Review by Jacob Licklider
Class is simply an odd series at its conception and connection to Doctor Who. Announced in 2015 as a spin-off, the reaction to it was overall negative and who could blame it? The only connection the show has is that it takes place at the same school as the first ten minutes of An Unearthly Child and that the Doctor shows up in the first episode. It ran for eight episodes in 2016, ended on a cliffhanger, and was quietly cancelled a year later. Major criticisms of the show were that it was generic and had characters closer to a soap opera than a science fiction program. The show was revived in 2018 by Big Finish Production with a deal to make 12 hour long episodes set during the series, though not following up on the cliffhanger and released their first six. It would not be until late April of 2020 that the other six would be produced and released as Class: Volume 3 and Class: Volume 4 and like most things in the Doctor Who universe that isn’t well received, Big Finish Productions have taken the potential Class had and allowed the actors to fulfil said potential.
Big Finish is going back to Coal Hill Academy for six new full cast audio adventures, based on the television series created by Patrick Ness, in arrangement with BBC Studios.
Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)
Class is back. This time in audio form courtesy of the good folks at Big Finish. Continue reading
The wait is over! Today BBC Three confirmed the new Young-Adult drama, Class, written by Patrick Ness, will drop its first two episodes ‘For Tonight We Might Die‘ and ‘The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo‘ on BBC Three on Saturday 22 October.
Coal Hill acts like a beacon across all of space and time to any being who might want to use it for mischief….you’ll have to be on your guard.
The cast of Class will appear in a global Live Stream on Friday 23rd September, so put it in your calendar now! The Live Stream will be available on the Class official Facebook page and will start at 4:30pm BST.
Class is a ‘Young Adult’ series that will premiere on BBC Three this Autumn. Continue reading
Time has looked at your faces now. And time never forgets…
What if your planet was massacred and you were the sole survivor?
What if a legendary figure out of space and time found you a place to hide?
But what if the things that want to kill you have tracked you down?
And worst of all, what if you haven’t studied for your A-Levels…?
BBC Three has announced today, the stars of the upcoming Doctor Who spin-off series Class. Continue reading