The Seige of Big Ben (Short Trips 8.6)

Big Finish - Short Trips Season 8

I had to listen to this one twice to make sure of my impressions. I was expecting something broad and interesting and exciting but instead got, well, meh. It was good – Jackie and the alternate universe 10th Doctor are in Big Ben, the headquarters for UNIT. She’s the lunch lady and she and the Meta-crisis Doctor are the only people left in the headquarters when an alien menace appears, threatening to kill everyone if it doesn’t get the time machine the Doctor’s working on. Which isn’t proven or working, mind you. But getting Jackie’s attitude and her telling the story is classic! I love that part. But the alien menace and the behavior of “the Doctor” are letdowns, ultimately.

Narrator:Camille Coduri(Jackie Tyler)

Writer: Joseph Lidster

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Release: June 2018

Laura Vilensky 2019