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The Nightmare Fair (Doctor Who: The Lost Stories) Audio CD – Audiobook, 30 Nov 2009
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Until now. Big Finish have located all 8 original scripts, adapted them for audio and recorded them with Colin Baker as 6 and Nicola Bryant as Peri. This should be a fascinating series of releases.
6 and Peri have been dragged to Blackpool, where they are having a fun time until they realise that there are some dodgy goings on at the Pleasure Beach. The Doctor soon finds an old enemy, the Celestial Toy Maker at the heart of things and finds he has been brought there for a diabolical purpose.
This is an excellent production all round. The script really evokes the feel of the TV series of the time. Baker does an excellent job of rolling back the years. His Doctor has developed quite a bit in the Big Finish releases, but here he goes back to how it was in the 80s, recapturing the character perfectly. He is full of energy, determination and compassion. It's a great performance, especially the Doctor's reaction to a rollercoaster, and his final line.
Plaudits must also go to David Baillie as the villain of the piece. His performance is charming and menacing in equal parts, making the perfect foe for the Doctor.
An excellent production, well worth getting for any fans of the 80's series. Hopefully the other 7 stories in this set of releases will be as good. There is a second set of Lost Story productions planned, which will include the Sylvester McCoy season that had been planned to follow `Survival'. Given how his final season had developed I cannot wait to see what that is like!
This runs for two long episodes, of forty and sixty minutes each, and there's two discs here with one on each. Plus interviews with cast and crew at the end of both. These are good listening but the sound quality in them can be a bit variable.
The story has the doctor and peri visiting blackpool, and having an enjoyable time at the fair until they run into the doctor's old enemy: the celestial toymaker. A being of great power, previously seen on tv in 1965 battling the first doctor and played by michael gough. The toymaker likes to play games. anyone who loses to him will be his. forever. and he has a few schemes on the go. can the doctor survive?
The script has been rewritten to make it work on audio and it works very well as such. but you can tell this was a doctor who tv story from the mid 80's nonetheless, because of the way it's structured. there are many scenes of the rather small cast wandering around what would have been sets in the bbc studios on tv, and the length of the two episodes being so different does make them feel a bit unbalanced.
And yet there are quite a few great little moments to be had along the way. The doctor and peri do acknowledge at points how their relationship has softened since their abrasive early days. David Bailie [taking the role of the toymaker as michael gough has now retired from acting] gives a superb performance. the toymaker is someone who can be charming but can also get easily bored. and the moments when he gets annoyed are really subtly scary. Added to which the characterisation of his servants - those who lost to him and are now condemned to do his will forever - is really quite superb. some embrace the opportunity but some don't. this leads to some memorable scenes for two of them in particular.
Had this been on tv at the time it would have been a good story, rather than a great one. But it's nice to get the chance to encounter it in this form, and for that I'm grateful.
Listen to the start of disc one for a trailer for Mission to Magnus (Doctor Who: The Lost Stories) the forthcoming second story in this range.