A Heart on Both Sides (7.9)

Big Finish - 8th Doctor Short Trips

There sure is a lot of story in this short trip and it is quite riveting, too. I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next! Nyssa has an assistant (Dr. Foster) on the Traken, her hospital ship. And it appears that there’s also a traitor on Reeve, the planet she’s landed on. Someone from Gallifrey is sabotaging the equipment so that the planet will only provide services to the Time Lords. And who that could be becomes obvious in this story only if you’re used to the format of short trips. It’s rare that a person not introduced in the story plays a major role, though the Doctor makes no appearance in this story at all. So it’s a very Nyssa focused story and it’s rather wonderful, at that.

Narrator: Sarah Sutton

Writer: Rob Nisbet

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Release: September 2017

Laura Vilensky 2019