Frazer Hines

The Mind Robber, from 1968, is the second adventure in season 6 of Doctor Who.  Starring Patrick Troughton as The Doctor, together with Frazer Hines as Jamie, Wendy Padbury as Zoe, and supported by Emrys Jones as The Master and Bernard Horsfall as Gulliver. Escaping from the volcano of the […]

214-218. The Mind Robber

In some circles, the Patrick Troughton era of Doctor Who is known as “the monster era” and, if you look to his first two years the adventures are filled with Daleks, Cybermen, Yeti, Ice Warriors, and much more.  It’s probably a reputation that’s deserving.  Sad, though, that most of those […]

209-213. The Dominators

The penultimate adventure from Patrick Troughton’s second season as Doctor Who no longer exists in the BBC archives, and so I’ve been watching the episodes thanks to the telesnap reconstruction by Loose Cannon.  Fury from the Deep features the second Doctor alongside Jamie and Victoria, and was to see Victoria […]

197-202. Fury from the Deep

The final adventure in Big Finish‘s The Second Doctor Volume 01 from their Doctor Who – The Companion Chronicles range sees the Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe, arriving on an asteroid at The Edge. As a scientific hub of experimentation, The Edge quickly attracts the Doctor and Zoe’s attention and they’re […]

10.04 The Edge

The third of four adventures in The Second Doctor Volume 01 from the Big Finish range of The Companion Chronicles is The Integral.  This story, written by David Bartlett and directed by Lisa Bowerman, opens with a scientist doing experiments on an apparently violent madman. In the TARDIS, Jamie and […]

10.03 The Integral

The second of four adventures in The Second Doctor Volume 01 from the Big Finish range of The Companion Chronicles is The Story of Extinction.  This story, written by Ian Atkins and directed by Lisa Bowerman, sees the TARDIS crew arrive on an apparently long-dead planet. The 2nd Doctor, together […]

10.02 The Story of Extinction

We travel right back to the Sixties with The Second Doctor Volume 01 from the Big Finish range of The Companion Chronicles.  This volume consists of four adventures, approximately one-hour long each, with behind-the-scenes chats.  Each story is, as expected, from the 2nd Doctor’s era of Doctor Who and are […]

10.01 The Mouthless Dead

Previously … Mother Russia … I previously listened to Helicon Prime a couple of years ago but I’ve taken the opportunity to revisit it as I go through Big Finish‘s range of Companion Chronicles. Helicon Prime is a luxury resort situated in part of the galaxy that effectively prevents people […]

CC2.02 Helicon Prime (revisited)

Previously: The Enemy of the World, episode 1… The Doctor’s rushed ruse proves to be effective, and he agrees to discover more about Salamander.  He wants to prove to himself that Salamander is as bad as he’s painted before he’s ready to take any provocative action. Astrid already has a […]

186. The Enemy of the World, episode 2

Previously: The Ice Warriors, episode 4-6… The first episode of The Enemy of the World begins stylistically different to most other classic Doctor Who adventures, in that most of the episode is an action piece filmed on location.  This isn’t just your usual quarry used as a backdrop for lots of talking.  […]

185. The Enemy of the World, episode 1

Previously: The Ice Warriors, episode 1-3… Using the ice set to its best advantage, we get a fantastic sequence of Victoria running from an Ice Warrior and then inadvertently using her, by now infamous, scream to trap it. The Doctor figures out a means of defence against the Ice Warriors, […]

182-184. The Ice Warriors, episode 4-6