Review: Doctor Who – Subterfuge

Review by Jacob Licklider


Helen Goldwyn writing a Doctor Who story set in World War II is an excellent pitch for Big Finish Productions to take up.  Goldwyn has extensive acting and directing experience, being a part of Big Finish Productions since the very beginning with her first work being in The Spectre of Lanyon Moor and The Secret of Cassandra.  Most recently she showed an incredible understanding of wartime as one of four writers on Louise Jameson’s Big Finish Original ATA Girl.  Subterfuge takes place at the tail end of World War II and deals with Winston Churchill’s campaign as leader of the Conservative Party and eventual loss to Clement Attlee, the Labour leader of the time who took the position of Prime Minister.  Ian McNeice returns to the role of Winston Churchill and is brought into conflict with Sylvester McCoy’s Seventh Doctor and Rufus Hound’s Meddling Monk.  Subterfuge juggles two distinct storyline tied into the campaign: first is the Monk’s attempts to get Churchill reelected and the second is a series of terrorist attacks by a group of aliens and spies that the Doctor has to find a solution to while dealing with the Monk’s meddling.

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Audio Review: Star Cops – Mars (Part 1)

Review by Ian McArdell


The television series of Star Cops ended with Commander Nathan Spring posing a question: “Anyone for Mars?”. Now firmly established from a base on the Moon, the ISPF’s remit was set to encompass Mars in a second series. While the show on television never quite made it, fresh from their investigation into the terrorist organisation Mother Earth’, Big Finish’s superb audio continuation of the show has finally made good on that offer. Continue reading

Audio Review: Survivors (Series 9)

Review by Ian McArdell


In the five years since its audio resurrection, Survivors, based on Terry Nation’s 1970s BBC television show, has provided some of the most shocking and traumatic hours of audio drama I have ever heard. Set in the aftermath of a devastating contagion, the show follows those who survived in their attempts to forge a new life, to re-learn the basics and work together in order to stay alive. Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – The 8th Of March

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


To celebrate International Woman’s Day and remove any excuse to not remember the date, Big Finish celebrate the women of the Whoniverse from both old and new versions of the show. Each story taking place on 8th March. Continue reading

Audio Review: Survivors Series 8

Review by Ian McArdell


It has been a long thirteen months since the last audio box set of Terry Nation’s Survivors, Big Finish’s continuation of the classic 1970s television drama. With the world’s population ravaged by a deadly pandemic, the series charts the lives of those who are attempting to rebuild against all the odds.

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Review: Doctor Who – 10th Doctor Chronicles

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


The Tenth Doctor returns, but this time voices by actor / impersonator Jacob Dudman. But how do there chronicles stack up against the real McCoy? Well, let’s go through the stories. Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – Tales From New Earth

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


For the latest tales from the Doctor Who world we return to New Earth. With a host of familiar characters and lots of new ones. Continue reading

Review: Torchwood – Aliens Among Us (Part 3)

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


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Review: Doctor Who Early Adventures – The Night Witches

 Review by Kenton Hall


The Early Adventures which are, in many ways, the natural evolution of the Companion Chronicles, have been a fascinating mix of the narrated style of those stories and the full-cast plays of the Main Range. Both allow audiences to revisit the eras of Doctors (and, at times, Companions) who are no longer with us.

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Review: Doctor Who – Time In Office

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


This release is a special one for me. Not only does it take place in one of my favourite times in Doctor Who with the 5th Doctor (Peter Davison) and Tegan (Janet Fielding) but it goes against conventional logic to really satisfying results. Continue reading