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The Enemy of the World: Episode 3 

Jamie and Victoria join Astrid into attempting to rescue Denes but Salamander becomes suspicious of them.

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Jamie and Victoria join Astrid into attempting to rescue Denes but Salamander becomes suspicious of them.

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6 January 1968 (UK)  »

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This episode was watched by 7.1 million viewers on its original transmission. See more »

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Griffin the Chef: Now the soup's boilin'. Did I put any salt in it? Dinner tonight's going to be national disaster! My mother was right.
Victoria: What?
Griffin the Chef: She wanted me to be a dustman. Here, look, you want to do something useful?
Victoria: Oh, yes, please.
Griffin the Chef: Well, sit down and write out the menu. First course interrupted by a bomb explosion. Second course affected by earthquakes. Third course ruined by interference in the kitchen. I'm going out for a walk. It'll probably rain.
[exits]
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Featured in Second Time Around: The Troughton Years (2012) See more »

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The Miraculous Mandarin
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Composed by Béla Bartók
Performed by Budapesti Filharmóniai Társaság Zenekara
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Enjoyable and solid throughout, strange at times but becomes really good in last few episodes.
2 September 2014 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

Review for all 6 episodes:

This is often said to be like a Bond adventure. Certainly it has that type of feel. It involves various locations around a near future Earth, political intrigue, spies, helicopters and chases, glamorous women and a Bond villain type enemy who is played by Patrick Troughton in a fabulous dual role. As the Doctor, Troughton is a genial, clowning and mercurial character. As Salamander, Troughton gets the chance to play a ruthless, slimy and powerful villain.

Throughout its 6 episodes this is solid, enjoyable and intriguing but it has some strange, awkward, slightly badly done moments in the first 3 episodes. The near future setting is not particularly convincingly realised. Jamie and Victoria are also given dialogue and actions not in keeping with the characters they are meant to be portraying. This happens a little bit in other stories but happens a bit more blatantly in this story. The final 3 episodes really crank up with great material for Troughton, interesting story developments and exciting action.

Overall a very good story if a bit below the extremely high level of series 5 brilliant standards in the first 3 parts.

My Ratings: Episodes 1-3 - 8/10, Episode 4 - 9/10, Episodes 5 & 6 - 10/10


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