The Trouble with Drax CD-Audio
by John Dorney
Part of the Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures series
This range of two-part audio dramas stars Tom Baker reprising his most popular role as the Fourth Doctor (from 1974 - 1981) with a number of his original TV companions.
This fifth series reunites the Doctor with Romana (Lalla Ward), a fellow Time Lord for adventures across Time and Space!
Altrazar. The temporal Atlantis, a place lost to time. Believed by many to be a myth, it has long been the perfect location for the rich and powerful to hide away their most dangerous secrets.
Until now. Because the somewhat crooked, not exactly honest, wheeler-dealer cockney Time Lord known as Drax has found a map that leads to its location. And, at the behest of a manipulative businessman, he's going to use it.
When the TARDIS is dragged out of the space-time vortex, the TARDIS crew aren't best pleased to see the Doctor's old school friend, even less when he pressgangs them into joining a raid on the most secure safe-house in history.
However with Romana and K9 held hostage, the Doctor has little choice but to agree.
With Drax in tow, he heads for the planet. Which is where the trouble starts.The fifth series in a Big Finish range which is hugely popular with fans of the classic TV series Doctor Who. The pairing of the Doctor and Romana harks back to the most-watched period of Doctor Who, one that to a generation is the most loved and iconic and which broke the records for viewers of the show.
Tom Baker's portrayal of the Fourth Doctor Who still tops popularity polls today.
He was a special guest in 2013's 50th anniversary story Doctor Who - The Day of the Doctor. Although John Challis previously starred opposite Tom Baker in Doctor Who - The Seeds of Doom, he's best known to TV viewers as Boycie in Only Fools and Horses and guest star Ray Brooks will be a familiar voice to children of a certain age, as he was the voice of Mr Benn.
CAST: Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), John Leeson (K9), Ray Brooks (Drax), John Challis (Rosser), Hugh Fraser (Charles Kirkland), Jane Slavin (Shopkeeper 2), Miranda Raison (Inspector Fleur McCormick), John Banks (Grunthar).
- Format: CD-Audio
- Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd
- Publication Date: 31/07/2016
- Category: Space opera
- ISBN: 9781781787373