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The Finished Product #5

Issue 5 of the Doctor Who/Big Finish fanzine, The Finished Product which focusses on the Companion Chronicles, will be available from Wednesday this week.

The new issue kicks off with a look at the genesis of the Companion Chronicles, and first season stories Frostfire, Fear of the Daleks, The Blue Tooth and The Beautiful People, plus the full episode one of ‘lost’ story Psychomorph.

We then move on to series three (don’t worry, season two will feature soon!), and also look at Here There Be Monsters, The Doll of Death and Home Truths in real depth.

Interviewees include Nicholas Briggs, Mark J. Thompson, John Ainsworth, Ian Farrington, Alan Barnes, cover artist Simon Holub, writers Marc Platt, Patrick Chapman, Nigel Fairs and, Jonathan Morris, David Richardson, Lisa Bowerman, Andy Lane, Simon Guerrier, sound designers and musicians David Darlington, Richard Fox and Lauren Yason, actors Jane Goddard and Niall Macgregor, and someone called Katy Manning…

There’s also Andrew Smith exclusively previewing The Invasion of E-Space, his first Doctor Who work since Full Circle.

That’s not to mention some lovely rare Doctor Who pictures which have never seen print in decades, if ever!

Interested? It’s a bargain £2.50 UK, £4 overseas, to thefinishedproduct@hotmail.co.uk. Payment is by PayPal or cheque.

(Thanks to Kenny)



A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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