Serpent in the Silver Mask (#236)

Big Finish Main Range

This story is a fun mystery tale from beginning to end. The TARDIS team lands on Argentia, a space station, where the Doctor needs to get a pair of diathanene crystals, used to focus sonic wave forms, as Adric tells us. So the Doctor can make a new sonic screwdriver. So the team ends up at the funeral of Carlo Mazzini by accident, where the killings begin shortly after the reading of the will. So the team splits up to get to the bottom of the mystery, each gathering clues. Unfortunately the Doctor is accused of the murder and thrown in jail, where he talks through everything with the robot guard, figuring out who the murderer is in the process, naturally! This story is loads of fun but the motivation of the killer is a bit odd and murky, to say the least.

Peter Davison(The Doctor),Janet Fielding(Tegan Jovanka),Sarah Sutton(Nyssa),Matthew Waterhouse(Adric),Samuel West(The Mazzini Family),Phil Cornwell(Superintendent Galgo / Zaleb 5),Sophie Winkleman(Sofia). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer: David Llewellyn

Director: Barnaby Edwards

Release: March 2018

Laura Vilensky 2019