Alright, me old china? ‘Ere, ‘ave you ‘eard about what Big Finish is giving us this month? It’s only the return of everyone’s favourite cockney Time Lord, Drax! I know! Can you Adam and Eve it?!
Ahem. Sorry about that. Normal service resumes now, but Drax is, indeed, back, courtesy of Big Finish’s Fourth Doctor Adventures. The tinkering Time Lord, originally played by Barry Jackson, was first introduced in The Armageddon Factor, but this month’s release is his first audio story. Here’s the synopsis for The Trouble with Drax:
Altrazar. The temporal Atlantis, a place lost to time. Believed by many to be a myth, it has long been the perfect location for the rich and powerful to hide away their most dangerous secrets.
Because the somewhat crooked, not exactly honest, wheeler-dealer cockney Time Lord known as Drax has found a map that leads to its location. And, at the behest of a manipulative businessman, he’s going to use it.
When the TARDIS is dragged out of the space-time vortex, its crew aren’t best pleased to see the Doctor’s old school friend, even less when he pressgangs them into joining a raid on the most secure safe-house in history. However with Romana and K9 held hostage, the Doctor has little choice but to agree. With Drax in tow, he heads for the planet.
Which is where the trouble starts.
The sixth release in the Fourth Doctor Adventures’ fifth series, The Trouble with Drax is written by John Dorney and stars Tom Baker as the Doctor, Lalla Ward as Romana, and John Leeson as K9, alongside Ray Brooks, John Challis, Hugh Fraser, Jane Slavin, Miranda Raison, and John Banks.
Directed by Nicholas Briggs, The Trouble with Drax is out now, priced £10.99 for a CD and £8.99 as a download.