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Doctor Who: The Whispering Forest (Big Finish Doctor Who Audio Dramas #137)

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The TARDIS arrives in alien woodlands, where a small group of humans hold tight against the the menace of the Takers – strange creatures who come by night to spirit away members of their settlement.

But if there’s one thing that the inhabitants of Purity Bay fear more than the Takers, it’s the dirt and disease spread by strangers. Strangers like the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough
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Published August 31st 2010 by Big Finish Productions (first published 2010)
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Oct 17, 2010 Wendy rated it liked it
In the CD extras, writer Stephen Cole says that the 5th Doctor/Tegan/Turlough/Nyssa lineup was really "his" TARDIS team when he was younger, and that affection shows in this story. Even more so than the average Big Finish story, this has the vibe of the era in which its set. It really feels like a story that could have been filmed by this team in the 80s.

If it had been filmed in the 80s, though, I think it would be remembered as a good solid story, but not a classic. The story starts with a ven
Jamie Revell
Jul 26, 2016 Jamie Revell rated it really liked it
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While this follows on more or less directly from Cobwebs, and ends on a cliffhanger that leads into Cradle of the Snake, the three stories don't really form a trilogy, with the connections being largely incidental. Here, the Doctor, once again with a full TARDIS complement of three companions, arrives on a lost colony world where the inhabitants have become obsessed with disease, and the ghosts of the departed whisper in the forest.

It's quite atmospheric, and has obvious parallels to the TV stor
Sep 14, 2014 sabisteb rated it really liked it
Nachdem Nyssas Schiff im vorherigen Abenteuer (Cobwebs) zerstört wurde, reist sie nun also als dritter Companion neben Tegan und Turlough mit Doktor Nr. 5. Diesmal landen sie auf einem Planeten, dessen Bewohner von Hygiene besessen sind. Sie schrubben und schrubben sich und je rauer und geschundener die Haut, desto reiner die Seele. Wer krank wird, der wird von seltsamen Wesen entführt und taucht nie wieder auf.
Wie kamen diese Menschen auf diesen Planeten und warum ist ihre Siedlung Purity Bay k
Nicholas Whyte
Dec 03, 2010 Nicholas Whyte rated it it was ok
The Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Turlough, reunited with Nyssa in Cobwebs, find themselves in a mysterious human colony where the original settlers have forgotten what they are there for and are now the prey of mysterious forces. To be honest the plot isn't the strong point here, but Lyon is rather good at catching the dynamics of Team Tardis of 1983, and Hayley Attwell turns in a notable guest performance as the potential young leader of the locals. A decent enough sf play which would engage but not ...more
Mar 17, 2014 Trinity rated it really liked it
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and Hayley Atwell too!
Christopher Buchanan
Cole manages to do a great job handling the over-crowded Tardis problem without sticking a couple of folks in the closet for an episode or two. It's somewhat entertaining but the story just doesn't do a whole lot for me. It's just plain silly conceptually.
Debra Cook
Jan 21, 2016 Debra Cook rated it really liked it
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The Doctor and his companions land on a settlement called Purity where the people are afraid of sickness. They are creatures who are healing people in secret but can the doctor help the two sides come together.
Aug 30, 2014 Steven rated it it was ok
On the alien world of Purity, the weakest are spirited away by the mysterious Takers.
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See also: Steve Cole.

Stephen Cole (born 1971) is an English author of children's books and science fiction. He was also in charge of BBC Worldwide's merchandising of the BBC Television series Doctor Who between 1997 and 1999: this was a role which found him deciding on which stories should be released on video, commissioning and editing a range of fiction and non-fiction titles, producing audioboo
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