Ken Bentley

The third adventure in the first series of Big Finish‘s Blakes 7 full-cast audio adventures, Drones by Marc Platt, follows on directly from the previous adventure, Battleground.  Released in March 2014, Drones features all surviving members of the original Blakes 7 cast ably assisted by Alistair Lock as Orac and […]

B7 1.03 – Drones

Set after Fractures, Battleground is the second full-cast audio adventure of Blakes 7 from Big Finish, not-counting the 2013 Warship adventure.  Written by Andrew Smith and released in February 2014, Battleground features all surviving members of the original Blakes 7 cast. Blake (Gareth Thomas) is tracking down Alexa Michelov (Abigail […]

B7 1.02 – Battleground

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

The Judgement of Sherlock Holmes from 2014 is the fourth box-set in Big Finish‘s range of Sherlock Holmes adventures that star Nicholas Briggs as Sherlock Holmes and Richard Earl as Doctor Watson. In release terms, it follows on from The Ordeals of Sherlock Holmes but, as with just about all […]

4. The Judgement of Sherlock Holmes

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

Nicholas Briggs and Richard Earl are back as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in The Adventure of The Fleet Street Transparency from Big Finish.  Available as a standalone download for £2.99 or as part of 6. Sherlock Holmes: The Master of Blackstone Grange, this adventure takes place sometime before Holmes’ […]

6.X The Adventure of The Fleet Street Transparency

I’ve always considered the Philip Hinchcliffe/Robert Holmes era of Doctor Who as being one of consistently high quality.  There isn’t really a bad story there. Its strength and its weakness is of drawing on genres that were exploited by the likes of Hammer Horror around the same time.  Some might […]

Philip Hinchcliffe Presents, volume 1