Synopsis: A god has died. A crime has been committed. And an even greater threat lies beneath the surface.
On the ocean world of Funderell, Romana has been reunited with her old friend from Gallifrey, Sartia, and the Doctor is investigating the history and religion of this strange world. But events have quickly spiraled out of control.
Why is this planet of such interest to the Time Lords? What lurks in the depths?
The life of more than one world is at stake. But time is running out.
[Note: This adventure continues from Doctor Who – The Fourth Doctor Adventures: The Skin of the Sleek]
Review: The Thief Who Stole Time was a wonderful way to end this season of The Fourth Doctor Adventures. Marc Platt finished his lucid dream about time and storytelling, using the tale as a capstone for The Key To Time arc.
Platt gave Romana the chance to be truly active in a narrative featuring an object the granted ultimate control over time. Sometimes it helps for a franchise to age several decades, giving modern writers the room they need to craft new opportunities for underused supporting characters.
Lalla Ward and Joannah Tincey rose to the challenge of that new opportunity, continuing to create a marvelous counterpoint to the Doctor and Master’s relationship. I’m very glad that Sartia survived, and I can’t wait to see how she and Romana next encounter each other.
- You can purchase Doctor Who: The Thief Who Stole Time here.
Written By: Marc Platt
Directed By: Ken Bentley
Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), Joannah Tincey (Sartia), Alan Cox (Eamonn Orensky), Kieran Hodgson (Klick Chervain), Des McAleer (Blujaw Skaldson), Alex Wyndham (Linnis Skaldson), Jamie Newall (Greygul), Jane Slavin (Frithra), John Banks (The Sleek)
Other roles played by the cast.
Producer David Richardson
Script Editor John Dorney
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs
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