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50 years of Who: 2009


Tonight's the Night
Planet of the Dead
The Waters of Mars
The End of Time (Part 1)
Torchwood: Children of Earth
Sarah Jane: From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love
Sarah Jane: Prisoner of the Judoon
Sarah Jane: The Mad Woman in the Attic
Sarah Jane: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith
Sarah Jane: The Eternity Trap
Sarah Jane: Mona Lisa's Revenge
Sarah Jane: The Gift
K9: Regeneration

Books and original audiobooks
Doctor Who The Official Annual 2010 (10)
Doctor Who Storybook 2010 (10)
Judgement of the Judoon (10)
The Slitheen Excursion (10)
Prisoner of the Daleks (10)
The Taking of Chelsea 426 (10)
Autonomy (10)
The Krillitane Storm (10)
The Nemonite Invasion (10)
The Rising Night (10)
The Day of the Troll (10)
The Sontaran Games (10)
Darksmith Legacy: The Dust of Ages (10)
Darksmith Legacy: The Graves of Mordane (10)
Darksmith Legacy: The Colour of Darkness (10)
Darksmith Legacy: The Depths of Despair (10)
Darksmith Legacy: The Vampire of Paris (10)
Darksmith Legacy: The Game of Death (10)
Darksmith Legacy: The Planet of Oblivion (10)
Darksmith Legacy: The Picture of Emptiness (10)
Darksmith Legacy: The Art of War (10)
Darksmith Legacy: The End of Time (10)
The Doctor Who Stories (10)
Farewell Great Macedon (1)
Short Trips: Indefinable Magic
Torchwood Yearbook 2010 
Into the Silence (Torchwood)
Bay of the Dead (Torchwood)
The House that Jack Built (Torchwood)
Risk Assessment (Torchwood)
The Undertaker's Gift (Torchwood)
Consequences (Torchwood)
In The Shadows (Torchwood)
The Sin Eaters (Torchwood)
The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (Sarah Jane)
The White Wolf (Sarah Jane)
The Shadow People (Sarah Jane)
Secret Histories (Benny)

The Judgement of Isskar
The Destroyer of Delights
The Chaos Pool
The Magic Mousetrap
Enemy of the Daleks
The Angel of Scutari
The Company of Friends
Patient Zero
Paper Cuts
Blue Forgotten Planet
Castle of Fear
The Eternal Summer
Plague of the Daleks
The Nightmare Fair
Mission to Magnus
The Beast of Orlok
Wirrn Dawn
The Scapegoat
The Cannibalists
The Eight Truths Part 1
Worldwide Web Part 2
Death in Blackpool
The Transit of Venus
The Prisoner's Dilemma
The Magician's Oath
The Mahogany Murderers
Stealers from Saiph
The Drowned World
The Glorious Revolution
The Prisoner of Peladon
The Pyralis Effect
The Three Companions (first nine parts)
An Earthly Child
Hornet's Nest: The Stuff of Nightmares
Hornet's Nest: The Dead Shoes
Hornet's Nest: The Circus of Doom
Hornet's Nest: A Sting in the Tale
Hornet's Nest: Hive of Horror
Bernice Summerfield: Glory Days 
Bernice Summerfield: Absence 
Bernice Summerfield: Venus Mantrap 
Bernice Summerfield: Secret Origins
Iris Wildthyme: The Sound of Fear
Iris Wildthyme: Land of Wonder
Iris Wildthyme: The Two Irises
Iris Wildthyme: The Panda Invasion
Iris Wildthyme: The Claws of Santa
Cyberman: Outsiders
Cyberman: Terror
Cyberman: Machines
Cyberman: Extinction
Torchwood: Asylum
Torchwood: Golden Age
Torchwood: The Dead Line

The first Who from 2009 that I encountered: By this stage I was a proper Big Finish subscriber, and got and listened to The Judgement of Isskar as soon as it came out. I was 41.

My favourite Who from 2009: This is not such a great year for televised Who, but a very good one for Sarah Jane, with The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith perhaps the high point. Children of Earth is also the most consistently good Torchwood series. But, but, but - The Mahogany Murderers, the first of (as it turned out) many Big Finish plays reuniting Jago and Litefoot from The Talons of Weng Chiang thirty years earlier, is a total delight. (Other, more continuity-heavy hits from BF: Paper Cuts, Death in Blackpool.) This year also sees the best (so far) of the New Who books, Beautiful Chaos by Gary Russell

Moving swiftly on from: Another Big Finish audio, Enemy of the Daleks, where the guest cast seem to be just phoning in their performances. The Hornet's Nest audios with Tom Baker and Richard Franklin were generally disappointing as well. And Mission to Magnus should never have been made.

So, what was your favourite of the above? What is the best bit? (And if you like, what is the worst bit?)

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