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This one is a very good historical adventure. Over all the script is okay and the acting is excellent.
But, it does have some issues that, in my opinion, keep it from being the excellent adventure that the reviews make it out to be.
First, the Doctor and Melanie make some really poor decisions. There's a big one the Doctor makes (that I won't go into because it is too important to the story) and Melanie is continually rude to the villagers of Pompeii. These actions made it hard to listen to, even if the script was written in the spirit of the classic show.
More importantly, I think my biggest complaint is that there really isn't any suspense to be had in it and the cliff hangers aren't terribly nail biting. Because this is based in an actual historical event, we know how it is going to end. To make matters worse, the one future incident which will spell the end for our main characters turns out to be a cheat.
So, sadly, I rate this one a 7 out of 10,