a real world point of view
|Main setting:||Margrave University, England, 2001|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Release date:||June 2011|
|Format:||4 Episodes on 2 CDs|
|The Lost Stories|
|Crime of the Century||Earth Aid|
Animal is an audio play originally written as a TV story for the 27th season of Doctor Who which was unproduced due to the series' cancellation.
Publisher's summary Edit
Margrave University in 2001, and Raine Creevy is enjoying her first trip into the future.
For the Doctor, there are mysteries to solve: what are the alien creatures imprisoned in the science labs? And what are the true motives of the student Scobie and his followers?
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- The Doctor - Sylvester McCoy
- Ace - Sophie Aldred
- Raine Creevy - Beth Chalmers
- Winifred Bambera - Angela Bruce
- Scobie - Anthony Lewis
- Henrick/The Metatraxi - John Banks
- Willa - Dannielle Brent
- Percy - Alex Mallinson
- Juno - Clare Fraenkel
- Raine attended King's College, London in the late 1980s. As a child, she holidayed on the Red Sea and learned to scuba dive there.
- The Doctor has visited Mauritania and claims that deforestation is a major problem for the country.
- The Doctor's pockets contain stamps, a fountain pen, antique coins, a universal comms jack and several Earl Grey tea bags but no torch.
- Ace and Raine pretend to be freshers at Margrave University.
- Animal was a story that would have been a part of Season 27, had Doctor Who continued to be produced beyond TV: Survival.
- In its TV format, Animal would have been a four part story involving animal experimentation, drug use, and animal rights activists.
- Anthony Lewis (Scobie) previously played Tommy Brockless in TV: To the Last Man.
- This audio drama was recorded on 21 and 23 April 2010.
- The Doctor and Ace previously met Brigadier Bambera in Carbury in 1997. (TV: Battlefield)
- Raine's father Markus Creevy had died by 2001. The Doctor and Ace first met him in Moscow in November 1967 (AUDIO: Thin Ice) before being reunited with him in London in October 1989 (AUDIO: Crime of the Century).