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The Scapegoat was the fifth story in the third series of the Eighth Doctor Adventures, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by Pat Mills and featured Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor and Sheridan Smith as Lucie Miller.

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"Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to the Theatre des Baroque!"

Oh, but if you think you've seen and heard all that Paris by night has to offer... the exotic sights of Le Moulin Rouge, perhaps, or the horror tricks of Le Grand Guignol... if you think nothing could cause your mouth to dry and your heart to pound... you're wrong.

Ladies and gentlemen, mesdames et messieurs — not forgetting our honoured guests from the Gestapo — tonight, it is my privilege to present to you the star of the Theatre des Baroque! A man who has died on stage near ten thousand times! The Most Assassinated Man in the World... Max Paul!

And joining him, in a playlet we call "the Executioner's Son" — from Blackpool, England: the enchanting Lucie Miller!

Ah, la belle Lucie. She's got no idea what she's let herself in for. Heh. Should you feel faint, or nauseous — never fear. Tonight, we have a Doctor in the house!

Just pray he lasts 'til the interval...


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  • This audio drama was recorded on 21 October 2008 at The Moat Studios.
  • The story was initially released as a download on the Big Finish website on 2 and 9 May 2009, and was later broadcast on BBC Radio 7 from 13 to 20 June 2010.
  • According to behind-the-scenes commentary, the Theatre des Baroques was based on the real world theatre Grand Guignol.
  • This story is set after the 1996 TV Movie.
  • This story was originally released on CD and download.


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