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Big Finish’s latest ‘Doctor Who’ audio stories reviewed: January 2017 round-up

A new year brings a new trilogy of main range stories, this time for Peter Davison, with his Season 19 line-up of Nyssa, Tegan and Adric for a full on space adventure with ‘The Star Men’. Meanwhile, the Fourth Doctor Adventures reunite the Doctor, Romana II and K-9 with the perennially popular ‘Jago and Litefoot’...

‘The Diary of River Song’ Season 2 review: River teams up with two classic Doctors

Her story may be over on television, but Alex Kingston’s time travelling archaeologist continues to thrive on audio. While last year’s debut season saw her encounter the Eighth, and she has subsequently starred in his Doom Coalition saga, this second box set allows Ms Song to cross Doctors Six and Seven off her temporal bucket...

‘Torchwood One: Before the Fall’ review: We learn more about what makes Ianto tick

Big Finish’s latest three-disc Torchwood release is not set in Cardiff, nor does it contain any Captain Jack. Instead it gives us a few days in the life of the Canary Wharf headquarters before it was so rudely destroyed by Daleks and Cybermen. Titled Torchwood One: Before the Fall, it stars Tracy-Ann Oberman as Yvonne Hartman...

‘Dan Dare’ review: Big Finish’s ‘The Audio Adventures – Volume 1’ feels fresh

Despite his being a bona-fide British sci-fi icon, we have to confess that CultBox was not terribly familiar with the exploits of Colonel Dan Dare. Born of 1950s comic strip adventures in The Eagle, before radio plays and various adaptations, the square-jawed ‘Pilot of the Future’ has been gently modernised and returns to the airwaves...

‘Doctor Who’ spin-off review: ‘The New Counter-Measures’ Season 1 box set

The Counter-Measures team, first spun out of ‘Remembrance of the Daleks’ back in the 1960s, now have their feet firmly placed in the early 1970s, at least in terms of style. In this first set of four one-disc stories, the team of Sir Toby (Hugh Ross), Group Captain Ian Chunky Gilmore (Simon Williams), Dr Rachel...

‘UNIT: Silenced’ box set review: The Silence return in ‘Doctor Who’ audio adventure

The modern era of Doctor Who has brought us some memorable new monsters and villains, but arguably none as deliberately forgettable as The Silence. The Munch inspired creatures were introduced in 2011’s season-long storyline, but their lengthy grip on humanity was promptly loosened by the Doctor; turning their own hypnotic tricks against them in ‘Day...