This is the thirty third and a half release from Big Finish in their range of full cast audio adventures starring classic Doctor Whos. It stars Colin Baker as Six and Robert Jezek as Frobisher. There are two episodes, roughly 25-30 minutes each, complete with original theme music between each, and cliff hanger ending. The release has 1 disc, and a short booklet with some pictures of the cast and production notes. It was originally released as a freebie with regular release 33, Neverland.
This is a quirky and fun tale, playing up to Who's potential for comedy. It's a pastiche of the film noir of the forties and fifties, with a plot, characters and dialogue taken straight from the Maltese Falcon, with more than a few nods to Raymond Chandler's Marlowe novels. Jezek and Baker have a lot of fun, especially Baker who gets to play an interesting take on the Doc.
It's short and sharp, and the McGuffin is an interesting concept. The various takes on classic noir stereotypes are funny, especially to those like myself who are fans of the genre. It's highly entertaining, so gets 5 stars from me.