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Doctor Who: The Condemned (Big Finish Doctor Who Audio Dramas #105)

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"Dr John Smith – you’re under arrest. You do not have to say anything, but it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something which you later rely on in court..."

Manchester, 2008. The TARDIS lands inside a run-down tower block, beside a dead body – which leads to some awkward questions when the Doctor is found there by the police. Made the prime suspe
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Published February 2008 by Big Finish Productions
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Michael
Oct 22, 2008 Michael rated it liked it
Believing the Doctor has died, Charlie is relieved when the TARDIS shows up. She runs inside, only to find the sixth Doctor inside. Unsure of how much of who she is she should reveal and its potential impact on the Doctor's timeline, the two begin an uneasy new friendship.

This leads to the TARDIS materializing inside an apartment with a dead body outside. The Doctor rushes to investigate and before long, he's suspected of the crime and Charlie is being held prisoner for some reason.

As far as "Wh
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Sarah Hayes
Apr 14, 2010 Sarah Hayes rated it really liked it
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Originally posted here at Anime Radius.

Charley Pollard, self-proclaimed Edwardian adventuress, is back and with the Doctor – except the Doctor is two regenerations too early to meet her. This wibbley-wobbley timey-wimey scenario kicks off a murder mystery of spooky proportions in The Condemned, the first in a series of audio plays concerning Charley and Six. For people expecting them to get on like white on rice . . . consider your hopes dashed. The Doctor is extremely suspicious of “Charlotte S
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Jamie Revell
Jul 26, 2015 Jamie Revell rated it it was amazing
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The standard saying about the 6th Doctor that "he's a lot better in the audios" has rarely been more true than here. The basic story is a locked-room murder mystery, with the Doctor himself initially being accused of the killing... something that always feels more of a threat in a modern setting than some futuristic SF one. (It helps that the reasons for this accusation are actually pretty sound, given the evidence available).

The 6th Doc is well written here, his arrogance recognisable, yet mute
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Aidan
Sep 13, 2011 Aidan rated it liked it
The Condemned gets off to a really strong start with its opening scenes in which the Sixth Doctor meets Charley (and of course not recognizing her because she had travelled with one of his later incarnations). The dialog is playful and leads well into a sequence in which the TARDIS lands and the pair discover a body. Unfortunately then the pair are separated and have to follow their own story strands which seems a shame as seems a shame as their banter is easily the highlight of the piece for me ...more
Mel
Dec 17, 2013 Mel rated it it was amazing
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This really is an excellent audio. There's a LOT of humour as Charlie tries to pretend that she's never met the doctor or travelled in time. He is naturally a little suspicious of her but it's great to see Colin on edge. I also loved all the Charley in the 21st century humour. The "what's a balti?" part was particularly good. This was also a very spooky episode. Phones with voices from nowhere. There was social commentary about housing estates in Manchester. Women police detectives who were hard ...more
Nicholas Whyte
Charley Pollard returns to the Tardis in The Condemned, but with the Sixth Doctor rather than the Eighth. They end up in contemporary Manchester, tangling with Anna Hope's D.I. Patricia Menzies who discovers that her beat appears to be a combination of Torchwood and Men in Black. She is great, and the plot had some good chilly horror moments, but I felt the story was just a little contrived and depending on coincidences.
Debra Cook
Jan 20, 2014 Debra Cook rated it liked it
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This takes over from The Girl That Never Was. Charley walks into the Tardis but discovers a different Doctor. A past self who doesn't know of her. He takes her to Earth where he gets charged with murder, and Charley gets kidnapped. It turns out a ghost is causing problems. Can the Doctor solve the mystery and will he figure out who charley is.
Ritchie
May 27, 2015 Ritchie rated it really liked it
Charley Pollard, long time Companion to the Eighth Doctor hears the TARDIS coming to respond to her distress signal after being stranded in the year 500,002 but it's not Eight in the TARDIS...
Kate Sherrod
Sep 26, 2015 Kate Sherrod rated it really liked it
Law & Order: Special Alien Unit. Charley and Six make a neat pair in this false accusation/whodunnit story.
Steven
Dec 09, 2012 Steven rated it liked it
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In Manchester, 2008, the Doctor and his new companion Charley become embroiled in a murder mystery at Ackley House.
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Eddie Robson is a comedy and science fiction writer best known for his sitcom Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully and his work on a variety of spin-offs from the BBC Television series Doctor Who. He has written books, comics and short stories, and has worked as a freelance journalist for various science fiction magazines. He is married to a female academic and lives in Lancaster.

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