Synopsis Doctor Who: Short Trips Monthly is a series of new short stories read by an actor regarded for the role.
Release #26 is a Third Doctor and Jo story.
Strange occurrences plague the village of Colston Burghley – a mediaeval monument has appeared on the village green, postboxes have disappeared…and there's trouble in Meredith Bright’s back garden. When Mike Yates finds himself at a loss, it's down to the Doctor and Jo Grant to get to the root of the trouble...
Written By: George Mann Directed By: Lisa Bowerman
Tim Treloar is sounding more like the Third Doctor every time I hear him.
Just a matter of him settling into the roll and people getting used to him. He sounds a lot more natural in the second set of 3DAs than he does in the first, and I imagine the next set he'll be even more comfortable playing the part.
There's more than one gardener and they're not definite.
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Good story and performed excellently by Tim Treloar with (apparently) a special guest appearance by Jon Pertwee. (That was Tim Treloar too? Good grief! ) Seriously, his performance of 'my' Doctor started very well on the first 3DAs and keeps getting better and better, a delight for this fan of Seventies 'Who'.
However, I would criticise the portrayal of the Doctor in one way (not the performance) - he seems unnecessarily rude and sarcastic even to his friends.
EDIT: On second listen a few months later (while gardening, oddly enough!), I mostly disagreed with myself about the above. The Doctor was sarcastic to Mike a couple of times, but on a second listen it felt more like humour between friends.
I always enjoy reading your comments on releases, number13. Whether I agree or not.
In this case, my disagreement is over the Doctor's rudeness.
Overall, though, I loved this story, agree that Tim Treloar sounds a lot like Jon Pertwee. The actual subject matter of the story was fun, too, seemed like a familiar "aliens in unfamiliar guise" story, but I wasn't expecting the connection with the gardener Meredith, so that was a fun twist on a theme.
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