Review: Short Trips – The Ingenious Gentleman Adric of Alzarius

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Adric (Matthew Waterhouse) awakes with his memory gone. Luckily he is soon told he is the squire to Sir Keeyoht of la Koura. He will follow his sire on a great quest battling dragons and seeking out the vile enchanter, the Doctor. This all sounds very familiar to Adric, but not quite right. Still, being the squire to Keeyoht with his teeth & curls feels right enough. Continue reading

Big Finish Review: King Lear

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


King Lear is one of my favourite Shakespeare stories. It’s deceptive in its relatively simple premise. A King with a huge ego asks his daughters to profess their love for him in increasingly over the top ways. 2 of his daughters are all to happy to go along with this to get their share of his kingdom in exchange. The youngest and most beloved daughter knows better and won’t just say how much she loves him, as this knows the words mean nothing when said just to get his things. She gets pushed aside for this, whilst the 2 daughters who did inherit his kingdom start giving him less and less place within it, to the point where he ends up on the street with his fool and he learns what a fool he has been. Continue reading

Review: Short Trips – A Heart on Both Sides & All Hands On Deck

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


In the latest two short adventures in this range from Big Finish the 8th Doctor in both is reunited with old companions in the shadow of the Time War. If these haven’t been released closed to each other, it’s a funny coincidence & a welcome one as these stories complement each other very well.

A Heart On Both Sides” is read by Sarah Sutton as Nyssa. Since her work at Terminus Nyssa she has become a controller on the hospital ship Traken; which is parked close to Gallifrey in the shadow of the Time War. But the Timelords are not flavour of the month with most, even though Nyssa try’s to stay neutral. So when one of Nyssa’s staff is suspected of being a Time Lord there are questions to be answered, especially when things start going wrong on the ship. Continue reading

Review: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield Vol. 4

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


MILD SPOILERS!

Lisa Bowerman is back once again as the universe’s favourite archaeologist, Bernice Summerfield and as in Vol. 3 she is with David Warner‘s Unbound Doctor trying to save his dying universe. But now the Doctor is President of the Universe and Benny is starting to wonder if that is a good thing or not. Continue reading

Review: Short Trips – The British Invasion

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Wendy Padbury takes on the reading duties in this Ian Potter script. The Doctor takes Zoe & Jamie to 1951 to see the Festival of Britain on the bank of the river themes. Whilst there the Tardis crew try to make a minor change to history to help with the festivities; but end up realising more sinister forces might already be meddling in the event.

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Review: Short Trips – Flashpoint

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Andrew Smith once again returns to the Doctor Who world to pen this Sheridan Smith read 8th Doctor adventure.

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Review: Short Trips – How to Win Planets and Influence People

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Rufus Hound as the Meddling Monk, James Goss writing and directed by Lisa Bowerman. Be still my beating hearts! And this story does not let you down on any front.
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Review: Doctor Who – The First Doctor Vol 2.

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Big Finish serve up another set of companion chronicles for the First Doctor, with a very pleasingly broad style and approach to each story. Continue reading

Review: Jago & Litefoot Series 13

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Every time I listen to a J&L boxset I think they have nailed the characters even more than the last time and that surely they can’t do even better. Every time they surprise me and outdo the previous set. Series 13 is no exception! Continue reading

Review: Torchwood – Dollhouse

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


If a year or two back when Big Finish started the Torchwood range you would have said they were going to do one with a new Torchwood crew, not involving any of our favourites I might have been dubious; but Big Finish’s Torchwood has been so good and diverse in it’s output that series producer James Goss has earned the right to do something completely new with it and earn’t my trust. Continue reading