Sunday, 6 May 2018

Illusionists and Radio Plays

Before we get started I just want to say a very big thank you to the people who have got in touch with me and shared links to audios that I wasn't aware of. It's given me more to listen to and helped keep Nerva full and accurate. Hopefully it will mean more listeners for all those productions if people follow the links posted here. Now on with the show, although this is just a quick update as I'm a little pressed for time.

Illusionist Productions have released two stories so far in 2018. The Face of Hate takes the base of siege formula and questions who is on the right side of justice. Time and Relative Dimensions in Truth revolves around the murder of an eminent scientist and the web of lies of those under suspicion.

DWAD story The Labours of Travellers continues with episode five.

City Park Radio recently returned to kick off season 3 of their Doctor Audio Adventures. This is a series that had gone under my radar until now. An Australian production with a female Doctor, two in fact as she has regenerated once already. The latest episode, Ruler of Rea, sees the Doctor visit Mestifir - bioluminescent planet of shapeshifters. Lots of streaming options at their site.

And catching up from last year. The Doctor Who Fan Audio Adventures released the final story of their third season - Claustrophobia. "The Doctor receives a mysterious phone call from someone who claims they know him. Are they a liar? Or an old friend? And who is on the spacecraft staying motionless above the world of Nova Alturius? And what could they possibly want?" Plans for Season 4 are already underway.

More audio info on the way...

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Nine, Twelve, and Plenty of Beermats: Episode 2

It's official, there are now over 1,000 Doctor Who fan audio plays out there in the wild. With no sign of letting up. Even better, it's all being shared freely for the love of creativity, expression, and seeing just how far we can muck up continuity in the Whoniverse.

Whilst Mr Eccleston remains an elusive catch for Big Finish, fans are trying to fill the void. Cold Open has been making a splash with Pete Walsh's uncanny Ninth Doctor impersonation. Solid audio quality, a story following right on the heels of the Time War, and the announcement of two more episodes. Gotta be worth a look, right. Stream here And check for updates

Beermat Productions have been putting out some of the most unique and interesting material of late. Adding to their already eclectic catalogue of audio entertainment. Last year Just Another Drill created additional events for the classic TV story Warriors of the Deep. This year they've done it again with The Darkling Man: A Moonbase Interlude and The Halmstadt Troll, which works as a prelude to The Mind of Evil. If that wasn't enough they have a short series of UNIT audiobooks related to their UNIT Fannual. And it's worth highlighting the wonderful soundtracks they've released on youtube. More info at

The Doctor Who Audio Dramas (DWAD) has for a long time been the go to place for in depth historical settings. The Labours of Travellers is a four part story set during Stalin's Soviet Union. The clash of workers and politicians. Plus mysterious goings on around a warehouse mining for unknown minerals, creatures in the shadows, and a problem with time.

Another series that has been steadily releasing episodes over the last year is the Doctor Who Audio Adventures. Featuring the Doctor's imprisonment, Cybermen, Victorian London and more. Now up to their sixth audio Parallelity.

Jumping back to around the Xmas period a story came from one Gallifreyan Morse (also known as Doctor Puntastic). It's a Twelfth Doctor adventure in two parts with companion Clara Oswald. Set amongst a series of kidnappings in New York. Of course things will not be as terrestrial as they seem. Listen to The Unadmired Dawn at

A series of short audios were released on Saxby's Youtube channel at the end of last year. If you want to take a listen follow the link.

There are some even older audio plays that I'm adding to the database, that were missed for whatever reason at the time of release. Dream Realm Enterprises got started on season four of their Doctor Who series back in July 2017 with two more stories - Purity and The Time That Was. Hopefully we'll see another release from them this year.

That's all for now but there is a fast growing list of audios to be added to the site. Expect more in the not too distant.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Dark Pompous Audio for 2018: Episode 1

Hello all. The audio community has been busy. And it's finally time to reflect that here on Nerva Beacon. In fact, so many different producers have been getting creative that it's going to take more than one post to keep things up to date. So this is your first batch of audio plays that you may have missed. Expect lots more to follow soon.

Darker Projects has returned to producing their longstanding Doctor Who series, having released episode 7 of season 4. Salvage Wars Part 1 finds The Doctor and companion Emma in the midst of battle in World War II. Then aliens. Catch up on the whole series on their site.

5 Who Fans continue their aimless wanderings into the humorous side of Who. Giving us a feature length audio in The Pompous Redemption. Where the Doctor spends time living in isolation until an old friend seek him out.

To prove how behind I am on updates here's a couple of Xmas releases. The first comes from Doctor Who Velocity. Following hot on the heels of their visually impressive fan film, it's a lighthearted jaunt involving the search for a Dalek.

Next up are Master Whovians. Who rounded off their full series of audio plays with Pack Up Your Troubles. As the TARDIS is in poor health the Doctor and Emma travel between different conflicts and timezones.

The Afternoon Tea Adventures confidently completed their debut story Widen Your Gaze. An atmospheric period piece in 1950s England. If you like a well acted slice of sci-fi mixed with supernatural themes then check this out. Get all three episodes here -

Meanwhile, The Sarah Jane Adventures wrap up their epic story Archangel. Fancy revisiting Saxon, Harriet Jones, UNIT, and a host of monsters and threats. It's all here over five substantial episodes.

More updates on the way...