Doctor Who (1963)

Season 19 Episode 12

Kinda, Part Four

Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Feb 09, 1982 on BBC

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    (This is a review of all the episodes of the four part Kinda)

    Kinda is considered by many to be the first classic of Peter Davidson's tenure as Doctor Who. One of the main reasons for Kinda's success is the cliffhangers. The 'what's in the box' ending of episode two is genuinely very frightening and a fantastic lead in to ep three.

    My only beef with this story is the poor production quality of the snake in the final part. Season 21 story The Caves of Androzani, widely considered by fans to be the finest Davison outing, also suffered a similar problem regarding the quality of its prop beasts.

    The cast are very good, with Davison on top form as the Doctor. Simon Rouse brings an interesting child like naivety to the increasingly insane character Hindle, making what could have been a scene chewing baddie into something altogether more believable.