Nerva Beacon Regenerates – New Site

21 06 2014

Botcherby’s is history. But it’s successor Nerva Beacon is looking to be in great shape after a full redesign and move to it’s own domain.

The information on Botcherby’s is increasingly out of date and inaccurate. So with heavy heart it will get no more updates. Change your links and subscribe to the Nerva Beacon blog and enjoy the waves of audio plays being added to the database.

Change My Dear – Nerva Beacon!

9 11 2011

Things have been afoot. Botcherby’s is a great little site and will be here to stay and still updated for that ‘audios at a glance’ simplicity. However, in the name of all things modern, bigger sequins, better polystyrene, greener bubble wrap, I’ve gone and created a new database of DW fan audios. It’s going to take time to copy all the info across, and Nerva Beacon will hold even more information than Botcherby’s ever comfortably could. Most importantly with the ability to search by categories, characters, themes, etc. Along with comments, ratings and interactive red button pushing goodness. It’s early days yet but do have a look and see if you like it. To add comments and ratings just click the join this site button and it’s quick and easy from there.

Latest updates/alterations to botcherby’s database:
Darker Projects: Caribbean Blue, The Infinity Doctors
DWAD: Faces of the Dead, Fire Child
Crossover Adventures: West Wind
BrokenSea: (season 4) Viracocha, The Accidental Engineer
Planet Skaro Audios: Massanicassa

Alive But Not Kicking

12 06 2011

It’s been nothing but tumbleweed here for many moons now. The good news is Botcherby’s is still alive, the database is up to date and will be kept up to date. On each of the database pages you can see the date of the most recent update. However, time has conspired against me such that the blogging side of things is on permanent hiatus. How very Doctor Who of me.

I hope the database continues to be of use to you all, and you can still contact me via email with any queries or information. I will be listening.

Updated stories:
BrokenSea: East of the Sun, West of the Moon / Mechalution / The Quorum of Time.
Crossover Adventures: Let It Snow / West Wind
DAM Productions: Arrangements
Darker Projects: The Christmas Message / Caribbean Blue
DWAD: Might of the Starry Sea / Faces of the Dead
Fineline Productions: The Chattath Factor
Giant Gnome: Blackbird
Planet Skaro: Once Upon A Time Lord, Massanicassa

January Releases – DWAD – Crossovers – BrokenSea – Darker Projects

27 01 2011

Whilst catching up on the audios from the end of last year, I couldn’t help but notice even more new stories piling up on my desktop. They come in waves you know.

DWAD continue their 36th season with the Earthbound futuristic story ‘Might of the Starry Sea’.

The Crossovers make good on their promise for more stories. After the recent Xmas special ‘Let it Snow’, the series proper continues with episode one of ‘West Wind’. With it’s evocative front cover.

BrokenSea continues its current season with a tale of ancient warring races and the Doctor’s attempts to preserve the time continuum. In the curiously titled ‘Quorum of Time’.

Darker Projects kicks off a new season with The Doctor and Emma on a distant and unique planet in ‘Caribbean Blue’.

What Happened?

28 12 2010

A combination of an increase in work, a difficult and disastrous house move (from which I’m still not recovered or finished with), a month disconnected from the internet, and the xmas period, left Botcherby’s on an unintentional hiatus. Sadly things aren’t likely to improve in the near future. It probably saddens me more than anyone, although it is good to see people have still been visiting and using the database.

In order for the site to continue I need a more organised schedule that won’t suffer from any more offline interference. I have ideas to revitalise the site which I will be getting stuck into in the New Year. Things will remain quiet for some time yet, but if you like this site or find it useful, please stay subscribed to the RSS or check back over the coming months. As soon as I have a solid plan of action I’ll post the info here.

I will continue to update the database here as and when I can. Each page has a date of when it was last altered for you to check.

Also two recent audio plays have come to my attention. The Chattath Factor from West Lake Films, and Let It Snow from The Crossover Adventures. Two well established producers, so definitely worth checking out.

See you in the New Year.

Giant Gnome: City of the Dead (part 2)

16 09 2010

Giant Gnomes second season gets underway, with us finding out more about Emily’s captor.


DWAD: End of Innocence (episode four)

3 09 2010

Another slice of DWAD is on offer. This one shares a few themes with The Aztecs and State of Decay. A classic feel in the DWAD style. All four episodes are at the link.


Planet Skaro Re-Launch

30 08 2010

Big news for fans of the Planet Skaro series of audio plays. They have just launched a whole new website design and made the first two stories from their series available online for the first time. That is ‘Echoes of the Protii’ and ‘Soap of Fatal Death’. Not to mention all of the other stories in their now four season long catalogue presented with cover artwork and extras.

What are you waiting for…


DWAD: End of Innocence (episode three)

24 08 2010

The Doctor Who Audio Dramas are one of the few groups to really embrace the primitive alien society and historical stories that hark back to early Who of the sixties and seventies. Whether there is a twist to come this time is yet to be seen. It’s also a story about how not everything is as it initially seems. The Doctor saves a child from it’s kidnappers, only to let companion Robbie hand him back to a community that will kill him. The last cliffhanger was a bit of a classic where Robbie is forcibly claimed as a wife by a warrior. If only there was an intergalactic website advising travellers only to visit if essential.


DWAD: End of Innocence (episode two)

5 08 2010

Episode two is now online, with the first part also still available on the same page. Mp3 versions are available through itunes and generally turn up in the programme catalogue section once the full story has aired.