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Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion by Jenny T Colgan (book review).

June 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion by Jenny T Colgan (book review).

The first ever Christmas Special, ‘The Christmas Invasion’ was used to introduce viewers to the new Doctor. Following on from the catastrophic events of ‘The Parting Of The Ways’, Rose is frightened to discover her Doctor has disappeared and to be replaced by a gangly, toothy individual offers to take her to Barcelona. The moment […]

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Doctor Who: The Churchill Years Volume 02 by Paul Morris, Iain McLaughlin, Alan Barnes, Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky (CD review).

June 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Churchill Years Volume 02 by Paul Morris, Iain McLaughlin, Alan Barnes, Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky (CD review).

Following the success of Volume 01 of Churchill’s memoirs, Big Finish cleverly followed up with Volume 02 which Ken Bentley directs the wide ranging and age-ranging tall tales. How singularly appropriate that Winston Churchill, a man known for his oratorical excellence should have his own audio range. His ability to rouse people and carry through […]

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Doctor Who: Rose by Russell T Davies (book review).

June 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Rose by Russell T Davies (book review).

It might never have happened. ‘Doctor Who’ might have been fondly remembered and discussed at conventions. ‘Rose’, the first story of the relaunched series, changed all that. Now we have people arguing the toss on Twitter and complaining about women taking over. They seem to have missed the point. ‘Rose’ reminds us of where it […]

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Stranger Fillings by The Muffin Brothers (book review).

May 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Stranger Fillings by The Muffin Brothers (book review).

I hope you appreciate the effort your reviewer has gone to by watching two seasons of ‘Stranger Things’ simply to understand the recipes made available in this book. I can tell you do. The Muffin Brothers have produced a book for the themed party and, although I’ll probably never cook the recipes, I’m grateful for […]

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The Churchill Years: Volume 01 by Phil Mulryne, Alan Barnes, Justin Richards and Ken Bentley (CD fiction review).

May 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Churchill Years: Volume 01 by Phil Mulryne, Alan Barnes, Justin Richards and Ken Bentley (CD fiction review).

When Winston Churchill made his appearance in ‘Victory Of The Daleks ‘in 2010 as an ally to the Doctor, nobody but Big Finish might have imagined him taking a starring role in his own adventures. Big Finish have done this before with the excellent ‘Jago And Litefoot’ stories and it pushes their creative output to […]

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The Martian Invasion Of Earth by HG Wells and dramatised by Nicholas Briggs (audio review).

March 31, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
The Martian Invasion Of Earth by HG Wells and dramatised by Nicholas Briggs (audio review).

  HG Wells did not hold back from demonstrating violence and despair in his ‘War Of The Worlds’ if the words and this new audio version follows its lead. ‘The Martian Invasion Of Earth’ uses every resource to demonstrate the gruesome reality of war, whoever the protagonists are. This new audio takes Wells’ hellish vision […]

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Electric Dreams Episode 8: Autofac (TV episode review).

March 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Electric Dreams Episode 8: Autofac (TV episode review).

A prescient story in its time, written in 1954, ‘Autofac’, refashioned in the age of instant gratification through Internet consumerism, is spot on with its observations. Updated to give us a female protagonist, the plot builds up slowly doling out clues to the final act which we really should pick up. A couple of neat […]

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Doctor Who: The Day She Saved The Doctor by Susan Calman, Jacqueline Rayner, Jenny T. Colgan and Dorothy Koomson (book review).

March 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Day She Saved The Doctor by Susan Calman, Jacqueline Rayner, Jenny T. Colgan and Dorothy Koomson (book review).

To celebrate the new Doctor in female form these four stories feature the favourite companions of recent times with female authors. Yes it’s a novelty piece. Sarah Jane And The Temple Of Eyes by Jacqueline Rayner Taking us right back to one of our favourite companions, this is a historical adventure with a twist where […]

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Electric Dreams Episode 7: The Father Thing (TV episode review).

March 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Electric Dreams Episode 7: The Father Thing (TV episode review).

Based on the Philip K Dick story of the same name, without the hyphen, ‘The Father Thing’ is directed and written by Michael Dinner is the modern American version of the story which, unfortunately, includes the almost untranslatable obsession with baseball. Most of the first ten minutes or so is incomprehensible to the UK audience […]

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Torchwood – Aliens Among Us: part 3 by Tim Foley, Joseph Lidster, Helen Goldwyn and James Goss (CD review).

February 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Torchwood – Aliens Among Us: part 3 by Tim Foley, Joseph Lidster, Helen Goldwyn and James Goss (CD review).

They’re back again and this time there’s everything to play for. Crash, bang, wallop is the order of the day as each ‘Torchwood’ episode chucks another firework on the bonfire of their vanities. Pokerface by Tim Foley. The big reveal at the end of her last volume was the return of the quite frankly scary […]

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