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Doctor Who: The Diary Of River Song Series 8 by Alfie Shaw, Jonathan Morris, Tracy Ann Baines and James Goss (CD review).

April 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Diary Of River Song Series 8 by Alfie Shaw, Jonathan Morris, Tracy Ann Baines and James Goss (CD review).

There’s still life in the time-travelling archaeologist Professor River Song who feels responsibility for those left behind. Alex Kingston returns as the adventurer with heart who travels with purpose. This series is very much a lockdown production and evolved from the very particular circumstance of working conditions in 2020. What it proves is the technical […]

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Doctor Who: The Lone Centurion by Sarah Ward, Jacqueline Rayner, David Llewellyn (audio-book review).

April 22, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Lone Centurion by Sarah Ward, Jacqueline Rayner, David Llewellyn (audio-book review).

Rory returns in his own show in that fetching centurion outfit. Rory is currently your plastic pal whose fun to be with and he’s at the beginning of what becomes two thousand years of guarding the Pandorica with Amy inside. At this point, he seems to have temporarily mislaid the Pandorica (I mean it’s big […]

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Doctor Who: The Diary Of River Song Series 01 by Jenny T Colgan, Matt Fitton, James Goss and Justin Richards (CD review).

April 7, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Diary Of River Song Series 01 by Jenny T Colgan, Matt Fitton, James Goss and Justin Richards (CD review).

No one could resist the idea of having this title , ‘The Diary of River Song’, in their collection. If you watched ‘Doctor Who’ when River Song was intriguingly introduced in ‘Silence In The Library’ and in all the shows since you may well have already enjoyed listening to this audio series. River Song was […]

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Doctor Who: Missy: Series One by Roy Gill, John Dorney, Nev Fountain and Jonathan Morris (CD review).

April 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Missy: Series One by Roy Gill, John Dorney, Nev Fountain and Jonathan Morris (CD review).

Missy as played by Michelle Gomez refuses to be contained as a mere guest artiste in the slightly well-known series called ‘Doctor Who’. She is ready to branch out. We all know that in her incarnation as the Master she had a full and quite destructive relationship with the universe. This is the contribution of […]

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Doctor Who – The TV Movie by Gary Russell (book review).

March 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who – The TV Movie by Gary Russell (book review).

How thrilling that ‘Doctor Who’ gets a TV movie. The excitement this generated in 1996 when we didn’t have Twitter to moan/speculate on it was incredible. This was the big chance to bring the Doctor back from his long holiday and then there was that wig. It would have its own Twitter account these days. […]

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What Abigail Did That Summer (A Rivers Of London novella) by Ben Aaronovitch (book review).

March 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
What Abigail Did That Summer (A Rivers Of London novella) by Ben Aaronovitch (book review).

‘What Abigail Did That Summer is set’ in 2013.The Sorcerer’s potential apprentice has been left in the city whilst Peter Grant is off in the countryside somewhere or away with the fairies as we used to say (see ‘Foxglove Summer’ for that full story). Abigail is an intelligent girl and she’s not going to sit […]

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Doctor Who The Crimson Horror by Mark Gattis (book review).

March 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who The Crimson Horror by Mark Gattis (book review).

‘The Crimson Horror’ by Mark Gatiss sees the Eleventh Doctor in a gloriously gothic horror story. The Paternoster Gang of three are instrumental here and the Doctor is absent a lot of the time. In fact it seems he manages to foolishly almost get himself and companion Clara killed, nothing new there then. The Paternoster […]

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Doctor Who: Stranded 2 by Lisa McMullin Roy Gill Matt Fitton and John Dorney (audio review).

March 22, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Stranded 2 by Lisa McMullin Roy Gill Matt Fitton and John Dorney (audio review).

This second instalment of the ‘Stranded’ is four more stories about the Eighth Doctor, Liv and Helen as they live their lives in the Baker Street house in 2020. The stories incorporate a range of additional companions all of whom are the Doctor’s lodgers. 2.1: Dead Time by Matt Fitton ‘I didn’t want a scout […]

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Time Lord Victorious: Short Trips by Simon Guerrier and Sophie Iles (download review).

March 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
Time Lord Victorious: Short Trips by Simon Guerrier and Sophie Iles (download review).

As a part of the ‘Time Lord Victorious’ multimedia arc, this is a ‘Short Trips’ which has two stories about The Master. Performed by John Culshaw, we are treated to the Master as he once was played by Roger Delgado and Anthony Ainley. These are standalone stories that only reference the ‘Time Lord Victorious’ in […]

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Doctor Who: Stranded: Volume 1 by Matt Fitton, John Dorney, Lisa McMullin and David K Barnes (CD/download review).

February 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Stranded: Volume 1 by Matt Fitton, John Dorney, Lisa McMullin and David K Barnes (CD/download review).

‘Stranded’ couldn’t be more lockdown if it tried. Released in June 2020, just as the general public of the UK was coming out its enforced isolation and trying out its rather shaky wings it is curiously apposite for our times. Anyone who was feeling trapped and could only access travel virtually might feel a great […]

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