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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd (15 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844354768
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844354764
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1 x 12.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 435,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timelord-007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 25 July 2014
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Doctor Who: Situation Vacant.
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companion(s): Hugh, Asha, Theo, Juliet.
Main enemy: 'Spoilers'.
Main setting: London, 2010.
Writer: Eddie Robson.
Director: Nicholas Briggs.
Release number: 4.02.
Format: 1xCD - 2 episodes.
Running time 60 minutes.

Extras.
Trailer.
Behind the scenes interviews.

Cast.
The Doctor - Paul McGann
Hugh Bainbridge - James Bachman
Asha Qureshi - Shelley Conn
Theo Lawson - Joe Thomas
Juliet Walsh / Tamsin Drew - Niky Wardley
Wanda Rothman - Sabina Franklyn
Leonard Pallister - Tony Millan
Rachel - Joanna Kanska
Rafshaw - Barnaby Edwards

Trivia.
1)The applicants for the position of companion are responding to an advertisement placed in various newspapers, the candidates are listed below.
Hugh Bainbridge - "An amiable public school type who, though perhaps not the brightest tool in the box, is happy to rush where Time Lords fear to tread."
Juliet Walsh - "A tough cookie. A driven and highly successful career woman, there's nothing she won't do to close the deal."
Asha Qureshi - "A no-nonsense, capable young woman with a tendency towards precociousness & a surprising ability to cope with the unexpected."
Theo Lawson - "King of the Geeks: an introverted and computer-savvy teenager who knows more about gigabytes than he does about girls."
2)The Doctor mentions that his former companion Lucie Miller is, as far as he knows, travelling around Europe. (Audio: Death in Blackpool).
3)The Doctor recalls that he once saw a larger robot rampaging around London. (Tv: Robot).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 Aug 2010
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It's been a while since the last audio story to feature the Eighth Doctor Death in Blackpool (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures). But now he's back. And he's travelling on his own.

Not, it would seem, for long.

An advert has been placed advising that a traveller in time and space needs a new companion. The Doctor thus arrives to meet the four candidates in a meeting room at a hotel. But there can only be one winner. So the only way to find the best candidate is to set them to dealing with tasks.

In the meantime people are disappearing and giant robots are running around.

There's a lot more going on at this hotel than meets the eye.....

This runs for two episodes of roughly twenty nine minutes each, and is complete on one disc. And it's different to any Doctor Who story you've ever heard before.

It's also a lot of fun.

There's an obvious spoof of the apprentice here, but it's never highlighted too much as it's just one element of the story. It's not a story that too much can be said about because there are an astonishing amount of twists and turns. Some interesting development for all the characters. And some intriguing hints as to a story arc that will doubtless be followed up in subsequent audio stories.

The eventual winner turns out to be quite an interesting character and their motivation is a wonderfully written and well acted scene. You'll find yourself glad that they're onboard the TARDIS, and looking forward to finding what happens next.

This is an entertaining start to the latest run.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keen Reader TOP 100 REVIEWER on 15 April 2011
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The key good points in this story for me were that it left many unfinished threads to be revisited - who set up the advertisement and interviews, who appears to be one step ahead of the doctor - that we have to wait to find out.

In the meantime, there is almost a distraction in this tale of the Doctor apparently looking for a 'new apprentice'. I'm not a fan of The Apprentice so I didn't enjoy this story quite as much as others have; but that doesn't detract from the good writing or the excellent performances from the characters; many of whom have pivotal roles to play in what must have been quite difficult characters to portray convincingly in such a short space of time. The casting is brilliant; and the setups for future stories is great; just this story seemed to have a little of the 'filler' in it for it to be what I would consider a fantastic Doctor Who story.

Well worth listening to; and the extras and interviews are very interesting as well.
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