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Doctor Who: The Girl Who Never Was (Big Finish Doctor Who Audio Dramas #103)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  156 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
'Dot dot dot, dash dash dash, dot dot dot. Someone's listening. Somewhere.'

A ghost ship. A girl with no memory, adrift in time. An old enemy. This could be Charlotte Pollard's finest hour - or her last.

Set course for Singapore, 1931. Journey's end.
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Published December 2007 by Big Finish Productions
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Sativa
Nov 25, 2016 Sativa rated it really liked it
Excellent.
Drew
Dec 01, 2013 Drew rated it it was amazing
So here we are at the final Eight/Charley story, and it's bittersweet, because after finally getting shut of C'rizz (Absolution) it feels as if the Eight/Charley combination is back in fine form.

The Divergent Universe arc (Scherzo through The Next Life) was a slog. Charley was short-tempered and irritable, and Paul McGann's Doctor sounded like he was just going through the motions. Add newcomer C'rizz to the mix, and everyone just seemed unhappy and bored. Furthermore, C'rizz, the killer with t
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Anne Barwell
Sep 24, 2016 Anne Barwell rated it it was amazing
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Good edge of seat stuff. Sad timey wimey finish to 8's run with Charley.
Jamie Revell
Jul 27, 2015 Jamie Revell rated it it was amazing
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This is the final regular 8th Doctor story in Big Finish's main range of DW audio plays, wrapping up six years' worth of stories, prior to launching his own series with a clean slate. Mainly, of course, this means explaining what happened to Charley, and the story stands or falls on whether or not you care about the answer.

Fortunately, I did, but it does mean that you have to have some familiarity and investment with the character and her adventures for this play to work. This is about as far fr
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Mel
Dec 16, 2013 Mel rated it really liked it
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This was a very good ending to Charley and the Doctor's travelling together. It was a fun adventure with all sorts of twists and turns. There was mistaken identity and then cybermen and lots of time travel. It was also fantastic that the cybermen voices were the singing cybermen voices of tenth planet. That was just lovely. A good adventure though I am also sad that the adventures of Charley and this Doctor are coming to an end.
Audrey
Mar 26, 2012 Audrey rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
Gave it four stars because I think Charley and Eight, despite some tension in the beginning, were back in fine form for this, their last adventure together. I enjoyed their banter and teamwork, and the ending was appropriately timey-wimey and bittersweet. Onwards and upwards! Starting in on the Charley and Six run tonight or tomorrow.
Kate Sherrod
Sep 23, 2015 Kate Sherrod rated it really liked it
An unusual farewell to arguably the definitive Eighth Doctor companion, Charley Pollard. Again, the guest cast knocks it out of the solar system (Amanda Root!!!). I also like the speaking cadences of the [REDACTED] who sound much more like I always thought they should sound. Bonus for fooling me utterly on someone's identity BTW!
Nicholas Whyte
Alan Barnes is always a writer who makes me sit up, so I was looking forward to The Girl Who Never Was. However I was a little disappointed. The elements are great - Anna Massey claiming to be an elderly Charley, Cybermen on an abandoned ship near Singapore, timewarping and decay - but it doesn't quite gel as well as Barnes at his best.
Sarah
Dec 11, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: tossed, kept, audio
Charley wants to leave the TARDIS, so Eighth Doctor tries to take her back to the Singapore Hotel in 1931; where she was originally going when he picked her up. Of course, the TARDIS takes them to Singapore in 2008 where they encounter treasure hunters, a disappearing ship and Cybermen. Fun!
Christopher Hatch
Apr 28, 2016 Christopher Hatch rated it it was amazing
This is almost the perfect end to the main range 8th Doctor stories which demonstrated what a fine pairing Charlie and the Doctor made.

It was time however to bring and end to their adventures and this clever and touching story was a fitting conclusion.

A lovely melancholy finale.
Debra Cook
Jan 21, 2016 Debra Cook rated it really liked it
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With Czizz gone Charley couldn't handle it and decides to leave the Doctor. Before she and the Doctor part they get involved in the search for gold crossing several timelines and involves Cybermen. She does leave but not for long.
Steven
Aug 30, 2014 Steven rated it liked it
Shelves: doctor-who, plays, british
After the loss of C'rizz, Charley demands to be taken home. Instead, she and the Doctor end up split between 1942 and 2008, on board a mysterious lost battleship near Singapore.
Charlotte
Feb 22, 2012 Charlotte rated it liked it
A bit of a disappointing send-off for Charley - and I just find it really hard to listen to the Cybermen's voices.
Christopher Buchanan
A well designed story but it drags a bit in places. All the innuendo in the first episode or two gets a bit tiresome too.
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Alan Barnes is a British writer and editor, particularly noted for work in the field of cult film and television. Barnes served as the editor of Judge Dredd Megazine from 2001 until December 2005, during which time the title saw a considerable increase in the number of new strip pages. Among other strips, Barnes originally commissioned The Simping Detective. He also wrote a handful of Judge Dredd ...more
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