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Doctor Who: The Stone Rose

I’ve received more fan mail for The Stone Rose than anything else I’ve ever written – and most of it was from girls. How brilliant to see Doctor Who appealing to the female half of the population again! It is also the most successful Doctor Who novel of all time, with sales into six figures, a position at the top of the ... More

Doctor Who and The Pirates

“One of the most distinctive stories Big Finish has ever released… A powerful, poignant story that has a sudden emotional kick.” – Starburst Magazine “Four episodes of bliss… a beautiful character study, a rip-roaring adventure, a hilarious comedy, a blinding musical and a striking piece of drama whilst ... More

Season 10

“Which Doctor is Who? All is explained as Dr Who returns” promised the Radio Times as three Doctors stared out of the cover that heralded the start of the Tenth Season. Three Doctors! The Second Doctor hadn’t been on UK screens for three and a half years; the First Doctor had last been seen over six years before. There ... More

Season 11

Doctor Who has many wonderful qualities, but one thing it’s not particularly known for is surprises. Of course there have been some over the years – the interior of the TARDIS in the very first episode, the deaths of Katarina and Sara Kingdom, the Monoid statue, and of course the change from Doctor One to Doctor Two – but ... More

Season 12

“Looney.” “Stupid.” “Too silly.” “Crazy.” Those were some of the words used by children to describe the new Doctor, as reported in the Audience Research Report on Part One of Robot. Of course, after four and a half years of the authoritative, dignified Third Doctor, the arrival of the wide-eyed figure with a ... More

Season 13

Thirteen: unlucky for some. But while season 13 was undoubtedly unlucky for many of the characters who appeared in it (oh Pyramids of Mars, couldn’t you have left at least one person alive?), viewers could count themselves very lucky indeed. Although conceived as a children’s programme, Doctor Who was usually aimed at a ... More

Season 14

Series Twelve and Series Thirteen had been fun for all the family. Monsters for the children, horror for the grown-ups. Would Series Fourteen, still controlled by the outstanding team of producer Philip Hinchcliffe and script editor Robert Holmes, continue in that tradition? Well, maybe not entirely. While the stories were ... More

Season 15

Doctor Who had stopped being for children – and the powers-that-be thought it had become too violent. Producer Graham Williams was brought in and tasked with making a programme that was less violent, more funny – and, on top of that, cheap. Things started to go in a very different direction, especially when script editor ... More

Season 16

“The Quest is the Quest!” Despite Underworld, the penultimate story of Season 15, being inspired by the story of the famous mythological questers Jason and the Argonauts, it’s really the tale of the Doctor stumbling upon someone else’s quest. Taking a quest at its narrowest definition – sent to acquire a particular ... More

Season 17

Season 17 is an embarrassment. From Romana ridiculously trying on bodies at the very beginning – didn’t Douglas Adams know that regeneration is a serious business? – to Soldeed’s corpsing as he becomes a corpse at the end, this isn’t drama, it’s pantomime. This misguided direction overshadows any saving graces the ... More