Archive | Audio and radio plays

An archive of blog entries about audio and radio plays, including reviews.


May 16, 2017

News: Quantico renewed; Scream Queens cancelled; Tennant/Piper Doctor Who reunion; + more

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Internet TV

International TV

  • Kandyse McClure joins Syfy (US)/Netflix's Ghost Wars
  • MGM developing: adaptation of Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon spy novels

Audio plays

  • David Tennant, Billie Piper and Camille Coduri to reunite for Big Finish's Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures - Volume 2

UK TV show casting

New UK TV shows

US TV

US TV show casting

  • John Hannah, Alan Tudyk, Amanda Walsh et al join BBC America's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
  • Cameron Scoggins promoted to regular on CMT's Nashville
  • Adam Goldberg and Spencer Grammer to recur on Epix's Graves
  • Jessica Meraz and Lourdes Benedicto join TNT's Major Crimes

New US TV show

New US TV show casting

July 14, 2016

Review: Robin of Sherwood - The Knights of the Apocalypse

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Robin of Sherwood - Knights of the ApocalypseSo it's here at last. It may have taken decades, switched medium, needed a Kickstarter campaign to get it going and then switched production company, but Robin of Sherwood - The Knights of the Apocalypse is finally here.

For those who don't know what Robin of Sherwood is/was, hien? Quoi? C'est incroyable! But here's my nostalgia-filled remembrance of it to fill you in. In essence, though, it was one of the best UK TV shows of the 1980s giving us the perhaps definitive TV Robin Hood. However, it was cancelled following its third series when the funding ran out.

The feature-length Knights of the Apocalypse was written by the show's creator, Richard Carpenter, as a continuation of the show, but despite his best efforts, it never got made for TV or a movie. But to raise a bit of cash for charity, Spiteful Puppet Productions (who produce a surprising number of other Robin Hood audio dramas) has managed to get just about all the actors and actresses from the original series to recreate their roles and finally bring Knights of the Apocalypse to life as an audio play. 

Does it capture the original's strengths and stand as a worthwhile addition to the canon? I'll let you know after the jump, but here's a trailer and - ooh! - a news clip.

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October 27, 2015

News: David Tennant returns to Doctor Who, Amazon acquires Lucifer, Married, Clipped cancelled + more

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