The Third Doctor Adventures

Doctor Who: The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 06 audio review

Big Finish has a justly deserved reputation for quality audio drama, recreating favourite Cult television shows. Even they can’t match their own high standards every time, which is why a more average release stands out from the crowd. May 2020’s Doctor Who: The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 06 is at best average, and shows even Big … >

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The Lives Of Captain Jack Volume 3 audio review

The Lives of Captain Jack Volume 3 features three more adventures for the immortal, sometime companion of the Doctor. While the last release brought us a remarkable encounter with the Sixth Doctor, this time the headline story brings a collision of vortex manipulator wearers Captain Jack Harkness and Professor River Song. Crush Jack’s plans to … >

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Dark Universe – Doctor Who Monthly Adventures 260 audio review

Dark Universe heralds a fresh year of Doctor Who Monthly Adventures at Big Finish. It is a release which makes narrative connections in many directions, but the headline must its be choice of companion. Set some twenty years after they travelled together, the story sees the Seventh Doctor encounter Ace. The other notable familiar face … >

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Warzone / Conversion – Doctor Who Monthly Adventures 258 audio review

‘Warzone’ and ‘Conversion’, a double header of linked two-parters, close the current monthly adventures storyline. Travelling with Tegan, Nyssa and new companion Marc, the Fifth Doctor finds himself involved in first a deadly race and then seeking out an old foe. Warzone The TARDIS lands amid what they fear is a battle, before realising it … >

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Doctor Who : The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 8 Vol 2 review

With its links to the Hartnell era revealed in a surprisingly left-field cliffhanger, which doubtless sent many a fan scrabbling for Wikipedia or a Loose Cannon reconstruction, ‘The Syndicate Master Plan’ concludes with a second volume of stories. Avoiding substantial spoilers, while at the same time acknowledging some familiar faces appear on the box set … >

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Torchwood: God Among Us Part 1 review

What will immediately strike many listeners picking up this latest Torchwood boxset from Big Finish (the four-story God Among Us Part 1) is how rich, layered and intricate the post-TV mythology of the Torchwood canon has become. With few concessions to anyone tuning in for the first time, this is not the most straightforward of … >

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Big Finish: Blind Terror – The Gods Of Frost review

Released just as the bleaker weather and receding daylight hours announce the arrival of autumn, Big Finish’s latest original audio drama is a classy, quality chiller. This immersive and atmospheric tale of ghostly spectres and ‘spirits from beyond the grave’ unfolds as winter takes hold of an isolated and eccentric country estate and long-buried secrets … >

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Class: The Audio Adventures Volume 2 review

Released the same time as Volume 1, Class Volume 2 is another set of three stories centred on the comings and goings at Coal Hill Academy. The good news is this set of stories is (at least) as good as the first! The bad news is Big Finish has yet to announce any more stories. … >

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Doctor Who Fourth Doctor Adventures: Series 7 Volume 2 review

Available as either a boxset or four individual instalments, the seventh series of Fourth Doctor Adventures concludes with Volume 2, and it’s four more hugely entertaining stories for Tom Baker’s Doctor in the company of Leela (Louise Jameson). Justin Richards starts with The Shadow Of London. It’s the 1940s and London seems unusually quiet, and … >

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