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DWM393 - Cuddlesome

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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 10/4/15 1:27 pm
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'Cuddlesome' was a 2008 audio drama written by Nigel Fairs and directed by Barnaby Edwards. A remake of an Audio Visuals story of the same title, it was released on an audio CD included with Doctor Who Magazine issue 393. It was re-released as free content on the Big Finish Podcast on 3 August 2011, and was put on Big Finish's Soundcloud in 2012. Briggs provides the voice of a newsreader in the remake.

Angela Wisher is named as a tribute to the late Michael Wisher, who played Ronald Turvey in the original Audio Visuals version of Cuddlesome. He is best known for originating the role of Davros, the creator of the Daleks, in Genesis of the Daleks.

The fifth Doctor lands and immediately gets tangled up in a medical emergency. Cuddlesomes are cute speaking furry toys, from the eighties, that are being brought back as a new model as a spate of mysterious deaths occur. Cute and Evil has been done in 'The Ratings War', but never better than in the Companion Chronicles: 'The Scorchies'. This is a good attempt though.

You can hear it here: https://soundcloud.com/big-finish/doctor-who-cuddlesome-complete
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Reviewed By: Doctor Alec HardyReview Date: 9/1/15 8:52 pm
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Really cool idea for a story! I loved every second of this one! Cuddlesome involves the Doctor investigating a retro toy turned bad and uncovers so shocking Truths about these beloved classics.. I highly recommend and this is definitely one of my favourites!
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/12/15 9:58 am
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The Doctor vs. Cuteness. It's a theme that Big Finish has visited several times (i.e. when cutesy things turn evil.) In this freebie, the return to popularity of a classic toy leads the Fifth Doctor to investigate when many of the toys start going evil.

The episode was very well-executed and it had an interesting feel. Both the cover and the forty-five minute length of this one gave the episode a sort of Revived Series feel. And Davison acquits quite well. This is a great listen and is available on Big Finish's Sound Cloud.
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Reviewed By: colinbakerscatReview Date: 4/27/14 10:41 am
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I adore this audio. Roberta Taylor and Peter Davison work so well together and perhaps they should record some more audios together?