Doctor Who happens to be my favourite thing on TV at the moment, and I love the orignal series too. But I must say that in my opinion, the Big Finish range of audio stories are some of the best stories ever. And if i were to choose a story to show how brilliant and diverse the range is, then !Circular Time" would have to be it.
This disc of four one episode stories is brilliantly written. And each episode is distinctly different.
"SDpring" is a good start to the disc, with a good take on the actions of a rogue time lord called Zero. Quite a few other "other" time lord influenced stories are rather starined, but this is not one of them.
"Summer" is really good. I think David Warner makes this episode with his brilliant performance. The whole story being really based on a two pound coin is brilliant, and not at all stupid. I first expected this episode to be silly when i read the synopsis, but it isnt in the slightest.
"Autumn" is my very favourite part of this story. I think Sarah Sutton really shines in this episode. A wonderful romantic without being over the top sweet story. A rare treat.
"Winter" ends the stories with a believable plot by the Master to trap the doctor, but of course it doesnt succeed. The doctor being married even if its only a dream, is a neat twist too.
So overall, a thoruoghly enjoyable play that is worthy of listening to again and again. Masterful storytelling.