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4.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
This is the one off Radio 4 series during the 18 months that Doctor Who was ofcf the air.
The story isn't actually quite long,all in all it's just over an hour in lenght in 6 episodes.
The story is about the 6th Doctor and Peri ( as played on screen by Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant) about a ship.
The comedy is magiacal,it makes a break form the argurments...
Published on 21 Oct 2002 by paulalfonso13792

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3.0 out of 5 stars The Doctors first radio adventure
Originally broadcast as 10-minute chunks embedded in an interminably awful children’s magazine format, this first proper Doctor Who radio story is a mildly entertaining yet ultimately unsatisfying offering. Then TV stars Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant encounter a raft of bog-standard Doctor Who story elements: illegal time experiments first hook the Doctor and Peri...
Published on 2 Feb 2006 by Jane Aland


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3.0 out of 5 stars The Doctors first radio adventure, 2 Feb 2006
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Originally broadcast as 10-minute chunks embedded in an interminably awful children’s magazine format, this first proper Doctor Who radio story is a mildly entertaining yet ultimately unsatisfying offering. Then TV stars Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant encounter a raft of bog-standard Doctor Who story elements: illegal time experiments first hook the Doctor and Peri into the story; an echoey spaceship provides endless corridors for the regulars to traipse down; a blood-thirsty monster is shoehorned into the plot for seemingly no other reason than that it will provide an effective cliffhanger; and a comedy pair of intergalactic policemen are inferior knockoffs from the Robert Holmes school of double acts. Slipback is at least initially entertaining thanks to Sawards fruity dialogue (Peri memorably describes the TARDIS console ‘starting to wink, flash and grunt like some dirty old man in a park’) but sadly the story doesn’t really build to a satisfying climax, it just…stops. The Doctor doesn’t get to save the day, or ultimately even meet up with Valentine Dyall’s infectious Captain Slarn, as Saward instead rather lazily steals the finale of 5th Doctor TV story Terminus to provide an unsatisfying conclusion. Mildly diverting, but not in the same league as Big Finish’s more recent 6th Doctor audios.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Eric Saward apes Douglas Adams - fun in parts., 12 Feb 2001
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This is a CD issue of the special one-off radio series of Doctor Who, broadcast on Radio 5 during the long break when the TV show was suspended (around 1986?). Eric Saward (the Script Editor of the TV show at the time) wrote this dark comedy, not much in the style of "Doctor Who as we know it", but in a mixture of his own increasingly grim style, and splashes of humour reminiscent of Douglas Adams (the use of language, the elaboration of ideas to the point of absurdity without actually playing them for obvious laughs, etc.)
Unfortunately, being sliced into half a dozen ten minute episodes - each with a cliffhanger ending, of course! - makes the plotting fairly contrived.
It's fun in parts; but even if didn't already have the cassette release from a few years ago, I wouldn't think it really worth the asking price of this CD.
The book adaptation worked better: Extra material, and no need for the contrived cliffhangers. Chances of that ever seeing print again are slim, though... =:o{
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, 21 Oct 2002
This is the one off Radio 4 series during the 18 months that Doctor Who was ofcf the air.
The story isn't actually quite long,all in all it's just over an hour in lenght in 6 episodes.
The story is about the 6th Doctor and Peri ( as played on screen by Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant) about a ship.
The comedy is magiacal,it makes a break form the argurments of the T.V series.
Yes I would recomend this to anyone.
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