For this year's Advent Calendar (I still remember failing to write last year's one) I've decided to do 25 mini-reviews of various things. Each day I'll be talking about either a book, a TV Show/Episode/Series, a Film, a Song, an Album, a Band, or anything that I think is worth mentioning. (They won't all be Christmassy and they won't all be about Doctor Who. This one is both though.)
Name: DOCTOR WHO - RELATIVE DIMENSIONS
Category: AUDIO DRAMA
Starring: PAUL and JAKE McGANN, SHERIDAN SMITH, CAROLE ANN FORD
Written by: MARC PLATT
Relative Dimensions is one of the best Doctor Who Audio dramas out there. And it's about Christmas! It requires no past knowledge of Doctor Who on Audio, or the Eighth Doctor's previous adventures. (Past events are often alluded to, but they explain their significance and it's not difficult to catch on.) The premise is simple: the Doctor and Lucie invite the Doctor's granddaughter and great grandson over for Christmas dinner in the TARDIS. Naturally, it doesn't go that well for them. It's a great idea, and the characters and plot are handled brilliantly by Marc Platt. The characters feel realistic, and the episode doesn't divulge in Doctor Who cliche, which Audio dramas often do. It's a thoroughly enjoyable adventure - and if you like it I'd recommend Lucie Miller/To The Death, the last adventures of that series, or even some of the earlier Doctor/Lucie stories. Lucie is a great companion and Sheridan Smith gives excellent performances.
It's definitely a story to listen to some time this month, and Doctor Who Big Finish stories are often on special offer, so if not now, you might be able to get it cheaper later on.
Buy it from here!