Matthew Sweet

Toys in the Attic

Big Finish Folly, Part 158 – The Magic Mousetrap, by Matthew Sweet

The Magic MousetrapSwitzerland, 1926: the Doctor finds himself halfway up an Alpine mountainside, on his way to an exclusive sanatorium for the rich and famous run by the Viennese alienist Ludovic ‘Ludo’ Comfort. In between bouts of electric shock therapy, Ludo’s patients – including faded music hall turn Harry Randall, chess grandmaster Swapnil Khan and Lola Luna, darling of the Weimar cabaret scene – fill their time with endless rounds of Snap!, among other diversions.

But the Doctor soon suspects that someone’s playing an altogether more sinister game. Someone with a score to settle… (more…)

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Temporal Pilgrims

Big Finish Folly, Part 113 – Voyage to the New World, by Matthew Sweet

Voyage to the New WorldHard on the heels of their Jules Verne-style trip to Venus, the Doctor, Jago and Litefoot arrive on the shores of New England not long after the Pilgrim Fathers have staked their claim to the New World in fair Virginia. But the first settlement has disappeared, the colonists vanished like ghosts, the native Indians suspicious of the new arrivals – and there is something decidedly peculiar haunting the beaches…. who are the silent children, and why have they latched onto Henry Gordon Jago? And who is the Old Man of Croaton, who knows so much about time? (more…)

Gammon Have A Go If You Think You’re Hard Enough¹

Big Finish Folly, Part 55 – Year of the Pig, by Matthew Sweet

Year of the Pig - coverOstend, 1913. There’s a rather strange guest hidden away in a suite at the Hotel Palace Thermae. A cultured, whimsical guest, long since retired from the world of show-business, lost in remembrances of his childhood and fearing the horrors of the war yet to come. But it seems that people will not leave him alone. And the world has gone horribly, horribly wrong… what can one pig do to put the whole of time right again? (more…)