Lord Alfred Douglas was a poet and a close friend of Oscar Wilde. Lord Douglas accompanied his friend to the premiere of Wilde's play A Woman of No Importance, where their intimate intereactions were observed by Warren Gadd, a serial killer who primarily targeted creative homosexual men. Deducing the true nature of Douglas and Wilde's relationship, Gadd tried to blackmail Wilde by threatening to tell his wife Constance of the affair. (AUDIO: Beautiful Things)
Behind the scenes Edit
- Although written in 1892, in real life Douglas's poem Two Loves was not published until 1894. The events of AUDIO: Beautiful Things, however, took place in 1892 or 1893, around a year earlier.
- AUDIO: The Boundless Sea takes its title from Douglas's poem The Travelling Companion, directly quoted by River Song in the story itself.
- ↑ The real life premiere of A Woman of No Importance as seen in AUDIO: Beautiful Things occurred on 19 April 1893 and in the Doctor Who universe it can be approximated to 1892 or 1893. AUDIO: The Final Act dates Henry Gordon Jago and George Litefoot's return to their own time to 1893. Additionally, AUDIO: The Age of Revolution, places the events of Ormond Sacker's death in AUDIO: The Ruthven Inheritance during or after 1892. This places the intermediate stories, Beautiful Things among them, between 1892 and 1893.