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April 19th, 2018 29 comments

Big Finish 239 Iron Bright

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It’s London, 1828, and the father-and-son team of Marc and Isambard Kingdom Brunel are masterminding a dangerous project – the digging of the Thames Tunnel. There’s just one problem…

The Brunels’ tunnel is haunted. Every night, a spectral blue lady walks the excavation.

Now, the 22-year-old Isambard, eager to step out of his famous father’s shadow, finds himself dealing with not only the supposed supernatural, but a second unexpected guest – a colourful trespasser who calls himself ‘The Doctor’.

Isambard would like to know a great deal more about this strange man and his mysterious blue box…

Written By: Chris Chapman
Directed By: John Ainsworth

Big Finish are changing to the new logo butYou will now get reversible covers with era-specific logos on the inside of their CD releases…


Colin Baker (The Doctor), James MacCallum (Isambard Kingdom Brunel), Christopher Fairbank (Marc Brunel), Catherine Bailey (Tan), Imogen Church (Rispa / Lady Raffles), Becky Wright (Flo Hawkins / Alayna), Anthony Townsend (Richard Beamish / John Chubb), Sam Woodward (Charlie / Lord Raffles / Captain Sanderson), Richard Unwin (Tour Guide / Scientist). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer John Ainsworth
Script Editor Alan Barnes
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Categorised under: Big Finish, CD, Monthy Series


  • Anonymous

    April 20th, 2018 - 10:54am

    I remember collecting the target books. The logo on those changed every time they renewed the tv logo. It never bothered me.

    • Anonymous

      April 22nd, 2018 - 8:15am

      Targets are very inconsistent though

    • Anonymous

      April 22nd, 2018 - 11:36am

      Yes they are and it doesn’t make any difference what so ever!

    • Anonymous

      April 22nd, 2018 - 10:04pm

      Targets are stand alone stories
      Like an unearthly child novel is in a different canon the Daleks novels

    • Anonymous

      April 23rd, 2018 - 12:39am

      No it isn’t. The target novels were one range. No different to big finishes range.

    • Anonymous

      April 23rd, 2018 - 12:56am

      The target novels were the first range of who merchandise. They are one set of books.

  • Anonymous

    April 19th, 2018 - 10:02pm

    Fine, FORGET consistency
    (Yes, I know, They have changed it before)
    But seriously, pick a better time and not in the middle of a trilogy

    • Anonymous

      April 20th, 2018 - 10:53am

      I remember collecting the target books. The logo on those changed everytime it was renewed on tv. Never bothered me.

    • Anonymous

      April 20th, 2018 - 3:25pm

      Yes, but honestly, it just weird with the timing now

    • Anonymous

      April 20th, 2018 - 8:45pm

      I agree, let’s hope the spine doesn’t change to muck things up!

    • Anonymous

      April 20th, 2018 - 9:35pm

      If the spine changes I will go Mad

    • Anonymous

      April 22nd, 2018 - 9:16am

      The spines have changed before too so there’s no reason to think they’ll stay the same now. Can’t see that now is any worse time for changing the logo than any other time. Especially since the old logo stuck around long past being outdated.

    • Anonymous

      April 23rd, 2018 - 8:12am

      The spine has no logo
      Also The McGann logo is the last logo of classic who before new who
      So it isn’t outdated and hasn’t been replaced in logos
      New who has its own separate line in logo

  • Mr.Smith

    April 19th, 2018 - 7:35pm

    I completely detest them changing the cover and logo, it will really date it when the logo changes in a few years

    • 100,000 BC

      April 19th, 2018 - 7:49pm

      I think that’s the point of the reversible cover? If you’re worried about that, you can use the era-specific covers for all of the releases. The McGann-style logo changed enough anyway, I think the logo on the 2013 (?) releases can all be dated by their use of the Hartnell titles sequence texture they used around the anniversary time.

    • Anonymous

      April 19th, 2018 - 7:55pm

      The changing logo really doesn’t bother me. I’ve collected who merchandise for 40 years and in that time there have been many logos. As for it dating the merchandise isn’t that rather the point of a logo?

    • Nuallain

      April 20th, 2018 - 10:46am

      The last logo lasted eight years. If BF had started using it in 2010, rather than keeping the 1996 one, something like 60% of all DW branded BF releases that exist would have it. No reason to think the 2018 logo won’t last as long.

    • Anonymous

      April 22nd, 2018 - 9:19am

      All merchandise is dated somehow anyway. Why are people so afraid of being aware what year something was produced?

  • Anonymous

    April 19th, 2018 - 4:16pm

    I know its a little thing but I really hope the spine doesn’t change cos it will make my collection look messy haha! Don’t ask, its a little thing. I just have every realease from 169-237, cos the spines are the same.

  • Jackson Lake

    April 19th, 2018 - 3:41pm

    I like the era-logo option, be great to see that for all Doctors

    • 100,000 BC

      April 19th, 2018 - 5:18pm

      Didn’t they have them before? I’ve got them on the CDs I own (which I admit aren’t many)

  • Galactic yo-yo

    April 19th, 2018 - 1:32pm

    Glad they’re going back to the original style of cover, was never really a fan of the sidebar taking up space.

  • Reece

    April 19th, 2018 - 1:10pm

    The new logo looks FAB on these releases!!

  • MJS

    April 19th, 2018 - 11:47am

    I have to admit, I’m really warming to the uniformity of releases now.


    April 19th, 2018 - 10:44am

    Flawless cover, this is a better way to see the art in my opinion

  • Anonymous

    April 17th, 2018 - 4:01pm

    This is the only Big Finish realse I’m looking forward too!

    • Waterloo Curve

      April 17th, 2018 - 4:52pm

      I agree – working in the rail industry, Brunel is a legend. This will hopefully be worth tuning in for.

  • Doctor Mysterio

    April 17th, 2018 - 9:02am

    This sounds like it could be really good.

    • Demdike@CultLabs

      April 17th, 2018 - 11:46am

      Totally agree.

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