Doctor Who: Fourth Doctor Adventures: Casualties of Time

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Casualties of Time

Doctor Who: Fourth Doctor Adventures: Casualties of Time – Starring Tom Baker, Lalla Ward, John Leeson, David Warner, David Troughton, Toby Hadoke, Jane Slavin & Jez Fielder & Written by Nicholas Briggs – CD / Download (Big Finish)

A word of advice before you consider buying Casualties of Time: you really do need to have listened to previous audio adventure The Pursuit of History to be able to properly enjoy this, as this story follows immediately on from it.  So if you have listened to The Pursuit of History, you’ll know that the TARDIS crew have unknowingly become embroiled in a web of deceit. A trap has been laid across time and our unwitting heroes have no possible means of escape. Destiny, it would appear, has finally ensnared them. And in blissful ignorance, the Doctor is finally getting the chance to see the Conglomerate’s work at first hand, Romana is working to save the alien Laan once and for all, and K9 is returning to ancient Britain in search of an unusual power source. Oh, and today one of them will die…

The pairing of the Doctor and Romana harks back to one of the most-watched periods of classic Who; one that to my generation at least, is the most loved and iconic and which broke the records for viewers of the show. Listening to these adventures has a twofold effect: it makes me feel 10 years old again, eating cottage pie and baked beans on my lap with my mum and getting excited at the possibility of an appearance by Davros. But because these are new adventures I also have the giddy feeling that we have been gifted with a new opportunity to hear our favourites in new adventures. It’s a rare opportunity, and a great time to be a DW fan, and no mistaking.  Bex Ferriday

 

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