The Fifth Doctor Box Set
Audio / February 6, 2016

Released August 2014 The Fifth Doctor Box Set finally reunites Peter Davison’s original TARDIS crew of Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan, finally filling in some curiously Adric-sized holes in the Big Finish expanded universe. With two stories set at different ends of Davison’s first series, the Box Set offers a welcome return to Season 19 and an exciting chance to further explore the characters and their changing interactions. Adric has not been completely bypassed by Big Finish before this release as Adrian Scarborough portrayed a version in ‘The Boy that Time Forgot’ and the character had received mentions in companion chronicles and short stories, but Matthew Waterhouse’s return to the role allows for the character to be much more front and center. Regardless of the general pervading thoughts about Adric, there is no denying that the character has always held a lot of dramatic potential due to his young age and circumstances; even at age fifty-two, Waterhouse adequately slips back into that age and mindset in his voicework. The big issue with Adric’s return, however, is that the TARDIS is once again occupied by four protagonists, but fortunately the writers Jonathan Morris and John Dorney both come up with stories and…