Doctor Who: The Highlanders Original BBC Television Soundtrack (BBC Radio Collection) [AUDIOBOOK] Audio CD – Audiobook, 7 Aug 2000
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"The Highlanders" is one of these releases. The story occurs at a crucial point in the show's history. The role of the Doctor has changed hands to Patrick Troughton, and this is his second story. In the first story, Troughton had the support of the Daleks as his opponents. This story is also Doctor Who's last regular historical, which were proving less popular than the pure science fiction ones (at least with the production team!), and introduced Jamie who became a regular companion. In short, the show was in transition.
"The Highlanders" is a good story. The four regulars (The Doctor, Jamie, Ben and Polly) all have strong roles, with the Doctor taking a slightly back-seat role which is consistent with his general portrayal. While the setting of the story (the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden) is a pretty grim one, the story manages some humorous moments such as the Doctor's penchant for disguises and accents. These are temporary features which would probably have worn very thin if they had been retained as regular parts of the Doctor's character.
Linking narration is by Frazer Hines, who portrayed Jamie, and of course helps to fill in the details that the original television show would have displayed. It is a very good choice for audio release, and should suit both fans and casual listeners.
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Gerry Davis' "The Highlanders" gets a bad rap from fans who find it dull; and, indeed, it isn't exactly the fastest-moving "Doctor Who" adventure ever made - historicals seldom... Read morePublished on 18 Mar. 2007 by M. Wilberforce
Such a pity the beeb lost all these stories. However this sounds great and is an absorbing story. It's a bit naughty of the beeb to claim these recordings as their own, as we all... Read morePublished on 1 Sept. 2000 by FRED