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Doctor Who: The Ghosts of N-Space (BBC Radio Collection) Audio CD – Audiobook, March, 2001

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Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd (March 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0563477016
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563477013
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 5.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,238,974 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kurt A. Johnson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 16, 2014
Format: Audio CD
When the Brigadier visits his uncle in Sicily (OK, 3rd cousin, thrice removed), he is shocked to find the old man dealing with ghosts and what can only be described as demons. Something very strange is going on here, so the Brig. turns to the one man he knows can help, the Doctor. The Doctor arrives, and quickly diagnoses the problem, but it’s not good news. It seems that a crack has developed between the normal world and Null-Space, and monsters are about to flood through. To make matters even worse, an American gangster is trying to force him to sell his private island, and the Brigadier is not one to rollover. Can the Doctor unravel the mystery of what created the crack in the N-Space barrier, and save the world? You bet he can!

OK, this radio drama was recorded in 1994, and marks the last appearance of Jon Pertwee as the (third) Doctor. So, you would expect it to be well received. What went wrong? Well, it had a great deal of potential with Elisabeth Sladen (reprising her role as Sarah Jane Smith) and Nicholas Courtney (Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart) backing him up.

The production suffers from two weaknesses. The first is the awful acting by the actors portraying the Americans – affecting low, low Brooklyn accents. And the second, and much more damning weakness is the poor writing of the story. Throughout the story such odd things happen as the Brigadier at first assuming that Sarah Jane was a hallucination, and the whole N-Space/life-after-death explanation is horribly hokey and over the top.

But, all that said, I did in fact enjoy this CD set. It was very nice hearing the third Doctor and Sarah Jane and the Brigadier doing their magic again. And, though the story wasn’t very good, it was good solid Dr. Who, with action and time travel and villains defeated. So, what can I say? Yeah, it’s not the best Dr. Who, but I enjoyed it, and think that you might too. So, I give this item a guarded recommendation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Kresal on October 31, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Nine months after The Paradise Of Death finished broadcasting, the BBC agreed to produce another Doctor Who story made by much the same team. The follow-up, once again by Barry Letts, would be the six episode story The Ghosts Of N-Space (or "Doctor Who And The Ghosts Of N-Space" as announced in the episodes themselves). The story was recorded in 1994 with a cast including Stephen Thorne (who had played in Azal The Daemons and Omega in The Three Doctors) and Sandra Dickinson (Peter Davison's former wife and Trillian in the TV series of The Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy). In theory perhaps, "Ghosts" should have been at home with such stories as the Letts co-written The Daemons with its mix of magic, the paranormal and science fiction. But lightning rarely strikes twice and, as was the case here, it sometimes misses completely.

Take the cast for example. Despite the splendid performances the trio had given in Paradise Of Death, the performances of the leads here lack that certain spark they had before. Pertwee in particular seems to lack the energy he had previously with moments where he seems to just be reading lines off the paper without any attempt at feeling. Worse perhaps, the strain in his voice is painfully apparent. Elisabeth Sladen's performance feels as though she is doing the best with the script, but the script undermines her be it by turning her into the very stereotype she was supposed to be against or by clumsy writing (more on that later). Indeed, of the trio, is Courtney that comes out best as he's quite a bit of range from the comedic scenes with Uncle Mario to the various action sequences.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Peter Ingemi VINE VOICE on September 25, 2008
Format: Audio CD
The Ghosts of n-Space is the 2nd of two audio adventures staring the 3rd Doctor that predate the Big Finish Audios. It constituted the final performance of Jon Pertwee as the Doctor before his death. This being the case it is sad that he would have to go out on such a poor story.

Barry Letts plot is clearly one of the worst that I can remember in the series. This is a shame since Pertwee give a very strong performance with able aid from his supporting cast. The very poor Italian accents are a minus but the period situations are a plus and the best part of the 6 parts. Pertwee really throws himself into those situation and they work quite well. The Cd is also an imrovement on the rather poor photo for the cover art of the Cassette version.

Unlike the other reviewers I will listen to this in my regular rotation of Dr. Who as the joy of hearing that very unappreciated doctor will override my disapointment in seeing his run end on a sour note.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adam Graham, Superhero and Detective Fiction Author on June 1, 2014
Format: Audible Audio Edition
This story is actually better than Paradise of Death, which seemed to wander quite a bit. This story, while longer, seems more focused.on the whole problem of N-Space and the attempt to take over the earth by an immortal mafioso. While the Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith bounce back and forth to three different centuries and into the alternate dimension known as N-space, that focus is never really lost.

I also like the way this is staged. In the last story, the Doctor and Sarah's time together was limited, but here Sarah and the Doctor are together at all the critical points and they really play well off each other and hearing these two characters interact is a delight. I also think that the character of Jeremy made progress. He was insufferable in Paradise of Death. Here he's a tad annoying at times but not useless. Nicholas Courtney turns in a solid performance as the Brigadier and does great at the whole dashing commanding officer thing.

On the negative side, how much you enjoy this story may depend on how much you can put up with silly accents: the Italian accents are silly and New York variety sounds like they came right out of Guys and Dolls. In addition, while the swearing was rarely severe, there was a lot of it for a Doctor Who story. That and Sarah Jane contemplating writing a trashy novel was kind of odd.

Overall, this was a solid radio story and it's too bad Pertwee didn't get to tell more.
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