The Time Meddler: Part 2 - Brilliant, entertaining adventure that fascinatingly introduces a villain from The Doctor's home planet.
Review for all 4 parts:
The Time Meddler is a 4 part story beginning with The Watcher.
This story is excellent entertainment, well written, well acted and good fun but most importantly it introduces 'The Meddling Monk' as played by Peter Butterworth.
It all begins very mysteriously with 1066 England having items such as electric appliances being shown. The viewer is left wondering what is going on. At the same time the new companion Steven begins to be established. The character proves to be superb and Peter Purves begins as he means to go on with a fine performance matching Hartnell's delightful Doctor. Butterworth also excels as the amusing and interesting Monk. I suggest you watch and discover the mysteries yourself but I will say more about it for those who wish to read on:
The character of the Monk finally gives a little development to the mysterious background of the Doctor as he is of the same race and origin as the Doctor. This provides fascinating aspects to the story. It lets us know the Doctor is just one of a race capable of time travel. The Monk owns a TARDIS, using it to travel to Earth past and interfere in proceedings at the time of the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. He is not portrayed as thoroughly evil, more as mischievous and dangerously meddling in past events for his own gain.
The whole story is excellent in my view with script, story and acting of a very high standard.
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