Review: The Third Doctor Adventures (Volume 7)

Review by Jacob Licklider


Big Finish Productions with the Third Doctor Adventures have perhaps taken the greatest risk since the inception of the range with Tim Treloar replacing Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor, and that’s releasing a box set without any returning cast members from the Third Doctor’s era. Katy Manning’s Jo Grant is not present nor John Levene or Richard Franklin. Fans of Jo Grant, fear not, she will be reappearing in Volume Eight, as Volume Seven brings one story from Season 7 and one from Season 11, meaning that they include Liz Shaw and Sarah Jane Smith as companions, bringing back Daisy Ashford and Sadie Miller in those roles as well as Jon Culshaw as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. Taking this step (and announcing Miller’s involvement in Volume Eight) means that Big Finish are not afraid to use their recast performers in the ranges resulting in fully recast casts instead of having at least one original cast member present. The Third Doctor Adventures Volume Seven also brings two new authors into the range: Big Finish veteran Mark Wright (although not writing with his usual writing partner Cavan Scott) and, in his first four part story, Tim Foley. This takes the range into new territory as Big Finish goes headfirst into its new box set led era of stories.

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Classic Doctor Who radio dramas starring the Third Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith released on vinyl!

BBC & Demon Records has released two Classic Doctor Who radio dramas ‘The Paradise of Death‘ and ‘The Ghosts of N-Space Continue reading

Review: The Third Doctor Adventures (Vol 5)

Review by Michael Goleniewski


The Third Doctor Adventures range has always been a very strong one boasting many memorable stories under its belt. Volume 5, however, is a particularly exciting one as for the first time we not only have an actor taking over the voice of the Third Doctor but also a new actor to play Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart and a new actress for the role of Liz Shaw after the passing of Nicholas Courtney and Caroline John in recent years.

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Review: Unit – Encounters

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Once again UNIT is back. No Doctors, no members of UNIT legacy cast, just a great box set with some classic & new foes. Continue reading

Big Finish Review – The Time Tunnel (Doctor Who – Short Trips)

Written by guest writer Doctor Squee


 

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Doctor: 3rd Doctor

Companions: Jo Grant, The Brigadier

Narrator: Katy Manning as Jo Grant

 


 

I have heard a lot about Big Finishes short trips range, but this was my first listen to one. I had heard that these were now used as an alternative to the free specials that subscriber’s used to get  (to some people’s displeasure). Continue reading