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204. Criss-Cross

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 2/17/18 3:55 am
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This story finds the Sixth Doctor stranded in World War II Great Britain and working at Blechley Park, tracking the progress of a German Agent who's key to a mystery he's investigating.

Overall, the story moves along at a great pace, it has a good mystery that leads to a high concept alien creature requiring some creative solutions in the final act. The story's only real fault in that regard is an over-abundance of tech babble.

Beyond that, it's a delightful two hours. It does a good job introducing Constance Clark as the new companion and establishing her relationship with the Doctor. Spy Robbie Flint makes a great character whose constant shifts in allegiance are often surprising. The cast also includes Hugh Frasier. Overall, a strong to the trilogy and a new era in Sixth Doctor stories.
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Reviewed By: xeryus63Review Date: 10/31/15 3:54 pm
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A great story to properly introduce Mrs Constance Clarke as a companion for the sixth doctor.
A feisty no-nonsense woman who takes no prisoners.
Plus it dangles a question mark over her back story involving Mr Clarke - which is bound to be an overarching storyline for her time as his companion.
Uses the background of Bletchly Park and the whole background we've come to know of Enigma from TV, films & books.
So it doesn't need to explicitly spell out the story so far, it's already got a bit of a leg up on that score already so it can concentrate on developing its own plot and characters without the baggage of having to explain lots of history and what's been happening

I have to say I really enjoyed this and it was good where the Doctor couldn't just magic a solution out of thin air using his TARDIS but had to weave through double bluffs and double agents even triple agents !