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|name= Creatures of Beauty
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{{Infobox Story
|image=Creatures of Beauty cover.jpg
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|series=[[Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|Big Finish ''Doctor Who'' audio stories]]
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|range = Main Range
|number= 44
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|number in range = 44
|doctor=Fifth Doctor
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|series = ''[[Main Range]]''
|companions= [[Nyssa]]
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|number = 44
|enemy=
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|doctor = Fifth Doctor
|year= [[Veln]]
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|companions = [[Nyssa]]
|writer= [[Nicholas Briggs]]
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|enemy =
|director= [[Nicholas Briggs]]
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|setting = [[Veln]]
|post production= [[Nicholas Briggs]]
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|writer = [[Nicholas Briggs]]
|music= [[Nicholas Briggs]]
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|director = [[Nicholas Briggs]]
|cover=[[Paul Burley]]
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|post production = [[Nicholas Briggs]]
|publisher= [[Big Finish Productions]]
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|music = [[Nicholas Briggs]]
|release date= [[May]] [[2003]]
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|cover = [[Paul Burley]]
|format= 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
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|publisher = Big Finish Productions
|production code= [[List of production codes|6C/F]]
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|release date = [[May (releases)|May]] [[2003 (releases)|2003]]
|isbn= ISBN 1-84435-026-6
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|format = 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
|prev= Doctor Who and the Pirates (audio story)
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|production code = [[List_of_production_codes#Big_Finish_production_codes|6C/F]]
|next= Project Lazarus (audio story)
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|isbn = ISBN 1-84435-026-6
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|prev = Doctor Who and the Pirates (audio story)
'''''{{StoryTitle}}''''' was the forty-fourth [[Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|monthly ''Doctor Who'' audio story]] produced by [[Big Finish Productions]]. It featured the [[Fifth Doctor]], as played by [[Peter Davison]], and [[Nyssa]], as played by [[Sarah Sutton]]. This story was written, directed, post produced and scored by [[Nicholas Briggs]].
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|made next = The Natural History of Fear (audio story)
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'''''{{StoryTitle}}''''' was the forty-fourth story in [[Big Finish Productions|Big Finish]]'s [[Main Range|monthly range]]. It was written by [[Nicholas Briggs]] and featured [[Peter Davison]] as the [[Fifth Doctor]] and [[Sarah Sutton]] as [[Nyssa]].
   
 
== Publisher's summary ==
 
== Publisher's summary ==
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* [[Nyssa]] - [[Sarah Sutton]]
 
* [[Nyssa]] - [[Sarah Sutton]]
 
* [[Gilbrook]] - [[David Daker]]
 
* [[Gilbrook]] - [[David Daker]]
* [[Brodlilk]] - [[David Mallinson]]
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* [[Brodlik]] - [[David Mallinson]]
* Lady [[Forleon]] - [[Jemma Churchill]]
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* [[Forleon|Lady Forleon]] - [[Jemma Churchill]]
 
* [[Quain]] - [[Nigel Hastings]]
 
* [[Quain]] - [[Nigel Hastings]]
 
* [[Seedleson]] - [[Michael Smiley]]
 
* [[Seedleson]] - [[Michael Smiley]]
 
* [[Murone]] - [[Philip Wolff]]
 
* [[Murone]] - [[Philip Wolff]]
 
* [[Veline]] - [[Emma Manton]]
 
* [[Veline]] - [[Emma Manton]]
* The [[Koteem]] / Morgue Attendant / Police Officer / Security Guard / Forleon Control / Captain [[Delarphim]] / Pilot - [[Nicholas Briggs]]
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* The [[Koteem]] / [[Morgue attendant (Creatures of Beauty)|Morgue Attendant]] / [[Police officer (Creatures of Beauty)|Police Officer]] / [[Security guard (Creatures of Beauty)|Security Guard]] / Forleon Control / Captain [[Delarphim]] / [[Pilot (Creatures of Beauty)|Pilot]] - [[Nicholas Briggs]]
* Driver - [[Ian Farrington]]
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* [[Driver (Creatures of Beauty)|Driver]] - [[Ian Farrington]]
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
 
 
=== Planets ===
 
=== Planets ===
* The planet [[Veln]] is surrounded by [[Diestrium]] [[pollution]].
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* The planet [[Veln]] is surrounded by [[dyestrial]] [[pollution]].
   
 
=== Species ===
 
=== Species ===
*The [[Koteem]] are an arthropod race from just past [[Andromeda]].
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* The [[Koteem]] are an arthropod race from just past [[Andromeda]].
   
