Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - The Darkened Earth

Out this month from the digital only Short Trips line is a 6th Doctor and Constance story narrated by Miranda Raison.  You can order this release from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-darkened-earth-1563

Mrs Constance Clarke has faced perils on many planets, but now she finds herself in the most dangerous place on Earth. A place like home, yet terrifyingly different, where ordinary decent folk might hand her over to a dreadful fate. And as night falls, she and the Doctor realise that something is on the prowl outside, a creature darker than the dark. And hungry...

Producer Ian Atkins
Script Editor Ian Atkins
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Written By: John Pritchard
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast
Miranda Raison (Narrator)

Friday, June 1, 2018

Details for Doctor Who Magazine 526

Out now is the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine.  The highlight of this issue is an interview with Tom Baker where he shares his thoughts on his first season. 

TOM BAKER REVISITS HIS FIRST SERIES AS THE DOCTOR IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!
As part of DWM’s detailed preview of the forthcoming Season 12 Blu-ray set, Tom Baker reflects
on the role that changed his life. “You know, Doctor Who is nothing to do with science fiction,” he
says. “It’s nothing to do with anything. It’s a bit like religion really, in that all you have to do is
believe it. And I can believe any old nonsense.”

Also in this issue…

ROGER MURRAY-LEACH


An extensive interview with the production designer who achieved the impossible on Season 12 of
Doctor Who.

THE HOLMES MASTER PLAN

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Details for UNIT - Cyber-Reality

The Cybermen make an appearance in the 6th box set of adventures featuring the new UNIT with Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart.  You can order this box set from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/unit---cyber-reality-1532

The Auctioneers. A secret global network, collecting and exploiting alien technology for maximum profit. After they threaten UNIT, the consequences are grave. Kate Stewart has vowed to take them down.

But another menace is close. The Cybermen are coming, and UNIT’s only hope could be its greatest enemy. The Master.

6.1 Game Theory by Matt Fitton

Sam Bishop is missing. Lost at sea, imprisoned with a valuable hostage, UNIT’s troubleshooter will need all his skills to survive. To save their comrade, Kate Stewart and Osgood are offered a deadly challenge. But this game might be impossible to win…

6.2 Telepresence by Guy Adams

Testing salvaged equipment, Osgood leads Colonel Shindi and Josh Carter on a strange expedition into uncharted territory. A virtual world. When the team is attacked, Kate tries to assist. But it seems the technology itself is doing all it can to keep her apart from her people.

6.3 Code Silver by Guy Adams

The Cybermen are coming. Across the barriers between universes, conquering all before them. Conquering and converting.

As her troops fight a relentless enemy, Kate battles to lock down the threat. But how long can UNIT resist?

6.4 Master of Worlds by Matt Fitton

The Cybermen are close to victory. A world under Cybercontrol. A new paradigm to expand the Cyber-race.

Fresh from the Time War, the Master arrives at the hour of Earth's greatest need. But he really doesn't care...

Written By: Matt Fitton, Guy Adams
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast
Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart), Ingrid Oliver (Osgood), James Joyce (Captain Josh Carter), Ramon Tikaram (Colonel Shindi), Warren Brown (Sam Bishop), Kerry Fox (Julia Hartley-Price), Louis Tamone (Lt Commander Parsons), Derek Jacobi (The War Master) and Nicholas Briggs (The Cybermen). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Guy Adams, Matt Fitton
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - The 4th Doctor Adventures Volume 2

Out this month is the second box set of adventures featuring the Fourth Doctor.  This time the main antagonist is Sutekh.  You can order this box set from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/series-07-volume-2-1608

7.5 The Shadow of London by Justin Richards

The TARDIS materialises in the backstreets of London in the 1940s. Whilst K9 entertains himself in the time ship's library, the Doctor takes Leela for a walk in the streets.

But England’s capital is oddly quiet. There are no cars and very few pedestrians... whilst those people they do meet appear really quite English indeed. And all the while they are monitored by cameras feeding images into a secret control room.

Something strange is happening in the city. Traitors are running wild... and nothing and no-one are quite as they seem.

7.6 The Bad Penny by Dan Starkey

Friday, May 18, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - The Lure of the Nomad

The Sixth Doctor takes center stage this month with the beginning of his three month of adventures.  This time he is flying solo so should be interesting to see how that will work out.  You can order this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-lure-of-the-nomad-1268

For thousands of years, it has drifted through space, unimpeded, forgotten, seemingly lifeless. Now, finally, it has been discovered.

Responding to a distress call from the mysterious hulk, the Doctor and his companion, space pilot Mathew Sharpe, walk into a desperate situation. The multi-tentacled semibionic Makara were tasked with renovating the abandoned craft, but now they’ve begun murdering their employers.

The Doctor soon realises that the Makara have been programmed to kill, but by whom, and for what reason? Finding out the truth will mean uncovering a secret that threatens the entire Universe.

Written By: Matthew J Elliott
Directed By: John Ainsworth

Cast
Colin Baker (The Doctor), George Sear (Mathew Sharpe), Matthew Holness (Eric Drazen), Susie Riddell (Esther Brak), Ruth Sillers (Willoway), Jonathan Christie (Captain Schumer), Anna Barry (Juniper Hartigan), Dan March (Varian). Other parts played by members of the cast.



Producer John Ainsworth
Script Editor Alan Barnes
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Details for Doctor Who Magazine 525

Out now is the new Doctor Who Magazine featuring an article on stories never made. 

