This Big Finish story sees a solo fifth Doctor caught in a political wedding which turns out to be slightly more than he bargains for.
Tegan and Nyssa are in Amsterdam but the Tardis deposits the Doctor on a ship where a arranged royal wedding is about to take place but there are those who don’t want to see it happen. Also on board is a creature that is kept behind a force shield which escapes resulting in crash landing onto a planet full of them.
As the survivors battle to stay alive things become slightly more complicated. In ways this takes elements from the fourth Doctor story The Androids of Tara but adds a brand new twist. It is very well performed by all, a character piece that holds the attention with gripping cliffhangers.
Peter Davison is in fine form allowing a companion free Doctor to take reign of the story. His blasé reaction to the usual accusations of being a spy etc are wonderful. Overall, a solid story that grips the listener. Nicely done.
3.5 out of 5 nerds