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oh my word, it's the daleks!
on 10 May 2007
A new series of audio doctor who stories, in which the actors who played the doctor's travelling companions read talking books telling untold stories of their characters time with the doctor. All are framed with interesting literary devices, which give a good reason as to why they are telling the tale.
Here, the second doctor's companion zoe, sometime after she left the tardis, tells a tale of her first meeting with the daleks, as they and a mad scientist threaten to spoil peace negotiations on an alien world.
Wendy Padbury reads this with great gusto and does a superb job. The story is a superb recreation of the second doctor's time, and it all feels that it fits the era so well as a result. The one problem with this is the length of the tale. The first - of two - parts is thirty five minutes long and really drags for the last ten. The last is better but as a result a decent story becomes a little too long for it's own good. It's got it's moments, though, and is worth listening to.