They say that here are only a few types of story in the world and that they’re used over and over again in inventive ways by very clever people.
One such clever person is Jonathan Morris, who must have at some point been watching the 1973 Third Doctor adventure Planet of the Daleks to take inspiration for his new Big Finish Companion Chronicle Ghost in the Machine.
Because this tale contains a specific story element that Third Doctor Companion Jo Grant made use of in said televised adventure. The use of recorded audio…
Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow
And everywhere that Mary went, that lamb was sure to go.
The TARDIS is empty. The Doctor has gone.
Jo Grant steps outside into the darkness and finds the frozen body of her friend, and the ship’s log recorder. On it is attached a simple message – ‘Use Me’.
As she explores this place, recording her every move, Jo discovers the horror that lies in the shadows.
But by then it is too late.
For this particular story however, we’re sure that Morris will offer us something fresh and new as he always does, and with Katy Manning along for the ride as Jo Grant, this new Companion Chronicle looks set to be one of the creepiest yet! And for an added bonus, the story is directed by Louise Jameson!
Ghost in the Machine stars Katy Manning and is available on CD for £8.99 or via download for £7.99 from www.bigfinish.com.