Is wealthy heiress Ileana de Santos all that she seems? What sinister ailment afflicts her invalid son, tended by the mysterious Doctor Hayashi? And who exactly is Rosa, engaged on a secret quest to fulfil the destiny of her extinct tribe?
Time is running out for Rosa, Ileana and the Doctor, as the fearsome shadow of an ancient werewolf moves ever closer...
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- The Doctor - Peter Davison
- Turlough - Mark Strickson
- Ileana de Santos - Eleanor Bron
- Doctor Hayashi - Burt Kwouk
- Pieter Stubbe - Nicky Henson
- Anton Lichtfuss - David Hankinson
- Rosa Caiman - Sarah Gale
- Inez - Jane Burke
- Magistrate - Nicholas Pegg
- Victor - Barnaby Edwards
- Jorge - Derek Wright
- Tourist - Marc Platt
- Greetings Card - Alistair Lock
- Jaguar Maiden Vocals - Jez Fielder
- The Doctor describes Cleopatra as having "all the subtle wit of a carpet beater."
- Pieter mentions Anastasia.
- Ileana mentions Lord Lucan.
- The new spine design for the range that started with Loups-Garoux was based on the 1999 David Bowie album releases. This is also the first Main Range release to debut the new cover design, following the distinct bronze logo on the Eighth Doctor releases.
- Loups-Garoux is the French word for werewolves, but it is misspelt. The correct spelling is "Loups-Garous". That said, the x variant does have some precedent, for instance in the novel Blood and Chocolate.
- Marc Platt previously wrote about werewolves (and referenced the French term "loups-garous") in his short story Loop the Loup.
- This audio drama was recorded on 9 and 10 December 2000 at The Moat Studios.
- An illustrated preview for this story featured in DWM 304 with artwork by Lee Sullivan.
- The first issue of Big Finish Magazine (a promotional CD) was released with this story.
- Alistair Lock's score for the story was released on the CD Music from the Fifth Doctor Audio Adventures alongside the scores for The Eye of the Scorpion and Primeval.
- This story is set between Resurrection of the Daleks and Planet of Fire.
- The Doctor uses K9 Mark II's dog whistle to draw the werewolf pack. (TV: The Ribos Operation)
- After his mind had been merged with that of the Eighth Doctor, the British journalist Gideon Crane referred to the Doctor and Turlough's encounter with "lupine activity" in Brazil in order to test the actual Doctor's identity. (AUDIO: Minuet in Hell)
- The Doctor would later encounter a werewolf at the Psychic Circus on Segonax in his seventh incarnation, (TV: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy) and another in 1879 Scotland in his tenth. (TV: Tooth and Claw)
- The Doctor and Turlough talk about many previous female companions who have travelled in the TARDIS including Susan, Barbara, (TV: The Daleks) Vicki, (TV: The Rescue) Dodo, (TV: The Massacre) Polly Wright, (TV: The War Machines) Victoria Waterfield, (TV: The Tomb of the Cybermen) Zoe Heriot, (TV: The Invasion) Jo Grant, (TV: Terror of the Autons) Sarah Jane Smith, (TV: Invasion of the Dinosaurs) Leela, (TV: The Robots of Death) both Romana I (TV: The Ribos Operation) and Romana II, (TV: Destiny of the Daleks) Nyssa (TV: Logopolis) and Tegan Jovanka. (TV: Castrovalva)
- Official Loups-Garoux page at bigfinish.com
- DisContinuity for Loups-Garoux at Tetrapyriarbus - The DisContinuity Guide