Bang Bang A Boom

Bang Bang A Boom
Bang Bang A Boom

Cast

Sylvester McCoy (the Doctor), Bonnie Langford (Mel), Sabina Franklyn (Dr. Eleanor Harcourt), Graeme Garden (Prof Ivor Fassbinder), Vidar Magnussen (Lieutenant Strindberg), Nickolas Grace (Loozly), Patricia Quinn (Angvia), Anthony Spargo (Nicky Newman), Jane Goddard (Geri/Cyrene), David Tughan (Logan), Gareth Roberts (News Anchorman), Barnaby Edwards (Robot Waiter/Tannoy Voice), Nicholas Pegg (Alien Juror/Announcer), Andy Hardwick (The Breebles), Gareth Jenkins (The Breebles), Nicholas Briggs (Continuity Announcer)

Synopsis

Dark Space 8 – an advanced monitoring station floating serenely among the stars. Its crew – a dedicated and highly-skilled group of professionals, calmly going about their vital work. Its mission – to boldly host the Intergalactic Song Contest.

With representatives from myriad worlds competing, the eyes of the universe are on the station. But dark deeds are afoot aboard Dark Space 8… and people are starting to die.

The haughty Queen Angvia, the gaseous gestalt Gholos, disposable pop idol Nicky Neumann, erratic Professor Fassbinder and the icily-efficient Dr Helena Harcourt all are suspects. Could old political rivalries be manifesting themselves among the contestants? Is this the work of a breakaway terrorist faction? Or has someone just got it in for singer-songwriters?

With peace in the galaxy hanging by a thread, it’s vital that The mystery is solved and fast! Can Dark Space 8’s unconventional new commander, with the help of his personal pilot, Mel, find the murderer in time to prevent a major intergalactic war?

Or will it be nul points for the entire universe…?

Review

review by Liam Carey

four star review

Notes

  • Bang Bang A Boom was the thirty-ninth monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions.
  • The Doctor cannot speak Gholos’ language.
  • The Doctor previously placed a whistle in Mel’s pocket.
  • Queen Angvia finds the Doctor’s “deep grey eyes” and the way that his hair curls under his hat attractive.
  • The Doctor intended to materialise the TARDIS in the Maison Rouge restaurant in Paris.
  • The Third Doctor previously impersonated a commanding officer in order to salvage a peace process on Peladon in the 39th century. (The Curse of Peladon)
  • Mel describes the Doctor’s propensity to mangle and combine Earth proverbs as “really annoying.” (Time and the Rani)

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