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{{Infobox Story
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|image = The Natural History of Fear cover.jpg
|series=[[Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|Big Finish ''Doctor Who'' audio stories]]
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|range = Main Range
|number= 54
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|number in range = 54
|doctor=Eighth Doctor
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|series = ''[[Main Range]]''
|companions=[[Charlotte Pollard|Charley]], [[C'rizz]]
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|number = 54
|enemy=
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|main character = [[Editor (The Natural History of Fear)|The Editor]]
|setting= [[Light City]], the [[Divergent Universe]]
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|doctor = Eighth Doctor
|writer= [[Jim Mortimore]]
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|companions = [[Charlotte Pollard]], [[C'rizz]]
|director= [[Gary Russell]]
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|enemy =
|post production= [[Jim Mortimore]]
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|setting = [[Light City]], the [[Divergent Universe]]
|music=[[Jim Mortimore]]
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|writer = [[Jim Mortimore]]
|cover=[[Steve Johnson]]
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|director = [[Gary Russell]]
|publisher= Big Finish Productions
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|producer = Gary Russell, [[Jason Haigh-Ellery]]
|release date= [[February (releases)|February]] [[2004 (releases)|2004]]
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|music = [[Jim Mortimore]]
|format= 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
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|sound = [[Jim Mortimore]]
|production code= [[List of production codes|8Q]]
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|cover = [[Steve Johnson]]
|isbn= ISBN 1-84435-038-X
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|publisher = Big Finish Productions
|prev= The Creed of the Kromon (audio story)
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|release date = [[February (releases)|February]] [[2004 (releases)|2004]]
|next= The Twilight Kingdom (audio story)}}'''''{{StoryTitle}}''''' was the fifty-fourth [[Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|monthly ''Doctor Who'' audio story]] produced by [[Big Finish Productions]]. It featured [[Paul McGann]], [[India Fisher]] and [[Conrad Westmaas]].
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|format = 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
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|production code = [[List of production codes|8Q]]
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'''''{{StoryTitle}}''''' was the fifty-fourth story in [[Big Finish Productions|Big Finish]]'s [[Main Range|monthly range]]. It was written by [[Jim Mortimore]] and featured [[Paul McGann]] as the [[Eighth Doctor]], [[India Fisher]] as [[Charlotte Pollard]] and [[Conrad Westmaas]] as [[C'rizz]].
   
 
== Publisher's summary ==
 
== Publisher's summary ==
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* [[C'rizz]] / [[Conscience (The Natural History of Fear)|Conscience 1]] / [[The New Editor]] - [[Conrad Westmaas]]
 
* [[C'rizz]] / [[Conscience (The Natural History of Fear)|Conscience 1]] / [[The New Editor]] - [[Conrad Westmaas]]
 
* [[Voice of Light City]] / [[DJ (The Natural History of Fear)|DJ]] - [[Geoff Searle]]
 
* [[Voice of Light City]] / [[DJ (The Natural History of Fear)|DJ]] - [[Geoff Searle]]
* [[Sub-conscience]] / [[Certification Board Member|Certification Board Member 2]] - [[Alison Sterling]]
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* [[Sub-conscience]] / [[Certification Board Member|Certification Board Member 2]] - [[Alison Sterling]]
 
* [[Sub-editor]] / [[Certification Board Member|Certification Board Member 3]] / [[Citizen]] / [[Censor (The Natural History of Fear)|Censor 1]] - [[Sean Carlsen]]
 
* [[Sub-editor]] / [[Certification Board Member|Certification Board Member 3]] / [[Citizen]] / [[Censor (The Natural History of Fear)|Censor 1]] - [[Sean Carlsen]]
 
* [[Male Prole]] / [[Engineer (The Natural History of Fear)|Engineer]] / [[Fire Chief]] - [[Wink Taylor]]
 
* [[Male Prole]] / [[Engineer (The Natural History of Fear)|Engineer]] / [[Fire Chief]] - [[Wink Taylor]]
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== References ==
 
== References ==
* The Proles of Light City are forbidden to ask questions, have names, to wonder, to listen to non-sanctioned music, to use words such as "evolution," "change" and "overseas", to use metaphors or analogies in their speech, to worship [[god]]s and to discuss any form of solipsism. They must watch a mandatory number of Infotainment broadcast hours. The upper-class consider the Proles to be incapable of original thought.
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* The state slogans include "Happiness through Acceptance", "Productivity through Happiness" and "A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place" while the state prayers include "I love the state" and "I venerate the regime."
 
* The office of the Editor is located in the Ministry of Tourism.
 
* The Broadcast Lodge is the seat of power in Light City.
 
 
* The people in Light City have files ranging from [[Axos]] to [[Zarbi]].
 
