October 1930. His Majesty's airship, the R101, sets off on her maiden voyage to the farthest-flung reaches of the British Empire, carrying the brightest lights of the imperial fleet. Carrying the hopes and dreams of a breathless nation. Not to mention a ruthless spy with a top-secret mission, a mysterious passenger who appears nowhere on the crew list, a would-be adventuress destined for the Singapore Hilton...and a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey.
There's a storm coming. There's something unspeakable, something with wings, crawling across the stern. Thousands of feet high in the blackening sky, the crew of the R101 brace themselves. When the storm breaks, their lives won't be all that's at stake.... The future of the galaxy will be hanging by a thread.
Written by Alan Barnes. Directed by Gary Russell.
©2001 Big Finish Productions (P)2001 Big Finish Productions
It's good to hear a solid Who story featuring Paul McGann, showing that he was and still is a far better Doctor than the 1990s movie script allowed him to be.
While the introduction of Charlie isn't quite as strong an entrance, India Fisher does still provide a great first impression for what would be the start of an important story arc for her character.
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