Charlotte Pollard

Hungry Like The Wolf

Big Finish Folly, Part 103a – The Red House (Last Adventure: 2), by Alan Barnes

The Doctor and Charley arrive on an island populated by werewolves. But these are not your normal, garden variety werewolves – oh no, this is an endangered species. And the Doctor’s presence, coupled with the sinister machinations of Doctor Pain in the Red House on top of the hill, just made their life expectancy that much shorter… (more…)

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Love and Viyrans

Big Finish Folly, Part 106 – Blue Forgotten Planet, by Nicholas Briggs

Blue Forgotten PlanetIt’s all come to this. Mila’s stolen opportunity comes crashing down around her, Charley must make the hardest decisions of her life, and the Doctor must know the truth. The truth about both of them, the truth about the dying Earth, and the truth about the Viyrans too…

There’s such a thing as too much truth. And maybe some things really are best left forgotten… (more…)

You and Whose Origami?

Ouch. These title puns of mine just get worse, don’t they?

Big Finish Folly, Part 105 – Paper Cuts, by Marc Platt

Paper CutsCharley is gone – a prisoner of the Viyrans. And in her place is Mila, looking and sounding exactly like her. But definitely not her. But the Doctor has no time to ponder the sudden difference in her character – he has been summoned to Draconia, to stand vigil in memory of the Red Emperor. And the Prince, heir-apparent to the throne, is impatient to take the power that is his due. But the shifting currents of Draconia’s Imperial waters run deep, and there is more at stake here than the Doctor knows. Honour, fate, and fifteen undead Emperors demand their own voice in the future of Draconia… (more…)

Enjoy the Viyrans

Big Finish Folly, Part 104 – Patient Zero, by Nicholas Briggs

Patient ZeroFinally, the Sixth Doctor challenges Charlotte Pollard to tell him the truth. Who is she really? What is she doing in the TARDIS? To discover the answers, the Doctor must travel back in time, beyond all known civilisations to the vast, mysterious Amethyst Viral Containment Station. But answers lie within the TARDIS too. Someone who has been there a long, long time…

Meanwhile, the Daleks have travelled back in time on their own mission, to bring them the ultimate victory they crave. But it is a mission so complex and delicate that even they know they must beware the web of time… Who is Patient Zero? What has happened to Charley? And why have the legendary Viyrans been summoned? (more…)

Manchester Paradox!

Big Finish Folly, Part 103 – The Raincloud Man, by Eddie Robson

The Raincloud ManA greasy breakfast – at which Charlotte Pollard fully intends to confess the truth of her paradoxical nature – is interrupted by the presence of a 2012-minted coin in 2009. And so the Doctor is haring off to Manchester, in search of another time traveller. But this isn’t a simple case of lottery fixing and fraud, and soon the Doctor and Charley – and DI Menzies – are mixed up in an intergalactic war, where there can only be one solution… (more…)

Kroton Soup

Big Finish Folly, Part 102 – Return of the Krotons, by Nicholas Briggs

Return of the KrotonsOnyakis: a dead asteroid with plenty of mineral resources to be mined. When the Tardis turns up, the last remnants of the human race, fleeing a dying Earth, are doing exactly that. One crystaline mineral in particular seems to hold the key to unlimited power. But the commander of the colony ships brooks no resistance, and rules with a tyrannical, murderous hand. Yet when the crystals begin to melt and reform, he’ll discover entities far more lethally determined than himself…

Guess who’s back? Shady’s back – ah, no, wait, it’s just the Krotons… (more…)

Red or Dead?

Big Finish Folly, Part 101 – Brotherhood of the Daleks, by Alan Barnes

A platoon of Thals dare to pass through the Spiridon jungles… a fanatical scientist monitors experiments from within a belljar greenhouse… Charlotte Pollard’s future begins to catch up with her… and deep within a frozen planetoid, the Daleks dream… (more…)

Turpintime

Ton up! The Folly has hit 100 posts! Well, technically we’ve already reached that milestone, thanks to the necessities of having to fit in Davison & Baker tales that came out after we’d passed them in the chronology, if you see what I mean, but still – this is post 100, excluding all the timey-wimey stuff!

Big Finish Folly, Part 100 – The Doomwood Curse, by Jacqueline Rayner

The Doomwood CurseWho’d have thought that attempting to return a book to a library would cause an entire timeline to collapse in upon itself? Not the Doctor, and certainly not Charlotte Pollard, who has come across the aforementioned overdue gothic romance in the Tardis Library. But when the book is damaged, the hunt for a pristine first edition replacement becomes a desperate race against time to prevent the legendary outlaw Dick Turpin from reaching the gates of the city of York – where Charlotte Pollard will meet her end… (more…)

A Wrong Charley…?

Big Finish Folly, Part 99 – The Condemned, by Eddie Robson

The Doctor’s in the Grim North again – this time it’s Manchester, 2008. Ackley House is not a pleasant place to live in – the phones don’t work, the lights go out, there’s a prisoner is the basement. Meanwhile, in another flat, there’s a murdered alien. DI Menzies’s main suspect is the Doctor, but it seems that’s the least of his problems, because his new companion is a very odd woman called Charlotte Pollard… (more…)