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"Not Enough Time !",
This review is from: Doctor Who - The Caves Of Androzani  [DVD]  (DVD)
This story really was a good as it got for Doctor Who. Peter Davison is a wonderful actor and his doctor has always been my favorite. The on screen chemistry between him and Nicola Bryant was excellent and I doubt she ever gave a better performance in the series than in this story in respect where her character was instrumental to the sequence of events which would end so badly for virtually all concerned.
In this final 5th doctor adventure, the quality of Robert Holmes script, supporting cast and especially Graham Harper's enthusiastic direction were terrific. This and the fact that it was his doctor's last adventure causes Peter Davison to raise his game and the performance he delivers here is as powerful as anything the series has ever seen. It has dated incredibly well and given the usual BBC budgetary contraints, what was acheived on screen is almost astonishing. On a less positive note, it set the benchmark so high and what followed it for the rest of the decade was so often risible, that it really does mark for so many the beginning of the end of the regular televised series. The extras on the DVD are also excellent and it is highly recommended.