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William Russell stars in The Library of Alexandria
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Reviewed: The Library of Alexandria

Meredith Burnett reviews The Library of Alexandria, a new Doctor Who Companion Chronicle release from Big Finish by Simon Guerrier and starring William Russell as Ian Chesterton. The Library of Alexandria is a lovely mix of science fiction and historical storytelling that Doctor Who does so well, the pseudo-historical tales from the Doctor Who annuls…

Jamie and Victoria encounter The Evil of the Daleks
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036 The Evil of the Daleks

Gatwick airport, 1966. The Doctor and Jamie have just said goodbye to Polly and Ben, only to have the TARDIS snatched away from them and driven off on the back of a lorry. A trail eventually leads them to the antiques shop specialising in Victoriana, which is run by one Edward Waterfield. Waterfield appears to…

Photo booth
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035 The Faceless Ones

There’s a line said by Polly in The Faceless Ones, her and Ben’s last serial, which particularly sticks in the mind: “You don’t think my friends will forget me like that, do you?” It’s a fair concern as the last companion to leave, Dodo, was kicked off stage quite unceremoniously in The War Machines (Polly…

Doctor Who: The Macra Terror
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034 The Macra Terror

I was looking forward to seeing The Macra Terror.  And of course, I still do. I’ll only be “seeing” the story in my head because it’s one of Doctor Who‘s lost tales.  So it’s recon time. The Macra Terror starts off with a guy named Medok evading guards in a society that seemed to be…

Doctor Who Series 7b: Nightmare in Silver
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Nightmare in Silver

I’ve been a fan of the Cybermen for as long as I can remember – probably since Earthshock. It was the Doctor Who Magazine summer special in 1994 with its features on the First and Seventh Doctors that rekindled my childhood love of the series, and an article about Silver Nemesis that reminded me of…

Big Finish Resurrects Tom Baker Era Doctor Who Villain in Eldrad Must Die!
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Reviewed: Eldrad Must Die!

When penning a sequel to Doctor Who story, one must imagine that a writer has a number of ‘points’ that must be ticked off their checklist. They need to take the premise of the original and embellish on it, they must make any returning villains bigger and better and they must not make the mistake…

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