230. Time in Office
"A really unique political episode of Doctor Who like nothing I've ever listened to before or probably will again" Host Productions
"Eddie Robson cracks open Season 21 and inserts a Gallifreyan ‘Yes, Minister’ mini-season of stories! Helen Goldwyn, a long time voice actor for Big Finish Productions, has beautifully directed this. Considering that this is only the third ‘Doctor Who’ story she has helmed I am duly impressed. More of her work please. With its truly unique storyline, structure and amazing cast, ‘Time in Office’ delivers a ‘Doctor Who’ adventure that you’ve never seen the likes of before. One could easily have listened to a whole season of audios set during the Doctor’s tenure as the President of Gallifrey, though if this is the only two hours of it, it’s mighty damn satisfactory." We Are Cult
"Peter Davison is at his best here, fiery when necessary and conciliatory at other times, while Fielding and Jameson develop a good rapport. Verdict: This could easily have succumbed to the temptation to be as stifling as some of the other Gallifrey-set stories of the period; instead, it’s an unexpectedly humorous set of tales that show how to use continuity correctly. 9/10" SciFi Bulletin
"10/10 This is bold and fun storytelling and adds something to the 5th Doctors time I never would have thought I wanted, but it turns out I really did." Indie Mac User
"There’s a revelation at around halfway through (the finale) that is genuinely, and I don’t say this lightly, lore-changing for Doctor Who. Overall, Time in Office is one of the most fun Big Finish releases we’ve had in a long time; and it was great to get a lighter side of both the Fifth Doctor and Gallifreyan society. Whilst adding to the lore of the planet, it also satirised the political landscape of the western world at the moment, and Eddie Robson did a sterling job." Gallifrey Archive
The Doctor's adventures in time and space are over. The Time Lords have recalled him to Gallifrey – but what he faces on his home planet is worse than any trial. Following the disappearance of President Borusa, the High Council condemned him to the highest office - and he can't evade his responsibilities a nanosecond longer...
So all hail the Lord High President! All hail President Doctor!
Rassilon save him. This time, there's really no escape.
Written By: Eddie Robson
Directed By: Helen Goldwyn
Peter Davison (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Sheri-An Davis (Castellan Lowri), Julie Teal (Chancellor Vorena), Michael Hobbs (Arcantis), Tim Scragg (Crex), Tim Sutton (Scandrius), Jenny Lee (Kasnegar), George Watkins (Sugru / Fegax Guard Captain)
Other parts played by members of the cast.
Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Alan Barnes
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs