Big Finish Special Release

This is one of the more bizarre 5th Doctor stories, that is for sure. Dolls fighting each other and trying to take over the world for Mr. Turvey and his Tinghus? Whoa. It’s quite the original story that hasn’t been repeated in the Big Finish range, that’s for sure. Except maybe in The Scorchies but I didn’t really like that one as much as this story. Somehow it works better with the 5th Doctor.

I really enjoy Angela Wisher, the Doctor’s assistant in this story. A plumber who mothers her boyfriend. A tough broad, as they would say. She’s pretty cool in this story and I really would like to see her again as a companion. That would be interesting! But the story is a bit weak, ultimately. Meh. Chaos just happening left and right – it does give the listener an idea of how the Doctor’s life tends to be. So it’s fun at times but a bit too chaotic at times.

Peter Davison, Roberta Taylor (Angela Wisher), Timothy West (Ronald Turvey), David Troughton (The Tinghus)

Writer: Nigel Fairs

Director: Barnaby Edwards

Release: March 2008

Laura Vilensky 2019