Frequently hokey, incomprehensible, full of dodgy accents, with weird continuity nods to The Dalek Invasion of Earth and minimal sense of pacing or logic… Is this the messiest story since Minuet in Hell? In a similar manner, it has about five million ideas (one or two of them even good ones!) and no sense of how to put them together. The production is uncertain, too, with its tone all over the place, scenes intercut far too quickly for any sense of location or atmosphere to be established, and a number of iffy performances (even Davison doesn’t sound like he cares that much). For better or for worse, this feels like Big Finish in its very early days - which I suppose it is in a way, given the handover. Maybe, if the audio equivalent of Keith Boak’s notoriously poor first production block in 2004 was Minuet in Hell or The Land of the Dead, this is the first hiccup of the new regime: The Beast Below or Victory of the Daleks hitting a production/budget crunch, perhaps.
Extra notes: I didn't know that Stewart Alexander, shortly before recording his role in this as the Sergeant, had filmed a scene as one of the workers on the top of the Empire State Building in Daleks in Manhattan.