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Summary

Jamie Glover reads this Beyond the Doctor story featuring Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright.

It's Spring 1965, and at last two time travellers have returned home after many adventures with the Doctor. Yet the world has moved on in their absence, and settling back in proves harder than expected.

For Barbara, salvation appears in the form of kindly Angela Leamann, who offers Miss Wright a roof over her head in return for a series of 'psychical sessions'.

Ian, meanwhile, discovers a hidden talent and joins London's growing literary science fiction scene. He sees no harm in drawing upon his experiences with the Doctor - even when his ideas are picked up by a bigshot in television.

Unsuspectingly, the ex-schoolteachers are being drawn into an invisible web....

Jamie Glover, who played William Russell in the BBC TV drama An Adventure in Space and Time, reads this intriguing story by Paul Magrs, author of Doctor Who: The Nest Cottage Adventures.

Reading produced by Neil Gardner

Sound design by David Roocroft

Script Editor & Executive Producer: Michael Stevens

©2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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London 1965

This is a BBC Audio rather than a Big Finish production, and i guess Beyond the Doctor is their equivalent of Companion Chronicles. I'm listening to this via Audible, but CDs may be available.

London 1965 takes up the story of Ian and Barbara having returned home, albeit two years later. They find things have moved on, both in the country but also their personal lives. Obviously they've lost their jobs, and Barbara her flat, though Ian's landlady kept his and now wants back rent.

It's very melancholic, Ian getting used to the new normal better than Barbara, with new jobs and new look. Author Paul Magrs set ups what I'd expect to be an exaggerated post-travel blues with style, which I found totally believable. And providing an equally outlandish answer to past life regression.

Jamie Glover is an excellent narrator, drawing me into this world, his narration gets a full 10/10. The story 9/10 as the ending feels rushed and tacked-on.

Scoring: 0 incredibly bad; 1-3 poor; 4-6 average; 7-9 good; 10 excellent.