Doctor Who: The Home Guard by Simon Guerrier (Big Finish, 2019) Once revealed, the scenario doesn’t actually make much sense. As an atmosphere piece, however, this intrigues nicely (and doesn’t unravel as much as, say, The Android Invasion). Elliot Chapman and Frazer Hines are remarkably on-point in channelling Ben and the Second Doctor.
Doctor Who: The Drowned World by Simon Guerrier (Big Finish, 2009) A bit short and not exactly self-contained but told in an original, engaging fashion. Robert (Niall MacGregor) is a well-measured framing character and Jean Marsh provides a most welcome voice from the past, reprising and expanding on her role as Sara Kingdom.
Doctor Who: Shadow of the Past by Simon Guerrier (Big Finish, 2010) Another clever script by Simon Guerrier, staying faithful to the spirit of early UNIT-era stories. Present-day Liz Shaw (Caroline John) tells of an earlier adventure and then picks up its threads. Unfortunately some ‘big moment’ plot contrivances detract from the emotional resonance.
Doctor Who: The Carrionite Curse by Simon Guerrier (Big Finish, 2017) Guerrier captures the Sixth Doctor’s character and the salient features of that era (in a good way). Colin Baker’s vitality is undiminished 30+ years on, but the Carrionites—being the type of monster that screeches and threatens but never attacks—are disappointing.
Doctor Who: The Empty House by Simon Guerrier (BBC, 2013); audiobook read by Raquel Cassidy Guerrier’s well-executed Eleventh Doctor novelette puts a new spin on some old Doctor Who tropes. (New to Who, that is; in the time-honoured tradition of gothic homage this one is rather reminiscent of Alejandro Amenábar’s The Others, which incidentally featured Christopher Eccleston.)