Big Finish Productions
Dark Husband

Written by David Quantack Cover image
Format Compact Disc
Released 2008

Starring Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Philip Olivier

Synopsis: A week-long respite from a prolonged and bloody war, the Festival of the Twin Moons of Tuin makes Glastonbury look like a church fete... or so the brochure says. The Doctor and Ace are looking for rest and recreation. Hex is looking for the beer tent. But eternal enemies the ginger-haired Ri and the coot-bald Ir are plotting to turn their Festival truce to their own advantage. Only the Dark Husband might stop the celebrations turning to horror... but who is the Dark Husband? And what terror awaits him on his wedding night? If anyone knows any just cause or impediment, speak now. The lives of billions depend on it.


It Isn't by Stephen Maslin 22/4/17

David Quantick was involved in some of the finest and most ground-breaking TV and radio comedy of the 1990s (On The Hour, The Day Today, Brass Eye, Blue Jam, Smack the Pony), and it was a pleasant surprise to hear that he'd penned a Doctor Who audio drama for Big Finish. You might expect such a creation to be something out of the ordinary, at the very least to be really funny...

As Mr Quantick seems to be the sort of bloke who doesn't give a stuff what anyone thinks, I feel quite at ease in saying that The Dark Husband is absolutely dreadful and not funny at all. Let's not waste more time discussing it any further.