Return to Telos (#4.8)

Big Finish, Fourth Doctor Series

This story has a lot of moving parts as there are Cybermen from the 2nd Doctor era and the 4th Doctor era, people from Tomb of the Cybermen interacting with characters from the 4th Doctor story The Fate of Krelos. The story starts with the Doctor evading the Cybermen in the TARDIS with evil K-9 under their control. The Doctor and Leela end up on Telos in the past, the same time that the 2nd Doctor and Jamie are on Telos.

On a side note, Frazer Hines is just brilliant as the 2nd Doctor. Just BRILLIANT! Still brilliant. What an actor! Can he be in all of the Big Finish audio plays please?

So there’s a lot of running around from planet to planet, time period to time period, and to be honest, I understood what’s happening right up to near the end where the 4th Doctor is fading out of time then cleans off Jamie as a robot. Nothing I say about this story will make sense out of context, that’s for sure! Suffice it to say, this story makesThe Fate of Krelosmake more sense but doesn’t totally redeem it. This is just a better story all around!

Tom Baker(The Doctor),Louise Jameson(Leela),John Leeson(K9),Frazer Hines(Jamie),Michael Cochrane(Geralk),Bernard Holley(Peter Haydon),Veronica Roberts (Relly),Nicholas Briggs(the Cybermen)

Writer/Director: Nicholas Briggs

Release: August 2015

Laura Vilensky 2019