This Sporting Life (6.5)

Big Finish - Short Trips, Season 6

This is the most modern of 1st Doctor stories, where the team of Stephen, Dodo, and the Doctor land in England when the World Cup trophy was stolen. The Doctor makes sure to replicate the circumstances of how it’s found in the end but the story of how he gets there deals with aliens and a helpful goldsmith. There’s a very interesting preview of the powers of persuasion that he later develops, to convince the people in trouble to let him help them. This is a pretty lighthearted and fun story.

Narrator: Peter Purves

Writer: Una McCormack

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Release: May 2016

Laura Vilensky 2019