eighth and final audio play in the current series of adventures for paul mcgann as the eighth doctor who and sheridan smith as his companion lucie miller. who share an excellent chemistry together and are a delight to listen to.
this one runs for forty seven minutes or so, and the disc concludes with roughly twenty minutes of interviews with cast and crew.
this play follows on from the end of the previous one, sisters of the flame, and although there is a lot of information given at the beginning that might help new listeners understand what is going on you are better off having heard the previous play in order to get the most out of it.
and what's going on can be seen from the title of the disc. someone is trying to bring back evil time lord morbius, last seen in the fourth doctor story the brain of morbius broadcast on the bbc in 1976 and released on dvd this year.
but you don't need to have watched that to get into this.
over the course of the episode the doctor and lucie attempt to foil this, escaping death traps, disregarding the laws of time in a wonderfully cavalier manner, and launching desperate and daring plans. the pace never lets up for a moment and it carries the listener along, not least thanks to some wonderful dialogue for the leads.
it even manages to be quite epic in scope even in scenes where there are three characters standing reacting to things in a room.
and it ends on a big cliffhanger. you may think you will see the cliffhanger coming, but even then things develop. and a powerfully emotional scene follows. but make sure you keep listening to the end of the disc.
thank goodness the inlay says there will be another season next year. this is a very good end to a strong audio season