When a horrific and inexplicable death occurs at Space world, a new theme park on Hampstead Heath, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and UNIT are called to investigate.
Jon Pertwee makes one of his last appearances as the Doctor in a specially made for Radio 4 production. Whilst his return (and that of many old voices) is a plus, the production is let down by the one thing that always made Doctor Who great - the storyline.
The writer seems to have muddled through a range of cliches from Who and beyond to produce a weak, plodding and heavily padded affair. The director (I'm assuming there was one), seems to have given his directions through the phone, chinese-whispers style. Only this could explain the mess that is the Paradise of Death.
Typically in bad Doctor Who stories, it is the Doctor who saves the day, quite literally. Pertwee lifts the production to make it tolerable, and there is a real sense we're back in the good old days of Who. Completists will enjoy, newcomers will be confused. It's worth a listen, but borrow it from your mate before you split with your cash.
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