Doctor Who Audio Review: Keep The Light Alive

Doctor Who - The Companion Chronicles: The Dying Light

The Dying Light is a Doctor Who audio drama and is an episode from the range known as The Companion Chronicles. Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury star in this adventure which features the Second Doctor, who would have been played by Patrick Troughton were he still alive and fit enough to do so. The script was written by Nick Wallace, and Lisa Bowerman is once again in the director’s seat. Terry Molloy guest stars as Quadrigger Stoyn, who returns to challenge the Doctor for a second time.

The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe to a world with a dying sun. A murder has occurred, and the Doctor encounters an old foe in the shape of Quadrigger Stoyn. Stoyn was first introduced in the play entitled The Beginning. Stoyn seems to have an objection to the Doctor’s sudden departure from his home planet and has been trying to track through time and space.

Hines once again does a solid job with narration and slipping into the role of Jamie McCrimmon. He also provides a satisfactory impression of Troughton’s version of the Doctor. Padbury also sounds good. Molloy’s character is a somewhat engaging and complicated opponent. The story itself is not bad, but it does not really stand out. It’s another adventure where I have little objection to it. but I also fail to find it all that memorable. It’s another one where the performances really help out with making it merely reasonably enjoyable.

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