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on 29 May 2008
another audio story for paul mcgann as the eighth doctor who with sheridan smith as his companion feisty northern girl lucie miller. As usual with this range the story is complete in roughly forty five minutes and the remainder of the disc is filled out with interviews with the cast and crew and a trailer for the next story. these are worth listening to for some interesting insights into the recording process. the two regular lead actors didn't record their lines at the same time. but you wouldn't know it if you if you didn't hear it in the interviews here.
All the stories in the latest batch of these audios have stood on their own. this one does bring back a couple of villainous characters from the previous season and makes a few references to events at the end of that but you shouldn't have much trouble picking the story up if you've not heard any of the previous ones.
It involves the doctor and lucie travelling on the first electric railway, in 19th century stockholm. but the doctor has another reason for being there, which involves a faboulous jewel. and there's more to the jewel than meets the eye. with people out to steal it, it may be that the tardis crew will have to do the same....
What follows is a very entertaining caper story. the length of the story means it doesnt have to spend any time in setting the robbery up, like these things usually do, so everything proceeds at a superb pace. It's all good lighthearted fun and there are some great moments for the regular cast, that give them a good opportunity to stretch their vocal talents.
A good little story. nothing special, but great fun and well worth a listen