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4.11 - Night's Black Agents

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 7/26/16 10:14 am
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This Companion Chronicle is set right between "City of Spires," and "The Wreck of the Titan," as the Sixth Doctor and Jamie go to retrieve the TARDIS after the former adventure and are waylaid by a mysterious minister, who is far darker and far more dangerous than he appears.

This story makes for an enjoyable hour. While not terribly original, the script is interesting and explores Jamie's character and Hugh Ross is superb as the villain.
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Reviewed By: rcalmyReview Date: 5/4/12 5:26 pm
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An enjoyable story and a decent vehicle for Frazer Hines. The plot is fairly straightforward. Where the story shines the most is in the dialog and the performances.
This story accompanies the Main Range Sixth Doctor and Jamie trilogy. The Jamie we hear in these plays is older and more hardened than when he travelled with the Second Doctor, but still has much of the humor and idealism of his younger days. Frazer Hines presents this Jamie with a sureness that you might think he?d always played the character this way. He also has a good grasp of Colin Baker?s Doctor and delivers a credible version of the Sixth Doctor?s tone and cadence. It is not on the level of his uncanny mimicry of Patrick Troughton, but it?s not really fair to expect that.
The best lines, though, go to the villain Merodach. Hugh Ross gives an excellent and enthusiastic performance of a being whose most dangerous weapon may well be his silver tongue. The best scenes are when he is sparring with Jamie or the Doctor. The character provides a good foil to the Doctor?s wit and to Jamie?s honesty. If there is one regret I have about the story, it?s that Merodach does not have a scheme of more intricacy to match the web of words he spins.
I would make one warning remark to potential listeners. As I said, this story is bound up with the Main Range story-line. It is an enjoyable addition to those plays, but I think it might be hard going at points if you listen to it without knowing the greater context.
Whether or not you have listened to the Sixth Doctor & Jamie triology, you can look forward to two great actors performing the work of an author who loves words.
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Reviewed By: Lie128Review Date: 11/16/11 7:57 pm
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As my first start to the CC's, i was not impressed, while it is enjoyable it is definatly one to start with.
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Reviewed By: Planet KlibignaitisReview Date: 3/15/11 5:18 pm
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It improves this story to disassociate it from the politics of the Sixth Doctor trilogy which ended with 'Legend of the Cybermen' by explaining Jamie's true fate. Freed from all that, this is an enjoyable tale, immeasurably enhanced by the two actors. Although Frazer's take on the Sixth Doctor is not in the same league as his Second Doctor, the CC's should never be about impersonations. He and the fruity voiced Hugh Ross indulge in some fine moments that land just the right side of 'chewing the scenery!' Recommended.