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7.12 - Council of War

Synopsis
At the Doctor's request, Sergeant Benton is investigating ghosts and missing people in Kettering, while undercover as a local councilor.

And that's how he comes to meet Margery Phipps.

An alien incursion in the town hall leads them on a journey to a terrible future – where Margery discovers how she changed a world, and the life of a whole civilization hangs in the balance...
Starring
John Levene (Sergeant Benton), Sinead Keenan (Margery Phipps)
Written By
Directed By
Lisa Bowerman

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Review By jolyon
Rated 10/10 on 6/15/13 12:52 am
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
After all these years, Big Finish can still pull out actors we've not heard since the TV show and work magic. A really funny script allows Benton the chance to play a third rate James Bond. Splitting the work with Sinead Keenan was inspired, as her performance is the highlight. The third Doctor is not missed as Benton holds his own and the laughs keep coming. Great script.
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Review By SkyTwo
Rated 9/10 on 11/18/13 8:37 pm
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
I had no idea what to expect from this one, but it was a very pleasant surprise. Levene is great at recapturing UNIT's slightly uncomfortable man of action. The rest of the cast go all in, too-- usually the best approach to a goofy story, which this admittedly is. And though that concerned me when it became apparent what was going on, it didn't take long for me to grow to appreciate it as one of the deftest recreations of the mood and spirit of the 70s-era show I've heard from Big Finish. It has the kid-friendly take on sci-fi staples of that period without being too juvenile for grown-ups to enjoy. It also has some knowing fun with the then-edgy concepts of feminism and post-colonialism so mercilessly shoehorned into countless teleplays of that time. And it's all done on a scale that the actual show could only dream of. Everyone involved pulled off something special here. The whole production feels fun, breezy, and effortless. Yet the writing and performances are self-aware enough to avoid veering into camp. A very welcome entry.
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Review By mrpiepants
Rated 4/10 on 11/19/13 3:00 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
I looked forward to hearing John Levene on audio but was very disappointed