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Doctor Who: The Lost Stories. The Song of Megaptera. Audio Drama Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, John Benfield, Neville Watchurst, John Banks, Susan Brown, Toby Longworth, Alex Lowe.

One of the reasons Doctor Who worked in the classic series and continues to do so in the modern age, is because the people behind it were not afraid to be politically adventurous, to put in a story line that will rock the minds of certain bodies, institutions and Government to its core; it might not be as damning as television series as Death on the Rock, A Very British Coup, Hillsborough or Edge of Darkness but in its early evening television slot way it was just as hard hitting and made the viewer think about humanity’s place in the world and the political agenda it found itself in.

Utopia, Season Two. Episode Three Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Geraldine James, Neil Maskell, Fiona O’Shaughnessy, Adeel Akhtar, Paul Higgins, Alistair Petrie, Alexandra Roach, Nathen Stewart- Jarratt, Oliver Woollford, Kevin Eldon, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Michael Maloney, Ian McDiarmid, Paul Ready, Will Attenborough, Allan Corduner, Juliet Cowan, Keith Farnham, Candida Gubbins, Alex Lowe, Bruce Mackinnon, Gerard Monaco, Damien Thomas.

Utopia is never meant to be reached, if it was then Sir Thomas More completely missed the point as he wrote in praise to England before finding himself on the wrong side of a King’s wrath. Dystopia on the other hand is the easiest level of human attainment and for those on the run in Channel 4’s riveting series, Utopia, dystopia might actually be more preferable.

Jago And Litefoot, The Similarity Engine. Series One, Big Finish. Audio Play Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Christopher Benjamin, Trevor Baxter, Lisa Bowerman, Conrad Asquith, Toby Longworth, Matt Steer, Alex Lowe, John Banks, Alex Mallinson.

The final episode of Jago & Litefoot’s adventures, at least for as season one goes, sees the common thread of the machinations of Doctor Tulp finally revealed and for Gordon Henry Jago and Professor Litefoot it is a case that brings danger to the front door of the two friends and amateur detectives.

Jago and Litefoot, The Bloodless Soldier. Series One. Big Finish Audio Drama.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Trevor Baxter, Christopher Benjamin, Lisa Bowerman, Robin Bowerman, Alex Lowe, John Banks, Conrad Asquith, Toby Longworth, Alex Mallinson.

There have been many notable characters in the world of Doctor Who. Aside from the Doctor himself and his ever changing roster of travelling companions, there have been very few that have touched the fan base as Henry Gordon Jago and Professor George Litefoot did. First introduced in the Tom Baker era, Jago and Litefoot live again in the first series box set of which The Bloodless Soldier is a colourful re-introduction of two of the larger than life characters that call Victorian London their home.

Doctor Who, Energy Of The Daleks. Big Finish Audio Play 1.04.

Originally published by L.S. Media. April 22nd 2012

L.S. Media Rating ****

Cast: Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Alex Lowe, Mark Benton, Caroline Keiff, Dan Starkey, John Dorney, Nicholas Briggs.

Tom Baker’s incarnation and time as the fourth Doctor was never better than when he faced off against the scourge of Skaro, The Daleks. In Nicholas Briggs’ latest story for Big Finish, Energy Of The Daleks, Tom Baker is once more pitted against one of his greatest enemies and even though it was the first story that was recorded for the return of Tom Baker, there is much to admire in the delivery and the script.