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The Daleks Are Back! Doctor Who 016 The Chase Reviewed
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016 The Chase

Serial number 16, The Chase – also known as serial R – marks the second end of an era for the original run of Doctor Who. After almost two years of time travelling adventure, this Dalek story by Terry Nation marks the departure of Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright, never to be mentioned again within…

William Russell stars as Ian Chesterton in The Time Museum
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Ian’s History Unfolds…

We’re going right back to the beginning with this month’s Companion Chronicle from Big Finish with The Time Museum, a story performed by Doctor Who legend William Russell. The story finds our intrepid adventurer in a museum dedicated to himself and all of his adventures in what Producer David Richardson describes as: “A glorious script…

015 The Space Museum

Doctor Who has always been known for it’s ability to change from adventure to adventure in terms of tone and subject matter. Being able to do a western one moment and a space opera the next is surely one of the reasons we are now counting down to the programmes 50th anniversary. The Space Museum…

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014 The Crusade

It has long been my naive personal belief that in the world of Doctor Who, adventures that occur in the future are always more interesting/entertaining than their historical counterparts.  However, with the lineup of stories in Season 2 up to and including The Crusade, I am seriously beginning to question the validity of my own opinion. I…

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013 The Web Planet

Caught up in the struggle to free a once magnificent world from the cancerous clutches of a life-sucking spider, the Doctor and his companions are set upon and aided by four species of outer space insect-people… The Web Planet is Doctor Who Marmite (Garmite?  Maramite?  Kate O’Maramite?) – some love it, some hate it.  This,…

Doctor Who: The Aztecs, read by William Russell
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William Russell Reads The Aztecs !

The Aztecs is surely one of Doctor Who’s greatest stories, full of sizzling dialogue and intriguing tales regarding the downside to time travel. For those young enough to remember the Target novelisation from 1984 prepare to get excited as we can announce that AudioGo plan to release The Aztecs as an unabridged dramatization on CD…

Maureen O'Brien as Vicki and William Hartnell as the Doctor in The Romans
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012 The Romans

The Romans is famously the story that’s a first serious Doctor Who effort at comedy – at least in Conspiracy, the third part. This is patently untrue – the whole thing is structured as a farce. Right from the go, we have the initial danger of the cliffhanger resolved in the lightest way yet –…

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