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The 42cast Episode 82: The Peter Purves Interview

The 42cast is proud to welcome Peter Purves for an interview. Peter played Steven Taylor, one of the Doctor’s earliest companions and joined the show in 1965. He’s since become a mainstay of the British television industry presenting numerous for numerous series and events. In this episode we talk to

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The 42cast Episode 59: Get to Know Your Doctor Part One – William Hartnell

Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction television franchise of all time. With this episode we kick off a series on each Doctor, as we discuss their contributions to the overall story of Doctor Who. In our first installment we discuss William Hartnell. We talk about the first Doctor’s

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Review: Doctor Who the Companion Chronicles – The First Doctor Volume 2

The Companion Chronicles are back again! A new set has been released with four stories set during the first Doctor’s era. This time Polly gets to tell two stories with “The Bonfires of the Vanities” and “The Plague of Dreams”. This is a nice change of place, since up til

Review: Doctor Who the Companion Chronicles – Upstairs

Blurb: When the TARDIS lands in a dilapidated attic, the Doctor, Vicki and Steven discover they are on Earth, in London… in Number 10 Downing Street. However alien forces are at play here, affecting the very fabric of the building… and adjusting the very essence of history itself. Review: The final

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Review: Doctor Who the Companion Chronicles – Frostfire

Blurb: Vicki has a tale to tell. But where does it start and when does it end? Ancient Carthage. 1164 BC. Lady Cressida has a secret. She keeps it deep in the cisterns below the Temple of Astarte with only one flame for warmth. And it must never get out.

Review: Doctor Who the Companion Chronicles – The Suffering

Blurb: The TARDIS materializes in England in the year 1912, a time of great social change. The Suffragette movement is lobbying for votes for women, and the skull of the so-called ‘missing link’ has been discovered in Piltdown. While Vicki falls victim to a strange influence, the Doctor and Steven

Review: Doctor Who The Early Adventures – The Ravelli Conspiracy

Blurb: When the TARDIS lands in a house in Florence, Italy in 1514, it isn’t long before the guards of Guiliano de Medici arrest Steven and Vicki. To rescue them, the Doctor has to employ the help of the house’s owner – one Niccolo Machiavelli. But can he be completely

Review: Doctor Who The Early Adventures – The Fifth Traveller

Blurb: The Doctor, Ian, Barbara, Vicki and Jospa land the TARDIS on the homeworld of the Arunde. Emerging into the jungle that covers the planet and encountering the strange wildlife dwelling within, the travelers are unaware that the true rulers live high above them in the trees. The ape-like members

Review: Doctor Who The Lost Stories – The Dark Planet

Blurb: Somewhere far back in the early days of the universe the TARDIS lands on a world lit by a dying sun. Missing from the Doctor’s star maps and dotted with strange crystalline statues, it is a world ripe for exploration. But it is also a world of destruction. Venturing

Review: Doctor Who the Companion Chronicles – Starborn

Blurb: On a visit to early 20th Century Earth, Vicki receives a warning – if she leaves in the TARDIS, then she will die. Unable to join her friends, Vicki is given an audience by a psychic called Violet, who contacts voices beyond this mortal plain. And one of those

Review: Doctor Who The Companion Chronicles – The First Doctor Volume 1

Big Finish’s popular range of stories told from the point-of-view of the companions returns with this box set, focusing on companions that traveled with the first Doctor. The box set contains four stories told from the points of view of Susan, Vicki, and two from Steven. The reason for Steven

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