The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo

Episode ‐ July 04, 2018
The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo

Aired 22 October 2016

On its surface, Class shouldn’t work nearly as well as its premiere suggested it could. With no character featuring an established link to the Doctor Who universe and no ultra-advanced technology, both of which Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures featured, the notion of a random group of students and a teacher saving their school and community from otherworldly threats is a more difficult foundation …

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For Tonight We Might Die

Episode ‐ July 03, 2018
For Tonight We Might Die

Aired 22 October 2016

Despite the popular notion that Doctor Who is a children’s programme, its wildly varying format, tone, and characters have always been tailored to appeal to all ages in equal measure. Capitalizing on the runaway success of the rejuvenated show that re-launched in 2005, Class represents the third BBC spin-off, following in the footsteps of the more adult-oriented Torchwood and the more children-friendly The Sarah Jane …

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Sleeper

Episode ‐ July 03, 2018
Sleeper

Aired 23 January 2008

Following the enjoyable but light-hearted ‘Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang’ to open its second run of episodes, Torchwood proves just how far it has progressed since its uneven run of early episodes by offering a much darker tone in James Moran’s ‘Sleeper’ that still feels like part of the cohesive universe being created. When a nighttime domestic burglary attempt ends with one thief hospitalised and the …

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The Tactics of Defeat

Audio ‐ July 01, 2018
The Tactics of Defeat

Released June 2018
SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

Closing out The Second Doctor Volume Two is perhaps the most daring entry in The Companion Chronicles range yet with Tony Jones’s ‘The Tactics of Defeat,’ a tale that sidelines the Doctor, Jamie, and to a large extent Zoe as well to instead focus on Big Finish’s original character UNIT Captain Ruth Matheson as she travels to the jungles of Belize and must quickly …

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The Iron Maid

Audio ‐ July 01, 2018
The Iron Maid

Released June 2018
SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

Following two tales that brought more of a modern flare to the Second Doctor era, writer John Pritchard delivers arguably the most traditional instalment of The Second Doctor Volume Two with ‘The Iron Maid,’ thrusting Zoe into the spotlight as the TARDIS arrives in fourteenth century France at a time of devastation and despair while a woman inside an empty church beisde a crowded …

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Dumb Waiter

Audio ‐ July 01, 2018
Dumb Waiter

Released June 2018
SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

The prospect of blending different eras of Doctor Who is always an alluring one, allowing familiar characters to experience the most unexpected of circumstances with danger usually at its highest. To Big Finish’s credit, even after some nineteen years of producing Doctor Who audios and with an ever-expanding breadth of continuity to explore, the company has managed to avoid giving into that temptation too …

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The Curator’s Egg

Website ‐ July 01, 2018
The Curator’s Egg

Released June 2018
SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

With The Companion Chronicles switching its release format from monthly releases throughout the year to a single four-story box set annually, there was always the risk that some of the innate creativity and variability the range allows would be sacrificed or lost to offer a more streamlined affair readily available for mass appeal. Fortunately, those hallmarks have been only more solidified if anything, and …

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Goodbye Piccadilly

Audio ‐ June 29, 2018
Goodbye Piccadilly

Released June 2018
SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

Erstwhile Torchwood operative Norton Folgate first crossed paths with Andy Davidson in ‘Ghost Mission’ while acting as an impartial assessor in the present day to determine Andy’s suitability to join the clandestine operation, the two forming an unlikely double act that simply demanded a second appearance. With ‘Goodbye Piccadilly,’ James Goss subverts expectations for this second encoutner by sending Andy back to 1950s Soho …

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Iron Bright

Audio ‐ June 28, 2018
Iron Bright

Released June 2018
SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

With 2016’s Fifth Doctor anthology tale ‘The Memory Bank’ and 2017’s feature-length Sixth Doctor story ‘The Middle’ to his credit, Chris Chapman has quickly established himself as yet another Big Finish writer with an incredible imagination and firm grasp of character and plot that should be watched for great things going forward. With ‘Iron Bright,’ Chapman once more returns to the Colin Baker era- …

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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Episode ‐ June 27, 2018
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Aired 16 January 2008

Over a year after the broadcast of the finale of its first series in which Captain Jack Harkness saved the world and then left his team to pursue the Tenth Doctor to the very end of the universe, Torchwood returns for its second series with ‘Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang’ by Chris Chibnall, a story that aptly tries to deliver a kiss to the past as …

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