|Air date||5 – 26 October 1987|
|Written by||Stephen Wyatt|
|Directed by||Nicholas Mallett|
|Time and the Rani||Delta and the Bannermen|
Mel almost gets eaten by some old ladies, then she almost gets killed by a pool-cleaning droid.
The Chief Caretaker was the first victor of The /who/nger Games.
Score by The Keffmeister.
RED KANGS! RED KANGS! RED KANGS!
Can't rear the Briers
The Chief Caretaker's chewing of scenery attracted some criticism. It's mentioned on the DVD that both JNT and Caramel were unhappy with his performance and Briers admits he ignored directions to "tone it down".
The Radio Times review described Briers' performance as a "career-low", claiming Briers is "shockingly bad in this story...there’s no escaping the fact that the Chief Caretaker, the key baddie in Paradise Towers, is just Richard Briers in a silly cap, silly moustache, putting on a silly voice. Mugging for England. Sending up Doctor Who in a horribly misjudged, self-indulgent performance, especially after the Caretaker has been 'zombified' by the Great Architect. Briers growls and clomps about like an embarrassing dad playing the Bogeyman. It plunges an already teetering production into the abyss." Top kek.