Thursday, 30 April 2015

Big Finish Reviews+ Doctor Who: The Darkness of Glass by Jeffrey Zyra



Doctor Who: The Darkness of Glass


By Justin Richards
Starring Tom Baker and Louise Jameson
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra


The year is 1907 and The Doctor and Leela are cut off from the TARDIS when the path they are walking on is covered up by the ocean when the tide came in.  Stranded on a small island The Doctor and Leela find sanctuary in a castle where members of the Caversham Society have gathered on the 100th Anniversary of the death of Mannering Caversham who was the greatest Magic Lanternist who ever lived.

But things aren’t as they seem as The Doctor discovers that Caversham was a supernaturalist and might have conjured up a demon.  The Doctor also discovers how Caversham caught the demon and now that people are dying believes that someone might be trying to conjure the demon and that would be bad for everyone in the castle and on Earth.

The Darkness of the Glass was a pretty good audio adventure.  I really liked the paranoia feel to it as everyone was trapped in the castle and worried about who or what was killing them off one by one.  It did have an Agatha Christie feel to it especially if you have read And Then There Were None.   I did like the mystery of this adventure as you wondered how The Doctor would figure out who was trying to bring back the demon.  It was also pretty clever the way in which the demon was originally trapped and how they went about to bring it back.  I won’t say how you’ll have to listen for yourself to find out. 

The Darkness of Glass had once again good performances from Tom Baker and Louise Jameson as the gave the story that feel that it could have been in season 14 as it had that Gothic feel to it.  Justin Richards did a wonderful job with The Darkness of Glass as it was a pretty good mystery and suspenseful romp for The 4th Doctor and Leela and I can’t wait for his next one.
Grade A


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