225. Vortex Ice / Cortex Fire
'Both writers have done a great job and the pacing and directing by Ken Bentley is flawless. As much as I still enjoy some longer-form stories I would really welcome more of these hour long double headers. 9/10 ' Indie Mac User
'Distress. A crescendo of electric music mixed with chimes. Old meeds new. A sweeping statement that something is wrong, yet whimsical. This is how you open an episode of Doctor Who. Intrigue, whimsy and wonder. ' Gallifrey Archive
'An excellent double bill that will have something for everyone and a lot more if you want to delve a bit deeper under the skin of the story - 10/10 ' Planet Mondas
"Not only do these tales engage the listener but seem to give the leads, Baker and Greenwood, a new energy as they approach Doctor Who from a slightly different angle then they’re maybe used to." The Doctor Who Companion
Vortex Ice by Jonathan Morris
In search of ‘exotic particles’, the Doctor and Flip arrive 700 feet underground, in a mine in Northern Mexico – only to run into a scientific expedition. Among their number, an exobiologist. They’re all on the hunt for alien life! Deep underground, the team finally uncovers a cave of vast crystals – like ice, despite the heat. And inside the crystal: something frozen. Something trapped in time. If only it were something simple, like a monster. But it’s far, far worse than that.
Cortex Fire by Ian Potter
The Doctor brings Flip to the futuristic city of Festin, the best vantage point to witness a unique astronomical light show. In a city governed by the all-powerful network known as the Cortex, they’re soon identified as outsiders – nihilists, perhaps, responsible for a wave of terror that’s been sweeping the city… But the truth is different. The people of Festin are burning up. Spontaneously combusting. And no-one knows why.
Written By: Jonathan Morris, Ian Potter
Directed By: Ken Bentley
Colin Baker (The Doctor), Lisa Greenwood (Flip), Shobu Kapoor (Sai Chopra), Orlando Seale (Dylan Argent), Monty D’Inverno (Jannik Woolf), Rebecca Todd (Khoralla), Simon Kane (Halus), Eve Webster (Bav/ Cortex/ Enforcer) Katherine Senior (Holly Whitfield) Youssef Kerkour (Dakeem/Ambulance Pilot). Other parts played by members of the cast.
Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Alan Barnes
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs