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

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

Short Trips (Volume 3) from Big Finish begins with a short 5-minute piece narrated/voiced by Nicholas Briggs.  The 7th Doctor and Ace are in a gray space, where everything is gray, and there’s no sign of the TARDIS. There’s a gray door guarded by a gray android. The Doctor tells […]

Short Trips, volume 3 : segment 1

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)

Fear of the Daleks
Previously … Frostfire … The second of Big Finish‘s Companion Chronicles range is Fear of the Daleks, a 2nd Doctor story narrated by Zoe (Wendy Padbury).  Like the first offering, the story is told from the point of view of modern/older Zoe.  In this instance, she’s bothered by memories of […]

CC1.02 Fear of the Daleks