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Wilde about Abe

Big Finish Folly, Part 95 – Assassin in the Limelight, by Robert Ross

Assassin in the LimelightBackstage at Ford’s Theatre, the night before Abraham Lincoln’s fateful visit. The Doctor and Evelyn have arrived to witness history in action. And so has one Oscar Wilde, fresh from England’s sunny shores. Except – the real Oscar Wilde is still in short trousers and learning joined-up writing. So who is this imposter, who has just murdered John Wilkes Booth before he can shoot President Lincoln?

Well, helloooo….. (more…)

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Feeling a Right Burke

Big Finish Folly, Part 91 – Medicinal Purposes, by Robert Ross

Welcome to Edinburgh. Note, if you will, the blood-soaked cobbles near the cattle market; the noose and gibbet outside The Last Drop; the body slumped in the alley just over there; and, of course, the wonderful graveyard, replete with disinterred coffins. Now, see the house of Dr Knox – there it is! And now it isn’t! What do you mean, houses aren’t supposed to do that…? (more…)

The Prodigal Prodigy

Big Finish Folly, Part 28c – Prisoners of Fate, by Jonathan Morris

Concluding this year’s arc of Fifth Doctor adventures, Nyssa finally confronts the legacy of the virus that first brought her back on board the Tardis (Cobwebs): the crew find themselves pulled off-course to the world of Valderon, where a team of scientists has spent years developing ant-viral treatments with the reluctant help of the planet’s prison population. The team’s leader, Adric, is both surprised and delighted to see Nyssa – after all, his mother has been missing presumed dead for twenty-five years… (more…)