Audio Review: Blake’s 7 – Crossfire Part 1

Review by Ian McArdell


After their successful return in box set format last July, for The Spoils of War, this latest release for the Blake’s 7 – The Classic Audio Adventures range initiates a fresh run of twelve stories under the umbrella title of Crossfire which is proposed as a new sub-season of stories, set within Series C. Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – The Thief Who Stole Time

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


The 4th Doctor (Tom Baker) & Romana (Lalla Ward) are back for the second part of this adventure started in the The Skin of the Sleek. Romana is stranded and tried to get back to safety, the Doctor tries to make things right and time is running out. How are the Timelords involved in this planet and what is it’s secret? All will be revealed Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – The Silurian Candidate

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


The 7th Doctor (Sylvester McCoy), Ace (Sophie Aldred) & Mel (Bonnie Langford) continue their new adventures together. The Doctor decides to stop off somewhere to take care of something. As it’ll only take a little while there is no need for the companions to come with him. Of course Ace doesn’t buy this and it turns out for good reason. The Doctor’s business involves the Silurians and soon they are all involved in the eternal struggle between the Earths original owners and the human race. But this time, the Silurians have an inside man. Continue reading

James Marsters returns to Torchwood in Big Finish!

Big Finish have announced James Marsters is back as Captain John Hart in Torchwood audio release ‘The Death of Captain Jack‘, also featuring John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness. The trailer was previewed on this week’s Big Finish Podcast. This marks the first return for the character since the show was still on TV and James Marsters debut performance with Big Finish.

Continue reading

Audio Review: The Prisoner Volume 2

Review by Ian McArdell


In 2016, Big Finish dared to do the unthinkable and produced audio stories based on The Prisoner – the clever, challenging and often downright bewildering late-60s thriller series which endures as a true cult classic. The original, which starred former ‘Danger Man’ Patrick McGoohan, followed the tale of a spy who resigns and finds himself transported to ‘The Village’; there to be subjected to a series of increasingly bizarre experiments in order to make him spill his secrets.

Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – Vortex Ice / Cortex Fire

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


After the success of last month’s 5th Doctor release Alien Heart / Dalek Soul Big Finish now gives us a 6th Doctor 2-story set in the same format; with each story taking an hours running time. It’s a really strong format that leads to sharp pacey stories. These two follow that trend. Continue reading

Audio Review: The Shape Of Things to Come

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


I am as ever impressed by Big Finish’s ability to draw you into a new line.  So with the first 2 audio’s from the H G Wells adaptations they smartly with two of his better known works; The Invisible Man and The First Men in the Moon; both starring already well loved actors in Sir John Hurt and Nigel Planner.

With this third story they have gone for a title that is probably better known than the book. With casting, they have by no means scrimped on the talent with Nicola Walker and Sam Troughton; just maybe not with one name that is universally as well known; just two amazing actors, which I would be surprised if they don’t find their place in the pantheons of the great in time.  Continue reading

Audio Review: The Omega Factor Series 2

Review by Ian McArdell


In 2015, Big Finish revived the late 1970s BBC science-meets-supernatural thriller series The Omega Factor to quite some acclaim. Indeed, one episode was nominated for a BBC Audio Drama Award.

Starring Louise Jameson; a member of the original cast, as Dr Anne Reynolds, the audio drama picked up the Edinburgh based tale of Department 7 in the present day. Fresh to this continuation of the show is John Dorney as Adam Dean, son of the original lead character Tom Dean (an investigative journalist who was played by the late James Hazeldine). Continue reading

Audio Review: ‘Dan Dare Volume 2’

Review by Ian McArdell


Released April 2017 by B7/Big Finish

Beginning where December’s Volume 1 left off, B7’s reinvention of the classic British space hero continues with a second volume of Dan Dare – The Audio Adventures. Continue reading

Review – The First Men in the Moon

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands podcast)


Coming off the success of their wonderful production of The Invisible Man’ featuring one of the last performances from one of the great actors of our time Sir John Hurt, Big Finish had a lot to live up to in the second release from their H.G Wells adaptions range. Continue reading