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The Beautiful People was the fourth and final story of the first series of The Companion Chronicles, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by Jonathan Morris, narrated by Lalla Ward and featured the Fourth Doctor, Romana II and K9 Mark II.

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Part One: Too Good to Be True[]

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Part Two: The Complete Makeover[]

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Part Three: Slim Chances and Narrow Escapes[]

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Part Four: Live and Let Diet[]

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  • This story was recorded at The Moat Studios.
  • While originally set for release in January 2006, it was announced on 1 February that the release of the first series of Companion Chronicles was to be delayed until 5 February.[1] The announcement of their release came on 19 February[2], however this followed a gap of communications since the original announcement that release was delayed, so it is difficult to pinpoint a more precise release date than February.
  • Jon Culshaw's brief cameo appearance as the character in The Kingmaker notwithstanding, this is the first Big Finish audio drama to feature the Fourth Doctor.
  • The Doctor and K9 are absent from parts two and three.
  • Along with The Pyralis Effect, this is one of only two appearances of K9 Mark II in The Companion Chronicles.
  • There are multiple sly references to "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series by Douglas Adams. ("tired TV executives", the Doctor buys Romana a towel, etc)
  • This story takes place between Nightmare of Eden and The Horns of Nimon.
  • This story was told from Romana's perspective.



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