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4.0 out of 5 stars Clever and memorable Companion Chronicle, 30 Aug 2012
This review is from: The Jigsaw War (Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles) (Audio CD)
In a good story, and Big Finish have yielded plenty of them, the Jamie character can be an absolute joy to follow, but ironically there is a real treat here (and with some other Big Finish stories) of a superb Patrick Troughton "involvement". Who better than the actor (Frazer Hines) to have played longest serving companion to impersonate Troughton's Doctor, and it is as good a personation of another actor as we will ever get with Doctor Who; far better for example than Britain's greatest actor, Derek Jacobi, impersonation of Frazer Hines in the flawed narrative reading of The Mind Robber.

The story is deliberately fragmented, so some sequences will be difficult to follow, but the first person narrative is sequential which helps.

The Jigsaw War is very good overall but not an outstanding five-star outing, that often Big Finish can muster.

Many years ago in the main Doctor Who range, Big Finish experimented with a similarly clever concept with Flip-flop (Doctor Who). This is sufficiently different, but in a similar vein, to deserve some recognition in the Big Finish annals of successful experimentation. In fairness, such extremes from conventional narrative are few and far between, but hats off to them for dabbling and producing products that one would be content to revisit.
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