Mind of the Hodiac – Doctor Who The Lost Stories audio review

Thanks to a lucky lockdown discovery Mind of the Hodiac, Russell T Davies’ earliest script for Doctor Who, gains a new life on audio.  Unearthed while he was preparing for one of the Doctor Who: Lockdown! live tweetalongs, Mind of the Hodiac was a speculative script for mid-1980s Doctor Who. Featuring Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor … >

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The Lone Centurion Volume 2: Camelot – Doctor Who audio review

The Lone Centurion Volume 2: Camelot continues the adventures of Rory Williams, who has taken it upon himself to guard his wife inside the Pandorica.  Doctor Who’s Series 5 finale saw Amy Pond’s luckless (and deceased) fiancé restored to life as an Auton Roman Centurion. Unable to resist his programming, he shot her and placed … >

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Dark Season – Big Finish releases audiobook with hints of more to come

On it’s 30th anniversary, Russell T Davies reintroduces his “very first drama” which has come to audio. Three decades to the day of its first episode, RTD introduces the audiobook novelisation of Dark Season, his fondly remembered Children’s BBC series from 1991. If you don’t remember the show (or weren’t around at the time), here’s … >

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I, Jacobi – Big Finish release their interview with the acting legend

Sir Derek Jacobi chats candidly to Big Finish’s Scott Handcock about his life and career.  The latest in their occasional ‘In Conversation’ series, audio producers Big Finish have sat down with Sir Derek Jacobi. The legendary actor, best known on television for shows such as I, Claudius, Cadfael and Last Tango in Halifax, has also … >

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The CultBox Podcast Roundup – October 2021

Welcome to the CultBox Podcast roundup for October 2021 Our favourites this month have included, in no particular order… From Queer to Eternity – Mark Gatiss While From Queer To Eternity has finished its first season, they’ve released the recording of their September 9th live show with Mark Gatiss. Made as part of the London … >

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Torchwood: Curios review

The deliciously creepy Bilis Manger returns to the Torchwood fray in Curios, the latest release in the monthly audio range. This new adventure continues Big Finish’s efforts to explore interesting corners and unseen episodes in the Torchwood timeline, taking the opportunity to provide fresh perspectives on events that play out before or after known points … >

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The CultBox Podcast Roundup – August 2021

Welcome to the CultBox Podcast roundup for August 2021 Our favourites this month have included… 14 for 14 (The Doctor Who Show Presents…) The ever-entertaining Australian podcast The Doctor Who Show, with its genial hosts Rob and Dave, presents a special episode in reaction to the (not so shocking) revelation that Jodie Whittaker is set … >

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Torchwood: Empire of Shadows review

The latest monthly release in the Big Finish Torchwood range Empire of Shadows spins the timeline forward into the far-flung future, and flips the spotlight onto a character last heard from in the tenth Doctor TV episode The Satan Pit. Zachary “Zack” Cross Flane was first introduced in the previous series two episode The Impossible … >

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Torchwood: Madam, I’m review

Latest Big Finish Torchwood audio release Madam, I’m is a complex story of mind manipulation, timeline trickery and serial substitution delivered through the interactions of a well-matched trio of characters. Set in the early post-War Torchwood era, the pairing of the scheming Norton Folgate and the wily Lizbeth Hayhoe has already proven an effective combination, … >

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