The One Doctor
Episode / March 11, 2016

Released December 2001 ‘The One Doctor’ marks Colin Baker’s first audio adventure with Bonnie Langford as Mel and, given the circumstances of their meeting during The Trial of a Time Lord arc, this is likely the earliest chronological adventure of theirs so far. Fortunately, this is an utter masterpiece that not only firmly completes the renaissance of the Sixth Doctor through Big Finish but also toys with the typical Doctor Who format to great success. The Doctor and Mel arrive on the planet Generios in the far future, only to find that someone called the Doctor has already saved them. After the Doctor dismisses the idea that another incarnation may already be here, he takes it upon himself who he believes to be an immitator, uncovering a far greater threat in the process. The adventure that follows is truly a comedy at its core, but the outstanding performances and well-written script elevate it to something truly moving and emotional. In fact, as the impostor Banto Zame is found out, it allows the Doctor and the resulting adventures exploits to poke fun at Doctor Who itself while also parodying the tastes of modern television viewers by sending the Doctor on a…