Serpent In The Silver Mask
Peter Davison (The Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric), Samuel West (The Mazzini Family), Phil Cornwell (Superintendent Galgo / Zaleb 5), Sophie Winkleman (Sofia)
On the planet of Argentia, a tax haven for the ultra-rich, a murderer is working their way through the members of the Mazzini family. Can The Doctor and his friends stay alive long enough to discover the killer’s identity?
Written By: David Llewellyn
Directed By: Barnaby Edwards
Serpent in the Silver Mask was the two hundred and thirty-sixth story in Big Finish’s monthly range.
The Mazzini family were demi-clones.
5/5 “highly entertaining, and highly recommended.” Cultbox
“It’s a joy, this story. It’s the kind of story you want to finish, and then loop straight back to the beginning to listen to again.” MassMovement
10/10 “It finds the perfect balance of plot, characterisation, mystery and fun. If you enjoy the lighter Davison episodes like Black Orchid, then you’ll love Serpent in the Silver Mask. If you’re not a fan of lighter stories, this tremendously fun adventure is still worth a listen for Sam West playing an entire family at once.” Blogtor Who
“Serpent in the Silver Mask is a delightful little murder mystery, with some intriguing sci-fi twists, black humour and plenty of drama for The Doctor and his companions to get their teeth into. Samuel West is terrific in the various Mazzini roles” The Digital Fix
“(David) Llewellyn has crafted an exemplary script with a central mystery that genuinely surprised me.” Doctor Who Online
“When you have a whole TARDIS team at your disposal, it only makes sense to do a Scooby-doo style murder mystery complete with a culprit “under the mask” reveal to finish” The Host Productions
“If you have yet to try the Big Finish main range then this may well be a good introduction to it. This is a fun, rollicking tale that will keep you guessing until the final reveal. Well worth a listen.” Glam Adelaide
“West demonstrates great versatility – as well as providing one of the funniest Big Finish scenes since the heyday of The One Doctor” SciFi Bulletin
“If you wanted a best representation of the Fifth Doctor’s tenure for the most part on audio, “Serpent in the Silver Mask,” is the best” Indie Mac User