It's 1953, the Coronation year of HM Queen Elizabeth II, and the people of Great Britain huddle round their television sets to witness the great event. But behind the celebrations there are rumors of monsters on the streets, and the tormented Mr Magpie is hiding a strange and alien secret.Written by
This episode takes place from June 1 to June 2, 1953. See more »
When the doctor breaks into Magpie's he shatters the front door glass to get in. When he is shown leaving the glass door is completely intact. See more »
Been burning the candle at both ends? You've overextended yourself, missus! You shouldn't have had a crack at poor old Magpie like that!
[the Wire electrocutes the Doctor through the portable TV]
Rubber soles! Swear by 'em!
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Now I tend to be very generous when it comes to my reviews, pains me to say it but I really don't like the Idiot's Lantern. When I read it had Margaret John and Maureen Lipman I thought 'here we go.' Wrong! this is the first nu Who let down.
The positives to start with, the imagery is really good, it looks impressive, the sets and attention to detail excellent, the backdrop of the Coronation is a goody, I love the idea of the celebrations and those gorgeous Street parties. I like the re-styling of Rose and the Doctor, and the Connolly's house looks fantastic. Jamie Foreman is actually good playing Eddie 'the bully' Connolly, Rory Jennings 'Tommy' is possibly the best one in it.
The downsides, it is just so dull, it is so slow and uninteresting. Maureen Lipman, technically a British institution is criminally underused, what a waste of her talents. It's pretty hard to concentrate on because it's just so flat.
4/10 it's a shambles.
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