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{{Infobox Story
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|image = Creatures of Beauty cover.jpg
cd name= Creatures of Beauty |
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|range = Main Range
image=[[File:Creatures_of_Beauty_cover.jpg|250px]] Cover Art - [[Paul Burley]] |
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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]]
producer= [[Nicholas Briggs]] |
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|producer = [[Gary Russell]], [[Jason Haigh-Ellery]]
publisher= [[Big Finish Productions]] |
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|music = [[Nicholas Briggs]]
release date= [[May]] [[2003]] |
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|sound = [[Nicholas Briggs]]
format= 4 Episodes on 2 CDs |
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|cover = [[Paul Burley]]
production code= [[List of production codes|6C/F]] |
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|publisher = Big Finish Productions
isbn= ISBN 1-84435-026-6 |
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|release date = [[24 May (releases)|24 May]] [[2003 (releases)|2003]]
previous story= [[Doctor Who and the Pirates]] |
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|format = 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
next story= [[Project Lazarus|Project: Lazarus]]|
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|production code = [[List_of_production_codes#Big_Finish_production_codes|6C/F]]
}}
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|isbn = ISBN 1-84435-026-6
'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' was the forty-fourth in [[Big Finish]]'s [[Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|monthly series]]. It featured the [[Fifth Doctor]], as played by [[Peter Davison]], and [[Nyssa]], as played by [[Sarah Sutton]].
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|made prev = Flip-Flop (audio story)
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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]].
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== Publisher's summary ==
 
== Publisher's summary ==
 
A planetary ecological disaster... An incurable, disfiguring, genetic disease... [[Alien]]s, in breach of [[galactic law]]...
 
A planetary ecological disaster... An incurable, disfiguring, genetic disease... [[Alien]]s, in breach of [[galactic law]]...
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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]].
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=== Species ===
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* The [[Koteem]] are an arthropod race from just past [[Andromeda]].
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=== TARDIS ===
 
* The [[TARDIS]] emits a [[warp distortion field]].
 
* The [[TARDIS]] emits a [[warp distortion field]].
* The planet [[Veln]] is surrounded by [[Diestrium]] [[pollution]].
 
   
 
== 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]] previously played [[Irongron]] in [[DW]]: ''[[The Time Warrior]]''.
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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.
* <span style="font-style: normal; ">This audio drama was recorded on [[22 March|22]] and [[24 March]] [[2003]].</span>
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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.
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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]]'')
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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]]''
 
* ''Creatures of Beauty'' occurs before [[ST]]: ''[[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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{{dwrefguide|who_bf44.htm|Creatures of Beauty}}
 
* {{tetrap|5/creatures.html|Creatures of Beauty}}
 
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Latest revision as of 06:20, April 10, 2020

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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 Edit

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 Edit

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Cast Edit

References Edit

Planets Edit

Species Edit

TARDIS Edit

Notes Edit

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 Edit

External links Edit

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