Tag Archives: Rachel Atkins

Midwinter Of The Spirit, Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 5/10

Cast: Anna Maxwell Martin, David Threlfall, Sally Messham, Leila Mimmack, Will Attenborough, Doc Brown, Katie Dickie, Oengus MacNamara, Ania Marson, Nicholas Pinnock, Simon Trinder, Rachel Atkins, Paul Bentall, Siobhan Finneran, Eileen Nicholas, Vivienne Soan, David Sterne, Josie Walker, Stephen Walsh, Scott Wright, Kai Alexander, Neil Ashton, Scott Cutmore, Holly Kavanagh, Geoffrey McGivern, Stephen McKenna, Nisha Nayar, Martin Walsh, Deon Williams, Alexis Platt, Adrian Dobson.

The Avengers: The Lost Episodes Volume 2. Ashes Of Roses. Audio Review. Big Finish.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Anthony Howell, Julian Wadham, Lucy Briggs-Owen, Terry Malloy, Rachel Atkins, Emily Woodward, Nicholas Briggs, Derek Carlyle, Anna Lukis, Penelope Rawlins, Richard Hope, Dan Starkey, Cameron Stewart, Francesca Hunt, Martin Hudson.

 

Who could ever foresee that hairdressing was such a risky business?  The shampoo set that could go wrong, the gossip that turns to grudges being held, the heated dryer rigged to give a nasty surprise, arson! All these are par for the course as John Steed and Dr. David Keel return for the second set of classic The Avengers stories to be adapted by John Dorney and Big Finish starting with the tale, Ashes Of Roses.

The Avengers: The Lost Episodes. One For The Mortuary. Audio Drama Review. Big Finish.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Anthony Howell, Julian Wadham, Lucy Briggs-Owen, Sam Clemens, Francesca Hunt, Nigel Carrington, Nicholas Briggs, Terry Malloy, Rachel Atkins, Derek Carlyle.

The final instalment of the first volume set of stories produced by Big Finish of The Avengers: The Lost Episodes is the first to be taken out of running order from the television series and yet by the powers of great adaption and original story-telling feels naturally at home as a sequel to the preceding audio drama Square Root of Evil.

Doctor Who, The Lady Of Mercia. Audio Drama Review, Big Finish 173.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Mark Strickson, Sarah Sutton, Anthony Howell, Abigail Thaw, Rachel Atkins, Catherine Grose, Kieran Bew, Stephen Critchlow.

Not everything gets recorded in time, somewhere along the line events get muddled, facts get lost in rumour and legend and gaps appear in history. These gaps, although maddening for academics that have to hazard a guess at what could have happened to certain individuals in antiquity are for writers of science fiction and historical dramas pure gold. The journey they can take people on makes for a fascinating story and in Paul Magrs tale of long forgotten Queens of pre-English History, the absorbing The Lady Of Mercia, Big Finish’s Doctor Who series does what the series does best, it gets deep down and dirty in the historical stories of Humankind.