The Fifth Doctor

Short Trips are Big Finish‘s answer to audiobooks.  Unlike the “Chronicles” ranges (Doctor Who – Companion Chronicles, and Blakes 7 – The Liberator Chronicles), Short Trips feature just one voice who “reads” the story and does various attempts at other characters.  The occasional sound effect/music helps things nip along but, […]

DWST6.01 – Gardens of the Dead

Iterations of I by John Dorney is the second adventure in Big Finish‘s The Fifth Doctor Box Set and includes the same regular TARDIS crew as the previous adventure.  Psychodrome ended with Tegan’s insistence that she wanted to return to Heathrow and yet, in Iterations of I, she’s over that […]

Iterations of I

The Fifth Doctor Box Set from Big Finish sees a return to the early days of the Fifth Doctor’s adventures. His companions are all present, including Nyssa (Sarah Sutton), Tegan (Janet Fielding) and, for the first time, Adric (Matthew Waterhouse).  The set consists of two four-part adventures, plus a behind-the-scenes […]


Following on from its third segment, Short Trips (Volume 3) from Big Finish continues with a short interlude, again narrated/voiced by Nicholas Briggs.  The 4th Doctor (with Romana) deals encounter the android guard this time, and the Doctor is quick to entangle it in his scarf and block its visual […]

Short Trips, volume 3 : segment 4

Following on from its second segment, Short Trips (Volume 3) from Big Finish continues with a short interlude, again narrated/voiced by Nicholas Briggs.  The 5th Doctor (with Nyssa) deals with the android very quickly by virtue of having an Engineer’s card in his pocket which puts the android into diagnostic/maintenance […]

Short Trips, volume 3 : segment 3

Return to the Web Planet should really be called Return to Vortis, because it’s not a “web” planet any more.  It’s some hundreds of years after the Doctor originally visited Vortis and he’s decided it might be a nice place to settle down for a rest.  How many adventures proceed […]

Return to the Web Planet

Big Finish‘s 200th main range adventure sees the merging of two eras of Doctor Who. The Secret History sees Steven (Peter Purves) and Vicki (Maureen O’Brien) team up with the fith incarnation of the Doctor (Peter Davison). The first episode opens with a magical scene, the type that we watch […]

200. The Secret History

I’m trying to find time to listen to some of my many Big Finish audios.  I’m using the Big Finish app on my iPad mini, listening to one episode per night before bed if it’s not too late. The other day, I started on one of the earliest adventures I […]

4. The Land of the Dead

Recently, Big Finish did a Companion Chronicles sale.  The reduction in price to £5 wasn’t a big enough reduction to entice me to buy too many of them, but I had heard many good things about one such adventure and so I stumped up the money for… Peri and The […]

Peri and the Piscon Paradox

I listened to the first part of Spare Parts from Big Finish last night and really enjoyed it.  Spare Parts is the 34th story in their Doctor Who: Main Range series and features Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor, accompanied by Sarah Sutton as Nyssa.  This is a full-cast adventure […]

34. Spare Parts, episode 1