In a story that sees our heroes investigating a tempera incursion Leela initially confronts a constantly changing face coming out of the console as featured in the cover illustration in a sequence that is a worthy precursor to the subsequent adventure. Leaving the confines of the TARDIS Leela and K9 encounter a group of tourists strolling around an ancient ancestral house. A seemingly innocent initial scene develops well with the sudden removal of the roof of the royal gallery hall and Tripods like machines appear causing chaos and death on those below. Now it is good having a knowledgeable tour guide on hand to convey historical details of the area with John Leeson doing worthy double duty as both K9 and the Dutch inflected tour guide Holland. Additionally I like the initial inclusion of orange haired woman tourist Vara which affords Louise to demonstrate her talent for rendering a believable Irish accent. The second episode takes our intrepid trio to an adjacent Znai sky city where the dramatic tension and excitement of this title strengthens greatly. Once again it is another impressively commendable performance by Louise Jameson whose measured emotively passionate vocal delivery to the scripted lines is an absolute joy. The main selling point naturally will undoubtedly be the first audio story appearance of K9 rendered by original vocalist John Leeson whom also succeeds in the ultimately chilling Holland. At 73mins in length supplemented by 5 mins of CD extras accomplished audio story writer Nigel Fairs has crafted another pleasing premise suitably embellished by worthy sound design and with two actors on such fine form this is certainly one of the strongest most satisfying Companion Chronicles titles you will find in the range. THE TIME VAMPIRE is a very enjoyable title that I unreservedly recommend you nab a copy of this impressive audio story.