Dinner and a Show

Audio ‐ June 17, 2020
Dinner and a Show

Released June 2020

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While plenty of Big Finish’s monthly Torchwood audios have added to or accentuated established mythology that the television series touched upon, the range’s undoubted triumph is the ability to explore relationships between certain leads that were often sidelined to progress the overall narrative arc. With Owen a no-show for Toshiko’s not-Valentine’s-Valentine’s Night at the opera in Gareth David-Lloyd’s ‘Dinner and a Show,’ Ianto turns up with bad news in what could be their …

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Iceberg

Audio ‐ May 23, 2020
Iceberg

Released May 2020

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As a character who would come to quite literally represent a bridge between life and death, Owen Harper unsurprisingly finds such themes a recurring element in his many adventures. Called to a hospital with a ward full of coma patients in Grace Knight’s ‘Iceberg,’ Owen collides with the past he had hoped to leave behind as he attempts to determine just why these patients’ dead relatives seem to be anything but.

In some instances, …

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Operation Hellfire

Audio ‐ May 18, 2020
Operation Hellfire

Released May 2020

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Given the Third Doctor’s prolonged exile on 1970s Earth before finally having the freedom of travel through space and time restored, historical settings are largely absent from the era. In Jonathan Barnes’s ‘Operation Hellfire,’ however, the Doctor begrudgingly accepts an invitation to an audience with a popular horror writer, soon discovering that the Time Lords have other plans for him as Jo and he find themselves at the height of the Second World …

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Poison of the Daleks

Audio ‐ May 17, 2020
Poison of the Daleks

Released May 2020

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 At a time when well-rounded supporting characters from the modern iteration of Doctor Who are providing increasingly fervent ground for exploration in headlining spin-off ranges, Big Finish has graciously refused to forget to the classic eras and characters upon which its enduring success was built. Returning with two more feature-length stories featuring Tim Treloar’s mesmerizing version of the Third Doctor alongside the ever-youthful Katy Manning as Jo Grant, the sixth volume of The …

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Scorched Earth

Audio ‐ May 16, 2020
Scorched Earth

Released May 2020

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When the TARDIS lands in a small village near Rouen in 1944 in Chris Chapman’s ‘Scorched Earth,’ the Doctor, Flip, and Constance find the local French population celebrating liberation as a battalion of Allied soldiers arrives. But with screams amidst the euphoria, the two companions soon find themselves on opposite sides of a much more personal war than the one that has ravaged this land, and a new type of fire seems just …

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Shadow of the Sun

Audio ‐ May 13, 2020
Shadow of the Sun

Released May 2020

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Originally planned for release in 2024, ‘Shadow of the Sun’ by Robert Valentine instead arrives as the perfect opportunity to highlight just what Doctor Who and Big Finish are capable of even under the strict physical and social limitations that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it. When the TARDIS lands on a luxury star-liner to self-repair after flying through a temporal nebula, the Doctor, Leela, and K9 assume that having to mingle …

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The Paternoster Gang: Heritage 3

Audio ‐ May 07, 2020

Released May 2020

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With the beguiling trio of Silurian Madame Vastra, human Jenny Flint, and Sontaran Strax now firmly entrenched as a dependable leading trio for Big Finish, Heritage 3 now finally looks to delve more explicitly into the running subtitle of these The Paternoster Gang sets.

‘Family Matters’ by Lisa McMullin wastes little time putting the trio squarely into the middle of a mystery as the three must suffer through and begin to investigate a most …

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Queen of Rhodia

Audio ‐ May 04, 2020
Queen of Rhodia

Released April 2020

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With Big Finish’s Class adventures constrained to being set within the established television run and not beyond, the stories to this point have by necessity been set earlier within that run rather than later given the tightly linked nature of the latter portion of the series. However, to close out this fourth set of adventures, series composer Blair Mowat turns to writing in ‘Queen of Rhodia’ as the notions of the metaphysical engine …

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The Creeper

Audio ‐ May 03, 2020
The Creeper

Released April 2020

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As Hallowe’en and its celebrations descend upon Coal Hill Academy in Lizzie Hopley’s ‘The Creeper,’ a mysterious distress call summons Quill and Matteusz to a boarded-up house in Shoreditch. When the routine investigation goes awry, however, it’s up to Charlie and April to confront the Creeper inside in a race against time to save their friends and much more.

In every sense of the word, ‘The Creeper’ is follows a very traditional Hallowe’en setup …

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Mock

Audio ‐ May 02, 2020
Mock

Released April 2020

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With Big Finish’s third volume of Class adventures successfully reintroducing the core characters with two seamless casting changes after twenty months since the release of the previous set, the fourth volume looks to further expand upon this intriguing combination of young adulthood and science fiction. As the students of Coal Hill Academy prepare for mock exams in Alfie Shaw’s ‘Mock,’ Charlie and Quill find memories of the past colliding with experiences in the …

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