Blurb: When the TARDIS lands in a house in Florence, Italy in 1514, it isn’t long before the guards of Guiliano de Medici arrest Steven and Vicki. To rescue them, the Doctor has to employ the help of the house’s owner – one Niccolo Machiavelli. But can he be completely trusted?
Guiliano confesses to his brother Pope Leo X that he has angered the wealthy family of Ravelli and believes the newcomers may be part of an assassination plot. But when the Doctor arrives an already tricky situation starts to spiral out of control.
As the city rings with plot and counter-plot, betrayal and lies abound. The Doctor and his friends must use all their ingenuity if they’re not to be swept away by history.
This conspiracy is about to get complicated…
Review: Big Finish pulled a surprising turn with their latest installment of The Early Adventures. In the past, the Companion Chronicles, Early Adventures, and Lost Stories had always treated stories in history as dramatic tales that were taken fairly seriously. Yet, in William Hartnell’s time as the Doctor that often wasn’t the case. The second script writer for the series, Dennis Spooner, loved comedy as did Hartnell. Quite a few of the best remembered stories in William’s Hartnell’s time as the Doctor were comedies or at least had fairly sizable comic content. The Ravelli Conspiracy belongs to that line of story. It was, perhaps, a tad mischievous on Big Finish’s part not to hint that this would be something different from the typical, dramatic stoyline that one had come to expect from their historicals, but it certainly made for a nice surprise and allowed Big Finish to try it’s capable hand at recreating another style of story from the classic era in audio. Continue reading “Review: Doctor Who The Early Adventures – The Ravelli Conspiracy” »