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Doctor Who and the Pirates
DW and the pirates cover
Doctor: Sixth Doctor
Companion(s): Evelyn
Main enemy: Red Jasper
Main setting: Caribbean Sea, 18th century; London, 2003
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Jacqueline Rayner
Director: Barnaby Edwards
Music: Timothy Sutton
Post production: David Darlington
Cover by: Lee Binding
Release details
Release number: 43
Release date: April 2003
Format: 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
Production code: 7C/H
ISBN 1-84435-024-X
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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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DW AND THE PIRATES

Preview illustration by Martin Geraghty featured in DWM 329

Notes Edit

  • 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 version of the theme arranged to imitate the style incidental music used in the drama.
  • Most of the story — including the musical numbers — is told in flashback, as a story the Doctor and Evelyn tell a young woman, allowing musical numbers to erupt in the otherwise non-musical Doctor Who universe.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 22, 23 and 24 January 2003 at The Moat Studios.

The songs Edit

1. I Am the Very Model of a Gallifreyan Buccaneer

  • "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General" from The Pirates of Penzance
  • Lead Vocals: Colin Baker
  • Backing Vocals: Dan Barratt, Helen Goldwyn, Nicholas Pegg

2. An Assassin's Lot

  • "When a Felon's Not Engaged in his Employment (A Policeman's Lot)" from The Pirates of Penzance
  • Lead Vocal: Mark Siney
  • Backing Vocals: Dan Barrat, Nicholas Pegg, Mark Siney

3. Jasper's Man/Blood on My Hands/The Price We Pay

  • "I Am So Proud" from The Mikado
  • Lead Vocals: Colin Baker, Helen Goldwyn, Mark Siney

4. I Am Alone

  • "The Sun Whose Rays" from The Mikado
  • Lead Vocal: Helen Goldwyn

5. I'm a Better Sailor Far Than You

  • "We Sail the Ocean Blue/I Am the Captain of the Pinafore" from HMS Pinafore
  • Lead Vocals: Colin Baker, Mark Siney
  • Backing Vocals: Dan Barratt, Helen Goldwyn, Nicholas Pegg, Mark Siney, Timothy Sutton

6. Enter Evelyn

  • "I Claim My Perjured Lover, Nanki-Poo" from The Mikado
  • Lead Vocal: Colin Baker

7. Evil Evelyn

  • "Oh Better Far to Live and Die" from The Pirates of Penzance
  • Lead Vocals: Colin Baker, Bill Oddie, Maggie Stables
  • Backing Vocals: Dan Barratt, Helen Goldwyn, Nicholas Pegg, Mark Siney, Timothy Sutton

8. For I Am a Pirate King

  • Reprise of "Oh Better Far to Live and Die" from The Pirates of Penzance
  • Lead Vocal: Bill Oddie
  • Backing Vocals: Dan Barratt, Helen Goldwyn, Nicholas Pegg, Mark Siney, Timothy Sutton

9. The Dawning Day

  • "The Threatened Cloud has Passed Away" from The Mikado
  • Lead Vocal: Helen Goldwyn

Continuity Edit

Dwm 332 pirates

Illustration by Roger Langridge featured in DWM 332.

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