The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast
Episode 35: Happy Endings

First of all, we profusely apologize for the delay in this month’s release, but what with family visiting at the holidays, influenza, and whatnot we really couldn’t hammer this one out by the end of November.  This is ironic, because it may be our shortest episode ever.

This time around we discuss Paul Cornell’s Happy Endings, the celebratory 50th Virgin New Adventure perhaps also known as “The One in Which Benny Gets Married and Every Major Character from Every New Adventure is Invited to the Wedding”.

From the back cover:

‘Doctor, this is my fiancé.  Please don’t kill him.’

You are cordially invited to the wedding of Mr Jason Kane and Professor Bernice S. Summerfield, to be held in the village of Cheldon Bonniface in the year 2010.

If everything works out, that is.  Between rows, fights and pre-emptive divorce proceedings, there may not be a wedding at all.  Especially if there really is someone who wants to prevent it happening.

Everybody’s coming: from Ice Warriors to UNIT veterans, a flirtatious Ace to a suspicious Hamlet Macbeth – and a very confused trio of Isley Brothers.  The Doctor has to organize a buffet, Roz has a mystery to solve, and Chris has a girlfriend who used to be the Timewyrm.

Paul Cornell, of course, is known for introducing Benny Summerfield in Love and War and has also written Human Nature, for which he penned the teleplay for the television series.

Sit back, pour yourself a glass of champagne, and listen in as we review Happy Endings.

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