Reviewed By: Lord Slarr
Review Date: 4/2/17 1:44 pm
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This was originally a script written by Morris Farhi for the very first season of Doctor Who but never moved passed the scripting stage when Morris was unhappy with the changes made by David Whitaker who was script editor at the time. It's such a shame too as this is a masterpiece of such a high calibre it's a crime it never got a TV iteration. Fortunately Big Finish deemed it worthy of an audio release into their lost stories range.
The story itself is a pure historical where the original TARDIS crew get mixed up in the court of Alexander the Great when he is visiting Babylon. William Russell and Carole Ann Ford do a superb job of bringing the script to life in audio form, especially as they voice all the characters other than Alexander, they all sound very distinct which an impressive feat. John Dorney who is a frequent Big Finish writer turned out the perfect choice for Alexander in this story, he really gives the role his all and the character really benefits from it. Morris really has created a tense and dramatic script which knows how to make likeable, complex characters and play with the viewers emotions which is enhanced by the description added by Nigel Robinson which makes the story vivid enough to be able to experience this story in your mind's eye as if it wasn't audio! This is as authentic to the original era a Big Finish story gets.
Overall Farewell Great Macedon is a triumph for historical stories and is one of the best bits of Doctor Who you'll ever experience due to its sheer excellence in writing, its criminal it never reached the screen.