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3.3 - The Crooked Man

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Reviewed By: mwelljesterReview Date: 5/2/17 10:56 am
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A Simply Awesome story, the stuff of Nightmare's
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 11/30/15 4:44 am
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'he Crooked Man' written by John Dorney and directed by Nick Briggs, is as Nick Briggs puts in the extras, "...beautifully weird." Beautifully weird is a phrase that sums this story up so well. The Doctor and Leela stumble across a murder whilst visiting Eastwold. Another victim of 'he Crooked Man' Fictional characters are coming to life and jumping out of books. There is a nice call back to an old TV adventure from the classic series.

After a shaky first couple of series, 'he Fourth Doctor Adventures'seems to be finally getting into full swing; both the previous two stories were rather good – as is this one. Jamie Robertson' Soundscape and music remain faithful to the fourth Doctor's period while introducing a more modern and warped element at times. Neil Stuke sounds absolutely great as 'The Crooked Man' Nick Briggs' direction is rather good; I certainly think he is a better director than writer. John Dorney has created a well-paced and well-plotted story. There is a menagerie of characters from fictional works, inter-dimensional portals, and a moving resolution. Beautifully weird.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/20/15 3:24 am
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The Doctor and Leela come upon a series of gruesome murders and the Doctor steps into the investigation when they come on a latest. A book shop owner who was killed by being forced fed several books. After being killed, the Doctor's investigation leads to the house of a woman who has been selling off her father's books.

The story contains a call back to a classic Doctor Who Story but with a very fresh twist from John Dorney. When John Dorney has a good concept, an opportunity to use humor, and great emotional moments, the script is going to be a winner and this is no exception.

The story has a good mystery with a good solution (though part of it's been hinted at early on), a touch of nostalgia, some great lines by the Doctor, and a finale that packs a true emotional punch.

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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 9/10/14 9:39 pm
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A fine diversion for the Doctor and Leela as they stumble upon a crime scene and take an active interest.

The plot relates to books: old books from a well stocked library in a seemingly haunted house where the books have power.

There is quite a good cast in this which is important as the listener needs to know every character to appreciate what is going on and why.

Tom Baker does a great job and I found myself picturing him with the deer stalker in this one. He slipped straight back into his investigator role.

A always John Dorney has the chaacters well written with some great lines between Leela and the Doctor.

The setting is almost irrelevent. There are a few references to the period, but not important ones as it is the characters that are key to the story.