The CultBox Podcast Roundup – October 2023

Here’s our October 2023 Podcast Roundup – our favourites from the worlds of CultBox.  In no particular order, the picks this month are… Out To Lunch with Ade Edmonson – Jim Howick Out to Lunch has a new host, with the emphasis shifting slightly from the food to the comic chat with the endearingly demented … >

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New book tells the story of Doctor Who’s first Story Editor

David Whitaker in an Exciting Adventure with Television is written by Simon Guerrier.  In time to celebrate Doctor Who‘s 60th anniversary, publisher Ten Acre Films (The Long Game, Pull to Open) are releasing a book about one of the people who was instrumental in the show’s early success: David Whitaker. Riffing on the title of … >

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Doctor Who and the Ark – The Lost Stories 7.1 audio review

Big Finish adapt an earlier draft of the tale which eventually became ‘The Ark in Space’.  You’d be hard pressed to find a Doctor Who fan who doesn’t hold ‘The Ark in Space’ in high esteem. However, Tom Baker’s second story came to the screen via a rather tortured path. Initially penned by another writer, … >

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Doctor Who – The Lost Stories – more reimagined Tom Baker audio tales

Big Finish are bringing us two further alternate takes on familiar tales from the Fourth Doctor’s first season.  With most of the best-known “lost” Doctor Who stories now produced on audio – that’s stories which for one reason or another originally didn’t make it to the small screen – audio producers Big Finish have begun … >

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Scourge of the Cybermen – Doctor Who audio novel review

Scourge of the Cybermen is the first of a new range of “audio novels” – in other words, enhanced audiobooks, as distinct from audio dramas – from Big Finish. Written by Simon Guerrier, it uses the format to tell a “Target books” style story; over more than seven hours, the tale mirrors the structure of … >

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Free Blake’s 7 Turing Test — from Big Finish #lockdownloads

Once again Big Finish is giving away a free audio adventure in lockdown each week — this week it’s Blake’s 7 Turing Test As before, Big Finish is giving away one free audio drama each week during lockdown and this week it all starts with Blake’s 7 Turing Test by Simon Guerrier. Every Monday, a … >

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Wicked Sisters

Doctor Who: Wicked Sisters audio drama review

Ten years ago, Big Finish had the Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) engage in a second search for the Key to Time. As part of this, writer Simon Guerrier created two new companions: Amy (now renamed as Abby) played by Ciara Janson and Zara played by Laura Doddington. Created is the word; Abby and Zara were … >

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Time Lord Victorious: Master Thief / Lesser Evils – Doctor Who Short Trips audio review

Master Thief and Lesser Evils are the first Big Finish contributions to Time Lord Victorious, the Doctor Who multi-platform event. Using their narrated Short Trips format, we are treated to adventures for two classic incarnations of the Master, those originally brought to life by Roger Delgado and Anthony Ainley. As both actors are sadly no longer … >

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