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4.0 out of 5 stars Ticket to Ride, 11 July 2014
This review is from: The Nightmare Fair (Doctor Who: The Lost Stories) (Audio CD)
As a television story, this might have been a lot of fun - lots of running around Blackpool with various rides being given a showing. As an audio, this doesn't quite work. Thankfully John Dorney has ripped out the visual moments to spare us extended descriptions of characters running around Blackpool or enjoying the rides.

Plot: Actually a lot of fun and kudos to Graham Williams for providing not only a return for an unusual old enemy but an explanation of his origins that provides his motivation. In retrospect the Doctor's solution to the Toymaker is rather cruel. This is also a product of its time with video games at their height of popularity this would have had the Doctor playing some unknown video game to the bitter end.

Script: Rather good. It is unknown how much of this is Williams and how much Dorney, but it all comes across very well. Of particular note is a wonderful scene of Peri screaming.... Because she is on one of the rides :).

Other: This would have been a good season opener - the Doctor and Peri get involved in the plot pretty early on and there would have been lots of visual elements to keep us interested.
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Initial post: 11 Jul 2014 16:10:18 BDT
When I heard this I got the sense I'd seen it having read the novel, David Baillie is excellent as the Toymaker.

Great review of story my friend.
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