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|Doctor Who and the Pirates|
|Main enemy:||Captain Red Jasper|
|Main setting:||Caribbean Sea, the early 18th century|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Post production:||David Darlington|
|Cover by:||Lee Binding|
|Release date:||April 2003|
|Format:||4 Episodes on 2 CDs|
|Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|
|The Dark Flame||Creatures of Beauty|
Doctor Who and the Pirates, or The Lass that Lost a Sailor, was the forty-third monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions it was also Big Finish Productions' first musical audio story. It has a score inspired by Gilbert and Sullivan songs.
Publisher's summary Edit
All aboard, me hearties, for a rip-roaring tale of adventure on the high seas!
There'll be rum for all and sea shanties galore as we travel back in time to join the valiant crew of the good ship Sea Eagle, braving perils, pirates and a peripatetic old sea-dog known only as the Doctor!
Gasp as our Gallifreyan buccaneer crosses swords with the fearsome Red Jasper, scourge of the seven seas and possessor of at least one wooden leg! Thrill as Evil Evelyn the Pirate Queen sets sail in search of buried treasure, with only a foppish ship's captain and an innocent young cabin boy by her side! Marvel at the melodious mayhem which ensues as we sail the ocean blue!
And wonder why Evelyn still hasn't realised that very few stories have happy endings...
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- The Doctor - Colin Baker
- Evelyn Smythe - Maggie Stables
- Jem - Dan Barratt
- Sally - Helen Goldwyn
- Jasper - Bill Oddie
- Emmanuel Swan - Nicholas Pegg
- Mr. Merryweather - Mark Siney
- Mate/Sailor/Pirate - Timothy Sutton
- In the Doctor's song he mentions: Daleks, Quarks, Cybermen, Mavic Chen, Tobias Vaughn, Autons, Axons, Dæmons, Krotons, Monoids, Vampires, Voords, Hecate, Manussa, Dulkis, Skonnos, and Tigella.
- This audio drama has three conceivable titles:
- Doctor Who and the Pirates (making it similar to Doctor Who and the Silurians)
- The Lass that Lost a Sailor
- The Pirates
- The subtitle "The Lass that Lost a Sailor" suggests the subtitle of Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore, "The Lass Who Loved a Sailor".
- In addition to a number of Gilbert and Sullivan inspired songs, Part 4 ends with a pirate-themed version of the traditional end music.
- This audio drama was recorded on 22, 23 and 24 January 2003 at The Moat Studios.
- The Doctor does not like to talk about the Great Fire of London in September 1666. (TV: The Visitation)
- Official Doctor Who and the Pirates page at bigfinish.com
- Detailed synopsis of Doctor Who and the Pirates at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- DisContinuity for Doctor Who and the Pirates at Tetrapyriarbus - The DisContinuity Guide