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Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Back to Earth by Robert Valentine, Sarah Grochala and Tim Foley (CD review).

June 12, 2022 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Back to Earth by Robert Valentine, Sarah Grochala and Tim Foley (CD review).

The Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) returns in three stories with very different trajectories. He’s a great big bundle of optimism and joy and just what the Doctor ordered if that’s not too self-reflexive. 2.1 Station To Station by Robert Valentine ‘Hope’s always there even if you can’t see it – lemon drizzle?’ The Doctor arrives […]

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Equinox by David Towsey (book review).

June 11, 2022 | By | Reply More
Equinox by David Towsey (book review).

Ever wanted to have an alternate night life without sleep getting in the way? How about being somebody else entirely when you are just a sleeping passenger. Such is the premise of ‘Equinox’ where each 12 hours in 24 is taken up by a different person. In an extension of the knowledge that birds can […]

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Doctor Who: The Essential Terrance Dicks Volume 2 (book review).

June 11, 2022 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Essential Terrance Dicks Volume 2 (book review).

This second volume of ‘The Essential Terrance Dicks’ has five more stories penned by Dicks which mostly took place in the Fourth Doctor era. The final one is the 20th anniversary episode of 1983, by which time we had already reached a fifth. A foreword by writer and comedian, Robert Webb, who again highlights the […]

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Doctor Who: The Essential Terrance Dicks Volume 1 (book review).

June 10, 2022 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Essential Terrance Dicks Volume 1 (book review).

In a timely way this is an interesting release for the approaching centenary as Terrance Dicks wrote over sixty of the novelisations for ‘Doctor Who, The Classic Series’. I took my literacy for granted but I’ve no idea where my motivation to read and enjoy thousands of books come from. In Frank Cottrell-Boyce’s introduction, he […]

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Companion Chronicles The Second Doctor Volume 3 by Martin Day, Paul Morris, Penelope Faith and George Mann (CD review).

May 26, 2022 | By | Reply More
Companion Chronicles The Second Doctor Volume 3 by Martin Day, Paul Morris, Penelope Faith and George Mann (CD review).

‘The Companion Chronicles’ has one of the Doctor’s many companions telling their own story and essentially being the centre of that story with the Doctor either absent to offering a minimal guiding hand. ‘The Second Doctor Volume 3’ has both Jamie and Zoe featuring in two adventures each. The Death Of The Daleks by George […]

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Torchwood: Goodbye Piccadilly by James Goss (CD review).

May 24, 2022 | By | Reply More
Torchwood: Goodbye Piccadilly by James Goss (CD review).

Only a few years from their first outing together Sgt. Andy Davidson (Tom Price) and Norton Folgate (Samuel Barnett) return in ‘Goodbye Piccadilly’. The dynamic duo is thrust together when Andy is dumped into the past. He awakes naked and chained to the bed in 1950s Soho and next to him is Norton Folgate. It’s […]

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Torchwood: Ghost Mission by James Goss (CD audio review).

May 24, 2022 | By | Reply More
Torchwood: Ghost Mission by James Goss (CD audio review).

In a first full-length adventure and lead role for Tom Price’s Sgt Andy Davidson, ‘Ghost Mission’ takes a huge pinch of time-travelling salt and shows Andy what a day in the Torchwood team might be like. In an interesting twist, although Torchwood does what it likes really, he is given an assessment day and a […]

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Doctor Who: London, 1965 by Paul Magrs (CD review).

May 21, 2022 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: London, 1965 by Paul Magrs (CD review).

We’ve often wondered what happened to Barbara and Ian when they managed to get back home. They’d had amazing adventures and been subjected to violence and harm on numerous occasions but even the delights of the Swinging Sixties couldn’t possibly compete with the adventures. They return nearly two years after they’ve departed with somewhat of […]

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Doctor Who: Time Wake & Other Stories (CD review).

May 21, 2022 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Time Wake & Other Stories (CD review).

This audio collectively called ‘Time Wake & Other Stories’ has taken tales from the various BBC ‘Doctor Who Annuals’ and voiced them with different actors. It’s an interesting idea and you get a real sense of the style of the stories from the different time periods. They go from the First to the Sixth Doctor. […]

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Doctor Who: Stranded 4 by Lisa McMullin, Matt Fitton, John Dorney and Roy Gill (CD story review).

May 1, 2022 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Stranded 4 by Lisa McMullin, Matt Fitton, John Dorney and Roy Gill (CD story review).

Crossed Lines by Matt Fitton If you like your Doctor with added timey-wimey and esoteric hoo-ha this will get you salivating. As the Doctor (Paul McGann) tries to influence young Robin’s life choices and put right what once went wrong he takes a journey backwards along the timeline. Robin (Joel James Davison) and his father […]

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