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4.0 out of 5 stars Best-Set?, 14 July 2004
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This review is from: Doctor Who: Yeti Attack (BBC Radio Collection) (Audio CD)
The release of this box-set curiously named 'Yeti Attack!' comprises of the two Troughton stories; The Web of Fear and The Adbominable Snowmen, both of which are currently missing from the BBC archives. Obviously, for those who own the individual titles (which curiously are still available separately,) there is nothnig new here, however, for those who are contemplating adding one of the prescribed adventures to their collection, I would urge them to look at buying this boxset.
Prepared especially for the 40th Anniversary of Doctor Who, it appears that the BBC have finally realised that this classic show does have some value, the collection comprises of the two individual stories (not as some people seem to think, a CD where both are presented in the same case) spanning about five hours and over five discs. Secondly, the collection is reasonably priced - it is cheaper to buy both in this set, than individually. Spot the BBC's real motive here...
The stories themselves are 'classics' - superbly narrated by Fraser Hines, the soundtracks capture the atmosphere of the stories and the supporting cast in each story, augment the strong storylines. Aside from clips and photographs, these are probably the closest that fans are going to get to two highly-acclaimed stories from Troughton's era.
As always, Troughton is excellent - he brings energy and excitment to the part, whilst his character, is finely sutied to audio and appeals to people of all ages. The fact that the box-set comprises both stories makes it an ideal present for anyone, regardless if they are a fan or casual listener. The audio itself is crystal clear, compliments must go to the BBC team who have cleaned up off-air recordings, whilst fans such as myself are indebted to people who made such recordings, thus allowing gems such as these to 'survive.'
Many people are dismissive of these releases - they see the banner 'The original BBC Soundtrack' and believe that is it. I would like to quash that myth - each story has its own specially written linking narration (which unlike early cassette releases does not obscure the soundtrack) and the COMPLETE soundtrack (not 'highlights.' In my opinion, all these type of CD's (not just Doctor Who!) are excellent, and comparing them to television now, one has to feel that something is missing...
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic lost Doctor Who, 15 April 2010
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colin silk (Kent, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Doctor Who: Yeti Attack (BBC Radio Collection) (Audio CD)
If you remember these Troughton adventures then these soundtracks will bring the stories back. If you didn't see the originals you'll still get a pretty good idea of what they were like from listening to these recordings. I think that the soundtracks with the added linking naration work really well and stand comparison with other audio dramas of Doctor Who which have been designed from the outset as audio-only stories eg the Big Finish ones.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twelve fantastic value episodes, 27 Jan 2010
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Tony Jones "Tony" (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Doctor Who: Yeti Attack (BBC Radio Collection) (Audio CD)
At the time of writing this is retailing for not much more than £10. If you don't have either of the two Yeti tales this is clearly a fantastic bargain. In terms of experience this is a straight recording from the TV episodes with narration by Fraser giving all the information not obvious from a TV sound track. Unlike some other sets I found this worked well.

The two tales are split over five CDs for no clear reason - each adventure is six episodes long.

Sound quality is fine and as Dr Who tales these are both good, with the Web of Fear being the classic London Underground / meeting Lethbridge Stewart story that any fan of older stories would want in their collection.

Really this can't be faulted as an essential piece of a fan's audio collection (if that's your bag and like me you spend a lot of time commuting and needing some quality entertainment on your MP3 player.
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4 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like troughton then this is a must have!!!!!!!!!!!!, 14 May 2004
This review is from: Doctor Who: Yeti Attack (BBC Radio Collection) (Audio CD)
Well to put it straight a great boxset!
The Web of fear what a great classic set in the underground tunnels! Its also avalible in the reign of terror boxset well the 1 and 2 episodes anyways.
If i were you i would be looking to buy one for about 35 to fourty pounds and what a great set!!
The abonable snowman!
Well not as good as the web of fear but still great !!!!
If i were you i would only by this boxset if you can get it below 22 pounds.
Because they are also avalible seprately if you wish to buy just one of the titles ut if i were you i would get both 2 brilliant stories to blow you mind away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for reading.
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