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Britain. The height of the Roman occupation. The Doctor has brought Leela to ancient Norfolk to learn about her ancestors... but has no idea how much of an education she is going to get.Because this is the time of Boudica’s rebellion. When the tribe of the Iceni rises up and attempts to overthrow the Roman masters.As Leela begins to be swayed by the warrior queen’s words,Britain. The height of the Roman occupation. The Doctor has brought Leela to ancient Norfolk to learn about her ancestors... but has no idea how much of an education she is going to get.Because this is the time of Boudica’s rebellion. When the tribe of the Iceni rises up and attempts to overthrow the Roman masters.As Leela begins to be swayed by the warrior queen’s words, the Doctor has to make a decision: save his friend... or save history itself?...

Title : Doctor Who: The Wrath of the Iceni
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ISBN : 9781844356140
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Number of Pages : 408 Pages
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Doctor Who: The Wrath of the Iceni Reviews

  • Bettie☯
    2019-02-11 00:40

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05x22d1Description: Britain. The height of the Roman occupation. The Doctor has brought Leela to ancient Norfolk to learn about her ancestors... but has no idea how much of an education she is going to get.Because this is the time of Boudica's rebellion. When the tribe of the Iceni rises up and attempts to overthrow the Roman masters.As Leela begins to be swayed by the warrior queen's words, the Doctor has to make a decision: save his friend... or save history itself?Tom Baker is the Fourth Doctor, with his ancient warrior companion, Leela, played by Louise Jameson.

  • A Bald Mage** Steve
    2019-01-28 20:17

    For me the best story of Tom Baker's first audio season.... Leela is at her best here stealing the show and it had an old concept of the Doctor saying you cant re write history not one line.... 8/10

  • Laura
    2019-02-17 00:30

    From BBc Radio 4 Extra:Britain. The height of the Roman occupation. The Doctor has brought Leela to ancient Norfolk to learn about her ancestors... but has no idea how much of an education she is going to get.Because this is the time of Boudica's rebellion. When the tribe of the Iceni rises up and attempts to overthrow the Roman masters.As Leela begins to be swayed by the warrior queen's words, the Doctor has to make a decision: save his friend... or save history itself?Tom Baker is the Fourth Doctor, with his ancient warrior companion, Leela, played by Louise Jameson.Written by John Dorney and directed by Ken Bentley.

  • Nicholas Whyte
    2019-02-11 17:17

    the only Fourth Doctor story I can think of which is a pure historical - no sfnal elements at all apart from the Doctor and Leela, turning up in first-century Norfolk to encounter Boudica in the battle against the Romans. The story is a particularly good one for Leela, who becomes fascinated with the warrior queen (once it's been done, you realise that Boudica is the most obvious historical character for her to meet); and we get some twists on the "you can't rewrite history" theme. The first time I listened to it I was doing the family supermarket shoopping, and it seemed to me that the character development for Leela was too abrupt; listening to it again, while changing trains on a long journey through France (which I guess meant I was less distracted) it seemed to work much better. So a bit of a health warning that it depends on your frame of mind, but having read and listened to literally all the spinoff stories featuring Leela, I feel that this is one of the best ones for her in terms of character.

  • Steven
    2019-01-24 17:42

    Leela meets Boudicca. Leela wants to change time. Doctor says no because only he seems to know what breaks the fabric of time and what doesn't. Nothing original here but Tom and Leela are always fun.

  • Jamie Revell
    2019-02-05 19:23

    The Doctor and Leela arrive in 1st century Norfolk just as Boudicca's Rebellion is getting underway. This is a straight historical, with no aliens or monsters, and, as such has obvious overtones of the First Doctor's era. Leela, naturally enough, identifies with the Iceni, and wants to change history in their favour, while the Doctor is opposed to that, as well as to the general slaughter that's about to unfold.Despite a few quips to remind us that this is, after all, a Fourth Doctor story, the tone is generally quite grim. Boudicca is a woman wronged (the play only hints at the specifics, but we all know the tale) but also a woman who wants to wreak bloody vengeance on the Romans, and who revels in the resulting death. There is a moral message to the story, too, but it's not overly belaboured, as it was in the previous episode, and it's nice to see Leela for once not being a fish-out-of-water and dealing with people she can readily relate to... even if she's badly misjudged what's going on.Some of the dialogue does feel rather stilted, probably in an attempt to make the speech seem 'archaic' - although how relevant that is when nobody present is speaking even a very early form of English might perhaps be debated. (Although I thought the fact that most of the Iceni speak with a Welsh accent was a nice touch). And Dorney does have the Doctor repeatedly calling Leela "savage", which makes him sounds more condescending than he did in most of the relevant TV stories.On balance, this is a good story, a fairly dark historical that gives Leela some good material that's very fitting for her character.

  • Nicolas Lontel
    2019-02-15 23:30

    Bel épisode historique (et sans extraterrestres) sur l'invasion romaines des Icènes (avec évidemment la reine Boadicée). Une belle réflexion sur les torts que peuvent avoir les envahisseurs, mais aussi les peuples qui défendent leur territoire et qu'il y a beaucoup plus de zones grises qu'on peut le croire dans l'histoire, mais que les récits permettent, au moins en partie, d'élever cette histoire et d'en inspirer autrement les générations suivantes.De très loin le meilleur dans la série jusqu'à présent.

