The New Counter Measures - The Movellan Manoeuvre

The New Counter-Measures: The Movellan Manoeuvre review

Big Finish called time on the New Counter-Measures audio box sets back in 2017. Yet there’s been a strong desire since then to provide fans with a more complete and fitting endpoint for the current run. Something stronger than simply the lack of new commissions. Following on from the group’s entanglement with a self-help messiah … >

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Donna Noble: Kidnapped! audio review

Donna Noble: Kidnapped! grants Doctor Who‘s Series Four leading lady the spotlight with her own box set of adventures. Set directly after the traumatic events of the Library two-parter, we find Donna back home in Chiswick with her mother, looking for some peace and quiet… Out of this World Seeking to raise Donna’s spirits, Sylvia … >

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Doctor Who: Ravenous 4 audio review

‘Ravenous 4’, the latest volume of Eighth Doctor adventures sees the culmination of the current storyline. Accompanied by Liv and Helen, plus his troublesome villain-turned-ally The Eleven, the Doctor has been battling the Ravenous, creatures with a voracious appetite for the Time Lords themselves. Whisper The Eleven is cured. The personalities of his former selves, … >

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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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Doctor Who: Lady Christina review

The latest “new-Who” release from Big Finish is Lady Christina, the continued adventures of Lady Christina da Souza as played by Michelle Ryan in the TV episode Planet Of The Dead alongside David Tennant’s tenth Doctor. Lady C has already appeared in a Big Finish release, the story Last Chance in the Tenth Doctor Chronicles; in … >

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Doctor Who: The First Doctor Adventures Volume 2 review

Back as the first Doctor, Susan, Barbara and Ian are David Bradley (now also the first Doctor on TV, courtesy of last year’s Christmas special Twice Upon A Time), Claudia Grant, Jemma Powell and Jamie Glover. Now on their second boxset, they no longer sound strange to the ear, and the set overall feels more polished … >

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The Omega Factor series 3 review

In this third set of four stories for the Omega Factor range, Big Finish continues the menace from the second set, while allowing the central characters Dr Anne Reynolds (Louise Jameson) and Adam Dean (John Dorney) time to take their own stories forward. The listener is in the position of knowing a lot more about … >

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‘Doctor Who’ spin-off review: ‘The New Counter-Measures – Who Killed Toby Kinsella?’

July 2015, and after four popular box sets, Big Finish killed off the Counter-Measures team. The only survivor from the 1960s spin-off from ‘Remembrance of the Daleks’ was Sir Toby Kinsella (Hugh Ross). Gone were Group Captain Ian ‘Chunky’ Gilmore (Simon Williams), Rachel Jensen (Pamela Salem) and Allison Williams (Karen Gledhill), and time has rolled … >

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