The Company of Friends: Izzy's Story

Audio The oddness of suddenly hearing these characters which have only previously appeared on page is entirely mitigated by just how authentically enthusiastic Jemima Rooper sounds as Izzy and how perfectly writer Alan Barnes gauges the script in capturing her pop culture references. Having this audio version comment on its comic origins is sublime as are the satirical swipes against 2000AD and its ilk, in a story which you can still absolutely imagine having appeared early in the comic’s DWM run (I think I may have listened to it slightly “out of sequence” but with no standard placement and multiple choices online I just ended up picking somewhere at random). Funny also how its conclusion manages to sound like parts of Gallifrey Base commenting on a female Master just a few years later.

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