latest in the third series of doctor who audio plays featuring paul mcgann as the doctor and sheridan smith as his companion lucie miller. Like all of them it's on one disc and runs for two twenty five minute episodes. But this one isn't complete in that time, as it's the first part of a two part season finale.
Characters from previous releases whom we haven't seen in a while reappear and a few elements from the first story in the season come back into play. But those who haven't heard those shouldn't have too much trouble getting into this.
Set in near future london, the Doctor investigates a missing space probe. Meantime Lucie, via an old acquaintance, is drawn into a cult and thoroughly brainwashed. This is all written and played in a very convincing manner.
As the Doctor fights back, with the help of an appealingly nonplussed scientist who takes it all in his stride and a former cult member turned journalist on a mission with a score to settle, the world is thrown into panic by a strange sight in the sky. But that's nothing compared to what's happening in the cult hq. As some old enemies of the doctor are on their way...
This doesn't feel like it wastes a moment of it's fifty minutes, as the narrative pace never slows down for a second. The final cliffhanger does come over as being a bit abrupt, but that's the only minor complaint to be levelled against an otherwise excellent story.
The last track on the disc is sixteen minutes worth of interviews with the cast. There's no trailer for the next part Worldwide Web (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures)
, but that doesn't matter because after hearing this you'll be desperate to get it and find what happens next.