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|image = Creatures of Beauty cover.jpg
name= Creatures of Beauty |
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|range = Main Range
image=Creatures_of_Beauty_cover.jpg |
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|number in range = 44
series=[[Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|Big Finish ''Doctor Who'' audio stories]] |
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|series = ''[[Main Range]]''
number= 44 |
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|number = 44
doctor=[[Fifth Doctor]] |
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|doctor = Fifth Doctor
companions= [[Nyssa]] |
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|companions = [[Nyssa]]
enemy= |
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|enemy =
year= [[Veln]] |
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|setting = [[Veln]]
writer= [[Nicholas Briggs]] |
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|writer = [[Nicholas Briggs]]
director= [[Nicholas Briggs]] |
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|director = [[Nicholas Briggs]]
post production= [[Nicholas Briggs]] |
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|producer = [[Gary Russell]], [[Jason Haigh-Ellery]]
music= [[Nicholas Briggs]] |
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|music = [[Nicholas Briggs]]
cover=[[Paul Burley]]|
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|sound = [[Nicholas Briggs]]
publisher= [[Big Finish Productions]] |
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|cover = [[Paul Burley]]
release date= [[May]] [[2003]] |
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|publisher = Big Finish Productions
format= 4 Episodes on 2 CDs |
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|release date = [[24 May (releases)|24 May]] [[2003 (releases)|2003]]
production code= [[List of production codes|6C/F]] |
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|format = 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
isbn= ISBN 1-84435-026-6 |
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|production code = [[List_of_production_codes#Big_Finish_production_codes|6C/F]]
prev= Doctor Who and the Pirates (audio story) |
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|isbn = ISBN 1-84435-026-6
next= Project Lazarus (audio story)|Project: Lazarus (audio story)|
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|prev = Doctor Who and the Pirates (audio story)
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'''''{{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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'''''{{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]]
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* [[Quain]] - [[Nigel Hastings]]
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* [[Seedleson]] - [[Michael Smiley]]
 
* [[Murone]] - [[Philip Wolff]]
 
* [[Murone]] - [[Philip Wolff]]
 
* [[Veline]] - [[Emma Manton]]
 
* [[Veline]] - [[Emma Manton]]
* The [[Koteem]] - [[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]]
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* [[Driver (Creatures of Beauty)|Driver]] - [[Ian Farrington]]
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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=== Planets ===
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* The planet [[Veln]] is surrounded by [[dyestrial]] [[pollution]].
   
=== [[:Category:Planets|Planets]] ===
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=== Species ===
* The planet [[Veln]] is surrounded by [[Diestrium]] [[pollution]].
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* The [[Koteem]] are an arthropod race from just past [[Andromeda]].
   
=== [[:Category:Species|Species]] ===
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=== TARDIS ===
*The [[Koteem]] are an arthropod race from just past [[Andromeda]].
 
 
=== [[:Category:TARDIS|TARDIS]] ===
 
 
* The [[TARDIS]] emits a [[warp distortion field]].
 
* The [[TARDIS]] emits a [[warp distortion field]].
 
[[File:Creatures of Baeuty - DWM 331.jpg|thumb|The preview for this story, featured in [[DWM 331]].]]
 
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
* This story isn't so much a temporal [[paradox]], but the Doctor does begin the events in a backwards way before getting involved properly.
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[[File:44 Creatures of Beauty DWM.jpg|thumb|Preview illustration by [[Martin Geraghty]] from [[DWM 330]]]]
* [[David Daker]] (Gilbrook) previously played [[Irongron]] in [[DW]]: ''[[The Time Warrior (TV story)|The Time Warrior]] ''and [[Rigg|Captain Rigg]] in [[DW]]: ''[[Nightmare of Eden (TV story)|Nightmare of Eden]]''.
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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.
* This audio drama was recorded on [[22 March|22]] and [[24 March]] [[2003]] at [[The Moat Studios]].
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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.
* A comic preview of this story was printed in [[DWM 331]].
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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]].
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* A comic preview of this story was printed in [[DWM 331]] illustrated by Lee Sullivan.
   
 
== Continuity ==
 
== Continuity ==
* Nyssa mentions visiting [[Alaska]] in [[1964]] and [[1994]]. ([[BFA]]: ''[[The Land of the Dead (audio story)|The Land of the Dead]]'')
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* Nyssa mentions visiting [[Alaska (state)|Alaska]] in [[1964]] and [[1994]]. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Land of the Dead (audio story)|The Land of the Dead]]'')
 
== Timeline ==
 
* ''Creatures of Beauty'' occurs after [[ST]]: ''[[Confabula (short story)|Confabula]]''.
 
* ''Creatures of Beauty'' occurs before [[ST]]: ''[[Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life (short story)|Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life]]''.
 
   
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
* {{bigfinish|44-Doctor-Who-Creatures-of-Beauty|Creatures of Beauty}}
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{{bigfinish|releases/v/creatures-of-beauty-210|Creatures of Beauty}}; note that it is out of print and is available as download only.
* {{dwrefguide|who_bf44.htm|Creatures of Beauty}}
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* {{tetrap|5/creatures.html|Creatures of Beauty}}
 
* {{tetrap|5/creatures.html|Creatures of Beauty}}
   
 
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[[Category:Fifth Doctor audio stories]]
 
[[Category:Fifth Doctor audio stories]]
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[[Category:Audio stories that use the Peter Howell theme]]
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[[Category:2003 Main Range audio stories]]

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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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