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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Torchwood: Dissected

Torchwood: Dissected review

An urgent autopsy for a young man who’s suffered a suspicious death provides a stressful context for an overdue reunion, as Gwen Cooper meets up with former colleague Dr Martha Jones in the latest Torchwood monthly audio release from Big Finish. Dissected is a skilful two-hander character-piece brought to life (in the midst of death) … >

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The War Master: Anti-Genesis audio review

The War Master: Anti-Genesis is the latest boxset of audio dramas to chronicle the exploits of Derek Jacobi’s Master during the Time War; the temporal conflict between his own people and the Daleks. The problem with a concept so unfathomable, however, is that us mere mortals can really only handle a small slice. Luckily, this … >

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Torchwood: Fortitude review

Things are all sea once again in the latest monthly Torchwood audio release Fortitude. Members of the Torchwood family last took to the waves back in July’s offering Sargasso. In that Doctor Who-monster themed story, Rhys battled the Nestene Consciousness aboard a drifting container ship. In sharp contrast Fortitude shifts the timeline from the present … >

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Torchwood: Expectant review

The always popular pairing of Jack Harkness and Ianto Jones makes a welcome return in Torchwood: Expectant, an entertaining sci-fi yarn and the December offering in the monthly release range. But their interactions take second place to the main character dynamic of the piece. And that’s the fraught relationship between the pregnant Harkness and his … >

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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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