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Boise, ID, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Doctor Who: The Story of Martha - The Weeping

    • UNABRIDGED (45 mins)
    • By David Roden
    • Narrated By Freema Agyeman

    For a year, while the Master ruled over the Earth, Martha Jones travelled the world telling people stories about the Doctor. She told people of how the Doctor has saved them before, and how he will save them again. This is that story. It tells of Martha's travels from her arrival on Earth as the Toclafane attacked and decimated the population through to her return to Britain to face the Master. It tells how she spread the word and told people about the Doctor. The story of how she survived that terrible year...

    Crystal says: "Great Voice, Boring Story"
    "The Weeping"

    This was just an okay Doctor Who Story set on a frozen planet with strange Creatures. Mostly typical but okay. Freema Agyeman does a competent job as the material gave no opportunity to do otherwise and the writer does a good bit picking up the Doctor-Martha interactions.

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  • The Blue Cross, The Secret Garden, The Queer Feet, and The Arrow of Heaven: The Father Brown Mysteries (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton, M. J. Elliott
    • Narrated By J. T. Turner, The Colonial Radio Players

    From London to Cornwall, then to Italy and France, a short, shabby priest takes on bandits, traitors and killers. Why is he so successful? The reason is that after years spent in the priesthood, Father Brown knows human nature and is not afraid of its dark side. Thus he understands criminal motivation and how to deal with it -- as exemplified in these stories.

    Adam says: "Father Brown on the Radio"
    "Father Brown on the Radio"

    These four radio dramas recapture the joy of the Father Brown mysteries. The Blue Cross, of course remains a favorite, and one of the most memorable detective stories of all time where the original readers had no idea who the detective was until the end of the tale. I will say that the end got a little messed up and elongated to accomodate linking it directly to, "The Secret Garden." But such was the necessity of a regular broadcast.

    That "The Secret Garden" and "The Queer Feet" were perfect pitched of the original stories and connected together well. They managed to capture the social commentary of the original very well in "The Queer Feet."

    "The Arrow of Heaven" while not tying into the other three stories was still well-told and actually gently corrects an error by Chesterton. Chesteron in writing, "The Arrow of Heaven" described Father Brown as never having been to America, seeming to forget a decade before Chesterton wrote a short story describing Father Brown's time as a Prison Chaplain in Chicago. Authors perhaps weren't as fussy about continuity back there. In this play, the the Colonial Theater has Father Brown, rather than saying he'd never been in America, mention the time as a prison chaplain. Altogether, works well in an entertaining preformance.

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