The Diary of River Song: Series 3 – My Dinner With Andrew & The Furies Review

The third series of The Diary of River Song closes out in pretty much the same way it opened, with a really clever and enjoyable first half, then a not-as-memorable second half, though at least the ending wraps things up nicely. So let’s take a closer look and fill in this gap in series’ coverage on this blog, shall we?

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The Diary of River Song: Series 3 – The Lady in the Lake & A Requiem For The Doctor Review

River Song’s third series kicks off with a great story looking at some plot threads left hanging from the sixth TV series and generally taking a good look at regeneration as a whole, while the second plays more like a traditional Fifth Doctor story that happens to have River Song in it. So two very different stories, but what are they like in more detail? Well, good thing you asked!

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The Diary of River Song: Series 2 – World Enough & Time and The Eye of the Storm Review

The second half of River Song’s second series is far more inconsistent than the first, with the first story just featuring River and Sixth Doctor standing out in particular for being … very oddly written, to put it politely, not to mention now sharing a title with a “proper” TV story. Can the first story to feature River and two different Doctors save it and end the set on a high note? Let’s find out!

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The Diary of River Song: Series 2 – The Unknown & Five Twenty-Nine Review

Time to fill in that gap I created long ago by covering the first DORS series then jumping straight to the then-newly-released Series 4. Unlike the previous series and the next two, Series 2 has River meet two Doctors in the same set, though she meets them both in their own story and then both of them at once! I particularly like how River and the Seventh Doctor interact, so it’s a good thing he’s up first… Let’s take a look!

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The Diary of River Song: Series 9 “New Recruit” – Never Alone & Rivers of Light Review

The second half of River Song’s ninth series is like a reverse of the previous half, instead of a good story and a forgettable one involving a false reality this one starts with a forgettable one involving a false reality and ends on a good story. The good story itself features the Third Doctor arriving and has a good bit of interaction between himself and River, which is good fun. Want to know more? Read on!

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The Diary of River Song: Series 9 “New Recruit” – The Blood Woods & Terror of the Suburbs Review

After having grown disinterested in the Diary of River Song series (mostly when it stopped featuring Doctors, I only have so much money to spend on Doctor Who Audio Dramas!) I’ve jumped back in with Series 9, dubbed “New Recruit” because it features River arriving in Season 7 era Who and joining up with The Brig and Liz Shaw in place of The Doctor (although he does appear in the final episode…) Given this is among my favourite time periods of the show I can say I was really looking forward to it. Does it live up to my hype? Let’s find out!

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The Diary of River Song: Series 6 – Peepshow & The Talents of Greel Review

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The sixth series of Diary of River Song’s last two episodes are much like the first, and while its safe to say the magic is wearing off with the “visiting classic stories just before they happen” idea, it’s still a fun listen… For the most part. Let’s take closer look!

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The Diary of River Song: Series 6 – An Unearthly Woman & The Web of Time Review

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The Sixth Series of the Diary of River Song is based around our titular character arriving in the middle of some classic adventures from the first four Doctors, with these first two being set just before the very first episode, and during the Second Doctor’s TV classic “The Web of Fear” respectively. Let’s see if this different format gets off to a good start or not, shall we?

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The Diary of River Song: Series 5 – The Lifeboat and the Deathboat & Concealed Weapon Review

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The fifth series (or Box set, if you like) of The Diary of River Song finishes up with a second half much like the first: two stories that are really fun to listen to, but a bit light on any major story arcs or development. Also like in the first half, one story features an incarnation of The Master that had yet to appear on Big Finish audio, in this case Eric Roberts’ version from the TV Movie! … Yay? … Sort of? Let’s find out!

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The Diary of River Song: Series 5 – The Bekdel Test & Animal Instinct Review

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The Fifth Series of Diary of River Song takes a side step from the “River meets past incarnations of the Doctor” set up and instead goes with “River meets different incarnations of The Master”. The first two stories includes the Big Finish debut of Missy, the first bit of Twelfth Doctor continuity to hit the audios, and unsurprisingly, is very fun indeed! Let’s have a look at River meeting both Missy, and rather more serious “melty Master”, in this first half of the set…

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