|'Destiny of the Doctor'
'Smoke and Mirrors'
by Steve Lyons
Celebrating 50 years of ‘Doctor Who’, a brand-new adventure for the Fifth Doctor
The Doctor answers a psionic distress call sent from England in the 1920s. There, in the environs of a fairground, he is reunited with an old friend: Harry Houdini. To Adric and Nyssa the name means very little, but to the Doctor’s companion Tegan he is a legend. Escape artist extraordinaire, Houdini’s reputation will last for decades.
But how does Harry know so much about Tegan herself? Is it really just guesswork, as he says? Is Harry right to be concerned about the fairground’s fortune teller, who claims to have supernatural skills? Both he and the Doctor suspect an alien influence may be at work.
What neither the Doctor nor his friends realise is that, somewhere in the shadows, a far more sinister and all too familiar presence is lying in wait for them…
Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka), Tim Beckmann
Directed by John Ainsworth
*Featuring the Fifth Doctor, Adric, Nyssa and Tegan
*Also featuring a cameo appearance by the Eleventh Doctor
*Time-placing: the Doctor is still trying to get Tegan to Heathrow Airport, so I'm placing this around the time of 'The Visitation'
*A Big Finish and AudioGo Production
*For the 50th anniversary of 'Doctor Who' Big Finish Productions and AudioGo joined forces to produce this special range of audiobook titles; the dramatised readings were released monthly in 2013, running up until the anniversary month of November, and each focused on one of the eleven Doctors