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Death in Blackpool was the first story in the fourth series of the Eighth Doctor Adventures, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by Alan Barnes and featured Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor and Sheridan Smith as Lucie Miller.

Even though she would make an appearance in five more stories, this story marked the end of Lucie's travels aboard the TARDIS, and also closed the "Aunty Pat" story-arc.

Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]

Lucie Miller always loved Christmas back home in Blackpool. Her Mum running a still-frozen turkey under the hot tap at ten. Great-Grandma Miller half-cut on cooking sherry by eleven. Her Dad and her uncle arguing hammer and tongs about who was the best James Bond all through dinner. And in the afternoon, Aunty Pat, haring up to the house on the back of a moped weighed down with ridiculous presents.

Christmas 2009 didn't turn out like that.

Christmas 2009, the Doctor turned up...

Plot[edit | edit source]

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Cast[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • "Billy" mentions the NHS.
  • The Doctor suggests Pat use adrenaline on him.
  • The Doctor claims he knew a flying yogi who could switch his consciousness on and off.
  • Pat grazes her coccyx - something which the Doctor didn't know Zygons had.
  • Lucie registers at 4 on the Glasgow coma scale.
  • "Billy" claims to be a Porter.

Food and beverages[edit | edit source]

Individuals[edit | edit source]

Species[edit | edit source]

  • Lucie remembers the Only Ones.
  • "Billy" uses cats as an example of a different state of awareness.
  • Photomelanoma occurs when a Zygon stays in the same body too long, causing it to look older.
  • A banshee foretells the death of someone living.
  • A Zynog is a Zygon which can no longer change its form, after having broken Zygon law by shifting into the form of another Zygon.
  • Pat mentions the Skarasen.

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Popular culture[edit | edit source]

Music[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This story is the conclusion for the story arc of Lucie Miller's aunt 'Pat' and her complex relations with the Zygon race.
  • There is some confusion as to the timeline placement of this story. The Publisher's Summary gives a year of 2009. In the story itself, the Doctor is aiming for Lucie's time and ends up one year earlier, in 2008.
  • This story was recorded on 21 September 2008 at The Moat Studios.
  • It was first released on 9 December 2009.[1]
  • The story was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra on 7 January 2013.

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