Twelfth Doctor: Last Christmas

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Writer: Steven Moffat

Director: Paul Williamhurst

Producer: Paul Frift

Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Series: 8, Christmas Special

Companion: Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman)

Summary: The Doctor and Clara arrive at an Arctic base being attacked by creatures called Dream Crabs. They are helped by Santa Claus (no, really) and his elves (again, really). The creatures trap people in their dreams, where they die as they relive their memories of Christmas.

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Eighth Doctor Audio: The Chimes of Midnight

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Writer: Robert Shearman

Director: Barnaby Edwards

Producer: Gary Russell & Jason Haigh-Ellery

Running Time: 1 hour, 56 minutes

Companion: Charley Pollard (India Fisher)

Summary: The Doctor and Charley arrive at Edwardian house on Christmas Day in 1906. The house exists outside of time in an endless loop. When the grandfather clock chimes the hour, a person living in the house dies. Can the Doctor find the murderer? Why is the house trapped in a loop? And why does Edith, the scullery maid, seem to know Charley?

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Eighth Doctor Audio: Invaders From Mars

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Writer and Director: Mark Gatiss

Producers: Gary Russell & Jason Haigh-Ellery

Executive Producer: 1 hour, 34 minutes

Running Time: 1 hour, 34 minutes (2 cd’s)

Companion: Charley Pollard (India Fisher)

Summary: The Doctor and Charley arrive in New York in 1938 on Halloween, the night Orson Welles will broadcast his infamous radio play based on HG Wells’s War of the Worlds. Except this time, the Martian invasion is real. The Doctor also discovers that anti-time is slowly destroying history.

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Tenth Doctor: The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit (dual review)

oodWriter: Matt Jones

Director: James Strong

Producer: Phil Collinson

Series: 2, episodes 8 & 9

Companion: Rose Tyler (Billie Piper)

Summary: The Doctor and Rose arrive on a mining base orbiting a black hole, where aliens known as the Ood do menial labor. The Ood are a slave race whose brains are partially removed in order to make them more subservient. Within the black hole, a demonic being known as The Beast is causing havoc and has possessed one of the workers. He has also entered the Ood’s hive mind, slowly turning them against the humans.

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Destiny of the Doctor: Hunters of Earth (1st Doctor and Susan)

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Writer: Nigel Robinson

Director: John Ainsworth

Running Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Note: The “Destiny of the Doctor” series is  a collaboration between Big Finish and AudioGo, running through the lives of Doctors 1-11, celebrating the TV show’s 50th anniversary. Each story is narrated by a specific companion of the Doctor, sort of like Big Finish’s “Companion Chronicles” range, and has one other actor.

Companion and Narrator: Susan (Carole Ann Ford)

Summary: Shoreditch, London, 1963. The Beatles have beaten John Smith and the Common Men to No. 1 and satellites are being launched in outer space. Back down on Earth, strange goings-on are occurring: the normally placid teenagers of Coal Hill are running riot and a master thief is stealing highly specialised equipment.

Schoolgirl Susan Foreman just wants an easy life for herself and her grandfather, the mysterious Doctor. She wants to be liked and accepted by Cedric and all the other pupils at Coal Hill School. But there’s trouble in the streets and bombsites around Totter’s Lane.

The teenagers are becoming dangerous… Their mission: to hunt down anyone different, or alien… Susan’s quiet life is about to spiral out of control. Having inadvertently started drawing attention to herself, she finds herself in a desperate situation. Suddenly, the chase is on and she and her grandfather are now the hunted. (from Big Finish’s description)

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Sixth Doctor Audio: The Spectre of Lanyan Moor

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Writer and Director: Nicholas Pegg

Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery & Gary Russell

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Rayner

Companions: Evelyn Smythe (Maggie Stables) and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (Nicholas Courtney)

Summary: The Doctor and Evelyn arrive in a desolate Cornish landscape called Lanyan Moor, where the Doctor is reunited with the Brigadier. But all is not as it seems, as the Moor is haunted.

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Sixth Doctor Audio: Whispers of Terror

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Writer: Justin Richards

Director: Gary Russell

Producer: Gary Russell & Jason Haigh-Ellery

Executive Producer: Stephen Cole

Running Time: 1 hr, 31 minutes (note: Download and Spotify Only. No longer available on CD)

Companion: Peri (Nicola Bryant)

Summary: The Doctor and Peri arrive in the Museum of Aural Antiquities, which has stored every sound that ever existed.  They discover a dead body and a monster made of pure sound.

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Eighth Doctor Audio: Minuet in Hell

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Writers: Alan W. Lear and Gary Russell

Director: Nicholas Briggs

Producers: Gary Russell and Jason Haigh-Ellery

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Rayner

Running Time: 2 hours, 27 minutes (2 cd’s, 4 parts)

Companions: Charley Pollard (India Fisher), Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (Nicholas Courtney)

Summary: In Malebolgia 2003, statesman Bingham Elisha Dashwood III is running for governor.  He has invited the Brigadier as a guest. He is a member of the Hellfire Club and has kidnapped the Doctor and Charley. The Hellfire Club is actually a satanic cult, and Dashwood has summoned a demon and offered the Doctor and Charley in the hopes that the demon will do his bidding.

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