Yearly archives: 2017

The sixth adventure in Big Finish‘s main range of Doctor Who audios, The Marian Conspiracy, sees the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) solo until he meets up with historian Dr Evelyn Smith (played by fan favourite Maggie Stables). The Doctor is tracing a dangerous “nexus” that takes him to a lecture […]

6. The Marian Conspiracy, episode 1

The fifth adventure in Big Finish‘s main range of Doctor Who audios, The Fearmonger, uses the political backdrop of an upcoming election to introduce a new alien “monster”. The cover photo suggests some kind of politically-heavy right-wing bashing storyline but what we get is a somewhat confused meandering story of […]

5. The Fearmonger

The third adventure in Big Finish‘s main range of Doctor Who audios, Whispers of Terror, begins in far more familiar territory than the previous adventure, Phantasmagoria.  All the familiar elements from the 80s TV series are there, complete with reassuringly familiar sound effects and background noises/music. The adventure opens with […]

3. Whispers of Terror

Following the first episode of the second Big Finish audio production, Phantasmagoria, I’ve been listening to the remaining three episodes over recent evenings and, last night, I finished the final episode.  For the most part, I’m glad it’s over. The positives are that it plays like an adventure that may […]

2. Phantasmagoria, parts 2-4

Phantasmagoria is the second Doctor Who audio adventure from Big Finish, released in 1999, after their initial outing with The Sirens of Time.  Written by Mark Gatiss, directed by Nicholas Briggs, and starring Peter Davison (the 5th Doctor), Mark Strickson (Turlough), with David Walliams, Nicholas Briggs, Mark Gatiss, and others. […]

2. Phantasmagoria, part 1

I’ve entered the Greenwich Park Mo-Run on November 26th. Mo-Running raises awareness and funds for Men’s Health through supporting the Movember Foundation. Although this is a 10K run around Greenwich Park, chances are (and weather willing), I’ll be running there and back making the total distance run 34km (21+ miles). […]

Mo-Running 2017

Last night saw Channel 4 show the first in a televised series of Philip K Dick’s works, entitled Electric Dreams. The first episode, The Hood Maker, sees a cop and a telepath join forces in a dystopian future on the brink of a potential war between “normals” and “teeps”. I’m […]

The Hood Maker