The Yes Men (#2.1)

Big Finish, The Early Adventures

This story takes place in a First Doctor location, New Houston, where the Doctor returns to visit Meg Carvossa. Though it doesn’t seem intentional. It never does. So the Doctor and Polly go one direction, into the city, while Ben and Jamie go another, into the robot city. And we see how life is for the robots in New Houston and ultimately, we discover the dirty little secret the Prime Designate has been hiding for years. And it’s quite the epic tale! I like Elliot Chapman as Ben, though I haven’t seen many episodes with Ben so I can’t say if the intonation’s completely correct. And for once, a story involving politics isn’t devastating to the populace or the planet. But it ends well, I suppose. Just very nicely done!

Anneke Wills(Polly Wright/Narrator),Frazer Hines(Jamie McCrimmon/The Doctor),Elliot Chapman(Ben Jackson),Lizzie McInnerny(Harriet Quilp),Stephen Critchlow(The Yes Men),Timothy Speyer(Nesca Bangate),Jane Slavin(The President)

Writer: Simon Guerrier

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Release: September 2015

Laura Vilensky 2019