Writer: Jonathan Blum
Director: Gary Russell
Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery and Gary Russell
Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes (2 CD’s, 4 Pts)
Companion: Ace (Sophia Aldred)
Summary: The Seventh Doctor and Ace find themselves in an alternate version of Britain occupied by the far right New Brittainnia Party. The Party is using a monster called the Fearmonger, who instills fear and feeds on the fearful.
Review: This is Big Finish’s first story to feature the Seventh Doctor. What I thought was the best feature was talk radio host Mick Thompson, whose show we hear throughout the story. He played a sort of Greek chorus/unreliable narrator and made it easier to immerse yourself into the world of the story. The story has an in media res feel, which I’ve learned is typical of Jonathan Blum’s stories. The Fearmonger is a great enemy, as it brings to mind the monsters of Troughton’s era. McCoy and Aldred were one of my favorite teams from the Classic Era, and the story feels as if it would fit in well with the Seventh Doctor’s era, as it tried to recreate Troughton’s era.
Overall Review: 10/10
Trivia: Mick Thompson is played by Vince Henderson, Sophia Aldred’s husband.