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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 14 January 2016
This is the third story in the Main Range series by Big Finish, first released in 1999. Written by Justin Richards, this story features the Sixth Doctor, as played by Colin Baker, with Peri, as played by Nicola Bryant.

The Tardis has landed somewhere, and the Doctor is keen to explore, although Peri’s first impression of the rather dull-looking corridoors does not bode well, as far as she’s concerned. They are in the Museum of Aural Antiquities, but somebody else is already there, and they seem to be up to no good. When the Doctor and Peri find a dead body, they are thrown into the thick of things, and that includes the aftermath of the recent death of Visteen Krane, noted actor, and potential Presidential candidate.

This is a great story, and one which captures wonderfully the rather bombastic and authoritative Sixth Doctor at his best. Colin Baker plays the role to the hilt in this story, which sees him ordering people about, being argumentative, and generally trying to get his own way throughout; but he is also compassionate, caring and determined to see things put right. Peri doesn’t get a lot to do in this story, but the other supporting cast are really well fleshed out. I liked the concept for this story, and the setting, and the way the story worked its way out in to the open. I think this is a really excellent story, particularly for one so early in Big Finish’s releases, and I would happily listen to it again.
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on 3 June 2016
Most of the Dr Who audio cd s I've purchased have been the BBC classic novels, I find the full cast a bit on the short side and I get a bit distracted by the back ground, I'm finding it harder and harder to find the BBC AUDIO CD S as I have got most of the titlestory the BBC do.
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on 27 June 2007
One of the first Big Finish plays and therefore the closest they got to the TV version of Colin Baker (which I personally liked). This is definitely one of the better early 6th Doctor plays and features some clever, witty dialogue and good Peri-Doctor banter. The script is intelligent and tailor-made for this format, being concerned with sound (although it can be hard to follow at times). It reminds me a lot of ...ish one of the few other Doctor/Peri stories and also well worth buying.
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 14 January 2016
This is the third story in the Main Range series by Big Finish, first released in 1999. Written by Justin Richards, this story features the Sixth Doctor, as played by Colin Baker, with Peri, as played by Nicola Bryant.

The Tardis has landed somewhere, and the Doctor is keen to explore, although Peri’s first impression of the rather dull-looking corridoors does not bode well, as far as she’s concerned. They are in the Museum of Aural Antiquities, but somebody else is already there, and they seem to be up to no good. When the Doctor and Peri find a dead body, they are thrown into the thick of things, and that includes the aftermath of the recent death of Visteen Krane, noted actor, and potential Presidential candidate.

This is a great story, and one which captures wonderfully the rather bombastic and authoritative Sixth Doctor at his best. Colin Baker plays the role to the hilt in this story, which sees him ordering people about, being argumentative, and generally trying to get his own way throughout; but he is also compassionate, caring and determined to see things put right. Peri doesn’t get a lot to do in this story, but the other supporting cast are really well fleshed out. I liked the concept for this story, and the setting, and the way the story worked its way out in to the open. I think this is a really excellent story, particularly for one so early in Big Finish’s releases, and I would happily listen to it again.
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 14 January 2016
This is the third story in the Main Range series by Big Finish, first released in 1999. Written by Justin Richards, this story features the Sixth Doctor, as played by Colin Baker, with Peri, as played by Nicola Bryant.

The Tardis has landed somewhere, and the Doctor is keen to explore, although Peri’s first impression of the rather dull-looking corridoors does not bode well, as far as she’s concerned. They are in the Museum of Aural Antiquities, but somebody else is already there, and they seem to be up to no good. When the Doctor and Peri find a dead body, they are thrown into the thick of things, and that includes the aftermath of the recent death of Visteen Krane, noted actor, and potential Presidential candidate.

This is a great story, and one which captures wonderfully the rather bombastic and authoritative Sixth Doctor at his best. Colin Baker plays the role to the hilt in this story, which sees him ordering people about, being argumentative, and generally trying to get his own way throughout; but he is also compassionate, caring and determined to see things put right. Peri doesn’t get a lot to do in this story, but the other supporting cast are really well fleshed out. I liked the concept for this story, and the setting, and the way the story worked its way out in to the open. I think this is a really excellent story, particularly for one so early in Big Finish’s releases, and I would happily listen to it again.
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 14 January 2016
This is the third story in the Main Range series by Big Finish, first released in 1999. Written by Justin Richards, this story features the Sixth Doctor, as played by Colin Baker, with Peri, as played by Nicola Bryant.

The Tardis has landed somewhere, and the Doctor is keen to explore, although Peri’s first impression of the rather dull-looking corridoors does not bode well, as far as she’s concerned. They are in the Museum of Aural Antiquities, but somebody else is already there, and they seem to be up to no good. When the Doctor and Peri find a dead body, they are thrown into the thick of things, and that includes the aftermath of the recent death of Visteen Krane, noted actor, and potential Presidential candidate.

