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Doctor Who - The Lost Stories - The Fourth Doctor Box Set

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Publisher's Summary

Two lost stories from the Fourth Doctor's era:

The Foe from the Future. Written by Robert Banks Stewart, adapted by John Dorney. The Grange is haunted, so they say. This stately home in the depths of Devon has been the site of many an apparition. And now people are turning up dead. The ghosts are wild in the forest. But the Doctor doesn't believe in ghosts.

The Tardis follows a twist in the vortex to the village of Staffham in 1977 and discovers something is very wrong with time. But spectral highwaymen and cavaliers are the least of the Doctor's worries. For the Grange is owned by the sinister Jalnik, and Jalnik has a scheme 2,000 years in the making. Only the Doctor and Leela stand between him and the destruction of history itself. It's the biggest adventure of their lives - but do they have the time?

The Valley of Death. Written by Philip Hinchcliffe, adapted by Jonathan Morris. A century after his great-grandfather, Cornelius, vanished in the Amazon rainforest, Edward Perkins is journeying to the depths of the jungle to find out what became of his ancestor's lost expedition. Intrigued by what appears to be a description of a crashed spacecraft in the diaries of that first voyage, the Doctor and Leela join him on his quest. But when their plane runs into trouble and ends up crash-landing, everyone gets more than they bargained for.

The jungle is filled with giant creatures and angry tribesmen, all ready to attack. But in the famed lost city of the Maygor tribe, something far, far worse is lurking. Something with an offer to make to mankind. Who are the Lurons, and can they be trusted? Will the Doctor defeat the plans of the malevolent Godrin, or will he become just another victim of the legendary Valley of Death?

Directed by Ken Bentley.

©2011 Big Finish Productions (P)2011 Big Finish Productions

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    Ferreter Bolton 01/09/2016
    Ferreter Bolton 01/09/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent"

    I will certainly be purchasing more from Big Finish. Also enjoyed the banter between the actors and production team.

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    Jim McPhilbin 22/05/2016
    Jim McPhilbin 22/05/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Big Finish! Big Entertainment!!"

    If like me Tom Bakers your Doctor, then trust me you won't be disappointed. Memories of Saturday teatime 1977 will come flooding back.

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    David 10/05/2016
    David 10/05/2016
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    "EXCELLENT"

    the stories are great and getting the studio chats as well what a nice bonus

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    Mark 03/05/2016
    Mark 03/05/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Extras"

    The two stories are written well and performed superbly (Tom Baker gives as good if not better performance than he did in the original tv series).
    My only gripe is about all the long winded (often repeatedly using the same or parts of the same ) extras.

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  • Mary
    Harrisonburg, VA, United States
    10/05/16
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    "What a treat! The Doctor and Leela"

    There are two stories included and I liked both, but really loved the second one. I have listened to over 200 full-cast recordings by this wonderful company (Big Finish -- look them up for a lot more featuring Doctors 4-8, the War Doctor and now also Doctor 10!). I've never heard a bad story from them. This recording features the marvelous Tom Baker and Louise Jameson as Leela. It has all the flavor of 1970's Doctor Who. It's also fun to listen to the special features at the end. The actors all clearly adore Tom Baker and he loves recording these stories. It's very touching to hear him talk about how much he loves it. One also gets the bonus of often hearing actors from current TV or movies in these productions. I often recognize voices and look up the cast through the company's site and IMDB.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Neighbor Dan
    Hawaii
    06/09/16
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    "It is not the entire box set, but is still good."

    I thought I was a deal too good to be true and it was. Don't get me wrong, the stories are great and it's wonderful to hear Tom Baker again, but based on the description Audible has written, I thought I was getting the box set. Its only a collection of stories and "behind the scenes" snippets after each one. Use your credit to purchase it. Don't buy it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Devvil
    05/06/16
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    "If your Doctor wears a scarf you need this to make you whole...."

    Now if they could only finish Shada properly, an audio play would work just fine. Anyway these 2 story are both great and if Tom Baker was, ie IS your Doctor buy and listen to these, Google it if you don't believe me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amy
    Los Angeles, CA
    30/05/16
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    "Nice Throwback"

    Amazing how much better this is than most of the Big Finish.range, attributable to its origins as an original 4th Doctor series story as well of course to the participation of Tom Baker and Louise Jameson. Has the energy of the originals too, though one story is hampered by the truly terrible American accent of one of the actors, par for the Big Finish course.

    Also know that 90 minutes of the running time is taken up by intermittently interesting bonus material. Very self-congratulatory bit at least here not equal to or surpassing the actual story, which is true with so many of these Big Finish books.

    I also wish they'd fix the bumps where chapters obviously finish. That's just sloppy and these aren't inexpensive. We deserve better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Laura G.
    WA
    29/05/16
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    "Lost Treasures!"

    I thought the episode "The Valley of Death" was a great story! I'm sorry I never got to see either of these episodes and SO glad I was able to hear them on Audible!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michele M
    22/11/16
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    "Love Tom Baker and cast"

    Loved it. I enjoyed listening to all the cast. It was a flawless performance. If your a fan of Doctor Who then these books are for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • El Kabong
    Seattle
    04/11/16
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    "the fourth Doctor lives again!"

    if you close your eyes, its like the BBC, saturday night 1976 all over again! your own personal TARDIS. another fine Big Finish production.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Quatermass Lives
    Delaware
    08/10/16
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    "Too much non-story material"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I've bought (and enjoyed) a few Big Finish adventures in the past, and was really looking forward to this one. Unfortunately, unlike buying from BF's own site, this is delivered as a single file (BF have short "tracks"), meaning there's no easy escape from the behind the scenes/promotional/making of material... and there's a lot of it.

    I did enjoy the first story, although it's easy to see why it never made it onto our screens at the time, but with almost a quarter of this release's running time taken up by what amounts to advertising, I think I'll be returning it....


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Suzanne
    13/09/16
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    "Just like the best of the original series!"
    Would you listen to Doctor Who - The Lost Stories - The Fourth Doctor Box Set again? Why?

    Absolutely. These stories felt like a second bite at the apple - just like best of the originals. Performances were outstanding. I also really enjoyed the bonus interviews with the writers.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aaron R. Smith
    22/08/16
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    "Fun return to the Tom Baker Era"

    Fit the Tom Baker era perfectly. Nice to have the original actors. Just know that like the TV version some stories are better, with Foe from the Future being the much better story. However, both fit wonderfully into the Catalog of stories for the Fourth Doctor and both were a fun listen. Also, a lot of the running time is for the behind the scenes extras.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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