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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrifying Doctor Who Classic Big Finish Audio Adventure, 26 Oct. 2013
This review is from: Doctor Who - Red (Big Finish) (Audio CD)
Doctor Who: Red.

Product Info.
2xCD's
4 - Episodes
Running Time 130 Minutes

Positive.
1)A excellent tension filled terrifying story by writer Stuart Sheargol.
2)Sylvester McCoy is utterly convincing as the Doctor who is struggling against his violent emotions creates unnerving tension for the listener.

Negative.
1)None, it's a rare story i wouldn't change from beginning to the end.

Cast.
The Doctor - Sylvester McCoy
Melanie Bush - Bonnie Langford
Nuane - Denise Hoey
Leterel - Ann Jenkins
Chief Blue - Sean Oliver
Draun - Peter Rae
Celia Fortunaté - Kellie Ryan
Whitenoise - John Stahl
Vi Yulquen - Sandi Toksvig
Uviol - Steven Wickham

Trivia.
1)Sandi Toksvig was a presenter of children's Saturday morning's Number 73 tv in the 1980's co-hosting with Art Attacks Neil Buchanan.

What's Up Doc?
Red is the colour of anger,Red Is the colour of envy, Red is the colour of blood.

The Tardis lands on a Alien world were to factions of society live one the poor slums & the other the high class rich elite whom human have had chips implanted inside there minds which stops there violent & aggressive impulses from occurring, But then why is it the people are being murdered & does anybody know why?.

As the chips are controlled by a master computer is someone tampering with the computer's programming to allow people to commit murder & why?

With the Doctor is separated from Mel as Mel becomes lost in the slums The Doctor begins to explore the higher class society whom live in the city's on this mysterious world.

The Doctor & Mel being the only visitors to not be chipped & with Mel otherwise disposed off in the city's slums The Doctor is captured & accused of using his violent impulses & is named as the prime suspect for the recent murders.

The Doctor's forced to have a chip inplanted in his brain to make him non aggressive but it seems to have a reverse effect on his emotions instead his violent impulses rise to the surface causing a conflict of negative emotions for the Timelord.

Can the Doctor solve the mystery of the murders & can he control his violent aggressive tendencys or will he in fact succumb to his inner darkness & Murder?

Timelord Thoughts.
This is truly a excellent tension filled audio drama by writer Stuart Sheargold were the listener is completely sucked into the story that contains a great mystery & makes for over two hours of intriguing sci-fi drama.

This is one of the best Seventh Doctor story's Big Finish have done to date, featuring excellent quality production values, sound effects & music 'Red' is a first rate Doctor Who story that is superbly acted & tightly directed by Gary Russell.

Sylvester McCoy really act's his cotton socks off here bringing a inner turmoil of emotions to his Doctor as he trys to suppress his darker side of anger & rage gave this listener goose bumps throughout the story & i never once predicting the final outcome.

Bonnie Langford as Mel is given some excellent material to work with proving she's not just a companion there to scream a lot.

This adventure leads to a very satisfying conclusion & is a higly recommended release to Doctor Who fan's who like there Doctor Who story's chilling, unpredictable & atmospheric.

Timelord Rating.
9/10
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