  • Tabitha
    2019-01-19 20:14

    I'm not a huge Leela fan, but she was decent in this one. The only bit that seemed a bit ridiculous was the battlefield acting, which wouldn't have been an issue if it was a written book as opposed to an audio book.

  • Sara Habein
    2019-02-12 17:17

    I don't know the history enough to know how well this script's position about what happened rates, but this is a good story.

  • Philip
    2019-01-18 19:37

    Leela goes toe to toe with Boudicca and Tom Baker tries hard not to change history

  • Jamie
    2019-02-05 16:41

    Leela the savage finally realises that there's more to life than slaughter

  • David
    2019-02-13 16:34

    The first time I've been truly unimpressed by Big Finish. Not very good at all.

  • J.M. Guillemette
    2019-01-22 23:37

    Another excellent adventure. Tom Baker is brilliant!

  • John Keegan
    2019-01-21 22:33

    With the Fourth Doctor Adventures now hitting their stride, this audiodrama production manages to include a great deal of action without straying into the confusing territory of "Destination Nerva". The character of Boudica is vivid enough that the conflict with the Romans is sufficiently rendered to reinforce the psychological and emotional drama. And being a fan of that era of history, this was definitely a treat.One common weakness of this particular run of stories seems to be the first act. Like the previous story ("The Renaissance Man"), this tale begins rather abruptly. In particular, I thought that Leela took Boudica's side far too easily and quickly; similarly, she denounced the Doctor and his reservations with little or no hesitation. It's clearly intended to speed things along, so that Boudica's single-minded thirst for vengeance can reveal itself over a longer stretch of time, but it does little credit to Leela's character.I'm also on the fence about how Leela was portrayed. While she is still a bit of a savage at this point in the Classic Doctor Who timeline, she had been displaying her innate intelligence and observational skills since the start. In this case, the writer seems to default to just the savage. I get the feeling that Chris Boucher wouldn't have Leela miss the obvious signs of Boudica's madness so easily, or for that matter, jump so completely into a situation without more information.But as I said, I have a soft spot for this period in history, and it's actually quite interesting for Big Finish to produce what is, essentially, a historical in the vein of the First Doctor's era. The only science fiction trope is the typical time paradox debate, and even then, it's handled more as a reflection of Leela's lack of perspective on the big picture.

  • Christopher Buchanan
    2019-02-03 00:26

    This was fun. A fourth Doctor historical. Very nice. It would probably get boring if they did these all the time, but it's really nice when they throw one in here and there. I didn't read anything about this before hand so I did not actually realize it was a historical and keep expecting it to turn out that Boudicca was a Sliveen or a Rutan or something. It almost felt like a surprise reveal when it turns out that, hey, that crazy human was actually just a crazy human. Didn't see that coming, did ya? Anyway, nice story. Leela takes a leading role in this one and has some really good moments. Especially where she more or less tells the Doctor where he can go. Old Tom is a proper arrogant prick in this one too and that's just the way I like it. The story seems a bit padded at the end but there is only so much you can do with a historical, right? Anyway, it's a good one. Worth a listen.

  • Wendy
    2019-01-20 00:30

    Leela meets Boudicca - and is understandably impressed by her bravery and the wrongs she has suffered at the hands of the Romans. She throws herself in with Boudicca's cause, and this brings her into conflict with the Doctor, who knows that Boudicca's fate is determined by history. Some great character moments for Leela ensue as she slowly realizes that she has misjudged the situation - and tries to put it right. It's a fairly straightforward story, but it really comes alive with some great performances from the cast.

  • Miss Zero
    2019-02-03 19:40

    This was a very interesting story! It was very different from what I'm normally used to in that there was conflict between Leela and the Doctor, with the Doctor refusing to alter history and Leela on the side of change. It, of course, was historical based, which the Fourth Doctor didn't really get on TV like some of the other Doctor's did. One of my favorite parts was when it appeared Leela had betrayed the Doctor entirely, but she had instead slipped him a knife to free himself while she convinced Boudicca to trust her. Overall, it was a very satisfying story and I really enjoyed it.

  • Maj
    2019-02-13 23:38

    Pleasantly surprised that it turned out to be a purely historical adventure. I thought it was very well written...and the 2-part format really was ideal for this sort of story.What keeps me from rating it a 5/5 might be some of the "battle acting" and also I would have liked if the stakes felt to be a bit higher, considering the implications of the story.

  • Shawn
    2019-01-26 19:42

    This was a wonderful story. Leela gets alot of attention is this historical epic story of the first battle of Britain. A great story which examines what it is to fight and why would should if ever.

  • Luiz Santiago
    2019-02-03 23:31

    3,5

  • Paul Graham
    2019-01-22 17:36

    EXCELLENT! INCREDIBLE! Love the way Tom Baker delivers his lines... I love that comic wit... plus it is an interesting story line... I would have enjoyed it being longer.

  • Jadetyger Sevea
    2019-02-05 18:35

    Three and a half stars. Big Finish does historicals really, really well. The cast was great, especially the actress playing Boudicca.

  • Debra Cook
    2019-01-28 16:15

    The Doctor and Leela visit Bodecia.