Reviewed By: kfb2014
Review Date: 2/18/15 6:14 pm
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This is the start of a trilogy of No.6 adventures, we get Jamie back as well in all three along the way. Lets get out of the way the performances in this release, without doubt Colin and Frazier are without question superb in this, and Frazier especially is very good picking up the role of Jamie. I was not alive when Frazier Hines played the character on the T.V. but the videos and DVD/Bluray's that I have seen Frazier sounds and comes across like he is Jamie and he owns the part, the characterisations is like we stepped back some 35+ years, allied with a cracking script by Simon Bovey. Colin is certainly firing on all cylinders throughout, and puts in a unreserved Brian Blessed style full on in your face performance, won holding back here Colin, he establishes within this release I think why he is one the best Doctor's to transition to the Audio format so well, he has a bit of a wobble later on when he attempts to put on a Geordie/North East accent, which sort of doesn't work at first, but that is a minor hiccup in a otherwise class performance. Georgia Moffat as Alice is also one of those performances that sticks with you through out, and her emotional dilema which she has to come to terms with is well played out, effectively realising her husband is a man whom she does not love anymore, and her love which is growing for Highlander warrior Jamie is a sweet, well acted role her and the character she plays.
The story is the setup for the other three in the trilogy, and you really need in my opinion to sit down and listen to all three in one sitting, because they are simply that good. We have the 6th Doctor, put straight into what he thinks is the 1700's with the redcoats, massacring the highlanders, for which is the point that the Doctor meets Jamie his long lost companion, however, it soon starts to become apparent that the Doctor is not in the 1700's when Jamie informs him that men are being taken to near city of Grangetown in order to work in factories, and also there is a growing oil industry, the Doctor soon realises that someone is playing with the timelines, and, we go on an adventure to try and understand what and who the secretive Overlord exactly is and what he is up to......