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‘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...

Big Finish’s ‘Doctor Who’ audio stories: November 2016 reviews round-up

November’s stories from the Doctor Who audio wizards at Big Finish show the truly demonstrate the range of the programme. While the Sixth Doctor and Mrs Constance Clarke, combat a beautiful new design of Dalek, Hartnell era companions Peter Purves and Maureen O’Brien bring to life a comic tinged historical in the Italian Renaissance. Meanwhile,...

Big Finish’s ‘Survivors’ box set review: Season 5 delivers some genuine shocks

Chronicling humanity’s struggle in the wake of a deadly plague, this fifth season from Big Finish brings the Survivors their greatest threat so far; the return of “the Death”. Two years on, new lives have begun with people forming small communities and living off the land, as well as trading with others. The resurgent threat...

‘Jago and Litefoot’ Season 12 audio box set review: Big Finish’s ‘Doctor Who’ spin-off

The enduringly popular Jago & Litefoot, Victorian gents thrown together for ‘The Talons of Weng-Chiang’, return for a twelfth box set and are once again beset by a bloodsucking menace. Perfectly mismatched by their creator Robert Holmes, Henry Gordon Jago (Christopher Benjamin) is a blustering but loveable theatre impresario, while Professor George Litefoot (Trevor Baxter)...

‘The Torchwood Archive’ review: Big Finish celebrates show’s 10th anniversary

While Torchwood has been off our screens since 2011’s Miracle Day, the show has maintained a loyal fan base and was successfully resurrected on audio by Big Finish in September 2015. To celebrate its tenth anniversary The Torchwood Archive weaves a tale through the history of the organisation, from its Victorian roots to the distant...