TORCHWOOD: GOODBYE PICCADILLY

Sergeant Andy Davidson (Tom Price) is back in Torchwood: Goodbye Piccadilly. Back in time, that is, as the Cardiff copper wakes up one morning to find himself in the 1950s – and naked in bed with Norton Folgate (Samuel Barnett) while trapped in a burning hotel room! It looks like it’s just going to be … Continued

THE COMING OF THE MARTIANS

The Coming of the Martians is Sherwood Sound Studios’ faithful audio adaption of the H. G. Wells novel The War of the Worlds. Available in multiple formats (double CD Dolby Pro Logic II, limited edition DVD in DTS or Pro Logic II or one of 500 collectable USBs in uncompressed 96kHz/24-bit DTS), it is adapted … Continued

SPEAK (DANGEROUS VISIONS)

Transmitted as part of the BBC Radio 4 2018 Dangerous Visions season, Philip Palmer’s Speak presents itself as a dystopian love story. A few scenes in it becomes obvious it is that and much else besides. On one level, it’s a story of older supervisor Clara (Pippa Haywood – Green Wing) takes advantage of a … Continued

FUTURE HOME OF THE LIVING GOD (DANGEROUS VISIONS)

The world is in the grip of genetic devolution in this radio adaptation of prolific US author Louise Erdrich’s new novel, a wide-ranging treatise on the nature of motherhood, family, culture and clan set in a contemporary America torn apart by the mounting threat to human survival.   It’s all but impossible to think about … Continued

ANOTHER WOLFCOP

It’s been nearly three and a half years since the exploits of werewolf police officer Lou Garou hit screens around the world in the instant Canadian horror fave, WolfCop. Now that there’s Another WolfCop, viewers are treated to the further exploits of the lycanthropic lawman, and that means more music from the Sabbath-worshiping sextet, Shooting … Continued

DOCTOR WHO SHORT TRIPS: THE SIEGE OF BIG BEN

The latest Doctor Who Short Trips release is the wonderful Joseph Lidster story The Siege of Big Ben. It’s performed by Camille Coduri, reprising the role of Jackie Tyler, Rose’s mother. The setting is the parallel version of Earth Jackie, Rose and the Meta-Crisis Doctor are exiled to. In The Siege of Big Ben, Joseph … Continued

INTO THE BADLANDS – MUSIC FROM THE ORIGINAL AMC SERIES

When AMC produced Into the Badlands, they were looking to repeat the stratospheric success of The Walking Dead sans zombies while still holding onto the portentous uneasiness of an apocalyptic near-future. Well, actually not that near, the action of Into the Badlands takes place at least half a millennium from now in a devastated world … Continued

FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS (DANGEROUS VISIONS)

The five-part dystopian radio drama First World Problems takes some of the more disturbing developments reflected in present-day news stories from around the world and imagines them unfolding in a near-future Britain that is coming apart at the seams, wracked by civil war and ethnic cleansing. Like most successful disaster fiction, this serial (part of … Continued

DOCTOR WHO: IRON BRIGHT

The Sixth Doctor, travelling alone, arrives underneath the Thames in 1828, just as Isambard (‘iron-bright’ in Norman) Kingdom Brunel is creating the Thames Tunnel, only to discover the floods that are plaguing the project are the work of an apparition that haunts the tunnellers at approximately nine o’clock every evening. The work in question marked … Continued

SHADOWBAHN (DANGEROUS VISIONS)

When Steve Erickson’s bizarre alternate future novel Shadowbahn was first published last year, it caused something of a stir in the world of fantasy fiction. So potent is the image of the Twin Towers in US culture, that it’s a bold author who builds their sci-fi novel around the idea of those two skyscrapers reappearing … Continued