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4.0 out of 5 stars Gateway, 12 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: The Final Phase (Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures) (Audio CD)
Seventh and final release in the second season of Doctor Who audio stories from Big Finish which feature Tom Baker as the Doctor. In this run, joined by Mary Tamm as Romana and John Leeson as K9.

This is the second half of a two part story that began with The Dalek Contract (Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures), and it continues right on from where that one left off. Since this story also picks up on plot threads from earlier in this run it isn't something that casual listeners will be able to get into without having heard what comes before.

This release has two episodes on a single cd. Both episodes run just over thirty minutes each [approx].

Part one sees the Doctor and those who oppose the Daleks taking the fight to them, whilst Romana and K9 are with Cuthbert. And the latter's plans slowly become apparent.

It does take a slight while to get going, as after some initial action things then have to steadily develop, but as ever with these the spot on re-creation of the style of the era is a nostalgic delight, and the lead performers really are splendid to listen to.

Come part two things do finally kick off big time, with battles against hordes of Daleks, explosions, epic Dalek schemes, aand everything you would expect from a season finale. Such as characters having epiphanies and a superb verbal confrontation between the Doctor and his arch enemies.

Cutherbert doesn't get to do quite as much as you might expect, and his final fate in the story is a bit surprising. Whether or not it leaves the door open for him to return, since there are loose ends, remains to be seen.

The final scene promises more adventures for this particular TARDIS crew. So it's a shame that they can't ever happen.

However the Fourth Doctor will return for another season of adventures with Leela, which will be out next year. A trailer for the first of them can be heard on the track after the end of part two.

Just under eleven minutes of interviews with cast and crew follow on the final track of the disc.

Not quite a five star release, but a good one that does manage to justify it's length, and is a decent listen.
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Initial post: 14 Oct 2013 00:59:29 BDT
Great Dalek story, Interesting review.
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