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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The Eleventh Doctor’s first series has been released as Blu-ray steelbook

Prepare to shout Geronimo! The Blu-ray steelbook of Series Five has been released today (Monday 10th February 2020), featuring new and exclusive artwork.

Series Five welcomed the arrival of Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and Karen Gillan as his new friend, Amy Pond. Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – Ravenous 1

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Following on from the Doom Coalition boxsets, the 8th Doctor (Paul McGann) and Med-Tech Live Chenka (Nicola Walker) are back; in search of their friend Helen Sinclair (Hattie Morahan) and the insidious, multi persona’ed The Eleven (Mark Bonnar). Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – The Churchill Years (Vol. 2)

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


I think I said this then I reviewed vol. 1, but Ian McNeice’s Churchill was already perfect. How does he then keep making it better? However he does it, he has outdone himself again in this 2nd audio volume of Churchill’s Doctor Who world adventures from Big Finish.

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Big Finish Review – Doctor Who: The Churchill Years Vol. 1

Written by Doctor Squee (Host of the Gallifrey Stands Podcast)

Big Finish continue to expand their range and it’s another box set to take place in the ‘new Who’ era.
This set see’s Winston Churchill, played by the ever entertaining Ian McNeice, meeting up with 3 of the Doctor’s incarnations throughout his life time over 4 adventures.

This included a full cast with McNeice voicing the Doctor’s in the narrative form. Continue reading

Comic Con Cymru 2016

imageSouth Wales newest film/TV & comic convention debuted at St Davids Hall, Cardiff on 16th & 17th January 2016.
The event filled most floors of the venue’s foyer with a variety of stalls selling comics, crafts & film/TV merchandise as well as exhibits, talks, celebrity guests, autographs, cosplay & photo sessions. Offering low entry fee’s the event was well attended both days by people of all ages.

Celebrity guests included Colin Baker (Doctor Who), Nicola Bryant (Doctor Who), Ian McNeice (Doc Martin), Gareth David-Lloyd (Torchwood), Norman Lovett (Red Dwarf), Arti Shah (Star Wars), Pam Rose (Star Wars), Virginia Hey (Farscape) and many more! Continue reading