Star Cops: Blood Moon 1 audio review

The Star Cops are back for Blood Moon, a new monthly audio series.  The brainchild of Blake’s 7 script editor and Doctor Who scribe Chris Boucher, Star Cops, the BBC’s 1987 futuristic police procedural came and went like a summer cloud. Behind-the-scenes problems, industrial action and an unhelpful timeslot did nothing to aid the show, … >

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The Ninth Doctor to meet River Song for three Star-Crossed audio dramas

Christopher Eccleston stars with Alex Kingston across three stories in Star-Crossed. As his third series of audio adventures draw to a close, the Ninth Doctor faces his greatest challenge yet. Christopher Eccleston’s incarnation of the Time Lord will enjoy three audio adventures with Alex Kingston’s time-travelling archaeologist Professor River Song. River, who becomes the Doctor’s … >

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Star Cops – Big Finish announce a third audio series: The High Frontier

As Star Cops celebrates its 35th anniversary the audio producers release news of six more episodes.  Fondly remembered by those who caught its original broadcast, and the fans it has gathered since, Star Cops was an engaging BBC police procedural set a few paces into the future. The show told the story of the International Space … >

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The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 11: Solo audio review

Tom Baker goes Solo in his latest boxset of audio adventures.  Solo is the latest outing for Tom Baker’s irrepressible Fourth Doctor. Set after ‘The Deadly Assassin’, so post-Sarah Jane, pre-Leela, it sees the Time Lord traveling without a companion. However, he makes a few allies along the way, naturally. Blood of the Time Lords … >

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Star Cops: Sins of the Father audiobook announced

Big Finish continue the late-80’s police procedural in space with a Jack the Ripper style murder mystery Due for release in December 2021, Sins of the Father finds Moonbase under attack from a mysterious killer who leaves disturbing messages at each victim’s demise, and whom the Star Cops must unmask while they still can… Here’s … >

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The Paternoster Gang: Heritage 4 audio review

After starting to build an overall idea in The Paternoster Gang: Heritage 3, the current set of stories brings this sequence of boxsets to what feels an abrupt close. The three stories in set each fails to contribute to a coherent whole, and feels like a series of missed opportunities. The stories aren’t necessarily bad, they … >

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Star Cops: Mars Part 2 review

The guiding principle of Star Cops, which continues to make the series so effective on audio, is that it should always be a police procedural which just happens to unfold in space. This latest trilogy of investigative adventures from Big Finish, which concludes the current series of adventures based on the planet Mars, embraces that … >

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Star Cops: Mars Part 1 review

The Star Cops make their way to the lawless frontier planet of Mars in the opening instalment of a new twin boxset audio serial from Big Finish. This sci-fi cop procedural has made the transition from 1980s cult TV show to the audio realm very effectively. With the property now well established, Star Cops Mars … >

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Star Cops: Mother Earth Part 2 review

The second series of Big Finish’s Star Cops audios takes the threat posed by the Mother Earth terror group into unexpected new directions, as the tendrils of the anti-space colonisation conspiracy introduced in series one are revealed to reach even further than Nathan Spring and his team had suspected. The result is a strong and … >

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