The Fourth Doctor Adventures

I’ve always considered the Philip Hinchcliffe/Robert Holmes era of Doctor Who as being one of consistently high quality.  There isn’t really a bad story there. Its strength and its weakness is of drawing on genres that were exploited by the likes of Hammer Horror around the same time.  Some might […]

Philip Hinchcliffe Presents, volume 1

Henry Gordon Jago (Christopher Benjamin) and Professor George Litefoot (Trevor Baxter) have experienced a much welcome and long overdue resurgence, thanks to the audio adventures of Jago & Litefoot from Big Finish.  They have had many adventures over a number of box-sets, and they’ve straddled forth to meet and journey […]

4DA2.04 The Justice of Jalxar

The final adventure of the third season of Big Finish’s Fourth Doctor Adventures see Leela (Louise Jameson) and the Doctor (Tom Baker) landing on a planet, Garros, that reminds Leela a little of home. They’re captured as possible assassins during some down time for a team of Earth Force Knights. […]

4DA3.08 Zygon Hunt

The first story of the second season of the Fouth Doctor Adventures from Big Finish opens with a strange weasely man taking his fiancée home to meet his aunt and guardian.  It isn’t long before we discover that the aunt isn’t just giving her approval for the upcoming nuptials. Meanwhile, […]

4DA2.01 The Auntie Matter

The final episode eventually reveals the Master’s real plan.  It’s a typical over-complicated plan with the necessary apocalyptic consequences to resolve a relatively minor problem.  Very Master-like.  And the Doctor solves all the problems in a typical non-apocalyptic sideways look at the danger. In all, this has been a great […]

4DA1.06 The Oseidon Adventure, cont’d

The Oseideon Adventure continues directly on from Trail of the White Worm. It’s not entirely necessary to have listened to the previous adventure prior to this one, except that the cliffhanger that begins the adventure would be a little confusing if you come into it fresh. The non-spoiler review is […]

4DA1.06 The Oseidon Adventure

Now this is more like it! Whether it’s because this story continues on a second CD, thus making it a four-parter (I guess), is something that’ll be made clear later however, the first episode is much better than anything else of this first season of the 4th Doctor Adventures from […]

4DA1.05 Trail of the White Worm

The Daleks’ plan turned out to be slightly different than I surmised, with the energy being used to create an energy cocoon around the Earth to use gravity to throw the moon out of orbit and cause such destruction on Earth that the humans will be made extinct before they […]

4DA1.04 Energy of the Daleks, cont’d

I listened to the rest of The Wrath of the Iceni last night and, sadly, it doesn’t improve much. There is no real plot to the story beyond the Doctor getting locked up, escaping (thanks to a woman), caught, locked up again, escaping (thanks to Leela), etc, before he finally […]

4DA1.03 The Wrath of the Iceni, cont’d

Most of the story to The Renaissance Man happens in episode one, leaving the second episode to flounder a little. The cliffhanger of the Doctor and Leela being framed for murder goes nowhere and is dropped immediately, leaving space for some running down corridors, before the Doctor reveals that he’d already […]

4DA1.02 The Renaissance Man, cont’d

The second of Big Finish‘s Fourth Doctor Adventures, from early 2012, has more of a standalone feel than the previous outing Destination: Nerva and doesn’t try to follow on from a previous story.  It is clearly set in the “4th Doctor & Leela” time prior to K9, so it’s still set […]

4DA1.02 The Renaissance Man

The first of the Fourth Doctor Adventures, from 2012, is a whole different affair to The Sirens of Time, the most recent Big Finish story I listened to.  More self-assured than the their early days, this Big Finish product is quite enjoyable from the first moment. I’ve just listened to the first […]

4DA1.01 Destination: Nerva