Big Finish have been producing some excellent 'Doctor Who' audio adventures for some years now. Recently they created a clever new series in these Companion Chronicles. They enable Big Finish to create new adventures for Doctors unable or unwilling to appear. So we can have new Hartnell, Troughton and Pertwee adventures read by the actors playing their companions.
This is particularly welcome for one of my favourite Doctors Patrick Throughton as most of his Doctor Who adventures don't survive in the archives. Resistance features Anneke Wills in her role as sixties dolly bird assistant Polly. Anneke really brings the characters of Polly, The Doctor, Jamie and Ben to life. Resistance is close in spirit to The Highlanders, an historical adventure in a wartime setting, this time the second world war.
It has an epic and exciting feel to it and made for a very pleasing listen in the car on the way to work. Hopefully Anneke Wills can be persuaded to read more new adventures for this neglected era of the Second Doctor.
One of the best in the series so far. I can also recommend The Great Space Elevator read by Debbie Watling and the two autobiographies by Anneke Wills, Naked and Self Portrait if you enjoy this release. I can certainly recommend it and them.