Sarah and Josh head off for a well-deserved break in a
Romanian village, which also happens to be the setting for
an international peace conference. When Sarah sees a terrifying
apparition, Josh assumes she is just imagining it. But certain
conference delegates have also been seeing ghosts...
CD brings Sarah (Elisabeth Sladen) back into K9 and Company
territory with its rather spooky goings-on - all of which,
of course, have a perfectly rational explanation. Ms Smith
sounds distinctly like her old mentor the Doctor when she
confidently asserts to Josh (Jeremy James) that there are
no such things as ghosts. That is, before things start to
go bump in the night for her. There are still no robot dogs
in evidence, although there are a couple of references to
another famous fictional pooch, Scooby-Doo, who is more closely
associated with this type of tale.
guest stars in this production include Brian Miller (Sladen's
husband) as posh ex-pat Christian Abbotly. (Perhaps young
Sadie had to stay behind to look after the Miller household
cat, since her regular character, Nat, does not appear in
this story.) Robert Jezek, who has played various Americans
in Big Finish Productions, as well as Frobisher the shape-shifter
in The Holy Terror, stars as Jack McElroy.
Romanian setting might have led you to expect the involvement
of a vampire or two, but that is one of several red herrings
in this entertaining, though not tremendously eventful, change-of-pace
story by Rupert Laight.
was a little disappointed that the cliffhanger ending to Test
of Nerve isn't followed up here. However, the trailer
for next month's audio drama, Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre,
assures me that I won't have to wait much longer...
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