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5.0 out of 5 stars Memory Lane: The TARDIS has been stolen. By an ice-cream van!, 18 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Doctor Who - Memory Lane (Big Finish) (Audio CD)
This is the eighty eighth release from Big Finish in their range of full cast audio adventures starring classic Doctor Whos. It stars Paul McGann as Eight, India Fisher as Charlie and Conrad Westmaas as C'rizz. There are 4 episodes, roughly 25-30 minutes each, complete with original theme music between each, and cliff hanger endings. Two episodes per disc on 2 discs, and a short booklet with some pictures of the cast and production notes.

This is a bit of a highlight in the Big Finish releases for me. Reining in the contemporary tendency for overlong adventures, at 95 minutes this is a short, snappy release that gets right to the point and is everything that the Eighth Doctor stories have been at their best, slightly surreal, playing with your perceptions and a lot of fun.

It's a difficult story to summarise, and I daren't really try to go too far for fear of giving away plot points. Eight, Charlie and C'Rizz materialise the TARDIS in a typical suburban street, with snooker on the telly in the front rooms, Grandmothers cooking tea for their grandkids and an ice-cream van playing Greensleeves as it trundles down the road. But not all is as it seems, and the travellers soon find something sinister is afoot.

It's a classic slice of Who, in which the three principles gove their all, especially McGann who gets to deliver one of my all time favourite lines from the show's 50 year history - `The TARDIS has been stolen. By an ice-cream van!' with just the right touch of incredulity. As I said, it's just fun, and that's something that is sometimes missing from these releases. 5 stars for this cracking little adventure.
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