 
=== TARDIS ===
 
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== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
* The narrative is presented out of sequence. It is used here as dramatic device to tell the story as all the characters within it, including the Doctor and Nyssa, experience events in chronological order.
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[[File:44 Creatures of Beauty DWM.jpg|thumb|Preview illustration by [[Martin Geraghty]] from [[DWM 330]]]]
* Writer/Director [[Nicholas Briggs]] wrote the play in thematic order. The theme of the play being moral ambiguity and the difficulties that occur when the whole picture isn't clear. He recorded it in chronological order so that all the actors experienced the story as their characters would have.
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* The story uses a {{w|non-linear narrative}} as a dramatic device, as all the characters within it, including the Doctor and Nyssa, experience events in chronological order.
* The development of the character of [[Lady Forleon]] is outlined in the CD's liner notes. In an earlier draft of the script, the character was originally to be a female cosmetic surgeon called 'Sabrique'. This was later changed to become a male industrialist who despite appearing to be a philanthropist was in fact colluding with the criminal underworld. This was then developed into the character of Lady Foreleon as seen in the finished play.
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* Writer/director [[Nicholas Briggs]] wrote the play in thematic order. The theme of the play being moral ambiguity and the difficulties that occur when the whole picture isn't clear. He recorded it in chronological order so that all the actors experienced the story as their characters would have.
* The CD's liner notes also mention an unused subplot concerning Nyssa's attempts to escape custody through befriending a quirky female solicitor, a character complete absent from the finished play.
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* The development of the character of [[Forleon|Lady Forleon]] is outlined in the CD's liner notes. In an earlier draft of the script, the character was originally to be a female cosmetic surgeon called Sabrique. This was later changed to become a male industrialist who despite appearing to be a philanthropist was in fact colluding with the criminal underworld. This was then developed into the character of Lady Foreleon as seen in the finished play.
* ''[[Big Finish: The Inside Story]]'', reveals that [[Clive Swift]] was originally offered and accepted the role of [[Gilbrook]], but had to pull out at the last minute due to an illness in the family. Swift had originally appeared as [[Jobel]] in [[TV]]: ''[[Revelation of the Daleks (TV story)|Revelation of the Daleks]]'' and would later appear as [[Copper (Voyage of the Damned)|Mr Copper]] in [[TV]]: ''[[Voyage of the Damned (TV story)|Voyage of the Damned]]''.
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* The CD's liner notes also mention an unused subplot concerning Nyssa's attempts to escape custody through befriending a quirky female solicitor, a character completely absent from the finished play.
* [[David Daker]] (Gilbrook) previously played [[Irongron]] in [[TV]]: ''[[The Time Warrior (TV story)|The Time Warrior]]'' and [[Rigg|Captain Rigg]] in [[TV]]: ''[[Nightmare of Eden (TV story)|Nightmare of Eden]]''.
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* ''[[Big Finish: The Inside Story]]'' reveals that [[Clive Swift]] was originally offered and accepted the role of [[Gilbrook]], but had to pull out at the last minute due to an illness in the family.
* This audio drama was recorded on [[22 March|22]] and [[24 March]] [[2003]] at [[The Moat Studios]].
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* This audio drama was recorded on [[22 March (production)|22]] and [[24 March (production)|24 March]] 2003 at [[The Moat Studios]].
 
* A comic preview of this story was printed in [[DWM 331]] illustrated by Lee Sullivan.
 
* A comic preview of this story was printed in [[DWM 331]] illustrated by Lee Sullivan.
   
 
== Continuity ==
 
== Continuity ==
 
* Nyssa mentions visiting [[Alaska (state)|Alaska]] in [[1964]] and [[1994]]. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Land of the Dead (audio story)|The Land of the Dead]]'')
 
* Nyssa mentions visiting [[Alaska (state)|Alaska]] in [[1964]] and [[1994]]. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Land of the Dead (audio story)|The Land of the Dead]]'')
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
* {{bigfinish|44-Doctor-Who-Creatures-of-Beauty|Creatures of Beauty}}
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Creatures of Beauty was the forty-fourth story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Nicholas Briggs and featured Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor and Sarah Sutton as Nyssa.

Publisher's summary

A planetary ecological disaster... An incurable, disfiguring, genetic disease... Aliens, in breach of galactic law...

Nyssa, under arrest... The TARDIS, inoperable... The Doctor, facing interrogation...

Another situation of dire peril is unfolding for the Doctor and his companion. However, what if it is not clear who is right and who is wrong? Who is ugly and who is beautiful?

Where does the story begin, and where does it end?

Sometimes, it is all a matter of perspective.

Plot

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Cast

References

Planets

Species

TARDIS

Notes

44 Creatures of Beauty DWM

Preview illustration by Martin Geraghty from DWM 330

  • The story uses a non-linear narrative as a dramatic device, as all the characters within it, including the Doctor and Nyssa, experience events in chronological order.
  • Writer/director Nicholas Briggs wrote the play in thematic order. The theme of the play being moral ambiguity and the difficulties that occur when the whole picture isn't clear. He recorded it in chronological order so that all the actors experienced the story as their characters would have.
  • The development of the character of Lady Forleon is outlined in the CD's liner notes. In an earlier draft of the script, the character was originally to be a female cosmetic surgeon called Sabrique. This was later changed to become a male industrialist who despite appearing to be a philanthropist was in fact colluding with the criminal underworld. This was then developed into the character of Lady Foreleon as seen in the finished play.
  • The CD's liner notes also mention an unused subplot concerning Nyssa's attempts to escape custody through befriending a quirky female solicitor, a character completely absent from the finished play.
  • Big Finish: The Inside Story reveals that Clive Swift was originally offered and accepted the role of Gilbrook, but had to pull out at the last minute due to an illness in the family.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 22 and 24 March 2003 at The Moat Studios.
  • A comic preview of this story was printed in DWM 331 illustrated by Lee Sullivan.

Continuity

External links

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