Jacqueline Rayner


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…)


Centennial, Man

Big Finish Folly, Part 94 – 100, by Jacqueline Rayner, Robert Shearman, Joseph Lidster, and Paul Cornell.

100To celebrate release number 100 in the Big Finish Main Range, what better than a themed anthology in which Julius Caesar, Mozart, a jealous witch, and several incarnations of the Doctor himself all make appearances? (more…)


Big Finish Folly, Part 88 – Doctor Who And The Pirates, by Jacqueline Rayner

Break out the rations of rum, me hearties, for we leave on the tide for The Ruby Islands, with Red Jasper on our heels! There’s a pirate queen aboard too, and a multi-coloured chirugeon! And where would we be without a cabin boy named Jem and a captain with a stiff upper lip, eh? Perhaps we’d have to break into songs that sound a lot like they’ve been mercilessly cribbed from the armoury of Gilbert & Sullivan…. oh, wait, that’s exactly what seems to be happening here… (more…)

New Companion Time!

Big Finish Folly, Part 81 – The Marian Conspiracy, by Jacqueline Rayner

Caught at the nexus of a temporal anomaly, Professor Evelyn Smythe is ceasing to exist. Somebody is tampering with her family’s distant past, and only the intervention of a passing Timelord can prevent her from disappearing completely. But in bringing Evelyn back to the mid sixteenth century, to unravel a conspiracy against the Queen herself, it is possible that the Doctor is responsible for the paradox himself – and Evelyn’s fate may be sealed – as a prisoner in the Tower of London…  (more…)