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The Weekly Stuff Bonus #9 – Doctor Who: The Chimes of Midnight (Big Finish #29, 2002)

Episode Summary

This month, we reach the end of our journey through Doctor Who history – for now, at least – by diving into the audio adventures of the series’ least well-known but paradoxically most prolific Doctor: Paul McGann.

Episode Notes

This month, we reach the end of our journey through Doctor Who history – for now, at least – by diving into the audio adventures of the series’ least well-known but paradoxically most prolific Doctor: Paul McGann, the 8th Doctor, who debuted in a poorly-received TV film in 1996, but went on to star in a broad swath on ancillary material up to and beyond the show’s return to BBC in 2005. For this episode, we discuss one of the 8th Doctor’s earliest adventures, the 2002 Big Finish audio drama “The Chimes of Midnight,” by Robert Shearman, a haunted house mystery that has a lot more going on than one might expect at first blush. It is undoubtedly one of the boldest, most experimental, and most gripping Doctor Who stories ever produced, and proof that the franchise can work just as well in the form of an audio drama as it does on television.

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