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‘Paul Darrow: You’re Him, Aren’t You?’ autobiography audio book review

Charming his way through Blake’s 7’s four year run, Paul Darrow’s Avon was the grinning anti-hero we loved to hate; reluctantly taking on the ruthless Federation as he pursued his primary agenda of looking after number one. Though public schooling, with a controversial quest for glory in the Combined Cadet Force chronicled, young Paul followed...

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

While we are still recovering from last month’s superb era mash-up of  ‘Classic Doctors, New Monsters’, Big Finish takes another of their ranges into unknown territory as Bernice Summerfield enters ‘The Unbound Universe’; a parallel dimension where David Warner is the Doctor. Meanwhile, Gwen Cooper wraps up Torchwood’s second audio season with ‘Made You Look’ –...

Audio review: Big Finish’s ‘The Sacrifice of Sherlock Holmes’

With this four-disc set, Big Finish brings to a close a sequence of stories beginning with the 2012 release The Adventure of the Perfidious Mariner. Over 13 discs (a single release and three box sets), writer Jonathan Barnes has woven a tale grand in concept yet readily accessible. Newcomers to Big Finish’s Sherlock Holmes range needs only...

‘The Avengers’ audio review: Big Finish’s ‘The Lost Episodes – Volume 6’

The penultimate release in the range, this series of box sets recreates the mostly lost first season of The Avengers. Back in the early 1961, the show was markedly different from its latter incarnations and mainly focussed on the exploits of Dr David Keel (Anthony Howell), whose life as a GP was frequently interrupted by...

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

Another busy month in the worlds of Doctor Who audio sees the release of Classic Doctors: New Monsters Volume 1, pairing Doctors Five, Six, Seven and Eight against new series foes including the Judoon, the Sycorax and the Weeping Angels. Meanwhile, Torchwood’s ‘Broken’ reunites fan favourite Ianto Jones with Captain Jack Harkness for a clever...