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1.7 - Human Resources: Part 1

Synopsis
Lucie Miller's been headhunted to join the staff of Hulbert Logistics, a respectable blue-chip firm in Telford. Great prospects, competitive salary - you don't have to be mad to work here! But wasn't she made for better things, like travelling by TARDIS through time and space? The Doctor, meanwhile, has been fired - into a confrontation with the most terrifying of enemies...
Starring
Paul McGann (The Doctor); Sheridan Smith (Lucie Miller); Katarina Olsson (Headhunter); Roy Marsden (Hulbert); Nickolas Grace (Straxus); Owen Brenman (Jerry); Louise Fullerton (Karen); Andy Wisher (Malcolm); Nicholas Briggs (The Cybermen)
Written By
Directed By
Nicholas Briggs

Ratings

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8.5
111 rating(s) submitted

58% (7/12) of raters say this story requires listening to previous stories.

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Reviews

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Review By MTL
Rated 10/10 on 6/28/14 11:01 am
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
While it is mostly a set-up for the next episode, the premise of an office environment hiding something very different is funny, intriguing and weird enough to be enjoyable. McGann has a lot of fun and Smith does a good job doing Lucie style Doctoring.

Very enjoyable story that I don't want to spoil too much that nicely sets up the next story.
Reviewer Says: Previous stories required!
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Review By fadladder
Rated 10/10 on 8/18/10 5:33 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
One of those "classic stories" that is actually as good as the hype would lead you to believe. Great story!
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Review By komodo
Rated 9/10 on 8/16/12 9:38 am
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
A shame I'd seen the cover of part 2 as the final moment would have been so much more fun. This was great. I wasn't sure where it was coming from or how it was going to get anywhere, plus I was impressed with the way te Doctor works his way through the situation. A good story that was well directed and acted.
Reviewer Says: No previous stories required.
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Review By Sprocketship
Rated 8/10 on 9/26/12 10:15 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
HUMAN RESOURCES PT 1 is a fun romp. With tongue firmly planted in cheek Eddie Robson tells a delicious story of a corporate office that's actually... Well, I won't give it away, but for anyone who's had a job in the corporate world, they'll definitely be able to relate to the characters, the environment, and the attitudes. Fun stuff and a unique script for the DOCTOR WHO universe.

The downside is that this is only the first half of the story (to be followed up by HUMAN RESOURCES PT 2! Go figure.). While the mystery takes its time to unravel, there's really not much rise and fall to the drama. Meaning that dramatically, the action is rather monotone for most of the adventure until the climax.

I've rated this story an 8, mainly because although the mystery DOES unravel, not much else happens. I'm wondering how I would rate it after a second listen now that I know the secret. Sadly, I don't expect it to hold up to repeated listens.

Great work though and certainly worth the price of the download.
8 Rated 8/10 on 8/18/10 5:33 pm
0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
I enjoyed it but I do find this and Part Two a little overrated.
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Review By Mr Flibble
Rated 7/10 on 10/17/10 2:14 pm
0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Fairly inventive story, until the Cybermen show up.