The Scapegoat, or sometimes labeled 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.
"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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- The Doctor - Paul McGann
- Lucie Miller - Sheridan Smith
- Mother Baroque - Samantha Bond
- Major Treptow - Clifford Rose
- Doc Baroque - Christopher Fairbank
- Max Paul - Paul Rhys
- Leutnant - Thorston Manderlay
- Helene - Beth Chalmers
- The Baroques are a species of humanoid goats.
- Max mentions A Tale of Two Cities.
- Lucie is a fan of the movie Moulin Rouge. When she sees Max Paul, she mistakes him for the actor Ewan McGregor.
- 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.
- The Second Doctor previously visited Vichy France in the company of Polly Wright, Ben Jackson and Jamie McCrimmon in February 1944. (AUDIO: Resistance)
- The Doctor refers to his time on Orbis. (AUDIO: Orbis)
- The Doctor would later visit Montmartre in the company of Liv Chenka in 1921. (AUDIO: The Monster of Monmartre)
- Official The Scapegoat page at bigfinish.com
- DisContinuity for The Scapegoat at Tetrapyriarbus - The DisContinuity Guide