208. The Waters of Amsterdam
'This is a very, very good release... an extremely polished production with plenty to enjoy and, to my mind, certainly one to recommend to newcomers to both Doctor Who and audio drama.' Kroagnon
'With a sterling musical score by Jamie Robertson, excellent writing by Jonathan Morris, wonderful sound effects from Martin Montague, some tight direction by Jamie Anderson and of course resounding performances from the regular and guest cast, this is a splendid start to the Doctor Who 2016 range.' Kasterborous
'Some strong work across the board makes this one of the best Fifth Doctor tales from Big Finish. 9/10' SFB
Reunited with the Doctor and Nyssa, Tegan joins them on a trip to Amsterdam's Rijkmuseum to see a new exhibition of the work of Rembrandt van Rijn, featuring his drawings of “Vessels of the Stars”. The Doctor is astonished to discover that they are designs for spaceships that would actually work, and decides to pop back to the Dutch Golden Age for a quiet word with Rembrandt – but the world-weary artist is no mood to help.
Meanwhile, strange forces are swirling in the canals, creatures from ancient myth, the watery, goblin-like Nix. What is their connection to the mysterious Countess Mach-Teldak – and to the events of Tegan’s life during her year away from the Doctor?
Written By: Jonathan Morris
Directed By: Jamie Anderson
Peter Davison (The Doctor), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Tim Delap (Kyle), Richard James (Rembrandt Van Rijn), Elizabeth Morton (Teldak), Robbie Stevens (Polsbroek/Nix), Wayne Forester (Glauber). Other parts played by the cast.
Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Alan Barnes
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs