The Sound at the End – a chilly new audiobook thriller from Bafflegab

Audible’s frosty new tale is set on an Arctic research base.  Billed as a “chilling, immersive audio experience”, the brilliant Bafflegab (Uncanny, The Battersea Poltergeist) have produced a new original novel for Audible. Written by Kirsty Logan, the story follows the eclectic crew of an Arctic research base and the newcomer who may uncover the … >

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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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‘Brief Encounters’ episode guide

Brief Encounters is a new ITV drama about the early days of the Ann Summers party plan business. Set in the early 1980s, the six-part series is created and written by Fay Rusling and Oriane Messina (Green Wing, Me & Mrs Jones) and inspired by chapters in Jacqueline Gold’s memoir, Good Vibrations. The cast includes Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey), Peter Wight … >

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‘Brief Encounters’ Episode 4 review

As we are now more than halfway through this first season of ITV’s Brief Encounters, it’s natural that the drama takes centre stage and there is a lot more to sink our teeth into this week as a result. “I’ve got to go. I’ve got a factory of women wanting me to reignite their marriages.” Steph’s life … >

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‘Brief Encounters’ review: Episode 3 continues to impress

In the wake of Brian’s hit and run accident, the Brief Encounters ladies’ lives are artfully woven even further together, with the women facing a lot of tough choices as a result. “I offer you a place to stay and you repay me by telling everyone my business.” With Spakes Butchers having financial troubles, Pauline is … >

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‘Brief Encounters’ Episode 2 review

After last week’s solid introduction, this episode takes strong but subtle steps to fortify the relationships of the women involved, focusing on building their chemistry. As a result, we are treated to some wonderful performances. “Brian, I’ve been to a pub…and I liked it.” Penelope Wilton continues to be the best thing about Brief Encounters, … >

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ITV orders ‘Loch Ness’ murder mystery drama

Laura Fraser and Siobhan Finneran will lead the cast of a new ITV crime drama set on the beautiful, haunting shores of Scotland’s most iconic loch. Loch Ness is written by Stephen Brady (Vera, Silent Witness) and executive produced by Tim Haines (Primeval, Sinbad). Laura Fraser (Houdini and Doyle, Lip Service) and Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley, Downton Abbey) will be joined in … >

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