The Auntie Matter (#2.01)

Big Finish, Fourth Doctor Series

This story made me laugh, that’s for sure. It’s a comedy of errors, with a rather dense lord and smart maid to give Romana and the Doctor companions of a different flavor. The story starts with the Doctor and Romana stuck on Earth in the 1920’s while K9 is off in the TARDIS, leading the Black Guardian on a merry chase. Granville Hall is the site of an unusual aunt, Ligeia, and her rather daft charge called Reggie. Then there is Diggery (the groundskeeper) and Grenville (the butler), her assistants. Let the antics begin! I won’t ruin the story for anyone other than to say that Doctor #4 and Romana #1 really do work well together, whether they realize it or not! A rather fun little adventure.

Tom Baker and Mary Tamm

Writer: Jonathan Morris

Director: Ken Bentley

Release: January 2013

Laura Vilensky 2019