Audio Review: Children of the Stones

Review by Ian McArdell


Children of the Stones is a new podcast audio drama, produced by BaffleGab for BBC Radio 4, and based on a story first presented in the 1977 HTV television series, which starred a pre-Blakes’s 7 Gareth Thomas. Famously terrifying, it follows the story of the Brake family, a father and son who move to Milbury; a village famous for its prominent circle of standing stones. This new interpretation, from writers AK Benedict and Guy Adams, comprises ten episodes which vary in length from twelve to twenty-one minutes, and runs to just over two and a half hours. The bones of the tale remain as before; although the writers have shifted a few of the pieces around to suit more modern ears.


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Audio Review: The Ash Tree (Bafflegab Productions)

Review by Ian McArdell


Released just in time to chill the seasonal blood, Bafflegab Productions have put a modern spin on MR James’ classic 1904 short story, “The Ash-Tree”.

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Doctor Who – Series 9, Episode 9 Details revealed!

Episode 9 is tilted ‘Sleep No More‘ and will air on Saturday 14 November, BBC One.

8This episode is written by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and see’s Peter Capaldi & Jenna Coleman appear alongside  a guest cast including Reece Shearsmith (from The League of Gentleman; where he previously worked with Gatiss as well), Elaine Tan, Neet Mohan, Bethany Black, Paul Courtenay Hyu, Tom Wilton, Paul Davis, Zina Badran, Natasha Patel, Elizabeth Chong, Nikkita Chadha and Gracie Lai. Continue reading