The CultBox Podcast Roundup – November 2021

Welcome to the CultBox Podcast roundup for November 2021 Our favourites this month have included, in no particular order… The Economist Asks – Brian Cox Promoting his book Putting the Rabbit in the Hat, actor Brian Cox talks to Anne McElvoy about villains, Scottish politics, his role as Logan Roy in Succession and the show’s … >

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Shetland series 6

Shetland series 6 — BBC releases a first-look image

BBC release a first-look image for Shetland series 6 coming soon to BBC One Award-winning BBC One drama series, Shetland returns this Autumn for a new thrilling six-part tale with Douglas Henshall reprising his role as DI Jimmy Perez alongside series favourites Alison O’Donnell, Steven Robertson, Mark Bonnar, Erin Armstrong, Anne Kidd and Lewis Howden. The … >

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The Sixth Doctor Adventures: The Eleven – audio boxset review

The Eleven sees Mark Bonnar’s multifaceted Time Lord villain granted his own boxset, pitched against another Doctor. He has met the Eighth in Doom Coalition and Ravenous, plus the Seventh for Dark Universe; on this occasion, presumably earlier in both their timelines, he encounters Colin Baker’s bombastic Sixth Doctor. Welcome to Molaruss An abandoned TARDIS … >

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The Rig

The Rig — new six-part Amazon thriller finalises its cast

Amazon has finalised the cast for new thriller The Rig, which starts filming in Scotland later this month According to Deadline, Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) and Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek) lead, with Martin Compston (Line Of Duty), Mark Bonnar (Shetland), Rochenda Sandall (Small Axe), Owen Teale (Game Of Thrones), Richard Pepple (Bridgerton), Calvin Demba (Life), Emun Elliott … >

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Space: 1999 volume one review

Enthused by the positive critical reaction that greeted the release of Breakaway, an updated retelling of the pilot episode of ITC’s 1970s TV sci-fi romp, Big Finish have now released the first volume of three Space 1999 audio dramas. With the moon launched into deep-space and pushed through a worm-hole, the fate of humanity back … >

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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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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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Space 1999 - Breakaway - Big Finish

Space: 1999 Breakaway review

The latest 1970s genre property to receive the Big Finish audio makeover treatment is the hugely fondly remembered interstellar epic Space: 1999 – the opening episode of which is retold here infused with a strong contemporary ethos and tone that remains respectful but not reverential to the original source material. The second live action series … >

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