RETRO REVIEW | Doctor Who: The Reaping

The Retro Review series returns with 2006's The Reaping: a two-part audio adventure featuring the Sixth Doctor, Peri... and the Cybermen! Written by Joseph Lidster, this story sees Peri return home to Baltimore in 1984, only to discover that her best friend's father, Anthony Chambers, has recently been murdered. Joining in with the mourners, including … Continue reading RETRO REVIEW | Doctor Who: The Reaping

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

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 – These Stolen Hours

This month's Short Trip is These Stolen Hours, a new adventure for the Sixth Doctor and Charley written by Grace Knight. Read by India Fisher, this story sees the Doctor and Charley arrive on a space station made of glass, where a group of researchers have lost their memories of the past two weeks. Joining … Continue reading REVIEW: Doctor Who – These Stolen Hours

REVIEW: Scorched Earth

The Sixth Doctor's adventures with Flip and Constance continue in this month's main range release: Scorched Earth. Written by Chris Chapman, whose other scripts for the Sixth Doctor (and, indeed, his UNIT story Hosts of the Wirrn) I've found to be absolutely outstanding, this story is undeniably the release I've been looking forward to most … Continue reading REVIEW: Scorched Earth

REVIEW: “Blood on Santa’s Claw and Other Stories”

The Doctor and Peri are joined by Joe Carnaby (Luke Allen-Gale), Peri's boyfriend, in this four-story Christmas anthology release. Written by Nev Fountain, Blood on Santa's Claw (and Other Stories) follows this new TARDIS team as they encounter werewolves, designer babies, an endless Christmas party and even Santa himself! But should it be put on … Continue reading REVIEW: “Blood on Santa’s Claw and Other Stories”

REVIEW: “Harry Houdini’s War”

This year's Sixth Doctor trilogy concludes with Harry Houdini's War, written by Steve Lyons. Both Memories of a Tyrant and Emissary of the Daleks were top-tier releases, so will this story make it a hat trick? Read on to find out! The first thing that struck me about this story was its incredible pacing. We're … Continue reading REVIEW: “Harry Houdini’s War”

REVIEW: “Emissary of the Daleks”

After an absence of five years, the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) and Peri (Nicola Bryant) return to the monthly range in this new trilogy of adventures. "Emissary of the Daleks" is the second in this run, which aims to replicate the style of season 22. But is this story a success? Read on to find … Continue reading REVIEW: “Emissary of the Daleks”

RETRO REVIEW: “Thicker Than Water”

In our next Retro Review, we rejoin the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn... but things have changed between the two. This review will contain spoilers, so read on at your own risk! Set after Evelyn's departure from the TARDIS, this story is a sequel to "Arrangements for War", taking place during the Doctor's travels with Mel … Continue reading RETRO REVIEW: “Thicker Than Water”