Doctor Who: The Abandoned by Nigel Fairs & Louise Jameson (Big Finish, 2014) A superbly imaginative and dark concept, engendering a bottle episode that would have topped the TV ratings. The story, however, has too ambitious and disorientating a visual element for audio. The production lets the script down by not streamlining its cacophonous madness.
Doctor Who: The Lady of Obsidian by Andrew Smith (Big Finish, 2017) Leela’s return—pairing Louise Jameson with John Hurt—is a highlight of the Time War, both nostalgically and for the manner in which Andrew Smith brings her back. Unfortunately, there’s too much else going on. The story rattles helter-skelter around the moment.