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Katy Manning Performs Doctor Who: The Scorchies
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Reviewed: The Scorchies

Jo Grant, that plucky friend of the Third Doctor, finds herself trapped in “The Scorchies Show”. From the outside, it’s a harmless children’s television show that entertains many but on the inside the Scorchies are aliens disguised as puppets and they don’t have good plans for Earth. To say that The Scorchies is one of…

Tom Baker and Mary Tamm star in Doctr Who: War Against The Laan
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Reviewed: War Against the Laan

March’s Tom Baker-starring Doctor Who offering from Big Finish War Against the Laan does exactly what the title says on the tin. Following on from the fantastic build up that The Sands of Life gave us, the story goes more action orientated here in its final 2 parts as political tensions on Earth between newly…

Cybermen attack in Doctor Who: The Moonbase
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033 The Moonbase

The Cybermen returned for a second appearance just four serials after their first in 1966, kicking off what would become known as the Monster Era and cementing their place in Doctor Who history as a memorable foe. Kowtowing to the Daleks aside, imagine how exciting this blurb from the back cover of Gerry Davis’s Doctor…

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Hide ReKapped!

Caliburn House. Night 4. November 25th, 1974. 11:04pm. “I’m talking to the spirit that inhabits this house,” Emma Grayling says, Professor Alex Palmer readying his equipment, including camera and satellite to detect unusual frequencies. “Are you there? Can you hear me?” Just static. “I’m speaking to the lost soul that abides in this place. Come…

Doctor Who Series 7: Hide
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Hide

It’s 1974. A military scientist and his assistant setup an investigation into the existence of ghosts. Despite perhaps being an idea for an episode of classic Doctor Who, however, the duo aren’t an earthbound Time Lord and a young girl who has conned her way into UNIT, but Professor Alec Palmer (an excellent Dougray Scott)…

SIlva Screen Records releases The Caves of Androzani soundtrack
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Reviewed: The Caves Of Androzani Soundtrack

Poignant, beautiful and heart-breaking, The Caves Of Androzani is Doctor Who at its very best and it was given a score to match from Roger Limb. While arguably it would have benefited from an orchestral arrangement, the music he produced punctuated the narrative with musical cues that have huge dramatic impact without drowning out the…

Doctor Who: The Underwater Menace
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032 The Underwater Menace

A kidnapped highlander joins the Doctor on an adventure west of Gibraltar and south of the Azores in what little remains of lost Atlantis – just in time to be sacrificed to hungry sharks at the Festival of the Vernal Equinox and to witness the end of the world… Geoffrey Orme’s The Underwater Menace has…

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