a real world point of view
|Main enemy:||The Tinghus, |
|Main setting:||Hove, England, 2008 and 2011|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Release date:||March 2008|
|Format:||2 Episodes on 1 CD|
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Specially Released Audio Dramas
|The Veiled Leopard||The Mists of Time|
Cuddlesome was a 2008 audio drama starring the Fifth Doctor. A remake of an Audio Visuals story of the same title, it was released on an audio CD included with Doctor Who Magazine issue 393. It was re-released as free content on the Big Finish Podcast on 3 August 2011, and was put on Big Finish's Soundcloud in 2012.
Publisher's summary Edit
For so long now, the Cuddlesomes have been forgotten, lying in attics and junk shops. But now they're waking up. And they want to give us all a cuddle. A long, slow, deadly cuddle...
Landing in an England gripped by a strange new plague, the Doctor is soon on the Cuddlesomes' trail. But the toys are just part of a twisted plan to wipe out a whole generation...
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- The Doctor - Peter Davison
- Angela Wisher - Roberta Taylor
- Ronald Turvey - Timothy West
- The Tinghus - David Troughton
- John Dixon/New Cuddlesomes - Matthew Noble
- Miranda Evenden/Cuddlesomes/Dr. Cooper/Vehicle - Kate Brown
- Newsreader - Nicholas Briggs
- The Inland Revenue had Turvey arrested on charges of tax fraud.
- The Doctor was trying to land in Brighton in 1880.
- The new Cuddlesomes use jargon and catchphrases similar to those associated with the cartoon character of Bart Simpson from The Simpsons.
- The Doctor learned how to tackle from William Webb Ellis.
- The Doctor once had a bear, but he had to release it when it started eating the furniture.
- This story was originally produced as an unofficial Audio Visuals production, with Nicholas Briggs as the Doctor. Briggs provides the voice of a newsreader in the remake.
- Angela Wisher is named as a tribute to the late Michael Wisher, who played Ronald Turvey in the original Audio Visuals version of Cuddlesome. He is best known for originating the role of Davros, the creator of the Daleks, in TV: Genesis of the Daleks.
- The story includes a reference to eBay. The Doctor also makes use of the early 1990s catchphrase "hammer time." At one point, he also insists on driving a woman's car after she has had too much to drink, one of the few occasions since the Fourth Doctor gave up Bessie (TV: Robot) that the Doctor has driven a vehicle.
- Cuddlesome was released on a free CD offered with Doctor Who Magazine #393, along with Director's cut of Part One of The Mutant Phase. Davison was featured on the cover of the magazine, which included coverage of his appearance in the Time Crash mini-episode.
- The Doctor talks about building a new sonic screwdriver after his previous one was destroyed by the Terileptil leader in September 1666. (TV: The Visitation) However, he would not do so until his seventh incarnation. (AUDIO: The Dark Husband, TV: Doctor Who)