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Review: Doctor Who: Big Finish Audio: The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles 2.2: The Day Before They Came

The Doctor arrives in a sleepy seaside town in 1986 – and realises he’s not the extraterrestrial there… Daniel Blythe’s tale for Jacob Dudman’s 11th Doctor has an interesting structure, with “diary entries” from one of the principal characters running throughout. This gives us a subjective view of the Time Lord as well as dropping…

Review: Doctor Who: Father Time by Lance Parkin

Published: 2000 Acquired: January 2021 Read: March 2021 Doctor Who: Father Time by Lance Parkin   Reading this shortly after another “caugh…

Review: Doctor Who: Big Finish Audio: The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles 2.1: The Evolving Dead

The Doctor arrives on a space station where it seems he is the only one alive… The switch to full-cast adventures for the Chronicles series means major changes to the storytelling potential of the range – not least because the producer and writers aren’t limited to Jacob Dudman plus one in the booths. As with…

Celebrate the Dalek Art of Andrew Skilleter

Noted Doctor Who artist Andrew Skilleter is producing EXTERMINART!  – a celebration of his artwork featuring the Daleks. EXTERMINART! features over 50 pieces of Doctor Who Dalek art produced between 1979 and 2020. It includes all the classics plus numerous previously unpublished private commissions. EXTERMINART! also includes unique in-progress images and roughs showing Andrew Skilleter’s…

Review: Doctor Who: Big Finish Audio: The Lost Resort & Other Stories 2: The Perils of Nellie Bly           

The TARDIS materialises on the RMS Oceanic as round the world traveller Nellie Bly heads towards the end of her odyssey… Sarah Ward provides us with a two-part purely historical tale – bar, of course the presence of the TARDIS in the first place – that uses the real life story of Nellie Bly (or…

Eccleston returns for second season of 9th Doctor audios

Christopher Eccleston will be recording a second batch of audios for Big Finish, continuing his time as the Ninth Doctor, to be released in 2022 and 2023. Eccleston said: “Just before Christmas in 2020, I walked into a small recording studio in an industrial estate in North London. Me and the sound engineer looked at…

Review: Doctor Who: Big Finish Audio: The Lost Resort and Other Stories 1: The Lost Resort

Reunited with his friends, the Doctor intends to head to Gallifrey so they can iron out their differences. Instead they land at the Soresia… A.K. Benedict’s opener for this box set – which has the feel and pace of a former main range adventure – is in part a meditation on the nature of grief…

Review: Doctor Who: Big Finish Audio: The Eleven 1.2: The Murder of Oliver Akkron

Who has killed the Global President of Molaruss? Spoilers There’s no way of discussing this story without getting into at least one major spoiler for the entire story, so look away now if you don’t want to know… This is Big Finish doing a Doctor-lite episode. In fact it’s so Doctor-lite, there’s hardly even a…

Behind the Scenes of the Tom Baker Years

Reeltime Pictures’ series of Behind the Scenes releases continues with the first volume dedicated to the Tom Baker era. These six documentaries are the best in-depth interviews with Graham Williams (Producer), David Fisher (Writer), Andrew Smith (Writer) and June Hudson (Costume Designer) ever undertaken! Plus special productions featuring Genesis of the Daleks team Michael Wisher…

Review: Doctor Who: Big Finish Audio: The Eleven 1.1: All for One

After spotting a TARDIS drifting in the vortex, the Sixth Doctor and Constance Clarke encounter the Eleven. And his wife. It’s Colin Baker’s turn to encounter Mark Bonnar’s unusual Time Lord in this new box set of single disc stories with Lizzie Hopley’s tale acting as a good introduction to the character for those who’ve…