* The people in Light City have files ranging from [[Axos]] to [[Zarbi]].
 
* The infotainment versions of the Doctor and Charley's adventures consist of a total of 1,306 episodes. According to the DJ, there are missing episodes as well as episodes which were commissioned but never produced such as ''White Noise'' and ''Dark Rising''.
 
* The infotainment versions of the Doctor and Charley's adventures consist of a total of 1,306 episodes. According to the DJ, there are missing episodes as well as episodes which were commissioned but never produced such as ''White Noise'' and ''Dark Rising''.
* Proles must apply for permission to have children. However, the paperwork is extensive.
 
* The regime has existed in Light City for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of generations.
 
 
* [[Jubilee Day]] is the only day every quarter that the Proles can engage in banned activities. It is a form of controlled chaos.
 
* [[Jubilee Day]] is the only day every quarter that the Proles can engage in banned activities. It is a form of controlled chaos.
 
* The Doctor carries a [[spinning top]], at least two pairs of [[Ray-Ban]]s, a toy [[robot]] and other items in his pockets.
 
* The Doctor carries a [[spinning top]], at least two pairs of [[Ray-Ban]]s, a toy [[robot]] and other items in his pockets.
 
* When the Doctor mentioned the [[Dalai Lama]] during their visit to Light City, C'rizz initially believed that he is speaking about an animal. Charley then explained about [[Buddhism]] and [[reincarnation]]. She claims that the belief in reincarnation as being "very pagan."
 
* When the Doctor mentioned the [[Dalai Lama]] during their visit to Light City, C'rizz initially believed that he is speaking about an animal. Charley then explained about [[Buddhism]] and [[reincarnation]]. She claims that the belief in reincarnation as being "very pagan."
 
* The Doctor believes that Light City is comparable to the glory of [[Rome]].
 
* The Doctor believes that Light City is comparable to the glory of [[Rome]].
* C'rizz is able to see the Doctor and Charley's skeletons if he stares at them hard enough.
 
* The inhabitants of Light City have eight limbs and are very short-lived compared to most humanoid species. A hundred of their generations amount to less than one year.
 
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
 
[[File:The Natural History of Fear comic preview.jpg|thumb|Illustrated preview by [[Martin Geraghty]] from [[DWM 340]].]]
 
[[File:The Natural History of Fear comic preview.jpg|thumb|Illustrated preview by [[Martin Geraghty]] from [[DWM 340]].]]
* This audio deals with personality alteration. Accordingly, characters' names are generally not given in the narrative. Titles are substituted. The cast list, both on the official website and on the liner notes, attempts to extend the confusion by merely listing the names of the actors, without giving the characters' names.
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* This audio deals with personality alteration. Accordingly, characters' names are generally not given in the narrative. Titles are substituted. The cast list, both on the official website and on the liner notes, attempts to extend the confusion by merely listing the names of the actors, without giving the characters' names.
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* The working title for this story was ''Pendulum''. Writer [[Jim Mortimore]] originally submitted the idea for this story to [[David J. Howe]] for the [[Telos Doctor Who novella]] range.
 
* An illustrated preview for this story appeared in [[DWM 340]] illustrated by [[Martin Geraghty]].
 
* An illustrated preview for this story appeared in [[DWM 340]] illustrated by [[Martin Geraghty]].
 
* The theme music used for the [[Infotainment]] programmes was originally used for the [[Audio Visuals]], a unlicensed series of fan ''Doctor Who'' audio dramas produced by many of the personnel involved with [[Big Finish Productions]], including writer [[Jim Mortimore]].
 
* The theme music used for the [[Infotainment]] programmes was originally used for the [[Audio Visuals]], a unlicensed series of fan ''Doctor Who'' audio dramas produced by many of the personnel involved with [[Big Finish Productions]], including writer [[Jim Mortimore]].
 
* The end of disc two features a music suite consisting of the Infotainment theme, the ambient music the [[Editor (The Natural History of Fear)|Editor 1]] listens to, and the sound effects used during the [[Eighth Doctor|Doctor]], [[Charley Pollard|Charley]] and [[C'rizz]]'s arrival in [[Light City]].
 
