Doctor Who: The Doctor's Tale



Doctor Who: The Doctor's TaleEngland, 1400 Winter Blood In The Snow Henry IV Has Usurped The Throne, And Deposed King Richard II Languishes In Pomfret Castle.Meanwhile The Doctor And His Companions Preside Over New Year Revels At Sonning Palace.But Sonning Is A Prison, Treachery Is In The Air And Murderous Archbishop Thomas Arundel Will Stop At Nothing To Crush The Rebellion.As The Doctor And Barbara Take The Road To Canterbury, Vicki Finds A Royal Friend And Ian Is Dragged Into A Dark Web Of Conspiracy At Whose Heart Sits That Teller Of Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer.

Marc Platt is a British writer He is most known for his work with the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.After studying catering at a technical college, Platt worked first for Trust House Forte, and then in administration for the BBC He wrote the Doctor Who serial Ghost Light based on two proposals, one of which later became the novel Lungbarrow That novel was greatly anticipated by fans as it was the culmination of the so called Cartmel Masterplan , revealing details of the Doctor s background and family.After the original series cancellation Platt wrote the script for the audio Doctor Who drama Spare Parts The script was the inspiration for the 2006 Doctor Who television story Rise of the Cybermen The Age of Steel , for which Platt received a screen credit and a fee.He lives in London.

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  • Audio CD
  • Doctor Who: The Doctor's Tale
  • Marc Platt
  • English
  • 08 July 2017

10 thoughts on “Doctor Who: The Doctor's Tale

  1. Steven says:

    Was never a fan of these historical Dr Who plots

  2. Jamie Revell says:

    The second in this series of narrated multiple actor stories reaches the classic show s second season, and thus replaces Susan with Vicki, with Maureen O Brien joining William Russell as narrator Perhapsnotably, however, it s a straight historical one with no aliens or other SF elements Unlike the modern TV show, Big Finish have, of course, written such stories ever since the beginning of their run, but it s a style particularly associated with the First Doctor who had all but two of The second in this series of narrated multiple actor stories reaches the classic show s second season, and thus replaces Susan with Vicki, with Maureen O Brien joining William Russell as narrator Perhapsnotably, however, it s a straight historical one with no aliens or other SF elements Unlike the modern TV show, Big Finish have, of course, written such stories ever since the beginning of their run, but it s a style particularly associated with the First Doctor who had all but two of this type of story on TV.Here, the action is set in the winter of 1400 during the events of the Epiphany Rising, when supporters of the deposed King Richard II attempted to restore him to the throne For dramatic purposes, the timing of the events depicted here have been compressed, but they otherwise seem fairly accurate, with a number of historical figures making an appearance along the way.The story itself is primarily a human one, with Richard II s infant bride Isabella a key focus, as is, in the latter half, the largely mysterious fate of Geoffrey Chaucer hence the title who probably died at around this time It is a good piece of straightforward historical adventure, similar to some of the TV stories of around this time The usual limitations of the narrators having to play dual roles do come into play again, with the Doctor missing off stage for a while, and Barbara absent for even longer It s a little uneven in places, with part of the final resolution feeling as if it was tacked on when the writer ran out of ideas, but for the most part it works as what it s intended to be, and successfully evokes the tone of the era

  3. Hasselhh says:

    I m always up for another Vicky Ian Barbara story so sad Steven can t be added to that mix but that is really all the joy I get from this adding another story to my collection of adventures of some of the best companions The plot itself is a bit thin, and it all seems hurried and kind of off Hard to explain But maybe it is just because I m comparing this to such classics as Doctor Who The Space MuseumDoctor Who The Space Museum, which it really isn t meant to battle So yeah, I li I m always up for another Vicky Ian Barbara story so sad Steven can t be added to that mix but that is really all the joy I get from this adding another story to my collection of adventures of some of the best companions The plot itself is a bit thin, and it all seems hurried and kind of off Hard to explain But maybe it is just because I m comparing this to such classics as Doctor Who The Space MuseumDoctor Who The Space Museum, which it really isn t meant to battle So yeah, I liked it, not loved, but liked

  4. Danny Welch says:

    A very good pure historical with some great characterization and historical facts The pure historicals have always beenof a marmite kind of affair in the show but when their good, oh boy their really good and this is no different, a great historical written skillfully and beautifully by Marc Platt 8.5 10

  5. Yosef Shapiro says:

    This story is done as a true historical story as was done in the first doctor s era.

  6. Mel says:

    This was very enjoyable It was almost a full cast audio with just a little narration I thought William Russell did an excellent job as the Doctor, and Maureen was likewise very good as Barbara This really felt like a first doctor historical It was a nice glimpse of the history with interesting sub plots I enjoyed the young Queen and her relationship with Vicki It was nice to see two different women of a similar age in such different places in their lives I will have to listen toof t This was very enjoyable It was almost a full cast audio with just a little narration I thought William Russell did an excellent job as the Doctor, and Maureen was likewise very good as Barbara This really felt like a first doctor historical It was a nice glimpse of the history with interesting sub plots I enjoyed the young Queen and her relationship with Vicki It was nice to see two different women of a similar age in such different places in their lives I will have to listen toof the early adventures range it was nice to have a proper new story with the older companions

  7. Richard Harrison says:

    I m not the biggest fan of the historical stories as they usually involve someone famous whose fate is well known Also prefer the audioplay style stories to the narrated ones, this being a mix of both William Russell is now old enough that his Bill Hartnell voice is getting better than his Ian Chesterton.

  8. Debra Cook says:

    Excellent old adventure The Doctor, Barbara, Ian and Vicki end up in the 1400 s during the reign of Henry IV The Doctor and Barbara goto visit with Geoffery Chaucer Vicki befriends Queen Isabella and Ian get some how involved in the assassination attempt on Henry IV What happens you ll have to find out.

  9. Christopher Buchanan says:

    Love a good historical The first episode starts off slow but it does pick up Not sure how I feel about the Deus Ex Machina ending to the Sir Ian and Sir Robert debacle and Ian s rather blas reaction to it but whatever And even though it s a historical it is a Marc Platt so I kept expecting it to get weird but no, Platt kept and even keel and made a fine story.

  10. J.M. Guillemette says:

    Another good 1st Doctor story.

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