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The Last Starfighter Soundtrack by Craig Safan (CD soundtrack review)

July 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Last Starfighter Soundtrack by Craig Safan   (CD soundtrack review)

As this album starts, the similarities to soundtracks from films like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Indiana Jones’ are undeniable and you half expect it to turn into a John Williams score. There’s a triumphant feel with the brass section taking the lead, complemented by a miscellany of strings, woodwind and percussion. It’s an exciting opening that […]

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The Omega Factor Series One by Matt Fitton, Phil Mulryne, Cavan Scott and Ken Bentley (CD review)

July 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Omega Factor Series One by Matt Fitton, Phil Mulryne, Cavan Scott and Ken Bentley   (CD review)

It’s been 30 years but there is still danger from the supernatural and the occult. ‘The Omega Factor Series One’ picks up the story from all those years ago. The four episodes take us down the terrifying paranormal investigations of Department 7. There’s just one problem, it’s about to be cut. The first story. ‘From […]

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Counter-Measures Series 04 boxset by Mark Wright, Cavan Scott, Matt Fitton, John Dorney and Ken Bentley (CD review).

July 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Counter-Measures Series 04 boxset by Mark Wright, Cavan Scott, Matt Fitton, John Dorney and Ken Bentley (CD review).

I have a little thrill of excitement when the music from ‘Counter-Measures’ plays and, once again, we are plunged into the murky world of the paranoid 1960s when the Cold War was at its height. Of course, it’s not the Russians bugging us and this four-parter is aimed squarely in the extra-terrestrial threat department. There […]

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Jean-Luc Picard raps philosophical.

July 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Jean-Luc Picard raps philosophical.

Jean-Luc Picard gets the Eclectic Method treatment when the Star Trek captain decides to go off on a decisively philosophical rap-ditty-song type thing. Not sung in Klingon, sadly (like an opera), but you can’t have everything.

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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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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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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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Creating the Doctor Who theme music (Radiophonic Workshop).

May 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Creating the Doctor Who theme music (Radiophonic Workshop).

A look inside the BBC Radiophonic Workshop with Dick Mills, Brian Hodgson, Verity Lambert and the late Delia Derbyshire and how they brought composer Ron Grainer’s Doctor Who theme to life using electronic music. Taken from the special feature Masters of Sound on the Doctor Who: The Beginning Box Set DVD.

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