The Company of Friends

The Company of Friends
The Company of Friends

Cast

Benny’s Story: Paul McGann (the Doctor), Lisa Bowerman (Benny), Richard Earl (Klarner), Su Douglas (Venhella)

Fitz’s Story: Paul McGann (the Doctor),  Matt di Angelo (Fitz Kreiner), Fenella Woolgar (Commander Hellan Femor), Paul Thornley (Michael Rond), Su Douglas (Gem Weston)

Izzy’s Story: Paul McGann (the Doctor), Jemima Rooper (Izzy), Steve Hansell (Grubb/The Man), Teddy Kempner (Grakk/Clerkie/The Camp Robot), Anthony Glennon (Courtmaster Cruel), Robert Forknall (Foreman), Katrina Cooke (Juror), Robert Forknall/Ian Hallard (Suits), Ian Hallard (Captain Cannibal)

Mary’s Story: Paul McGann (the Doctor), Julie Cox (Mary Shelley), Anthony Glennon (Percy Shelley), Robert Forknall (Lord Byron), Ian Hallard (John Polidori), Katrina Cooke (Claire Clairmont)

Synopsis

1. BENNY’S STORY by Lance Parkin
2. FITZ’S STORY by Stephen Cole
3. IZZY’S STORY by Alan Barnes
4. MARY’S STORY by Jonathan Morris

IN DETAIL

1. BENNY’S STORY

by Lance Parkin

Deep in the mines of Epsilon Minima, Professor Bernice Summerfield is up to her neck in it – as usual. The Countess Venhella has hired her to recover a lost Time Lord artefact: A TARDIS key, it turns out. Guess whose?

2. FITZ’S STORY

by Stephen Cole

On the planet Entusso, the Doctor and Fitz Kreiner investigate Alien Defence Incorporated – your one-stop shop for protection against extraterrestrial invasion! But which is the greatest menace: the hideous Vermin Queens or ADI itself?

3. IZZY’S STORY

by Alan Barnes

TARDIS travel opens one’s eyes to a universe of possibilities, reckons the Doctor. For geek girl Izzy, it’s also a fantastic way to track down ultra-rare back copies of ‘Aggrotron!’, the most dangerous comic in history

4. MARY’S STORY

by Jonathan Morris

Switzerland, 1816: At The Villa Diodati, Lord Byron’s house guests tell each other tales to curdle the blood and quicken the beatings of the heart. With a monster on the loose outside, young Mary Shelley isn’t short of inspiration.

Review

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Notes

  • Benny’s Story was a 2009 Big Finish Productions full-cast audio short story
  • The Doctor’s clothes are made of a special material that allows them to dry quickly.
  • Fitz’s Story was a 2009 Big Finish Productions full-cast audio short story
  • The Doctor had helped defend Entusso in the past with Sam Jones. Somehow he remembers this despite his amnesia, saying, “Me and Sam have been on Entusso before.”
  • Izzy’s Story was a 2009 Big Finish Productions full-cast audio short story, featuring the Eighth Doctor and Izzy
  • Izzy frequently watched Star Trek: The Next Generation on VHS before travelling with the Doctor.
  • When the Doctor was trying to guess why Izzy had requested a trip to 1988 Stockbridge, he incorrectly guessed that They may have returned to England to investigate “cattle mutilation over at Old Man Harvey’s farm.”
  • Mary’s Story was a 2009 Big Finish Productions full-cast audio short story, featuring the Eighth Doctor and Mary Shelley.
  • The Doctor uses a small green crystal to regenerate the TARDIS. It is similar, if not identical, to the one used in Rise of the Cybermen.
  • The future Doctor’s TARDIS regenerates with the help of the present Doctor. It would later do so again in the aftermath of his regeneration into his eleventh incarnation. (The Eleventh Hour)

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