Dr Who: Paradise Towers: DVD Review
Dr Who - Paradise Towers
Released by BBC and Roadshow
This four part serial from 1987 is not one of Who's
When Sylvester McCoy's 7th Doctor
takes Bonnie Langford's Mel to Paradise Towers to relax, the pair finds
themselves in a world that's fallen into ruin.
Overrun by gangs
and with a series of sinister goings on, the Doctor realises he must save the
day - once again and overthrow a vicious evil lurking deep within Paradise
This adventure is a difficult watch - even
for fans of the show.
McCoy spends a lot of the
story gurning and Richard Briers is barely much better as the fascistic Chief
Caretaker of the block; it's a serial which verges on tedious rather than
Extras: Thankfully, these are a
slightly higher quality bunch (almost as if those behind the release knew how
weak it was) with a doco looking back at the making of the serial; a vignette on
how McCoy was cast as the Doc and an interesting three hander where Sophie
Aldred, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton reflect on their time as Who companions.