Doctor Who Unbound from Big Finish are “What if?” style adventures – things that wouldn’t happen in-canon, but contain interesting themes to explore.  I’ve listened to a couple before – Masters of War and Sympathy for the Devil – in which David Warner’s 3rd Doctor didn’t become scientific adviser to […]

He Jests At Scars

The latest newsletter from Big Finish offers a free download of episode one of The Third Doctor Adventures, volume 5. For some time, Big Finish have been producing Third Doctor adventures with the late Jon Pertwee replaced by the vocal talents of Tim Treloar. This Third Doctor has been joined […]

5.1A. Doctor Who: Primord Part 1

UNIT: Dominion is an epic four-hour audio adventure from Big Finish.  Written by Nicholas Briggs and Jason Arnopp, script edited by Nicholas Briggs, with an extra UNIT: Dominion documentary edited and produced by Martin Montague, this is a 7th Doctor and Raine story involving UNIT and the return of one […]

UNIT: Dominion

Having just finished listening to Big Finish‘s original five UNIT adventures from 2004/2005, it seems appropriate to next listen to the first of their “New UNIT” adventures based on the version of UNIT created by the modern TV series with Kate Stewart in charge and Osgood as her scientific genius. […]

UNIT 1. Extinction, part 1 – Vanguard

With the death of Colonel Dalton in the previous adventure, Colonel Chaudhry (Siri O’Neal) is joined this time by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (Nicholas Courtney).  After a story dealing with time experiments, one dealing with an invisible alien vampire, and the third with a right-wing uprising, it seems that the only box […]

UNIT 1.4 : The Wasting

Time Heals is Big Finish’s first “full” UNIT adventure from 2004, before the new TV series reinvented the organisation.  It stars Siri O’Neal as Colonel Emily Chaudhry, providing some continuity with the previous mini-adventure UNIT: The Coup.  Also featuring Nicholas Deal as Colonel Robert Dalton, with Nicholas Courtney guest-starring as […]

UNIT 1.1 : Time Heals

UNIT: The Coup, from 2004 when UNIT still stood for the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce, opens with a battle on London’s Tower Bridge against an unknown foe.  It’s the eve of UNIT’s final hour which sees them cede authority and responsible to the Internal Counter Intelligence Service (somewhat awkwardly shortened […]

UNIT 1.0 : The Coup

The Screaming Skull, by Jonathan Morris, continues with Mike Yates and his close friend, Lt Jane Lucas (Rachel Atkins) under the influence and control of Mr Rees.  Captain Matheson is able to break the control using the device Professor Jensen developed back in the 60s. Sato falls into the clutches […]

The Screaming Skull, cont’d

The Screaming Skull is the third of four parts that makes up The Worlds of Doctor Who from Big Finish Productions.  Whilst the first part gave us Jago & Litefoot in Mind Games, and the second involved Counter-Measures in The Reesinger Process, The Screaming Skull involves UNIT Captain Ruth Matheson […]

The Screaming Skull

The second episode of Masters of War is a full 90-minutes long, and you’d think that was too long for the second half of a story.  However, that’s not the case here.  The duration helps to ensure that each key character – the Doctor (David Warner), the Brigadier (Nicholas Courtney), […]

Masters of War, episode 2