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Scourge of the Cybermen – Doctor Who audio novel review

Scourge of the Cybermen is the first of a new range of “audio novels” – in other words, enhanced audiobooks, as distinct from audio dramas – from Big Finish. Written by Simon Guerrier, it uses the format to tell a “Target books” style story; over more than seven hours, the tale mirrors the structure of … >

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The Robots 4

The Robots 4 audio drama review — three more enthralling tales

It’s back to Kaldor City for The Robots 4 — three more enthralling tales from this excellent spin-off series We left The Robots 3 with two major threads developing and destined to come together; in this set they do. Back to the beginning… The series as a whole is centred on Nicola Walker’s Liv Chenka, but … >

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Doctor Who Stranded 2

Doctor Who: Stranded 2 audio drama review

Doctor Who: Stranded 2 continues on immediately from the previous boxset, but provides a substantial change in tone In our review of Stranded 1, we admired the bold experiment of forcing the Doctor (Paul McGann), Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) and Helen Sinclair (Hattie Morahan) to spend time in 2020 London. We were treated to a set … >

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Masterful (Limited Edition): Doctor Who audio review

Masterful celebrates the Doctor’s best enemy on the fiftieth anniversary of the character’s onscreen debut. An eight-disc collection, it contains the eponymous full-cast drama as well as two short trips and a longer narrated tale. The headline story also features the audio debut of John Simm’s “Harold Saxon” incarnation. Masterful A three-disc, full-cast epic, Masterful … >

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The Robots Volume 3

The Robots Volume 3 audio drama review

The Robots Volume 3 takes the stories we’ve heard so far up a gear and unfolds deeper mysteries than hitherto imagined Nicola Walker and Clair Rushbrook are back as sisters Liv and Tula Chenka and they are increasingly caught in the middle between the Company and it’s desire to sell robots (and particularly the advanced … >

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Time Lord Victorious: Master Thief / Lesser Evils – Doctor Who Short Trips audio review

Master Thief and Lesser Evils are the first Big Finish contributions to Time Lord Victorious, the Doctor Who multi-platform event. Using their narrated Short Trips format, we are treated to adventures for two classic incarnations of the Master, those originally brought to life by Roger Delgado and Anthony Ainley. As both actors are sadly no longer … >

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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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Doctor Who: Third Doctor Adventures Volume 5 review

This fifth set of third Doctor adventures delivers two milestones and both in the first story. Alongside Kay Manning’s Jo Grant and Tim Treloar’s Doctor, we now have a recast Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (Jon Culshaw) and Liz Shaw (Daisy Ashford, daughter of Caroline John who played the part originally). It’s also two intriguing two-disc stories. Writer … >

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Doctor Who: The Kamelion Empire review

A trio of fifth Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Kamelion comes to an end with the Jonathan Morris penned The Kamelion Empire. As the title makes abundantly clear, the central focus is on the shape changing android Kamelion, but not so as to minimise the role of the others. The setting is the world of the … >

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