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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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Torchwood: Dead Man’s Switch review

November’s monthly Torchwood story pulls the spotlight away from the main Hub crew to push the focus back in the direction of the malevolent, machiavellian manipulator Bilis Manger. Last heard of in the deliciously dark Deadbeat Escape back in August 2018, Manger has lost none of his nefarious charms by the time the events of … >

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Interstitial / Feast of Fear – Doctor Who Monthly Adventures 257 audio review

‘Interstitial’ and ‘Feast of Fear’, a double-header, form the latest Monthly Adventures release. They also sit in the middle of the current trilogy, following the story of new companion, and former Roman slave, Marc (George Watkins) who was introduced in last month’s ‘Tartarus‘. Interstitial Marc gets his first taste of time travel when the TARDIS … >

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Torchwood: Smashed review

The latest monthly Torchwood release from Big Finish returns the spotlight to the character of Gwen Cooper, who was last heard from in the richly atmospheric standalone story Night of the Fendahl released back in April. That return to the mythos of the Fendahl made for a creepy and unnerving tale. Smashed has an altogether … >

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Audio Review: Doctor Who Monthly Adventures 256 – Tartarus

September’s second monthly adventure, ‘Tartarus’, provides a good, old fashioned crossover, as Fifth Doctor meets his hero Marcus Tullius Cicero. Reprising the role from his own series, Cicero is again played by Samuel Barnett (Dirk Gently, Torchwood). Set in 63BC, Cicero is Consul of Rome and taking a judicious break from his duties. Inviting themselves … >

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Audio Review: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield Volume 5 – Buried Memories

Recently returned from a parallel universe, the latest box set release for Bernice Summerfield (Benny to her friends) provides her with four fresh adventures. Back on her own turf, Benny now accompanies the “Unbound” Doctor, freed from his responsibilities and able to return a life of freewheeling time and space travel. Pride of the Lampian … >

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Torchwood: God Among Us Part 3 review

The massive flood triggered by the tsunami finale of the previous series of the God Among Us trilogy has left disaster in its wake as the third instalment opens. Cardiff Bay is in ruins, hundreds are dead, others are missing, and the shell-shocked survivors are hunkered down in inland refugee camps. But when it comes … >

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Torchwood: Sargasso review

“I’m a bloody truck driver from Cardiff, not Indiana Jones,” protests Rhys Williams as the life-or-death pressure mounts in the fourth instalment of Big Finish’s impressive Doctor Who monster themed Torchwood audio specials. Latest story Sargasso turns the spotlight on the plastic animators of the Nestene Consciousness, who have taken to the high seas in … >

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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 1 review

Making its debut via the online BBC Three, and with some shoddy treatment from BBC One schedulers, it is fair to say Class, 2016’s Doctor Who spin-off, struggled to find its audience. Set around the Coal Hill School, a location with enduring links with the parent show, Patrick Ness created a drama series aimed at … >

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