The Beast of Kravenos was the first story in the sixth series of the Fourth Doctor Adventures, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by Justin Richards and featured Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Lalla Ward as Romana II, John Leeson as K9, Christopher Benjamin as Henry Gordon Jago and Trevor Baxter as George Litefoot.
Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
A stunning new star act is wowing the audiences of the New Regency Theatre. The modern mechanical marvel of canny canine charisma - the automated dog that can answer any question - the incomparable - the unbeatable - K9!
The Doctor and Romana have returned to Victorian London and been reunited with their old friends Professor George Litefoot and Henry Gordon Jago. However this is not merely a social visit. A terrifying crime spree is sweeping the capital, and the burglaries of 'The Knave' defy all logic.
Something impossibly dangerous is taking place amid the fog. Only the time travellers and their friends can stop it... but can they be sure they're all on the same side?
Plot[edit | edit source]
Part one[edit | edit source]
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Part two[edit | edit source]
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Cast[edit | edit source]
- The Doctor - Tom Baker
- Romana - Lalla Ward
- K9 - John Leeson
- Henry Gordon Jago - Christopher Benjamin
- Professor George Litefoot - Trevor Baxter
- Inspector Quick - Conrad Asquith
- Sir Nicholas Asquin - Ed Stoppard
References[edit | edit source]
- The Knave is called so because he always leaves a playing card during his thefts.
- The Kravenin are savage creatures, covered in hair and possessing sharp teeth and claws.
- Their transmat technology uses nucleonic energy and is mildly telepathic: the more Asquin uses the transmat, the better he understands how to operate it. However, the transmat contains the biodata imprint of Kravenin, so when humans are transported, it reassembles their cellular structure based on Kravenin DNA, causing them to mutate.
- The transmat relay is part of the larger system, and can transport the user within a 153 mile radius.
- Jago doesn't know what a metre is, only familiar with imperial measurements like yards and feet.
- K9's stun gun has a level 3 setting, from which people can recover.
- Litefoot refers to the fog as a real "pea souper."
- K9 can track the TARDIS if the coordinates programmer is left active.
- The Doctor and Jago help themselves to brandy.
- K9 describes opium is a drug produced from the poppy plant, used as a narcotic, stimulant, intoxicant, and sedative.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Jago and Litefoot previously met the Doctor and Romana I in 1899, and refer to this, meaning this story must take place either later in 1899 or after.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- Jago refers to how unusual it is that the Doctor has two female friends with the same unusual name. (AUDIO: The Justice of Jalxar)
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