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8.X - The Last Day At Work

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Reviewed By: KamelionReview Date: 2/22/19 4:50 am
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The Last Day at Work

Location : Earth, United Kingdom, London, Barnes Common

Date : 1968

When The Kinks Sunny Afternoon comes on the jukebox it would be easy to think that this story is in 1966 but it's actually a few years later than expected, 1968 as we find out eventually. Constable Bernhard Whithom is retiring and his party is at the local pub. Along with the TARDIS, Jamie and the Second Doctor.

Nick Briggs does a fantastic job with this story and I do believe it is the first time I have ever heard him do Patrick Troughton. I started to listen to Nick back around the beginning of the 21st century when Big Finish was just getting started. Including some before Big Finish works. We all know he is the voice of the Daleks now amongst a half dozen other hats that he switches between. I'm impressed with how well his voice has aged and how much fun he had narrating this Short Trip. I loved it.

This is an early known usage of Jelly Babies with Doctor Two and has an instance of him using real money yet making sure the correct dates were on the coins as to prevent the revelation of being a time traveler. I've always wondered why Doctor Who had not made a reference to such and now it has.

Totally fun story and makes me quite pleased that I subscribed to the entire 2019 line up of monthly Short Trips. A very interesting twist on the subject and actions of the chameleon circuit of the TARDIS.