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3.3 - The Doll of Death

Synopsis
A new adventure with the Third Doctor as told by his companion, Jo Grant.

“Retrocausation! Events before their cause. Time in reverse.”

While investigating a temporal anomaly in Central London, the Doctor and Jo Grant meet Professor Harold Saunders, a man who possesses an unstable alien artefact, and who is seemingly haunted by the ghosts of dolls.

Who is the mysterious Mrs Killebrew? Why is a pack of hounds hunting them in reverse? And can Jo pick up any bargains while backwards shopping on Oxford Street?
Starring
Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Jane Goddard (Mrs Killebrew)
Written By
Directed By
Lisa Bowerman

Ratings

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6.9
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Review By jemgoody
Rated 8/10 on 11/1/12 11:01 pm
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I really thoroughly enjoyed the story. I thought Katie Manning did a great job
with the voices. I thought she was spot on with Jon Pertwee. If I closed my eyes it seemed as if I was watching a real episode.

The timmey - wimmey aspect was super. It had a little bit of " r u my mummy" to it every time they did the baby doll cry.

I have to give this a solid 8!
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Review By baticeer
Rated 7/10 on 12/11/13 3:39 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
This is an odd story, because it seems like the main purpose is to present a twisting, timey-wimey plot loop, and it does this well. Even though I find it difficult to wrap my head around the sense of time-travel stories, this wasn't too hard to understand even though it was still quite complex. However, it also felt like there were a lot of other things going on in the plot that could have been explored more thoroughly. In particular, I wanted more detail on the HannaH character and her motivations. But it's definitely an enjoyable listen and Katy Manning's performance is excellent.
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Review By TonyJones
Rated 6/10 on 9/13/12 5:44 am
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
I felt this spent too much effort making the time loop work at the detriment of what was at time some splendid work by Katy, though at least she got her shoes in the end!
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Review By bryan
Rated 6/10 on 8/18/10 5:33 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
Always love listening to Katy Manning, this one wasnt as good as some of the others, again the timey wimey (see how that phrase has been adopted in retrospect)nature of the story, left it feeling a bit hanging in the air, with no real ending