Doctor Who: Black and White. Audiobook Review

blackandwhitecover_cover_largeBLACK AND WHITE by Matt Fitton

Big Finish Productions, CD £14.99, Download £12.99

Reviewed by Matthew Johns

This continues on from Protect and Survive, where Ace and Hex escape from a nuclear nightmare, straight into another.  They find themselves in Denmark, where Beowolf is about to fight and defeat the monster Grendel, or at least that’s what the popular tale had you think happened…

As in the previous episode, Sylvester McCoy’s Doctor is reduced to a supporting part, while the very able Sophie Aldred and Philip Olivier take the spotlight as Ace and Hex, respectively.  Both are accomplished actors, and along with the rest of the cast, including Maggie O’Neill as Lysandra Aristedes and Amy Pemberton as Sally Morgan, two alternate companions to The Doctor, make this compulsive listening.

All Big Finish audio dramas have the same, exacting standards and are easily some of the best produced, audio books I have enjoyed.  If you’re a fan of Doctor Who, these are an absolute must have – Big Finish do an incredible job of bringing everyone’s favourite Gallifreyan and his companions to life.

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