Trap for Fools (8.05)

Big Finish - Short Trips Season 8

Turlough is back and still playing the school boy at St. Neot’s Refuge, to catch an alternate timeline that just doesn’t belong. Or perhaps I misunderstood and they’re just stopping a villain before it can spread further – the Entitlement. So Turlough really doesn’t interact with the other students all that much, despite the start to the story. But the focus is on the alien in charge, not the other kids in the story. Not that they’re not fleshed out at all! It’s just we don’t get much but that’s a short trip for you. A fun short trip, mind you. I do love me some Turlough! It’s a toss-up as to whether Jamie or Turlough is my favorite male companion.

The 5th Doctor is present in this story, more than most short trips. But he keeps being taken away by the TARDIS, which is hiding from the Entitlement. Otherwise it will be taken by them as well as all of the students and creativity found at St. Neot’s. It does require the Doctor and Turlough both doing their thing to save the day and they do so in style. Good stuff!


Narrator: Mark Strickson

Writer:Stephen Fewell

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Release: May 2018

Laura Vilensky 2018