Dark Convoy (5.7)

Big Finish - Short Trips Season 5

The Doctor and Ace land on a WWII ship during a convoy in the Atlantic. They fit right in by sheer chance, as usual, and become valued members of the crew. And become involved in rescuing soldiers in the water and a game of cat-and-mouse with a German U-boat. Everything is well done in the production – well read by Sophie Aldred, the audio backdrop is atmospheric, the characters are even somewhat fleshed out. However it is such an odd, almost pointless story. They aren’t there for anything momentous. Ace lacks her usual crusty exterior and cries about people. It’s very, very strange in terms of plot and the way the Doctor and Ace are behaving. Very strange. It’s almost as if this story was written for the 5th Doctor and Tegan but was recast at the last minute. So I didn’t really like it all that much because of that.

Sophie Aldred

Writer:Mark B Oliver

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Release: July 2015

Laura Vilensky 2019