This is a great story, and one which captures wonderfully the rather bombastic and authoritative Sixth Doctor at his best. Colin Baker plays the role to the hilt in this story, which sees him ordering people about, being argumentative, and generally trying to get his own way throughout; but he is also compassionate, caring and determined to see things put right. Peri doesn’t get a lot to do in this story, but the other supporting cast are really well fleshed out. I liked the concept for this story, and the setting, and the way the story worked its way out in to the open. I think this is a really excellent story, particularly for one so early in Big Finish’s releases, and I would happily listen to it again.
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 14 January 2016
This is the third story in the Main Range series by Big Finish, first released in 1999. Written by Justin Richards, this story features the Sixth Doctor, as played by Colin Baker, with Peri, as played by Nicola Bryant.

The Tardis has landed somewhere, and the Doctor is keen to explore, although Peri’s first impression of the rather dull-looking corridoors does not bode well, as far as she’s concerned. They are in the Museum of Aural Antiquities, but somebody else is already there, and they seem to be up to no good. When the Doctor and Peri find a dead body, they are thrown into the thick of things, and that includes the aftermath of the recent death of Visteen Krane, noted actor, and potential Presidential candidate.

This is a great story, and one which captures wonderfully the rather bombastic and authoritative Sixth Doctor at his best. Colin Baker plays the role to the hilt in this story, which sees him ordering people about, being argumentative, and generally trying to get his own way throughout; but he is also compassionate, caring and determined to see things put right. Peri doesn’t get a lot to do in this story, but the other supporting cast are really well fleshed out. I liked the concept for this story, and the setting, and the way the story worked its way out in to the open. I think this is a really excellent story, particularly for one so early in Big Finish’s releases, and I would happily listen to it again.
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on 6 September 2015
Well I thought I would give it another try recently and it was a little better than I remember it, bit slow to get going though. So there is a creature made of sound that is exacting revenge on certain people, against a background of politically intrigue. It's amazing how much music can make or break an audio, and the music on this is the eerie equivalent of pan pipes. It's very bland, so this rather dull story is wrapped up in banal atmosphere. It's ironic that a story which revolves around sound has such poor music. The sound effects themselves are good though.

Also Steffan Boje who plays 'Stengard' is particularly unconvincing, but at the same time it's great to hear Peter Miles back and having him as a blind character to who sound is so important is a great idea. I just wish he had a stronger story to be in. Both Nicola and Colin are give consummate performances, which is probably a bit more than the distinctly average script deserves. With Colin's brasher Doctor and the style of the music this feel very 80's

One scene I particularly liked was where they were torturing the creature after having captured it as a sound recording by deleting bits of it or adding sound effects. Also having moments where the creature is impersonating people and you are not quite sure whether it was the person you thought it was or not was rather good
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on 16 September 2008
The first two episodes especially being extremely chilling at times. Deliciously so when listening with headphones in the dark. The notion of 'threat' and unseen menace coming from a disembodied voice entity, working particularly well in audio.
Colin Baker as the Doctor is brilliant as always and Nicola Bryant is immediately recognisable as Peri. The two characters perfectly capture their on-screen relationship. Would be great to have some more 6th Doctor and Peri stories. There aren't enough of them! Kudos to Big Finish for putting out so many wonderful discs to enjoy though. Well done!
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HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERon 27 February 2012
This is the third release from Big Finish in their range of audio only adventures starring classic Doctor Whos. It stars Colin Baker as Six and Nicola Bryant as Peri. This is a cracking adventure that really captures the feel of the old TV adventures, while subtly updating and making use of the fact that on audio the visual effects are so much easier to realise. There are four episodes, roughly 25 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 notes from the author.

It's a good old fashioned Who story - lots of running along corridors, lurching from one disaster to the next while the Doctor tries with a rising degree of panic to understand the problem and find a solution. As usual The Doctor and companion turn up in a supposedly quiet spot next to a dead body and are soon trying to explain themselves. It has a good traditional feel to it, and works well.

What works even better is the slightly experimental tone from Big Finish, which works a lot better here than in the Eighth Doctor experiments that would derail the series a little in later years. The producers realise that they are not limited by what they can achieve on the screen with a budget, and a creature formed purely of sound is presented to us. It's a clever concept, and works well on audio.

Baker and Bryant slip right back into their roles, with the old sparkiness that characterised their time in the TARDIS on screen. Baker wuld later change his characterisation in the audi adventures subtly, allowing the Doctor to grow somewhat, but here he plays it straight from the TV as though he'd never been away.

A pretty decent mystery an adventure, 4 stars.
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