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Big Finish Review: Torchwood – Deadbeat Escape

On television, Billis Manger was always one of Torchwood’s deadliest and strangest foes. Only appearing twice on screen, Murray Melvin has returned to the role in this excellent horror story….

Jordan Shortman
September 3rd, 2018

Big Finish Review: Red Planets

Red Planets kicks off what seems to be a Seventh Doctor end of the year for Big Finish. Not only is he getting a series of adventures with Ace, Mel, Hex,…

Jordan Shortman
August 23rd, 2018

Saving the First Until Last

In the two and a half years that I’ve been a Doctor Who fan, I’ve managed to see a number of stories from each Doctor and even completed a few…

Cathaoir McKay
August 23rd, 2018

Big Finish Review: Torchwood – Instant Karma

What really annoys you? What really grinds your gears? For me, people who don’t listen or ignore you and people who chew loudly. Working in retail, I also don’t appreciate people…

Jordan Shortman
August 16th, 2018

Who and Me: My Greatest Doctor Who Cliff-Hangers

Doctor Who has always had cliff-hangers. Their the famous shock moments at the end of an episode, intended to get the audience back for the next week. During its classic…

Jordan Shortman
August 15th, 2018

The Sixth Doctor – The Wrong(ed) Doctor?

The cat who walks alone I don’t really enjoy the process of declaring my big birthdays (although my work colleagues, unfortunately, have thought otherwise much to my embarrassment) but Colin Baker…

Maria Kalotichou
August 15th, 2018

Big Finish Review: The First Doctor Adventures Vol. 2

Mark Donaldson finds Sydney Newman’s vision of Doctor Who harnessed to great effect in the latest volume of Big Finish’s The First Doctor Adventures. Once David Bradley was canonised, Hurndall-like,…

Mark Donaldson
August 14th, 2018

Rethinking Regenerations of Old (Part Two)

Previously in Part One, I took a closer look at the Regenerations of the first four Doctors. This time, I’ll be tackling those of the 1980s Doctors… Now we come…

Cathaoir McKay
July 26th, 2018

Waiting for Jodie

There was a lot to take away from the World Cup trailer; dippy egg for Ryan, pizza for Yaz and a chippy tea for Graham. We saw little of Jodie…

Mark Donaldson
July 25th, 2018

Hour of the Cybermen – Big Finish Review

This month sees the finale in a loose trilogy of Sixth Doctor adventures. Companion-less, the Sixth Doctor has been through a lot, there was the betrayal of a friend in…

Jordan Shortman
July 25th, 2018

The Time War 2 – Big Finish Review

For something that was designed to restore a bit of mystery to the character of the Doctor ahead of the show’s regeneration in 2005, the Time War is at risk…

Mark Donaldson
July 17th, 2018

A Summer of Love

Being a Doctor Who fan the last few months has felt a rollercoaster of anticipation. We went through a few weeks after Peter Capaldi’s last episode with what seemed a…

Maria Kalotichou
July 17th, 2018

Rethinking Regenerations of Old (Part One)

We Doctor Who fans love to rank things. Be it Doctors, Companions, Stories or Console Rooms we all have our favourites and least favourites. Another aspect of Doctor Who that…

Cathaoir McKay
July 16th, 2018

I’m Afraid of Americans: Doctor Who at Comic-Con

With Comic-Con only a week away, and some anxiety over gasp Americans seeing Series 11 footage first, Mark Donaldson looks at Doctor Who’s American connections and conventions to analyse why the US market is key to…

Mark Donaldson
July 10th, 2018

The Trial of Class

2016 was a sorry year for us Whovians, with no new series of the show on television, there was very little circulating except for the fantastic Big Finish audiobooks. Then…

Jordan Shortman
July 9th, 2018

The Wilderness Years: Doctor Who’s Ultimate Experiment

“THERE ARE WORLDS OUT THERE WHERE THE SKIES ARE BURNING. WHERE THE SEA’S ASLEEP AND THE RIVERS DREAM. PEOPLE MADE OF SMOKE AND CITIES MADE OF SONG. SOMEWHERE THERE’S DANGER, SOMEWHERE THERE’S…

Jordan Shortman
July 5th, 2018

Big Finish at 20: A long time ago in a...

As Big Finish celebrates their 20th anniversary this week, Mark Donaldson looks at their approach to “shared universe” storytelling and ponders what the billion-dollar Disney owned Star Wars franchise can learn from an audio…

Mark Donaldson
July 4th, 2018

Jago & Litefoot Forever – Big Finish Review

It was May 2009 when the well-loved pair of infernal investigators, Jago & Litefoot graced our hears and speakers with a Companion Chronicles release, The Mahogany Murderers. That title proved…

Jordan Shortman
June 4th, 2018

Things aren’t what they used to be…

I travelled a few months ago on our national airline carrier to Cyprus and as I sat there served sandwiches in a box and a hot drink from a paper cup…

Maria Kalotichou
May 30th, 2018

The Lure of the Nomad – Big Finish Review

The Lure of the Nomad sees the Sixth Doctor travelling around the universe with a new companion Mathew Sharpe, play by George Shear, it also kicks off a new trilogy…

Jordan Shortman
May 30th, 2018

UNIT: Cyber-Reality – Big Finish Review

Cyber-Reality sees Big Finish continue to explore the modern world of UNIT with the continuing adventures of Kate Stewart, Osgood and the rest of the gang. The previous boxset, Encounters,…

Jordan Shortman
May 23rd, 2018

Torchwood: Believe – Big Finish Review

Torchwood has always been a mixed bag for me with Big Finish. There was no denying the excitement surrounding Big Finish’s announcement they would begin to continue the Torchwood story…

Jordan Shortman
May 21st, 2018

Ravenous Volume One – Big Finish Review

Ah, the Eighth Doctor on audio. It all used to be so simple, you had Charley, C’Rizz, Mary then Lucie. Then Dark Eyes came out and felt like a real epic, then…

Jordan Shortman
May 15th, 2018

The Helliax Rift – Big Finish Review

Can you believe that Big Finish are nearly twenty-years-old?! We’ve seen them grow so much since their first release, Bernice Summerfield: Oh No It Isn’t! And the changes are still…

Jordan Shortman
May 9th, 2018