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Louise Jameson stars as Leela in Doctor Who: The Child from Big Finish
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Reviewed: The Child

Whatever else this latest Companion Chronicle is, it’s different. The Child, December’s final Companion Chronicle release of 2012, is a story told from beyond the grave. Leela, the former travelling companion of the Fourth Doctor, has finally shuffled off this mortal coil and found her eternal spirit reborn as a young lady called Emily. The…

Julian Rhind-Tutt stars in Paul Magrs' Vince Cosmos, Glam Metal Detective
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Vince Cosmos: Glam Rock Detective

With the recent, unexpected release of a much talked about new single from rock legend David Bowie, it is with wonderfully auspicious timing that Doctor Who audio and print scribe Paul Magrs launches his new creation upon the audio adventure world. In 1972, it was Bowie who famously glammed up and adopted the space-age persona…

Big Finish subscribers get a Tom Baker special: Night of the Stormcrow
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Reviewed: Night of the Stormcrow

“Something found you here, something from the darkest corner of the night…” …so utters the Fourth Doctor in Night of the Stormcrow and he’s not wrong. Those of you with Big Finish subscriptions that include this year’s December release 1001 Nights will have by now received your free copy of this story but for those…

Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton in Doctor Who: 1001 Nights
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Reviewed: 1001 Nights

After the dust has settled from all of the exciting Big Finish main range adventures in 2012, we’re treated to one last story or to be more exact, four little stories that make up a bigger whole. 1001 Nights borrows from Arab legend and fits folklore and excitement into Doctor Who. Finding herself at the…

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Reviewed: The Legacy Collection

Shada and More Than Thirty Years In The TARDIS; hardly inspiring contents for a DVD boxset in Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary year, right? Well, actually: wrong. When these discs arrived I admit I was underwhelmed at the prospect of sitting through what was left of Shada and the embarrassment of Toyah Wilcox’s Cybermen PVC fetish,…

The Shadow Heart
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Reviewed: The Shadow Heart

And so we finish the Big Finish main range off in 2012 with The Shadow Heart, an ending to an ambitious and ever so slightly epic Doctor Who story that plays out through three of the Doctor’s later incarnations. What’s instantly noticeable about this story is that Jonathan Morris has injected some of his more…

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