The Bad Penny (7.6)

Big Finish, Fourth Doctor Series

This story is just amazing, ultimately! It is odd that Ron Tulip doesn’t realize who he’s dealing with but I really, really enjoyed this one. The Doctor and Leela land at a hotel and try to get a room. But strange things start happening and it appears that someone is trying to kill everyone and the hotel is under a time transformation of some sort. Things get stranger before they make sense but of course, the Doctor sorts it all out in the end. And the alien Hadean is sent packing!

Leela gets to do her savage thing and protect others while the Doctor wanders off and finds out the truth of the matter. And of course they save each other at various times in the story. This story has a ton of twists and turns yet it doesn’t twist your brain into knots to follow it. Love this story!

Tom Baker(The Doctor),Louise Jameson(Leela),Dan Starkey (Hadean/ Small Hadean/ Liddell/ Mr Richards), Keith Barron (Lord Tulip), Greg Haiste (Ron Tulip), Andrew Ryan (Edwin), Laura Rees (Deborah / Major Harris). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer: Dan Starkey

Director: Nicholas Briggs, Ken Bentley

Release: May 2018

Laura Vilensky 2019