Doctor Who: Dark Universe by Guy Adams (Big Finish, 2020) Even if his schizophrenic personalities lack individual depth, the Eleven is a villain to be reckoned with and one of Big Finish’s great contributions to Who. Adams scripts a story of conscious bravura that deflates with the Seventh Doctor’s usual cop-out masterminding.
Doctor Who: Tick-Tock World by Guy Adams (Big Finish, 2019) A more-or-less successful mix of experimental SF and character overhaul. The production team at Big Finish still seem uncertain how to develop Susan—her emotions, maturity, competence and relationships fade in and out—but at least they’re trying. Well worth a listen.
River Song: The Unknown by Guy Adams (Big Finish, 2016) A clever opening to the series, the time conflux allowing not only for River Song to meet the Seventh Doctor but also to assert herself as the primary protagonist, respectfully stealing his thunder. A base under siege story with strong female characters.
Doctor Who: Pretty Lies by Guy Adams (Big Finish, 2017) As gratifying as it is to hear John Hurt as the War Doctor, this audio drama—inevitably?—portrays him as doing his humane best in an impossible situation; ergo, as no more callous or culpable than any other of the Doctor’s incarnations.