The Peterloo Massacre was released in March 2016 and was a pure historical Doctor Who story from Paul Magrs, and received fantastic praise from reviewers and Doctor Who fans.
‘There is an enormous amount to admire with this release… I’d like to focus on Paul Magrs’s crafting of this outstanding tale. Given the political nature of the material, it would have been easy to tell a big angry story, have Tegan shout a lot and present events without drawing the listener in as deeply as he has.’ Red Rocket Rising
‘The drama is first rate, the performances wonderfully realistic, Magrs and Big Finish prove that the Doctor doesn’t need aliens and monsters to tell a compelling and historical yet relevant story.’ Blogtor Who
‘This is an exceptional release and there have been a lot of those lately, but this really is something special. Paul Magrs, Jamie Anderson and all involved in the production can take a bow – this story can proudly stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best of the best.’ Planet Mondas
‘I don’t make any secret of the fact that I’m a huge fan of Paul Magrs work, both literary and audio, and he has once again rewarded my eternal faith by delivering a story that, while adhering to the facts, is moving, absorbing, suffused with intricate and carefully constructed characterisation and motors along at a fair old clip.’ Mass Movement Magazine
‘… some of the most beautifully haunting vocal led music that I’ve ever heard from Big Finish… Peter Davison’s portrayal of the Doctor in this story is absolutely stellar… It really knocked me for six like no other form of Doctor Who ever has… I highly recommend you listen to this story.’ Gallifrey Archive
‘At its heart (The Peterloo Massacre) never forgets that it also has a mission to be two hours of rollercoaster Who, set in a world where the inevitability of history is the Big Bad, and the mean spirits of human beings are the chief motivators of action. Listen to this rapid couple of hours of character-rich Who today, and welcome another Paul Magrs classic into your collection.’ Warped Factor
‘The Peterloo Massacre is unlike any other Doctor Who story I’ve heard. An instant classic, it sits up there with Protect and Survive as being the best of the best. Peter Davison gives his best performance for years in a story that is structured quite unusually, but works perfectly… This story really is in a class of its own, and the most memorable Big Finish production for several years. 10/10’Kroagnon.
The Peterloo Massacre can be purchased from Big Finish’s website.