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5.0 out of 5 stars Come along Captain Yates!, 8 Jan 2013
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This review is from: The Rings of Ikiria (Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles) (Audio CD)
This is another in the series of Companion Chronicles. In this story, Captain Mike Yates relives a story in his time at UNIT, fairly early on (in the Doctor Who canon, between Inferno and Terror of the Autons). The overarching theme of this story is of finding a place to belong; Mike's upbringing has left him feeling without roots, and his time in UNIT has given him a place where he feels like he is finally home. The story itself concerns mysterious contact apparently from aliens which involves UNIT and their Scientific Advisor, the Doctor.

Richard Franklin as Mike Yates is great in this; he sounds just like he did in the 1970's tv stories. His reading of the Brigadier (strait-laced, with a touch of humour) and the Doctor (at his dandified best) are really good; they all bring a smile to your face as you can visualise, through his voice, the figures themselves as we fondly remember them.

The story has no real suspense; what it is, and what it is best at, is a good old-fashioned "classic" Third Doctor story; UNIT, aliens, the Doctor at his best (with sonic screwdriver), and memories. Really recommended for anyone who enjoyed the classic era, and fondly remembers the old stories.
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Initial post: 15 Oct 2013 07:57:46 BDT
Timelord-007 says:
Great little review this, Any story involving classic Unit im sold.
Not a classic as you pointed out but a decent adventure.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Oct 2013 02:43:50 BDT
Keen Reader says:
Thanks timelord007 - yes, a pleasant old-fashioned story with UNIT; you can't go wrong.
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