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4.0 out of 5 stars the very lost world, 6 Aug. 2008
This review is from: The Boy That Time Forgot (Doctor Who) (Audio CD)
Another audio story for doctor who. This one features Peter Davison as the fifth doctor, and Sarah Sutton as his companion Nyssa.

As usual this runs for four episodes each of twenty five minutes in duration. It is spread over two discs, two episodes a disc. The first begins with a trailer for the forthcoming audio story the doomwood curse, the next in the range, and both discs end with roughly fifteen minutes worth of interviews with cast and crew. The ones on this are really very good, Peter Davison especially being an excellent interviewee.

The story actually follows on from an earlier fifth doctor audio called the haunting of Thomas Brewster, which ended on something of a cliffhanger. This story picks up the doctor's efforts to deal with what happened there.

As a result of a scientific experiment that he instigates, the doctor and nyssa and a man and a woman from the 19th century are stranded in prehistoric times. But theres's something not quite right about the land and the beings where they end up.

And that's all because...

And that's all I can say without spoilers. please don't give me an unhelpful vote for that [although that won't stop the person who gives all of these unhelpful votes, but that's their problem] you'll thank me for it as the end of episode one is a brilliant cliffhanger, and not one you will forget in a hurry.

And whilst you don't need to have heard the haunting of Thomas Brewster to hear this, as it gives enough information about the previous story at the start, a lot of this story will not mean anything to you if you're not familiar with some events from tv stories in which Peter Davison played the doctor. It does help to know your continuity to get the most out of this.

But if you do, you will be rewarded with quite an enjoyable adventure. A deliberate pastiche of films like the lost world and at the earths core, with victorian adventurers battling ancient monsters, the supporting cast and characters are all very good, there are some real surprises on the way, and there are some emotional moments in part four that you won't forget in a hurry.

Not the best release of the year, but a very good one and well worth a listen
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Initial post: 23 Feb 2010 09:17:29 GMT
Readalot says:
This is an excellent review (despite the lack of capital letters- (you channelling ee cummings?)). The only thing I'd like added, apart from the aforesaid caps, is the name of the play you think IS the best release of the year. Then I could go and read about that one too.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Feb 2010 12:07:37 GMT
Paul Tapner says:
Caps added. Edit is going through at the moment. The best one of the year was the Haunting of Thomas Brewster. Which actually forms a trilogy of sorts with this one as part two, and the later release Time Reef as part three.
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