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90. Year of the Pig

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Reviewed By: FlyingTigerComicsReview Date: 3/7/15 4:33 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

25 words or less: Toby the Sapient Pig holds court at the Belgian seaside at the outbreak of the Great War.

This is an amazing story which not only illustrates those types of adventure to which the Doctor usually refers without ever seeing them, but also presents a wonderful period piece.

Toby the Sapient Pig astounds and entertains and the Sixth Doctor and Peri are in rare form. Also, the Doctor gets drunk and embarasses himself with Marcel Proust. If nothing else happened and the play only went for 30 seconds, it was worth it for that.

I could have listened to this for a week. Wonderful stuff.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 12/1/14 7:25 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Bit of a slow burn with this outing from Big Finish, lots of story here as well, we have a, freak show act, a women whom is transfixed by said acts, A policeman, who, is on the trail of a sapient pig and to top all this off there is the Doctor and Perri on holiday in Ostend, Belgium. There are some nice performances in this stand out for me are the parts which Paul Brooke and Maureen O'Brien whose interaction and interplay are amusing, this drama is mainly based around the seaside and the salty air, and that actually comes across really well, the sound scape put together on this is excellent. You are reminded of those 1900's saucy postcards that people sent in England back home, merely by the excellent way that Big Finish have put together the audio track. I cannot find fault with Colin or Nicola they are on step, and hit every beat of this as they play out the quite intriguing drama.

This is a good solid release in the main range, and I for one enjoyed this, I can vouch for the replay value as I actually ended up listening to this about 4 times before getting to the end.
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Reviewed By: MegaplumfinityReview Date: 7/16/14 3:12 am
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

If you like your Doctor Who, whimsical, witty and sophisticated then this is the story for you. It has a wonderful atmosphere and sparkling dialogue, with pitch perfect performances from the entire cast. It loses some points for being needlessly long, a tad self-indulgent and rather slow-moving. But as long as you're not looking for a fast-moving plot full of twists, this is a fantastic audio drama.
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Reviewed By: jolyonReview Date: 3/14/13 3:41 am
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

A great cast having fun with material that isn't quite conventional Doctor Who. It is long and slow, but the characters created are lovely to listen to and the plot, for what plot there is, has a sense of comfortable sadness that is so gentle, you wouldn't believe it a Colin Baker play at all. The supporting cast are wonderful.
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