Suburban Hell (#4.5)

Big Finish, Fourth Doctor Series

The Doctor and Leela step out of the TARDIS and it vanishes. So naturally they have to fix the time “bump” that we later discover, he created himself. Naturally, there’s discussions with neighbors, blue monsters trying to bring back a universal horror, and betrayal by one of the visitors which doesn’t work out so well for him. This story is based on/a spoof on a British show but I don’t know it so that whole comedic aspect didn’t register for me at all. However, I still loved this story! I think that is also why it’s a bit odd and felt like there were some “wink wink” moment in this story I just didn’t understand as well. But it really is quite a fun story overall!

Tom Baker(The Doctor),Louise Jameson(Leela),Annette Badland(Thelma),Katy Wix(Belinda),Alix Dunmore(Penny/Acolyte),Raymond Coulthard(Ralph/Second Acolyte),David Ricardo-Pearce(Pete/Priest)

Writer: Alan Barnes

Director: Nicholas Briggs

Release: May 2015

Laura Vilensky 2019