Doctor Who

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

The fifth adventure in series seven of Big Finish‘s Companion Chronicles range does what it says on the tin and it sees the Return of the Rocket Men.  This time they’re encountered by Steven (Peter Purves) with the first Doctor and Dodo.  The villain of the Rocket Men is this […]

CC7.05 Return of the Rocket Men

The second adventure in the sixth series of Big Finish‘s range of Doctor Who Companion Chronicles is performed by William Russell.  The Rocket Men is very much a “first era” adventure, from a time before the series knew what was to come with Time Lords, Gallifrey, and all the other […]

CC6.02 The Rocket Men

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

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 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

Having recently been impressed with Tim Treloar’s 3rd Doctor voice, I took advantage of a recent Big Finish special offer to download Damascus, one of their “Short Trips” range of short stories, which features Treloar narrating a 3rd Doctor adventure. The adventure is told from the perspective of Prime Minister […]

DWST6.08 – Damascus

The Ghost Trap is a 2015 release from Big Finish‘s “Short Trips” range, and is the first time I’ve experienced this version of the range.  Short Trips are effectively narrated audiobooks by a key cast member.  The narration lasts for around a half-hour, and has some additional audio effects to […]

DWST5.04 – The Ghost Trap