Sophie Aldred

Crime of the Century by Andrew Cartmel is one of the “lost stories” that was planned for the TV series but didn’t make it to the screen due to the series’ cancellation.  Here we have Big Finish‘s audio version.  This is a difficult story to describe, as it doesn’t seem […]

LS2.04 – Crime of the Century

I bought Thin Ice from Big Finish‘s range of audio ‘Lost Stories’ during a special offer in 2014, but I hadn’t got around to listening to it.  Now that I’ve listened to UNIT: Dominion and I’m more familiar with Raine Creevey as the 7th Doctor’s companion, it seemed like the […]

LS2.03 – Thin Ice

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

Following on from its fifth segment, Short Trips (Volume 3) from Big Finish again continues with a short interlude narrated/voiced by Nicholas Briggs.  Still being the “sales android”, the 2nd Doctor (with Jamie) tricks it into a form of the irresistible force paradox.  The android believes that his armour can withstand […]

Short Trips, volume 3 : segment 6

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

Previously … The Assassination Games And so, 1963: The Assassination Games ends with the expected running about, gunfire, explosions, etc.  Suitably epic stuff that would no doubt have looked good on the small screen. Ultimately, though, you come away with the sense that the author got lost in his own narrative […]

1963: The Assassination Games, finale

Previously … The Assassination Games, episode 3 I listened to the first half of the last episode of 1963: The Assassination Games last night, but was too tired to continue it. This half of the episode tells us precisely what’s going on, what the whole plot is, what everyone’s doing, and […]

1963: The Assassination Games, episode 4

Previously … The Assassination Games, episode 2 I’ve listened to the third episode of 1963: The Assassination Games now and, sad to say, I’m having a tough time with it. It comes across like a political talkfest.  It feels like the writer has gone to great efforts to give the […]

1963: The Assassination Games, episode 3

Previously … The Assassination Games, episode 1 The second episode of 1963: The Assassination Games sees more input from the Doctor and Ace, and we follow through with Rachel and Allison going undercover. Much of the story is politically-heavy, which doesn’t necessarily make for much excitement.  Fortunately, both Sylvester McCoy and […]

1963: The Assassination Games, episode 2

The last of the “1963” themed main range adventures from Big Finish is, at least as far as the first episode goes, more of a Counter Measures adventure that happens to feature the 7th Doctor and Ace. Counter Measures is the name created to represent the group led by Group […]

1963: The Assassination Games, episode 1

I received the physical set of The Light at the End yesterday. This is the “deluxe CD” presentation.  It consists of two parts – a solid outer sleeve and an inner hardback book.  Together they’re a little larger than a DVD case but would fit on your shelf of trade […]

The Light at The End, Deluxe CD

In an act that almost brought down their servers and crippled their website, Big Finish released The Light at the End one month early (yesterday, 23rd October). Needless to say, everyone wanted to download it at the same time.  I was able to download it and I listened to it […]

The Light at The End