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2.6 - The Zygon Who Fell to Earth

Synopsis
There are no monsters this time... are there?

Ten years later and Aunty Pat is in her prime. She's snagged herself an ex rock star at the Kendal Folk Festival and now, in the brave new world of the early 1980s they manage together a snazzy hotel on the poetic and shingly shore of Lake Grasmere. However, still waters run deep and friends from the past are returning, intent on milking the old cash-cow...

Featuring the song Falling Star sung by Steven Pacey with music by Tim Sutton and lyrics by Barnaby Edwards.
Starring
Paul McGann (The Doctor); Sheridan Smith (Lucie Miller); Steven Pacey (Trevor); Malcolm Stoddard (Urtak); Tim Brooke-Taylor (Mims); Lynsey Hardwick (Aunty Pat); Katarina Olsson (Grakus)
Written By
Directed By
Barnaby Edwards

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7.8
91 rating(s) submitted

73% (8/11) of raters say this story requires listening to previous stories.

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Reviews

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10 Rated 10/10 on 8/18/10 5:33 pm
0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Paul Magrs is back! Woo! Loved this and that twist at the end.
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Review By fadladder
Rated 10/10 on 8/18/10 5:33 pm
0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Geez I love Paul Magrs. This isn't quite as good as Horror of Glam Rock, but it's still a great story.
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Review By Mr Flibble
Rated 7/10 on 10/17/10 2:34 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
Season two has been quite light hearted and here it’s rounded off with another comedic episode with elements of melodrama. The plot, involving Lucie’s Auntie Pat and her relationship with a Zygon sounds like an unikely premise but I quite well done. Funny and melodramatic.
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Review By MTL
Rated 6/10 on 6/11/11 8:38 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Hmm not Paul Margs' best work unfortunately. Until the final confrontations on a ship, there is a lot of clunky, expositionary and uninteresting dialogue. The story seems to drag forward predictably and the Doctor is strangely useless - he seems quite stupid and acts very prejugingly, very unusual for this usual cavalier explorer persona.

However the ideas keep it above average - Trevor and Pat's relationship is brilliantly depicted by both script and actors. Pat's characterisation undergoes inredible development from her previous appearance and she looks like a very strong character. The Zygons are also used very well, even the Skarasen.

Unusually, the great stuff is all in the latter half and doesn't feel as rushed as many other Who stories do. Not one I'm desperate to re-listen to but no travesty