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THE dwn REVIEW

The latest Doctor Who episodes and products reviewed by our team!

AUDIO FREQUENCIES

BIG FINISH AVAILABLE FROM bigfinish.com

A look at Big Finish’s latest audio releases: their continuing flirtation with River Song and two tales that take us back to the early 1980s…

REVIEW BY PAUL KIRKLEY

REVIEWED THIS MONTH

■ The Diary of River Song Volume 2

(featuring River Song with the Sixth and Seventh Doctors)

RRP £23 (download) £20 (CD)

■ Star Men (featuring the Fifth Doctor)

RRP £12.99 (download) £14.99 (CD)

■ The Beast of Kravenos (featuring the Fourth Doctor)

RRP £8.99 (download) £10.99 (CD)

Big Finish doesn’t make it easy for itself sometimes!

Having established in her very first TV appearance that she and the Doctor went “way back – just not this far back,” one of the few certainties of River Song’s spaghetti timeline was that David Tennant’s was the youngest of her beau’s faces she ever clapped eyes on.

Undaunted, Big Finish went on to pair Alex Kingston’s space-haired archaeologist with Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor – and now here she is, all at Sixes and Sevens with Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, pushing the writers into ever more creative workarounds (a brush of amnesia lipstick here, a memory-affecting magnetic field there) in order to rewrite history.

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