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78. Pier Pressure

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Average Rating
5.3
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 10/18/14 6:38 pm
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Max Miller was a 20's, 30's and pre and post second world war, British musical hall (variety theater) comedian, who, I understand was a little blue sometimes and a little broad (rude for american readers). Roy Hudd is a British actor, writer, comedian and re-knowned expert on the late and some would say great Max Miller, so it makes perfect sense if Big Finish where to make a drama with the character of Max Miller in it they employ probably the defacto expert to play him. For the most part I enjoyed Roy's performance, he was spot on, playing the character with complete pathos and timing. We have the pleasure of Maggie as Evelyn on another outing with Colin as Doctor number 6. The acting in itself carries this forward, as for the story, it is a little tried and tested, alien entity takes unsuspecting and vulnerable end of the pier physic over to somehow manipulate said human as stepping stone to taking over the world. Step in the Doctor, Evelyn and ably assisted by Max Miller and BANG you have a Doctor Who. Lets say one sentence to summaries, acting up to par, this is the not the worst and not the best, and for 6th Doctor adventures this is one of the weaker releases.
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Reviewed By: jdhall1971Review Date: 8/23/13 6:03 pm
0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Never gets anywhere and the plot is awful. Too dialogue heavy.
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Reviewed By: GcookscotlandReview Date: 5/21/13 7:46 pm
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The Doctor and Evelyn spend some time with Max Miller to defeat evil. Didn't like first time round but was better second time.
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Reviewed By: jolyonReview Date: 9/7/12 6:30 pm
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I'm sorry, there are many things that I will step up and be the apologist for. Pier Pressure is not it one of them. It remains drawn out and going nowhere with too much exposition and endlessly tiresome scenes that go round and round and good grief make it stop. The best joke is the appearance of a young William Hartnell, which can have one point out of ten. The only character I liked got killed early on. Even Colin Baker's performance can't save this one. Never warmed to Roy Hudd as Max Miller. Dull, dull, dull. Deserves the reputation.
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