months for many people around the world, and not least of all for Caroline in Harrogate. Left holding the baby and mourning the loss of her wife Kate, Caroline makes some drastic moves by packing her … >

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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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ITV confirms air date for last ever episode of ‘Vicious’

Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi will return to ITV next month for one final episode of Vicious. The sitcom launched on ITV in April 2013 and will end with an extended hour-long special. Buy the complete Season 1-2 box set on Amazon here. Split into seasons, viewers will follow newly married couple Freddie Thornhill (Ian McKellen) and Stuart … >

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‘Last Tango in Halifax’ is returning for two-part Christmas special

A pair of new one-off episodes of Last Tango in Halifax have begun filming. Regular cast members Sarah Lancashire, Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, and Nicola Walker will all return for the two-part Christmas special on BBC One next month. The drama’s third season concluded in February 2015, averaging 7.4 million viewers. Buy the complete Season 1-3 box set … >

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Audio play review: Big Finish’s ‘The Martian Chronicles’

Transmitted on Radio 4 in 2014, as part of their Dangerous Visions series, Derek Jacobi takes the lead in B7 Media’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic anthology of Mars tales, now available through Big Finish Productions. While the written version boasts nearly thirty tales of varying length, this production chooses to focus on just a … >

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