This is the seventy third release from Big Finish in their range of full cast audio adventures starring classic Doctor Whos. It stars Colin Baker as Six, Maggie Stables as Evelyn, Bonnie Langford as Mel and Gabriel Woolfe as Rossiter. There are 4 episodes, roughly 25-30 minutes each, complete with original theme music between each, and cliff hanger endings. Two episodes per disc on 2 discs.
This audio is set sometime after the events of the superb `arrangements' for war'. After that story Evelyn travelled for a little while with Six, but eventually returned to Villag and married Rossiter. In this adventure Six takes Mel to visit Evelyn. Later Evelyn/Six adventures are set in the period between arrangements for war and thicker than water.
This is a decent little character piece that looks at the relationship between the Doctor and his companions, and shows all the facets of Six's character. It shows him at his emotionally distant and petulant worst, and at his compassionate and heroic best. The story between him and Evelyn, as Evelyn moves on, is beautifully and believably done.
As well as the character piece there is a decent little adventure with mad scientists and weird experiments, kidnappings and dastardly deeds. A real cracker of a story, a worthy successor to arrangements.
Of especial note is Baker's performance. He really shows all the sides of the Doctor's character, and the depth of emotion he and Maggie Stables bring to the piece is quite staggering. 5 stars for this real belter of a story with a lot more depth than the usual run around.