 An interview with Will Oswald, an editor on Doctor Who from 2007 to 2017

DWM chats to Michelle Ryan about the return of her character Lady Christina de Souza

The Time Team returns – and they’ve regenerated!

Out of the TARDIS with Janet Fielding, who played 80s companion Tegan

A look back at the ways new Doctors have been introduced to the public

Jamie Lenman’s cosplay quest to recreate the Fourth Doctor’s scarf

Part Two of The Clockwise War, a new comic strip adventure featuring the Doctor and Bill

The Fact of Fiction delves into the 2009 Tenth Doctor story Planet of the Dead

Previews, book and audio reviews, news, The Blogs of Doom, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - Trap of Fools

This months download only release from Big Finish is a 5th Doctor and Turlough story narrated by Mark Strickson who played Turlough during the 5th Doctor era.  You can order this download only story from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/trap-for-fools-1562

…St. Neot’s Refuge was founded in 3016 for the education of young men to the service of empire and state. In the quiet shade of Diaz’ world, each boy can develop that true sense of self-worth which will enable him to stand up for himself, and for a purpose greater than himself and, in doing so, to be of value to society; to be a man…’ School Prospectus

‘Want to change the future, Turlough? Use a school,’ The Doctor

Producer Ian Atkins
Script Editor Ian Atkins
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Written By: Stephen Fewell
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast
Mark Strickson (Narrator)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - Ravenous Vol 1

Out now is a new series of adventures for the 8th Doctor with the release of the first of four box sets titled Ravenous.  This box set stars Paul MacGann and Nicola Walker and is available from the Big Finish website.  https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/ravenous-1-1797

Having saved the universe and restored peace at home, the Doctor and Liv go in search of their friend, Helen. Following a trail of breadcrumbs through space and time they discover an unsavoury conspiracy, and an old enemy lurking in the shadows, waiting.

1.1 Their Finest Hour by John Dorney

In the early days of the Second World War a strange and elusive craft attacks British targets. Could it be a German superweapon? Churchill calls for the Doctor’s assistance and with the help of a squadron of Polish fighter pilots the TARDIS crew take to the skies to investigate.

1.2 How to Make a Killing in Time Travel by John Dorney

A disturbance in the vortex causes the TARDIS to land on the Scapegrace space station, where Cornelius Morningstar experiments in time-travel for nefarious purposes. But the Doctor’s plan to stop him winds dangerously out of control as the different agendas of criminals, murderers and alien dynasties conspire against him.

1.3 World of Damnation by Matt Fitton

Rykerzon is a maximum-security planetoid designed to hold the most dangerous criminals in the star system. The Governor plans to reform its inmates, with the help of the Kandyman. But two prisoners prove particularly troublesome: the alien fugitives known as the Eleven, and Miss Helen Sinclair.

The Doctor and Liv have finally tracked down their friend - but are they too late?

1.4 Sweet Salvation by Matt Fitton

The Eleven has the authorities in the palm of his hand and an entire world held to ransom when the Kandyman cooks up a deadly confection containing a secret ingredient. In a last-ditch attempt to prevent disaster Liv teams up with a desperate criminal, and the Doctor must decide whether Helen is still his friend.

Written By: John Dorney, Matt Fitton
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast
Paul McGann (The Doctor), Nicola Walker (Liv Chenka), Hattie Morahan (Helen Sinclair), Mark Bonnar (The Eleven), Ian McNeice (Sir Winston Churchill), Laurence Dobiesz (Wilhelm Rozycki), Gyuri Sarossy (Jan Ostowicz), Tracy Wiles (Secretary / Ground Control), Beth Chalmers (The Heliyon), Roger May (Cornelius Morningstar / Verdarn), Judith Roddy (Stralla Cushing), Sarah Lambie (Gorl), Jane Booker (Dron / Yetana), Christopher Ryan (Macy), Nicholas Rowe (The Kandyman), Amerjit Deu (Governor), Charlie Condou (Crabhead / System / Jarl), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Ruzalla), Beth Goddard (Ludina Braskell).  Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Ken Bentley
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Monday, April 23, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - The Helliax Rift

Out this month is a 5th Doctor story that sees him on his own without a companion.  Well he sort of does as this is a UNIT story. You can buy this main range release from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-helliax-rift-1267

Daniel Hopkins thought he knew what he was letting himself in for when he joined the top-secret UNIT organisation as its latest Medical Officer.

Racing about the countryside, chasing strange lights in the sky? Check. Defending the realm against extraterrestrial incursion? Check. Frequent ear-bashings from UNIT’s UK CO, the famously no-nonsense Lt-Col Lewis Price? Check. Close encounters of the First, Second and even Third kind? Check, check, check.

But he had no idea what alien beings were really like. Until the day of the Fallen Kestrel. Until the day he met the Doctor.

Written By: Scott Handcock
Directed By: Jamie Anderson

Cast
Peter Davison (The Doctor), Blake Harrison (Lieutenant Daniel Hopkins), Russ Bain (Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis Price), Genevieve Gaunt (Corporal Linda Maxwell), Deborah Thomas (Annabel Morden), Anna Louise Plowman (Dr Jennifer Harrison), Robbie Stevens (Morris), Jacob Dudman (Samuel).

Producer Scott Handcock
Script Editor Alan Barnes
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs