RETRO REVIEW | Doctor Who: Whispers of Terror

Guest contributor Lincoln Wilson handles this week’s Retro Review. Read on for his thoughts on Whispers of Terror by Justin Richards! The Doctor (Colin Baker) and Peri (Nicola Bryant) arrive at the Museum of Aural Antiquities, a storage facility for all known audio transcripts, wire-taps and speeches ever recorded. They soon encounter an intruder who appears to be … Continue reading RETRO REVIEW | Doctor Who: Whispers of Terror

RETRO REVIEW | Doctor Who: Dust Breeding

Guest contributor Lincoln Wilson handles this week's Retro Review. Read on for his thoughts! So, the time of reckoning is at hand. After (almost) 275 monthly releases, stretching way back to July 1999 and the release of very first story (The Sirens of Time) of Big Finish’s flagship Doctor Who audio range, the end is … Continue reading RETRO REVIEW | Doctor Who: Dust Breeding

RETRO REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Juggernauts

This week's Retro Review takes us back to the early days of the Doctor Who Monthly Range, with The Juggernauts: a four-part adventure featuring the Sixth Doctor, Mel... and the Daleks! What better release to talk about with yesterday's announcement of Doctor Who: The Collection - Season 24 boxset featuring none other than Mel herself! … Continue reading RETRO REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Juggernauts

REVIEW: Doctor Who – Colony of Fear

The Doctor Who Monthly Range is wrapping up, making this the antepenultimate release in the series and the final solo story for the Sixth Doctor. This range is arguably where this incarnation of the Doctor finally found his feet after a shaky time on television, so does Old Sixie go out with as big a … Continue reading REVIEW: Doctor Who – Colony of Fear

REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Grey Man of the Mountain

What better story for Christmas time than an adventure set on a snowy mountain featuring terrifying abominable snowmen? The Seventh Doctor and Ace return in The Grey Man of the Mountain by Lizbeth Myles: December's second Doctor Who Monthly Range release, which also sees them cross paths with their old friend Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart! But is … Continue reading REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Grey Man of the Mountain

REVIEW: Torchwood – Coffee

The first Torchwood Monthly Range release of this year is Coffee, written by James Goss. Weaving its way through the first three seasons of TV Torchwood, this story follows café baristas David (Shaun Chambers) and Kathy (Sarah Griffin) as they become caught up in various alien invasions after meeting Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd). Right from … Continue reading REVIEW: Torchwood – Coffee

REVIEW: Torchwood – The Crown

The final Torchwood release of 2020, The Crown by Jonathan Barnes, sees the return of Queen Victoria in a chilling, Christmassy ghost story. It opens on Christmas Eve, with Doctor Gideon Parr (Derek Riddell) being called away to an asylum. There, he meets Victoria (Rowena Cooper), who tells him a story about a mysterious vagrant, … Continue reading REVIEW: Torchwood – The Crown

REVIEW: Doctor Who – Plight of the Pimpernel

The Sixth Doctor and Peri return in Plight of the Pimpernel, the latest instalment of the Doctor Who Monthly Range from Big Finish. Written by Chris Chapman, who also wrote the stellar Scorched Earth from earlier in the year (review here), this story sees the Doctor (Colin Baker) take on the role of the Scarlet … Continue reading REVIEW: Doctor Who – Plight of the Pimpernel

REVIEW: Shadow of the Daleks

The Fifth Doctor enters the Time War in Shadow of the Daleks, a two-part audio adventure released over October and November 2020. Conceived during lockdown and recorded virtually with a very small cast, this is undeniably an experimental release, and one that has intrigued me since it was first announced back in July. As it's … Continue reading REVIEW: Shadow of the Daleks

REVIEW: Torchwood – The Three Monkeys

The Torchwood Monthly Range continues with The Three Monkeys, by James Goss. This script brings back the popular pairing of Andy (Tom Price) and Owen (Burn Gorman), who we follow as they stake out a local businessman's house and, in so doing, uncover a sinister alien plot involving... a toy monkey?! It's a very Torchwood … Continue reading REVIEW: Torchwood – The Three Monkeys