The Stealers from Saiph (#3.12)

Big Finish, Companion Chronicles

Back to the 1920’s for the Doctor and Romana! They have integrated, as much as Time Lords can, into a group of people at a hotel during the roaring 20s, dancing and painting and generally relaxing. Then, of course, there’s the evil alien coming to Earth to spread its seed throughout the galaxy that they have to stop. And Romana is doing a thesis on the Doctor!

There is a whole cast of strange and interesting characters in this story. It’s almost like a horror story where you don’t know who lives at the end – you just don’t know who will live or be possessed by aliens by the end. This is a rare companion chronicle that actually involves the Doctor quite a bit and you see him pulling the solution out of his hat right at the end, though not quite literally. And he doesn’t need to be rescued using his scarf. A fun romp with Romana into Earth’s past.

Mary Tamm (Romana)

Writer: Nigel Robinson

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Release: June 2009

Laura Vilensky 2019