|'Night of the Vashta Nerada'
by John Dorney
Funworld was set to be the happiest planet in the galaxy. A planet of joy, of euphoria, of laughter and delight. Except construction was marred by reports of a predator and then, a few days before opening, all communication ceased.
Owner Georgia Donnelly is desperate to open the resort and has hired Amanda Steele's crew to find out what happened on the planet. They're the best. But even they might not be up to the task.
Joined by the Doctor and being picked off one by one, they slowly start to realise that something terrifying lurks in the shadows.
Tom Baker (The Doctor), Adjoa Andoh (Racnoss Empress), Nigel Planer (Old Racnoss Emperor / Herrax), Andrew French (Racnoss Consort), Lisa Kay (Alayna), Pam Ferris (Amanda Steele), Lorelei King (Georgia Donnelly), Emma Lowndes (Phelan), Matt Devitt (Bennetto), Maya Sondhi (Katy Bell), Andrée Bernard (Mary Sissinghurst), Adèle Anderson (Eileen Nelthorpe), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Rev Douglas Bell), Jacqueline Pearce (Ollistra), Jan Ravens (Doctor Eva Morrison), Himesh Patel (Biotech Dendry), Tim Wallers (Commander Roxita / Security Chief Raldon)
Directed by Barnaby Edwards
*Featuring the the Fourth Doctor
*A Big Finish Audio Production
*Time-placing: the Doctor mentions that his friend recently left, so I am choosing to place this after Sarah Jane Smith departs in 'Hand of Fear', between 'Deadly Assassin' and 'The Face of Evil'