Companion Chronicles: Old Soldiers

soldiersWriter: James Swallow

Director: Nigel Fairs

Producer: Mark J. Thompson

Narrator: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (Nicholas Courtney)

Series: 2.3

Summary: The Brig reminisces about a time when he and the Third Doctor investigated strange happenings involving a fracture in time that has unearthed Roman Soldiers.

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Seventh Doctor Audio: Colditz

colditzWriter: Steve Lyons

Director: Gary Russell

Companion: Ace (Sophia Aldred)

Summary: The Doctor and Ace arrive at Colditz Castle during WWII, and meet Elizabeth Klein. She comes from an alternate future where the Nazis won, and she wants to preserve that future to secure her existence by any means necessary.

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Editorial: Are Expanded Universes Necessary?

You may have noticed that I spend a lot of time on Big Finish during Doctor Who‘s off-season. This is because it helps to keep my blog alive and I know I have readers who like to find out more about them. However, I also know that Big Finish can be a bit daunting for many Doctor Who fans. The CD’s are expensive, and even if you just download the productions rather than buying them, there’s no way you can keep up with everything the company is doing. This may make you wonder if it’s even worth the trouble.

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Iris Wildthyme: The Land of Wonder

land of wonderWriter: Paul Magrs

Director: Gary Russell

Running Time: 1 hour, 7 minutes

Series: 2.2

Summary: Iris is now exiled on earth, working for the Ministry for Alien Incursions and Other Wonders (MIAOW). She is helping Professor Ramsbottom and his assistant Audrey unearth a vehicle under a London railway station. They eventually find themselves in Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland, in the midst of an alien invasion.

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Fifth: Eye of the Scorpion

eyeWriter: Iain McLaughlin

Director/Producer: Gary Russell

Companions: Peri Brown (Nicola Bryant), Erimem (Caroline Morris)

Summary: The Doctor and Peri arrive in ancient Thebes, Egypt. There they meet Erimem, the sole heir to the reign Amenhotep II. She is to become pharaoh, which confuses the Doctor because he doesn’t remember her name among the list of all the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. However, there is an assassination plot that may prevent her from even ascending to the throne.

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Seventh Doctor Lost Story: Thin Ice

thin iceWriter: Marc Platt

Director: Ken Bentley

Producer: David Richardson

Companion: Ace (Sophia Aldred)

Running Time: 2 hours, 34 minutes (w/interviews)

Series: 2.3

Summary: The Doctor and Ace travel to Russia during the Cold War and discover that Martian relics are being used to construct a new weapon. An Ice Warrior named Sezhyr has been resurrected. And Ace learns just what plans the Doctor had in store for her.

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Sixth Doctor Lost Story: Mission to Magnus

missionWriter: Phillip Martin

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Producer: David Richardson

Companion: Peri Brown (Nicola Bryant)

Series: 1.2

No. of Episodes:    Running Time: 2 hours, 36 minutes (w/interviews)

Summary: The Doctor and Peri meet Anzor, a Time Lord who was basically the Academy’s school bully when The Doctor attended. He forces the TARDIS to take them to the binary planets Magnus and Salva. There he encounters a society where the women are outliving the men, and the women like it that way. He also meets two old enemies: Sil, and the Ice Warriors.

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Companion Chronicles: The Mahogany Murders

mahoganyWriter: Andy Lane

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Producer: David Richardson

Companions: Henry Jago (main narrator)(Christopher Benjamin), Professor George Litefoot (Trevor Baxter)

Series: 3.11

Running Time: 1 hour, excluding interviews

Summary: The renowned actor Henry Jago recounts to his old friend George Litefoot a recent encounter with a mystery he recently investigated. A dead body has been discovered on the banks of the Thames river, but in reality it’s a mannequin made out of wood. The mannequin is actually alive, and working for a scientist named Dr. Tulp.

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Sixth Audio: Project Twilight

project twilightWriter: Cavan Scott & Mark Wright

Director/Producer: Gary Russell

Companion: Dr. Evelyn Smyth (Maggie Staples)

Running Time: 1 hr. 30 minutes

Summary: The Doctor and Evelyn find a trail of dead animals and discover that humans have been eating them. The Doctor and Evelyn investigate, causing him to meet Dr. William Abberton, (aka Nimrod), a mad scientist working with The Forge, who are trying to create human/vampire hybrids.

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