Jacqueline Pearce dies at 74

Best known for role as Supreme Commander Servalan in the popular BBC science fiction series Blake’s 7, Jacqueline Pearce has died at the age of 74 shortly after being diagnosed with lung cancer, according to the Press Association, via Lizo Mzimba on Twitter. Terribly sad news. Blake’s 7 star Jacqueline Pearce who played Servalan has … >

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Blake’s 7: Crossfire Part 2 review

Set during the third TV season of Blake’s 7, Crossfire Part 2 continues the story of the Liberator crew’s involvement in the Federation’s civil war, with Servalan (Jacqueline Pearce) usurping the previous President (Hugh Fraser). Across four stories, Avon (Paul Darrow), Vila (Michael Keating), Cally (Jan Chappell), Tarrant (Steve Pacey), Dayna (Yasmin Bannerman) and of … >

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The Eighth Doctor: Time War Volume 1 – Doctor Who audio review

When Doctor Who returned to television, the “Time War” was a masterstroke; side-stepping years of continuity, it allowed new viewers to learn about the Doctor’s past alongside his die-hard fans. Through a drip feed of titbits, passing references and old enemies in subsequent years, this backstory built inexorably towards Gallifrey’s climatic return in time for … >

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Blake’s 7: Spoils of War review

After being unavoidably delayed, Blake’s 7 is back in a new set of full-cast stories set in the timeline of season 3 of the original TV show. It’s a new production team with John Ainsworth taking over production, script editing and directing duties and a recasting for the character of Dayna Mellanby, now played by … >

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John Hurt as The War Doctor

Doctor Who: The War Doctor – Casualties of War audio review

With this final boxset of three stories, Big Finish marks the end of War Doctor’s story with a strong set of scripts brought to life by a superb cast, great directing and impressive sound design.  With John Hurt’s passing away, listening to these stories is all the more poignant; as fans we can but admire … >

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John Hurt as The War Doctor

Doctor Who: The War Doctor – Agents of Chaos audio review

Agents of Chaos is the third, three-disc boxset in Big Finish’s War Doctor series, with John Hurt once more in role as the Doctor we never knew existed.  This Doctor Who set takes the story deeper into the Time War and for the first time this version of the Doctor feels more capable of the … >

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