This is the forty fifth 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 and Sylvester McCoy as Seven. There are four episodes, roughly 25-30 minutes each, complete with original theme music between each, and cliff hanger endings. Two episodes per disc on 2 discs, and a short booklet with some pictures of the cast and production notes.
This is a great story. Or indeed, a great couple of stories. In the first two episodes Six and Evelyn set out to locate Cassie, last encountered in Project: Twilight, as the Doctor now has a cure for her vampirism. Upon locating her they find themselves once again having to deal with Nimrod, one of the Doctor's better foes, and the Forge (sort of an evil version of UNIT). Baker is excellent as Six, full of imperiousness and compassion, with a towering personality. He really carries the story along, helped by having a strong villain to work against and a sympathetic companion in Evelyn Smyth, one that he cannot just railroad and who can stand up for herself. This continues a bit of a story arc for Six and Evelyn, in which their attitudes to the deaths that they see, and the effect that they have on the very human Evelyn, are explored.
The actors, script and sound production are excellent with an exciting, and at the climax, moving tale.
In the second two part adventure, Seven finds himself having to visit the Forge to try and get them to stop doing something naughty. It's not a separate adventure, as it ties up several plot points laid down in the first two parts. I can't say too much without giving the big surprise away. Suffice to say that McCoy rises to the challenge of the Forge and Nimrod admirably, and he turns in another exciting adventure.
In all this is a five star production. Excellent work from Big Finish.