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Castle of Fear (Doctor Who) Audio CD – Audiobook, 31 Oct 2009

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd (31 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184435430X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844354306
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 0.9 x 14.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 553,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Captain Pugwash on 14 Nov 2009
Out of all of the previous television Doctors who are now reprising their roles on audio, I have always been least impressed by Peter Davison's portrayal. His feyness, youthful exuberance, and breathless delivery, have always been better suited to a visual medium in my opinion, and his companions have tended to be either bolshy and pointless (Tegan), or nasal and pointless (Peri). However, this may well be The Fifth Doctor's finest hour, as Alan Barnes' script is superb - crackling with wit, energy, and verve, and wringing huge amounts of drama out of a pretty simple premise - this after all is what good Doctor Who does best.

The Doctor's bewilderement and foreboding are brought out immediately, when landing in the Middle Ages he and his companion Nyssa appear to have been expected. How do the local serfs and peasants know so much about the Time Lord, his TARDIS, and his apparel? What is the eerie mist that is blighting the land? And what are the so-called 'demons' who are possessing Stockbridge castle and subsuming the wills of any humans who come into their path..? An old enemy of The Doctor's is on the prowl again, and it will take all of the Time Lords' determination and ingenuity to emerge triumphant once again...

What I liked most about this story was the irreverent humour - many of the asides, muttered comments from the extras, and dialogue, bring to mind episodes of Monty Python and Blackadder.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Nov 2009
A new doctor who audio play featuring Peter Davison as the Doctor and Sarah Sutton as his companion Nyssa. Running for four thirty minute long episodes over two discs this is the start of a trilogy of stories set in the village of stockbridge. And it's totally accessible to casual listeners. There are continuity references to the tv show, another audio, and the comic strip in doctor who magazine, but not picking up on them shouldn't lessen your understanding or entertainment.

The story begins in 19th century stockbridge when the tardis crew notice some oddities whilst watching the local christmas play. This leads them back to the middle ages to investigate. at the when the rather pompous lord of the local castle is returning from the crusades, only to find his castle has been taken over by demons from the stars in the meantime. The Doctor and nyssa have to assist him, but wild boars, a mercenary french knight, and the locals all combine to make sure their task isn't easy.

And then there's the creatures in the castle...

What could be a rather conventional story is in fact a delightfully entertaining listen thanks to a wonderfully sharp script. There's a lot of comedy in the first two episodes but it's written ever so well and played perfectly by the cast that it works superbly, thanks not least to guest actor jon sessions and a wonderfully deadpan straightman performance from peter davison. there's so many great puns and clever bits of worldplay that you could listen to it again and again and still find things you'd missed or forgotten.

Things do get a little more serious in the second two episodes but there are still plenty of twists and turns to come such that the story will still keep you captivated.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tim Bradley on 12 Aug 2011
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Well...what can I say about 'Castle of Fear'?

I really enjoyed it and found it very amusing. Of course I had to listen to it a number of times in order to get my head around some of the terminology they used in the Middle Ages.

I had my CD cover for this story signed recently by the lovely Sarah Sutton who plays Nyssa. She's absolutely brilliant in this story, and it happens to be one of her favourites which I can understand why that is. She said to me she listened to it in the car and remembered really enjoying the recording of that story with the cast especially with the likes of John Sessions.

It was Christmas 2009 for me, and I was so excited about the new trilogy being released from Big Finish, featuring the Doctor and Nyssa who are my favourite TARDIS duo.

The setting for the trilogy is in a special place from comic book land called Stockbridge. I've never read any of the Fifth Doctor comic book adventures, but that didn't matter to me as this was a trilogy that featured the Doctor and Nyssa, and that was enough for me to enjoy.

"Castle of Fear" really sets 'The Stockbridge Trilogy' off to a good start, and it certainly feels like a Christmas offering. The Doctor and Nyssa attend a Boxing Day gathering at the 'Green Dragon Inn' in 1899. They watch a mummer's play being performed about 'St. George and the fiery Dragon', and it happens to feature a certain 'doctor' with a stick of celery on his lapel. As you can guess this concerns the Doctor greatly and it isn't before long that the Doctor and Nyssa are whisked off back in time to the 'measly' Middle Ages at Stockbridge Castle.
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