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169. The Wrong Doctors

Synopsis
With Evelyn gone, the Doctor sets course for his destiny... in the form of his first meeting with Miss Melanie Bush, a computer programmer from the village of Pease Pottage, currently busy rehearsing with the local Amateur Dramatic Society – and blissfully unaware that her future is on its way, in his TARDIS.

Make that two TARDISes. Because at that very moment, a slightly younger Doctor is flying into Pease Pottage, too – returning his future companion Melanie Bush to her rightful place and time, after they were flung together during the course of his Time Lord trial.

Time travel is a complicated business – the iguanadon terrorising Pease Pottage being a case in point. But how much more complicated could things possibly become, if the wrong Doctor were to bump into the wrong Mel?
Starring
Colin Baker (The Doctor), Bonnie Langford (Mel), Tony Gardner (Stapleton Petherbridge), James Joyce (Jedediah Thurwell), Patricia Leventon (Mrs Wilberforce), Beth Chalmers (Vaneesh), John Banks (Ksllak)
Written By
Directed By
Nicholas Briggs

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Review By PaulaPenguin
Rated 10/10 on 3/14/13 12:34 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
A multi-Doctor story with only one Doctor - and it works perfectly! I was a little bit concerned that I would not be able to keep track of which Sixth Doctor is running round with which Mel and how it all fits together, but I shouldn't have worried. Despite the complex and paradox nature of the story, I found it quite easy to follow the plot and keep apart the different Mels and Sixies. Of course the brilliant performances of Colin Baker and Bonnie Langford (as well as the rest of the cast) really help in this respect. But also, I simply love Matt Fitton's intricate script, which offers many references to the Doctor's past experiences and lots of entertaining dialogue.
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Review By komodo
Rated 7/10 on 3/18/13 10:30 am
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I really enjoyed this and will listen to it again. My problem was that quite often I didn't know which doctor or which Mel I was listening to.

In the first two parts it was easy to keep track as one doctor had a blue coat, which surprisingly helped even in audio. The problem was that when I took a break between episodes, I came back the next day and couldn't remember which one had the cliff hanger.

I blame me for not concentrating enough.

A great muddle of a story, perfect for Mel and Mel.
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