John “The Doctor” Ryan

A fan of the festival since its beginnings in 2009, John, not to be confused with our Star Trek Captain, is an avid fan of Sci-Fi and has been since discovering Star Wars at four years old. Then in 2005, he discovered Doctor Who and he hasn’t shut up about it. Sometimes, we rather wish he would. A fan of good movies and classic cult TV, Ryan also runs the review blog Totally Big Finish, where he reviews audio dramas of Doctor Who, The Prisoner, The Avengers and such like. He also is a video game fanatic, once asked Peter Capaldi a question and says his favourite move is being psychotic….. oh no wait, his favourite MOVIE is Psycho. Oops. 


Do you need to ask this question?

*inhales* Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures, Star Wars, Red Dwarf, Hitchhiker’s Guide, Discworld, JRR Tolkien, The Prisoner, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Alfred Hitchcock, Dorian Gray, Big Finish THE GLORIOUSNESS THAT IS THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, Sly Cooper, Uncharted, Lego Dimensions, Nintendo and a billion other things that I don’t have breath left to mention. *exhales and collapses*


If you dare to stick any modern reality TV shite in my general direction, I’ll introduce you to Peter and Gabriel, my pet sledgehammers. Also, you’ll meet Mother…. you don’t want to meet Mother….

You can catch his ramblings on life and Doctor Who (mainly the latter) on his twitter: @ClassicDWFan

You can also check out the blog, Totally Big Finish, here: and the associated Twitter and YouTube pages.