REVIEW | The War Master: Self-Defence

The Time War incarnation of the Doctor's greatest enemy returns, in a boxset of four new audio adventures! Self-Defence is the first War Master boxset since 2017's Only the Good to feature four writers, which will, I hope, give us a nice variety of stories compared to the more closely-linked episodes in the more recent … Continue reading REVIEW | The War Master: Self-Defence

Big Finish Top 10 (2021)


Just like that, we've reached the end of another year, and, as usual, we're going to be taking a look back at the top ten Big Finish releases of the last twelve months. It's certainly been quite an exciting year for audio drama, with the long-awaited return of Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor; the … Continue reading Big Finish Top 10 (2021)

REVIEW | The War Master: Killing Time

After an outstanding start with Only the Good and The Master of Callous (review here), The War Master range has petered out somewhat, with more recent releases not quite reaching the heights of those earlier boxsets. But now the War Master is back, and this time he's going up against a powerful new enemy... and … Continue reading REVIEW | The War Master: Killing Time

REVIEW: Masterful

WRITERS WANTED! If you’re someone who’s passionate about Doctor Who and/or Big Finish, we’d love to have you on board! Send us a DM on Twitter, or send us an email at to get in touch. To celebrate 50 years of the Master, Big Finish Productions have released Masterful: a multi-disc extravaganza starring the Doctor's … Continue reading REVIEW: Masterful

REVIEW: The War Master – Hearts of Darkness

The War Master returns! Derek Jacobi is back as the Time Lord we all love to hate, and this time he's joined by Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor! Sparks flew the last time they met in Rage of the Time Lords, but will Hearts of Darkness be just as good? Read on to find … Continue reading REVIEW: The War Master – Hearts of Darkness

REVIEW: Ravenous 4

The Ravenous saga concludes with this four-part boxset, which features the epic combination of one Doctor, two companions, four Masters and the Eleven. Beware: this review will contain spoilers for all of the stories, so be sure to have listened to the set before you scroll any further. Seriously, you do not want this spoiled … Continue reading REVIEW: Ravenous 4

The Diary of River Song Series 5 Review

The fifth series of "The Diary of River Song" is out, and it sees River face the Doctor's oldest enemy... four times over! But will this release be as Masterful as its premise sounds? Read on to find out. 1. "The Bekdel Test" by Jonathan Morris This is Michelle Gomez's first appearance as Missy for Big Finish, and what better way to bring her back than to team her up with the indomitable Alex Kingston?  Set in a mysterious prison complex from which River … Continue reading The Diary of River Song Series 5 Review

The War Master: The Master of Callous Review

The War Master is back, in this brand new boxset of audio adventures from Big Finish! Will The Master of Callous manage to replicate the brilliance of the first set? Read on to find out. The second War Master boxset is a departure from the first in that it tells one extended story, rather than four individual ones. This is a welcome break from the norm, allowing characters to be fleshed out and for more time to be given to smaller events that might have been cut had … Continue reading The War Master: The Master of Callous Review