* The end of disc two features a music suite consisting of the Infotainment theme, the ambient music the [[Editor (The Natural History of Fear)|Editor 1]] listens to, and the sound effects used during the [[Eighth Doctor|Doctor]], [[Charley Pollard|Charley]] and [[C'rizz]]'s arrival in [[Light City]].
* Clips from [[AUDIO]]: ''[[Neverland (audio story)|Neverland]]'', ''[[Living Legend (audio story)|Living Legend]]'', ''[[The Creed of the Kromon (audio story)|The Creed of the Kromon]]'' and ''[[Scherzo (audio story)|Scherzo]]'' are used as Infotainment programmes shown to the citizens of Light City.
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* Clips from the audio stories ''[[Neverland (audio story)|Neverland]]'', ''[[Living Legend (audio story)|Living Legend]]'', ''[[The Creed of the Kromon (audio story)|The Creed of the Kromon]]'' and ''[[Scherzo (audio story)|Scherzo]]'' are used as Infotainment programmes shown to the citizens of Light City.
* The DJ refers to an unproduced story called ''Dark Rising''. This is a reference to an intended audio drama written by [[Mike Tucker]] which would have pitted the [[Seventh Doctor]] against the [[Anthony Ainley]] version of {{Ainley}}. Tucker eventually wrote [[AUDIO]]: ''[[Dust Breeding (audio story)|Dust Breeding]]'' in which the Master was played by [[Geoffrey Beevers]].
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* The DJ refers to an unproduced story called ''Dark Rising''. This is a reference to an intended audio drama written by [[Mike Tucker]] which would have pitted the [[Seventh Doctor]] against the [[Anthony Ainley]] version of {{Ainley}}. Tucker eventually wrote the audio story ''[[Dust Breeding (audio story)|Dust Breeding]]'' in which the Master was played by [[Geoffrey Beevers]].
* The working title for this story was "Pendulum". Writer [[Jim Mortimore]] originally submitted the idea for this story to [[David J. Howe]] for the [[Telos Doctor Who novella]] range.
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* Following his introduction in the audio story ''[[The Creed of the Kromon (audio story)|The Creed of the Kromon]]'', this is the only story in the Divergent Universe arc in which the [[Kro'ka]] does not appear.
* Following his introduction in [[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Creed of the Kromon (audio story)|The Creed of the Kromon]]'', this is the only story in the Divergent Universe arc in which the [[Kro'ka]] does not appear.
 
* This story is unusual in that it does not feature [[The Doctor's TARDIS|the TARDIS]].
 
 
* This audio drama was recorded on [[11 May (production)|11]] and [[12 May (production)|12 May]] [[2003 (production)|2003]] at [[The Moat Studios]].
 
* This audio drama was recorded on [[11 May (production)|11]] and [[12 May (production)|12 May]] [[2003 (production)|2003]] at [[The Moat Studios]].
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* Mortimore chronicled the development of the script in the book "Unnatural Selection", released by Miwk Publishing in 2014.
   
 
== Continuity ==
 
== Continuity ==
 
* The Doctor previously referred to the [[Censor (The Natural History of Fear)|Censor]] shortly after he and Charley entered the Divergent Universe, though paradoxically he did not know who he was at the time. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Scherzo (audio story)|Scherzo]]'')
 
* The Doctor previously referred to the [[Censor (The Natural History of Fear)|Censor]] shortly after he and Charley entered the Divergent Universe, though paradoxically he did not know who he was at the time. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Scherzo (audio story)|Scherzo]]'')
 
* The [[DJ (The Natural History of Fear)|DJ]] refers to [[Axos]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Claws of Axos (TV story)|The Claws of Axos]]'') and the [[Zarbi]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Web Planet (TV story)|The Web Planet]]'').
 
* The [[DJ (The Natural History of Fear)|DJ]] refers to [[Axos]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Claws of Axos (TV story)|The Claws of Axos]]'') and the [[Zarbi]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Web Planet (TV story)|The Web Planet]]'').
* The Doctor, Charley and C'rizz contributed their memories to the pool used to programme the Proles. The memories broadcast as part of the mandatory Infotainment hours include the Doctor and Charley's first visit to [[Gallifrey]] ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Neverland (audio story)|Neverland]]''), their encounter with the [[Threllip]]s in [[Ferrara]], [[Italy]] on [[11 July]] [[1982]] ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Living Legend (audio story)|Living Legend]]''), their first meeting with C'rizz in [[Eutermes|Zone Eutermes]] ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Creed of the Kromon (audio story)|The Creed of the Kromon]]'') and the Doctor reciting a fable about a wise king who passed the reins of power to his foolish son and heir ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Scherzo (audio story)|Scherzo]]'').
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* The Doctor, Charley and C'rizz contributed their memories to the pool used to programme the Proles. The memories broadcast as part of the mandatory Infotainment hours include the Doctor and Charley's first visit to [[Gallifrey]] ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Neverland (audio story)|Neverland]]''), their encounter with the [[Threllip]]s in [[Ferrara]], [[Italy]] on [[11 July]] [[1982]] ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Living Legend (audio story)|Living Legend]]''), their first meeting with C'rizz in [[Eutermes|Zone Eutermes]] ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Creed of the Kromon (audio story)|The Creed of the Kromon]]'') and the Doctor reciting a fable about a wise king who passed the reins of power to his foolish son and heir. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Scherzo (audio story)|Scherzo]]'')
 
