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There's something nasty cooking in Pudding Lane,
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This review is from: Doctor Who and the Visitation (Audio CD)
The Doctor and his companions land in 17th Century England. Fear stalks a countryside ravaged by plague, but there's other dangers too. A small group of aliens have crash-landed in the vicinity, and they have a plan, which will involve the extermination of the entire human race ......
The Visitation, written by Eric Saward, was broadcast on BBC1 in 1982, and the Target novelisation followed some six months later. It's a pretty traditional tale of aliens interfering in Earth's past, which is a familiar scenario, and better examples can be found, like The Time Warrior or The Masque of Mandragora, but The Visitation is entertaining enough to pass a few hours.
The reader is Matthew Waterhouse, who played Adric between 1980 and 1982. Clearly an Australian accent isn't one of his strengths so Tegan sounds more like a Londoner than anything else. And his voice for Richard Mace, the main guest character, is ridiculously fruity, which does grate after a while.
A few dodgy voices apart, this is a good reading of a solid, but undemanding, story.