Category Archives: Doctor Who Lost Stories

The Big Finish Companion – volume 1

For what I plan to be my last review for this blog, I thought it would make an interesting change of pace to review a book about audio. This is the first volume of a new guide by Richard Dinnick … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Lost Stories 2.6: Earth Aid

The Plot: Welcome aboard the space vessel Vancouver. Its mission: to guard a vast shipment of grain from Earth to the planet Safenesthome. Its Captain is called Ace. She seems a little unsure of herself. In fact, some might almost think … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Lost Stories 2.5: Animal

The Plot: Margrave University in 2001, and Raine Creevy is enjoying her first trip into the future. For the Doctor, there are mysteries to solve: what are the alien creatures imprisoned in the science labs? And what are the true motives … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Lost Stories 2.4: Crime of the Century

Plot: The year is 1989. In London, safe cracker Raine Creevy breaks into a house – and finds more than the family jewels. In the Middle East, the kingdom of Sayf Udeen is being terrorised by Soviet invaders and alien monsters. And on the Scottish border, a highly guarded facility contains an advanced alien weapon. These are all part of the Doctor’s masterplan. But masterplans can go awry…

“I haven’t changed at all. That’s why he doesn’t recognise me.”

This is the second in the Lost Stories range from Big Finish featuring adventures initially dreamed up by Andrew Cartmel and his writers for what would have been the 1990 series of Doctor Who featuring Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor. Sophie Aldred as his companion Ace was due to leave during this year and her role was, it was thought, to be taken by a safecracker, given the name ‘Raine’ on audio. Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Lost Stories 2.3: Thin Ice

The Plot: Moscow 1967. The Doctor and Ace have arrived behind the Iron Curtain, and the Soviet Union is seeking a new weapon that will give it mastery in the Cold War. What is the secret of the Martian relics? As the legendary War Lord Sezhyr returns to life, the Doctor is faced with some of his oldest and deadliest enemies. The fate of Earth – and the future of Ace – are now intertwined …

Blimey Ace, you were only meant to blow the bloomin door off!

When Big Finish first started producing its series of ongoing Doctor Who audios, the one thing head honcho Gary Russell said they would not be doing was to produce unmade scripts from the original TV series – which of course was very sensible as the company was having to work very hard to establish its own identity and trying to reach well beyond the core of Who fandom. But after 10 years the company can now take a more flexible approach and can afford to produce both riskier (like the ‘Unbound‘ range) and more traditional fare that will probably appeal to a smaller constituency. Continue reading

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