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Thin Time / Madquake – Doctor Who Monthly Adventures 267 audio review

‘Thin Time’ and ‘Madquake’, form a double-header of two-part stories for Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor. Still spending ‘Time Apart’ from the companions he fears he has endangered once too often, he enjoys an adventure in Victorian London. Meanwhile, feeling rather cast off, Nyssa, Tegan and Marc encounter the Slitheen. Thin Time Continuing the Doctor’s solo … >

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Time Apart – Doctor Who Monthly Adventures 266 audio review

Time Apart follows the Fifth Doctor after the traumatic events of his previous mini-series, which saw a new companion join the TARDIS crew and experience a close call with the Cybermen. Running from painful memories, this new set of stories begins with the Doctor choosing to spend some time alone. Where else might he go … >

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Doctor Who: The Lovecraft Invasion audio review

The Lovecraft Invasion is destined to be known as the Big Finish Doctor Who story that had to be delayed. As far as we know this was to ensure the messaging around Lovecraft was clear. His racist views are abhorrent and (with extra lines here and there) Big Finish makes its position in this regard clear. … >

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Torchwood: Save Our Souls review

Queen Victoria is at her imperious best in the latest monthly Torchwood audio Save Our Souls. The story is a rip-roaring homage to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, but naturally with an extra supernatural spin. After her recent sojourn to a sea fort in the Solent, Victoria has again set out on the … >

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Class: The Audio Adventures Volumes 3 and 4 review

Class: The Audio Adventures continues the world of Doctor Who’s teen spin-off, with two further volumes of audio afterlife. Focussed on the exploits of a group of Sixth-Formers at the Coal Hill Academy, plus a couple of alien refugees, the Patrick Ness helmed series created some compelling characters in an all-too-brief run on TV. While … >

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Torchwood: Dinner and a Show review

It’s an eventful night at the opera for Ianto and Toshiko in the latest monthly Torchwood audio release from Big Finish. Penned by Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto), Dinner and a Show is an entertaining comedy caper, that mixes some sci-fi absurdities and moments of genuine “mild peril” with a diverting and well-crafted character-led drama. The dynamic … >

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Torchwood: Iceberg review

Hospitals and medical facilities have become regular ‘go to’ locations in Big Finish’s monthly Torchwood audio range. With patients beholden to the doctors treating them, there’s always the potential for that power imbalance to lead to unexpected outcomes. Latest release “Iceberg” takes that kind of clinical concept and injects a dose of mystery and suspense … >

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Torchwood: Tropical Beach Sounds and Other Relaxing Seascapes #4

Torchwood: Tropical Beach Sounds and Other Relaxing Seascapes #4 review

The self-help industry in the UK is thriving, a beneficiary of increasingly uncertain times. The personal self-help recording, voiced by pop psychologists or celebrities, has long been a key platform for the distribution of behavioural advice. It is something that has brought solace, reassurance and encouragement to countless listeners. Yet, for sceptics of “guided audio … >

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The Lives Of Captain Jack Volume 3 audio review

The Lives of Captain Jack Volume 3 features three more adventures for the immortal, sometime companion of the Doctor. While the last release brought us a remarkable encounter with the Sixth Doctor, this time the headline story brings a collision of vortex manipulator wearers Captain Jack Harkness and Professor River Song. Crush Jack’s plans to … >

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Dorian Gray: Isolation – free audio drama review

Dorian Gray: Isolation is a free 18 minute download from Big Finish. Created in its entirety in four days whilst the team were in quarantine, it’s a reflective take on the impact of Covid 19. We last met Dorian in The Lost Confessions, those were apocryphal, this is a tale for our times. Cue Dorian… … >

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