Ferril’s Folly (#5.11)

Big Finish, Companion Chronicles

I really enjoyed this story with Mary Tamm as Romana. Fantastic stuff! An iron-controlling race coming to invade Earth? Wow but they could take the place down so easily. The Doctor and Romana land on a rooftop, where the TARDIS falls over onto its doors as soon as they exit. So they wander into the observatory, then escape the crazy Metal Lady (Ferril) there. While the Doctor wanders into the village to get something to help turn over the TARDIS, Romana’s recaptured by the Metal Lady. And things get crazy from there!

There is plenty of adventure in this story and escapes, death, and dismemberment. The “natives” are injured and the Doctor and Romana don’t seem to care much, which is a bit out of character. But otherwise it’s a lot of running around and trying to escape. Entertaining throughout!

Mary Tamm(Romana),Madeleine Potter(Lady Ferril)

Writer: Peter Anghelides

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Release: May 2011

Laura Vilensky 2019