Andrew F

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The Auntie Matter (Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor A&hellip by Jonathan Morris
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The first season of The Fourth Doctor Adventures, in which Tom Baker returned to his most famous role for the first time with Big Finish Productions, was one of the 'Doctor Who' highlights of 2012, and with the bar set suitably high, I expected a great deal from the second season. Fortunately, 'The Auntie Matter' kicks off the second run in great style, with Baker's Doctor now accompanied by Romana Mk 1 (played by Mary Tamm, who sadly passed away between the recording and release of these new audios), gallivanting around the kind of 1920s England beloved of PG Wodehouse - all dopey aristocrats, super-efficient butlers and formidable Aunts. Writer Jonathan Morris has gone out of his way to… Read more
The Thick of It - Series 4 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Rebecca Front
The Thick of It - Series 4 [DVD] DVD ~ Rebecca Front
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Last Hurrah?, 10 Feb 2013
Series 4 of 'The Thick Of It' appeared with the weight of expectation resting heavily on it. After a frankly brilliant third series, and a gap of a few years whilst the team behind it worked on other projects, it was always going to be hotly anticipated. But the political landscape has also changed since that third series, with the dying days of New Labour giving way to a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition in Government, and so it would have been difficult for the show's status quo to remain unchanged. So what we get with Series 4 is a more varied narrative than before, giving more or less equal weight to the Government (in the form of Peter Mannion MP and his team, plus their… Read more
Doctor Who: Shadow of Death (Destiny of the Doctor&hellip by Simon Guerrier
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
'Shadow of Death' is the second title in AudioGO and Big Finish's 50th Anniversary series 'Destiny of the Doctor', taking the form of a brand new adventure for the Second Doctor, Jamie and Zoe, in which the TARDIS lands on an outpost amidst an abandoned city on a world orbiting a Pulsar, which has the extraordinary power to affect time. In much the same way as the previous release, 'Hunters of Earth', evoked the spirit of the show's first episode 'An Unearthly Child', 'Shadow of Death' very much has the feel of a story from the Troughton era, with its 'base under siege' idea and the creeping menace of the titular shadow. Of course, there's more to it than that, but to go into any more… Read more

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