Britain. The height of the Roman occupation. The Doctor has brought Leela to ancient Norfolk to learn about her ancestors… but has no idea how much of an education she is going to get. Because this is the time of Boudica’s rebellion. When the tribe of the Iceni rises up and attempts to overthrow the Roman masters. As Leela begins to be swayed by the warrior queen’s words, the Doctor has to make a decision: save his friend… or save history itself?
Is it really 8 years ago? This was the story that really stood out for me in Toms original run of stories and interesting how Leela gets to take centre stage as the Doctor takes a back seat and allows Leela to ponder certain things that go against why the Doctor doesn’t interfere.Louise and Ella Kenion come off very strongly in this and the Doctor taking the back seat is interesting in that he is also having an effect.
This really was a top script from the first run. I have mentioned before I couldn’t get Toms Little Britain persona out of y head when he first started Bf but relistening just now there is absolutely no sign of it ,it was all in MY head
I would like to be eloquent like some folks on here as to what makes a good Doctor Who story for me or for that matter any audio but this one ticks my boxes
A must-listen - better character development than Leela ever got on TV. Dorney shows a perfect understanding of who the Fourth Doctor and Leela really are, on a far deeper level than "the bohemian and the savage". (And Ella Kenion is a fantastic Boudica as well!)
Just finished it again some 4th Doctor tales require the 4 episode run but these original two parters are great as well.I loved later scenes of Leela learning to read etc.I guess a lot of folks get Leela overkill but when Louise is given good material she definitely delivers and Louise is an outstanding actress definitely and probably one of the best actresses to have played a companion.Thankfully now with so many ranges so many companions on the BF catalogue if one requires a break it’s easily rectified.But I definitely love going back over tales and this was a greatly enjoyable relisten.Small history lessons are always welcome Toms recapping of the events at the end is a sad retelling of Boudicas end.Great tale.
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