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Doctor Who: Crime of the Century

(The Lost Stories #2.4)

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The year is 1989. In London, safe cracker Raine Creevy breaks into a house – and finds more than the family jewels.

In the Middle East, the kingdom of Sayf Udeen is being terrorised by Soviet invaders and alien monsters.

And on the Scottish border, a highly guarded facility contains an advanced alien weapon.

These are all part of the Doctor's masterplan. But masterplans can g
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Published May 31st 2011 by Big Finish Productions
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Yosef Shapiro
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This one really does have the feel of a late 80's Who episode.
Aidan
Mar 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Crime of the Century gets off to a really strong opening with cat burglar Raine narrating a heist she is attempting to pull off before encountering the Doctor in a very unique and entertaining way. As an introduction to the character this sequence works nicely and allows us to get a sense of what she will be like as a companion. Perhaps because this story existed as little more than that opening scene, the rest of the play proves to be much less successful in spite of some fine performances from ...more
Nicholas Whyte
Aug 06, 2011 rated it it was ok
This story by Andrew Cartmel, part of the current Big Finish run of 'lost' Seventh Doctor scripts, is basically an introduction story for new companion Raine, whose origins were explained in last month's instalment in this series, Thin Ice. I'm afraid it didn't really grab me as firmly as its predecessor did - I think 'Kaffiristan' is a somewhat dubious name for a fictional country, even a former Soviet republic, and the alien Metatraxi sound like they have escaped from a lesser work of Douglas ...more
Mel
Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Safe cracker, cat burglar, helicopter pilot, sword fighter, I remember the good old days when companions used to have SKILLS! I did enjoy this. It didn't really feel like a tv episode but it was a fun adventure. I think the characterisation really made it. The plot in Africa was a bit messy, but overall I still enjoyed it. I definitely prefer Raine to the mopey nurse currently traveling with Ace and the Doctor.
Angela
Jun 01, 2014 rated it liked it
This is the one with the Doctor being discovered in the safe. Part of the Lost season 27. It introduces a new companion who is a safe cracker. It's a convoluted story involving thefts, Russians and alien mercenaries. There is some fun with a translation device. It's a decent intro to the new character. A good listen.
Debra Cook
Mar 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Great adventure. Would have been good to see on screen. Rain is great to and will make a great companion along with Ace.
Christopher Hatch
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
Okay, didn't do a lot for me but an acceptable story.

It does has an outstanding beginning, but its obvious that the original plan didn't go much further.
Steven
Jan 19, 2013 rated it liked it
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Exciting origin story for Raine Creevy, weaving 3 separate plots together.
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