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Paradise 5 (Doctor Who: The Lost Stories) Audio CD – Audiobook, 17 Mar 2014

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd (31 Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844354482
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844354481
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1 x 12.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
Another in the series of Doctor Who audio plays that star Colin Baker as the Doctor and Nicola Bryant as his companion Peri, bringing to life on CD stories that were written for the show back in the 1980's but which for various reasons never got to screen.

Paradise 5 sees the time travellers go to visit an old friend, only to find he's gone to paradise 5, a space station that functions as a luxurious holiday resort, and then disappeared. The Doctor and Peri head to the station to investigate. The place is run by a man called Gabriel. Little humanoid creatures called Cherubs do the menial work. People are vanishing. And strange creatures are being seen.

Can the Doctor and Peri find the secret of Paradise 5?

Originally written for the 1986 trial of the a timelord season and featuring Bonnie Langford as Mel, the script has been rewritten by another writer to remove all the courtroom scenes that the trial season had, and to add in Peri in place of Mel as Bonnie Langford wasn't available to reprise the role. And they've also created a new opening episode that makes the story stand on it's own with no need for the trial format.

And a very good job they've done of it. Because this story works really well on audio. The plot isn't anything special but all the extra little details of the story are good enough to make you unconcerned about that. Peri spends a lot of time investigating on her own and this allows for her to have some very strong scenes of character. And wear costumes that you can but visualise in your mind's eyes.

Excellent villainy comes the wonderful double act of Alex Macqueen as Gabriel and James D'arcy as his right hand man Michael.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Victor HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 30 Aug. 2010
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This is the fifth of the productions from Big Finish in which stories written for Colin Baker's sixth Doctor on TV, but were never made, are finally brought to life.

This, for me, has been the highlight of the series so far. The Doctor and Peri are trying to investigate the disappearance of an old friend of the Doctor's, on the luxury holiday resort of Paradise 5, a floating space station. Peri goes undercover as a stewardess, whilst the Doctor creeps around behind the scenes. It is soon clear that all is not well, and something very untoward is happening to the guests.

This story starts off as a decent mystery, and evolves into an entertaining adventure as things start to hot up. There is a decent script, originally intended for the `Trial of a Timelord' season, which works well on audio. The cast members gove it their all, and provide memorable and interesting characters, especially Michael and Gabriel, the two people who run paradise.

THis is an entertaining release, and one that I am glad has seen the light of day at last. Well done Big Finish, more like this please!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Number13 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 12 July 2015
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Paradise 5 is an ultra-exclusive orbiting holiday resort so perfect that none of its guests ever want to leave - and none ever do... 4* (4 episodes, 2 CDs, 100 min)

The Doctor and Peri arrive there undercover, in search of the Doctor's friend Prof. Albrecht Thompson, last seen heading to Paradise 5 for a three day break - three months ago. Peri is working in the immaculate, white, gold and marble `front of house' as a hostess (thanks to some faked references) while the Doctor spends the first half of the story `backstage' in a drab, grimy environment of staff rooms, corridors and service ducts.

That contrast is a deliberate metaphor for the story; this `paradise' that offers beautiful and even ecstatic experiences to its guests has (of course) a grimy secret behind the façade. Unfortunately, I thought it was also an unintentionally good metaphor for the Lost Story `Paradise 5'; an attractive, authentic mid-1980s story written with great characters, dialogue and wit and brilliantly acted. But behind this attractive façade, I found the plot ultimately uninspiring - although this only became apparent after the `reveal' in episode 4.

So first, the `heavenly' aspects, which I thought were five-star quality. P.J. Hammond's script has been completed by Andy Lane so well I couldn't tell which part was by which writer until after listening to the documentary tracks. The characters and their dialogue are excellent and very witty and the beautifully depicted, `no expense spared' resort of Paradise 5 is, like most such resorts, slightly tacky in spite of (or because of) all the gold and marble trimmings.
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