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Doctor Who: Last Of The Cybermen by Alan Barnes (CD review).

June 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Last Of The Cybermen by Alan Barnes (CD review).

Zoë (Wendy Padbury) and Jamie (Frazer Hines) are bemused to meet a man with a multi-coloured coat who not only calls himself the Doctor but seems to know a lot about them. But where is their Doctor, the funny little clown with a mop of black hair? We should not be too surprised as this […]

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Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures: Suburban Hell by Alan Barnes (CD review).

June 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures: Suburban Hell by Alan Barnes (CD review).

Listeners of a certain age will quickly catch on to the inspiration behind ‘Suburban Hell’ but the premise and inspiration are one thing and the slick transference into science fantasy quite another. Hell really is other people and truly this is the dinner party of and from Hell. Belinda (Katie Wix) has run out of […]

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Sherlock Holmes On Screen: The Complete Film And TV History (Updated Version) by Alan Barnes (book review).

June 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sherlock Holmes On Screen: The Complete Film And TV History (Updated Version) by Alan Barnes (book review).

This comprehensive guide known as ‘Sherlock Holmes On Screen’ is nevertheless an A-Z of all the representations of the beloved sleuth in and out of the cinema. It was released some years ago but, due to the rise in interest in Sherlock Holmes in recent years, the book has been revised and reissued. There is […]

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Survivors by Terry Nation (CD/download review).

June 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Survivors by Terry Nation (CD/download review).

The audio of the original novel ‘Survivors’ by Terry Nation is a revelation. The book does not follow the plot of the series mainly it seems due to creative difference .When Terry Nation left the show after the first series it took a different direction . This refers, of course, to the original and best […]

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Class-M Exile by Raven Oak (ebook review).

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Class-M Exile by Raven Oak (ebook review).

Raven Oak is best known for her fantasy novel ‘Amaskan’s Blood’ which has sold rather well in the USA. This leads me to the question: can Oak write SF? ‘Class-M Exile’ is a novella set in the far future. Having been on the losing side, humans are now scarce amongst the surviving populations and regarded […]

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Jago & Litefoot Series 9 by Jonathan Morris, Justin Richards, Simon Barnard, Paul Morris (CD review)

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Jago & Litefoot Series 9 by Jonathan Morris, Justin Richards, Simon Barnard, Paul Morris  (CD review)

If you can’t quite believe that ‘Jago & Litefoot’ has made it to Series 9 then join me in the gobsmacked department. Jago (Christopher Benjamin) and Litefoot (Trevor Baxter) have charmed the Big Finish viewers with the combination of a charismatic pair of actors who have outgrown their original characters and power through these boxed […]

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Doctor Who: Damaged Goods by Russell T Davies adapted by Jonathan Morris (CD review).

May 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Damaged Goods by Russell T Davies adapted by Jonathan Morris (CD review).

Long ago and far away, a writer struggling to make his mark on the world wrote a ‘Doctor Who’ novel called ‘Damaged Goods’. It features the Seventh and, up until then, the last Doctor to make it to the TV screens. Fast forward to an improbable timeline and the super-fan becomes showrunner Russell T Davies […]

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The Night Mayor by Kim Newman (book review).

May 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Night Mayor by Kim Newman (book review).

‘The Night Mayor’ is a novel that has been re-released with some additional content. It has four bonus original stories that also take place in the carefully constructed film noir universe that forms the basis of this novel. We all love movies but what if you could Dream the scenario and make your own story? […]

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Doctor Who: The Defectors (Part 1 free download) by Nicholas Briggs (audio-download review).

May 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Defectors (Part 1 free download) by Nicholas Briggs (audio-download review).

‘The Defectors’ is a welcome addition to the output of Big Finish. It’s a good old-fashioned mystery adventure which utilises the talents of Katie Manning as Jo Grant and Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor. In a nice mismatch, the Seventh takes on the mantle of the Third and we are treated to a superb […]

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Elementary: The Ghost Line by Adam Christopher (book review).

May 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Elementary: The Ghost Line by Adam Christopher (book review).

‘Elementary’ has been a transatlantic hit and a 24 episode replacement for the rarely seen BBC’s ‘Sherlock’. Jonny Lee Miller’s twitchy ex-heroin addict has a certain charm and invites our attention. Although the series can be variable in content, the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson have been interesting as the series developed over […]

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