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By:Matthew David Rabjohns, Bridgend, United Kingdom
Date:Thursday 9 June 2011
Rating:   10

What nostalgia it is to hear Debbie and Frazer again after all these long years. What nostalgia it is to hear them back in as good a historical yarn as this tale from NIgel Robinson is. What nostalgia to see a new historical appear in the Second Doctor's era. This story is one of the most strongly realised and presented in the whole of the sompanion chronicles so far. Its very very strong indeed. There are elements that are truly horrific, such as the beheading scene which would have been considerably toned down for the screen had this of been thought of way back in the sixties. Debbie and Frazer just gel back together as if they have never been apart. I love historicals and thank big finish for having the sense to bring back the history tales to Doctor Who. Humans are the worst monsters, so we dont always need some alien from Aldeberon 3! A great tale.

Great Historical

By:Andrew Shaw, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Date:Wednesday 9 October 2013
Rating:   10

I love the 2nd Doctor stories anyway and all the companion releases seem to have the theme of his sort of time and you could imagine the B/W on the TV of them & I would have loved to have seen this I can probably understand with them not having Fraser playing the voice of Patrick to steal the story from Deborah as its her tal but it sounds great the only part what would be dfferent if when she hears the recoerder being played as he only knew one tune and this tune being played was a well played different tune so it had me thinking it was someone else playing it, I really think if this was made properly it would be great on TV but it would have been even better if Patricks voice was done by Fraser, but I thought that about the old man as soon as they were talking about him, but good story again, wish we had the episodes of his and Hartnell's stories because I love them both but Troughton comes a very close second to Tom Baker in my favourite Doctor's...........

Back to China, Way Back

By:David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
Date:Tuesday 6 April 2021
Rating:   7

This time around, it's a historical for Doctor 2, Victoria, and Jamie. They travel to the time of the first Emperor of China. It's a time of state brutality and court intrigue. Nigel Robinson has kept his story pitched at the level of Doctor Who 1966, with a fairly straightforward moral sensibility of clear good guys and clear bad guys. The simplicity of the perspective drags it down a bit for me.

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