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Doctor Who: The Highlanders

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Publisher's Summary

This televison adventure, starring second Doctor Patrick Troughton, was first broadcast in four episodes over December 1966 and January 1967.

In it the time travellers arrive in Scotland in the aftermath of the battle of Culloden, meeting up with a band of fleeing Highlanders. Polly and the daughter of the group's Laird, whose battle injuries are being treated by the Doctor, go off to fetch water and return to find that the others have been captured by Redcoat troops. Can the Doctor save the day?

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    Ned Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom 19/04/2007
    Ned Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom 19/04/2007
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    "historical fun & frolics"

    The description may suggest a very stern Doctor Who story but 'The Highlanders' is actually delightful entertainment of the very best quality. This is a cheeky, enjoyable romp through history with Patrick Troughton getting the chance to flex his comic muscles by pretending to be a dotty old German medic.

    It's sad that the original episodes have been lost but this works beautifully as an audiobook. Frazer Hines delivers descriptions of the action with charm and brevity. It also worth noting that this storyline sees the debut of his character Jamie.

    Essential listening for all Doctor Who fans.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Elson 03/06/2016
    Mark Elson 03/06/2016

    Forty Something IT Project Manager, Liverpool FC and Doctor Who fan

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    "Jamie, a Scot is about meet the Doctor"
    Where does Doctor Who rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    There at the top - although only listened to a few other books and genres


    What did you like best about this story?

    You can picture yourself in 18th century Scotland with a prime seat to watch the English fight the Scots with the new Doctor and his three companions caught in the middle and with divided loyalties


    What about Patrick Troughton and full cast ’s performance did you like?

    The next best thing to watching this on DVD - which you can't as it does not exist on video anymore


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The English Officer being forced to help the Scottish women


    Any additional comments?

    Try other BBC Audio on Audible

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  • Chris Coyne
    10/05/15
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    "The Doctor to the Rescue."

    What a wonderful story. The last pure historical story for years. Patrick Troughton shines in this story, showcasing his great acting abilities. No wonder he was picked as the Doctor. New companion Jamie is introduced in this story, he will stay with Troughton's Doctor until the end of Troughton's time as the Doctor. Companions Polly and Ben also contribute a lot to this story. Proving what a great team this Tardis crew is. Great stuff.

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  • Elizabeth
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    "Decent story, presentation not great"

    I go this book in part to hear how Jamie joined the Tardis crew. For that reason I am glad I got it. I have to say that although the story is fairly decent, I found many of the characters extremely annoying not least of all the two companions travelling with the Doctor. I have a selection of Dr. Who audio books and this is by far my least favorite.

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