Tag Archives: Nicola Walker

Inside No 9: To Have And To Hold. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Nicola Walker, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Miranda Hennessy, Magdalena Kurek, Tom Mulheron.

To Have And To Hold…whatever the price may be; many things in a marriage are acceptable, the long hours, the obsessions over a hobby, debt, the odd white lie, flirting and even the boundary that comes with it is not necessarily the worst thing can break a soul; in richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, we promise to do just that, hold.

Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 1, The Satanic Mill. Audio Drama Review. Big Finish.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7.5/10

Cast: Paul McGann, Nicola Walker, Hattie Morahan, Mark Bonnar, Matthew Cottle, Ewan Bailey.

And did those feet in ancient times…take on all the evil and trickery thrown at humanity and try to save the people of Earth or did they run? The Doctor never runs unless he has to, unless there is a specific reason and as he enters the end game against the terrifying Timelord known as The Eleven, the thought of running would not have been held against him or his two companions Liv Chenka and Helen Sinclair; for in the darkness of The Satanic Mill no light truly shines in hope.

Doctor Who: Doctor Who: Doom Coalition. Audio Drama Review. Big Finish.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7.5/10

Cast: Paul McGann, Nicola Walker, Hattie Morahan, Mark Bonnar, John Woodville, Esther Hall, Harry Myers, Gunnar Cauthery, Lizzie Mounter, Ewan Bailey, John Banks.

The trouble with time travel for the novice is that it can lead to the most peculiar syndrome of just aimlessly walking about and staring at things as if they had come from another planet, let alone another period in time.

Doctor Who: Doom Coalition, The Red Lady. Audio Drama Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Paul McGann, Nicola Walker, Hattie Morahan, Caroline Langrishe, David Yelland, John Voce.

Sometimes all a Timelord needs in life is a little mystery, a little horror to stir their blood. It is what makes life that little more spark filled, a little more intriguing and whilst it is only a handful of Timelords hold fast to this ethos, for the everyday, for the ordinary person, it is a staple of life that makes the heart race and pump faster, it is the human factor that makes life so sweet.

Doctor Who: Doom Coalition, The Eleven. Audio Drama Review. Big Finish.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Paul McGann, Nicola Walker, Mark Bonnar, Robert Bathhurst, Caroline Langrishe, Bethan Walker, Ramon Tikaram, John Banks, Sylvester McCoy.

Everybody is susceptible to the crowded thoughts that linger in the mind, after all the brain is a curious mystery, an enigma that is hard enough for one soul to carry across their natural lifespan, let alone a being to whom eleven would be enough to drive even the very best of us completely and utterly mad.

River, Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Nicola Walker, Lesley Manville, Eddie Marsan, Adeel Akhtar, Owen Teale, Georgina Rich, Michael Maloney, Turlough Convery, Sorcha Cusack, Jim Norton, Steve Nicolson, Josef Altin, Peter Bankole, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Lydia Leonard, Franz Drameh, Shannon Tarbet, Steve Edwin, Souleiman Bock, Andrew Byron, Andrew Byron, Ali Craig.

The fine line between genius and insanity is never truly explored on television unless it is in the form of a great detective and for those there are too few to whom the reason for their own peculiarities are ever given credence or perhaps respect.

Second Coming, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Cast: Nadine Marshall, Idris Elba, Kai Francis Lewis, Sharlene Whyte, Seroca Gideon, Llewella Gideon, Larrington Walker, Nicola Walker, Janelle Frimpong, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Carol Been, Nick Figgis, David Fernandez, Tosin Cole, Arinder Sadhra, Yemi Adenle, Anna Brooks Beckman.

Being allowed into the mind of someone is both a privilege and a curse and this is perhaps encapsulated to its fullest potential in Debbie Tucker Green’s film Second Coming.

The life of Jax is in turmoil, she is harbouring a secret so intense that it is bleeding through into her sleepless nights and in the end could just threaten the safety and sanity of her well being and that of her family.

Doctor Who: Dark Eyes 4. Audio Drama Review, Big Finish.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Paul McGann, Nicola Walker, Barnaby Kay, Beth Chalmers, Charlie Norfolk, Derek Hutchinson, Dan Starkey, Camilla Power, John Dorney, Rachael Stirling, Alex Wyndham, Blake Ritson, Nicholas Briggs, Alex MacQueen, Sorcha Cusack, Susannah Harker, David Sibley.

Arguably one of the most involved, most deliberately, and it has to be said wonderfully elaborately written endeavours undertaken by Big Finish finally comes to an end as the saga of Dark Eyes sees the Eighth incarnation battle not only the Eminence, The Master and the Daleks but also Time itself. It is a battle that sees the foreshadowing of what is to come, of the ache that will grip the Doctor as the Time War sets out to destroy all and in which the very soul of the Time Lord is challenged.

Doctor Who: Dark Eyes 3. Audio Drama Review. Big Finish.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Paul McGann, Alex MacQueen, Ruth Bradley, Nicola Walker, Sean Carlsen, David Sibley, Georgie Fuller, Geoffrey Breton, Natalie Burt, Sacha Dhawan, Sarah Mowat, Laura Riseborough, John Banks, Jonathan Forbes, Beth Chalmers, Georgia Moffett.


The Doctor and The Master, a tale of perpetual war and distrust between two titans of Gallifrey and all those caught between them. Whether it is Jo Grant, The Cybermen, Tegan Jovanka’s aunt, the citizens of Logopolis or even Adric, nobody and no one benefits in this private war and certainly not the woman who has become the latest buffer between the former friends, Molly O’ Sullivan.

Babylon, Series One. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Brit Marling, James Nesbitt, Bertie Carvel, Paterson Joseph, Ella Smith, Jonny Sweet, Nicola Walker, Cavan Clerkin, Jill Halfpenny, Adam Deacon, Nick Blood, Stuart Martin, Andrew Brooke.

There are times when the continuous stick against the back of the collective head is not enough, sometimes it takes cleverly written satire and drama with very well hidden comic undertones to get the message across that in 21st Century Britain, the apparent message is all consuming and powerful. The message is as loud and perhaps as obnoxious as its counterpart and sometimes occasional lover, the economy. If listened too very carefully, the two words can be interpreted as one and the same and the mantra gets repeated over an d over again like a man finding out that raw onions is bad for his digestive system but carries on believing that they are doing him good just because it helps expel wind.