The Pursuit of History (5.7)

Big Finish, Fourth Doctor Series

So Romana is grabbed by a Laan and dragged in to the Time Vortex, almost suffocating in the process. Shows up on a space station and begins to figure out just what’s going on, no thanks to Mr Dorrick, the power crazed little dude with some serious ego issues. Meanwhile the Doctor is off looking for her in all the wrong places, getting caught up in the causal network that is Cuthbert’s history. How he manages to hop into the TARDIS before it dematerializes at the end is quite the mystery to me. Or is that the second story… Hmmm. I listened to them in order together so they’ve pretty much merged into one story. A fun story but a bit weak on the epic, universal domination/ending storyline. But not every story can be that!

Tom Baker(The Doctor),Lalla Ward(Romana),John Leeson(K9),David Warner(Cuthbert),Toby Hadoke(Mr Dorrick),David Troughton(Mr Edge),John Dorney(David Goddard/Oceanic Airforce Commander),Lisa Bowerman(Conglom-Net Computer/Oceanic Airforce Pilot)Jez Fielder(Neville Sanders/Drudger/Ecidien Cerebus Bird/Albert Chatterton/Salonu Prime),Jane Slavin(The Laan/Salonu). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer/Director: Nicholas Briggs

Release: July 2016

Laura Vilensky 2019