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christmas in casualty,
This review is from: Death in Blackpool (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Doctor Who: the Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Audio CD)Start of the fourth batch of doctor who audio plays to feature paul mcgann as the doctor and sheridan smith as his companion lucie miller.
Mind you nothing will be the same again after this one.
A slight change to the format sees this as one long sixty minute episode complete on one disc and it has the tardis crew on their way to spend christmas in lucie's hometown of blackpool. A seemingly chance encounter with an old acquiantance leads to lucie fighting for her life. and the consequences of this and some loose ends from previous stories lead to a final scene you won't forget in a hurry.
Hard to see where this one is going for the first twenty minutes as the main characters indulge in doing mundane things, but at the same time the dialogue and the acting is so good you don't mind that at all. things do kick into gear suddenly twenty minutes in and then after that you will be desperate to find what happens next.
this is not a story of action - everything is resolved by calm and quiet conversations - rather one of character. and some very strong character writing at that. It's also probably the most depressing christmas special of any kind you'll ever come across.
The end doesnt feel like the end of an era, though. more a season opener. It will leave you eager to find what will happen next. and you will, in a story called situation vacant. but that's not out till july. Long wait but should be worth it.
because of this the trailer at the start of the disc is for an eighth doctor story called an earthly child which is only currently available to those who subscribe to the range. There are roughly fifteen minutes worth of interviews with cast and crew on the final track of the disc, and they are a recommended listen.
Death in Blackpool (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Doctor Who: the Eighth Doctor Adventures)(3 customer reviews)