Synopsis: Doctor Who: Short Trips Monthly is a series of new short stories read by an original cast member.
Release #7 is a Seventh Doctor and Ace story.
Materialising aboard the submarine HMS Thunder during the Second World War, the Doctor and Ace join Commander Fitzgerald and his crew as they track a fellow sub in trouble.
While the Doctor advises the Captain on navigational matters, Ace joins in a daring mission to rescue sailors in the water. With German planes overhead, no-one’s survival is guaranteed…
Review: I really enjoyed the distinctive voices Sophie Aldred brought to all the characters, especially the Doctor himself. Aldred proved to be yet another Doctor Who co-star capable of uncanny impersonation. As for the story, this was a poignant no-frills historical of the sort not seen during the Seventh Doctor’s era. Fitzgerald and Jimmy made extremely effective pseudo companions, and listeners got a sense of what a World War II era UNIT might have been like, complete with ethical debates, but minus any aliens.
- You can purchase “Dark Convoy” here: http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/dark-convoy-1100
Producer Michael Stevens
Script Editor Michael Stevens
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs
Written By: Mark B Oliver
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman
Sophie Aldred (Narrator)
- Story, Performance, historical details
- Pacing slower, but to be expected in a character piece.
- Sound Production10