* The Editor refers to the [[Great Fire of Rome]] in [[July]] [[64]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Romans (TV story)|The Romans]]'')
 
* The Editor refers to the [[Great Fire of Rome]] in [[July]] [[64]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Romans (TV story)|The Romans]]'')
 
* The Doctor is aware that C'rizz is a monk and understands why he killed [[L'da]] in the [[Kromon (species)|Kromon]] biosphere. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Creed of the Kromon (audio story)|The Creed of the Kromon]]'')
 
* The Doctor is aware that C'rizz is a monk and understands why he killed [[L'da]] in the [[Kromon (species)|Kromon]] biosphere. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Creed of the Kromon (audio story)|The Creed of the Kromon]]'')
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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* [http://www.miwkpublishing.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=60| '''''Unnatural Selection''''' by Jim Mortimore at Miwk Publishing]
 
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The Natural History of Fear was the fifty-fourth story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Jim Mortimore and featured Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor, India Fisher as Charlotte Pollard and Conrad Westmaas as C'rizz.

Publisher's summary

IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO COPY OR ATTEMPT TO COPY ANY PERSONALITY OR MEMORY-RELATED ARTICLE SHOWN OR DISPLAYED IN THIS PUBLIC THEATRE, INCLUDING THIS WARNING. PUNISHMENT OR CONVICTION IS AN UNLIMITED REDUCTION OF AUTHORISED OVERTIME HOURS AND TOTAL PERSONALITY REVISION. YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BRING ANY JUKEBOX OR RECORDING EQUIPMENT INTO THIS PUBLIC THEATRE. THIS WILL BE TREATED AS AN ATTEMPT TO BREACH COPYRIGHT. ANY PERSON DOING SO CAN BE EJECTED AND THE EDITOR MAY CONFISCATE SUCH ARTICLES. WE ASK THE PUBLIC TO BE VIGILANT AGAINST ANY SUCH ACTIVITY AND REPORT ANY MATTERS AROUSING SUSPICION TO THEIR LOCAL CONSCIENCE. THANK YOU.

Public Warning

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Plot

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Cast

References

  • The people in Light City have files ranging from Axos to Zarbi.
  • The infotainment versions of the Doctor and Charley's adventures consist of a total of 1,306 episodes. According to the DJ, there are missing episodes as well as episodes which were commissioned but never produced such as White Noise and Dark Rising.
  • Jubilee Day is the only day every quarter that the Proles can engage in banned activities. It is a form of controlled chaos.
  • The Doctor carries a spinning top, at least two pairs of Ray-Bans, a toy robot and other items in his pockets.
  • When the Doctor mentioned the Dalai Lama during their visit to Light City, C'rizz initially believed that he is speaking about an animal. Charley then explained about Buddhism and reincarnation. She claims that the belief in reincarnation as being "very pagan."
  • The Doctor believes that Light City is comparable to the glory of Rome.

Notes

The Natural History of Fear comic preview

Illustrated preview by Martin Geraghty from DWM 340.

  • This audio deals with personality alteration. Accordingly, characters' names are generally not given in the narrative. Titles are substituted. The cast list, both on the official website and on the liner notes, attempts to extend the confusion by merely listing the names of the actors, without giving the characters' names.
  • The working title for this story was Pendulum. Writer Jim Mortimore originally submitted the idea for this story to David J. Howe for the Telos Doctor Who novella range.
  • An illustrated preview for this story appeared in DWM 340 illustrated by Martin Geraghty.
  • The theme music used for the Infotainment programmes was originally used for the Audio Visuals, a unlicensed series of fan Doctor Who audio dramas produced by many of the personnel involved with Big Finish Productions, including writer Jim Mortimore.
  • The end of disc two features a music suite consisting of the Infotainment theme, the ambient music the Editor 1 listens to, and the sound effects used during the Doctor, Charley and C'rizz's arrival in Light City.
  • Clips from the audio stories Neverland, Living Legend, The Creed of the Kromon and Scherzo are used as Infotainment programmes shown to the citizens of Light City.
  • The DJ refers to an unproduced story called Dark Rising. This is a reference to an intended audio drama written by Mike Tucker which would have pitted the Seventh Doctor against the Anthony Ainley version of the Master. Tucker eventually wrote the audio story Dust Breeding in which the Master was played by Geoffrey Beevers.
  • Following his introduction in the audio story The Creed of the Kromon, this is the only story in the Divergent Universe arc in which the Kro'ka does not appear.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 11 and 12 May 2003 at The Moat Studios.
  • Mortimore chronicled the development of the script in the book "Unnatural Selection", released by Miwk Publishing in 2014.

Continuity

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