a real world point of view
|Companion(s):||Charley Pollard, C'rizz|
|Main enemy:||The Miraculite|
|Main setting:||The Multihaven, the Divergent Universe|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Producer:||Gareth Jenkins @ ERS|
|Cover by:||Steve Johnson|
|Release date:||September 2004|
|Format:||4 Episodes on 2 CDs|
|Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|
|Medicinal Purposes||The Last|
Faith Stealer was the sixty-first monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions. It was the first story of the second tetralogy of Eighth Doctor stories set in the Divergent Universe. It featured Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor, India Fisher as Charlotte Pollard and Conrad Westmaas as C'rizz. This story is Graham Duff's only contribution to Doctor Who fiction as a writer.
Publisher's summary Edit
The Multihaven -- a vast array of religions and faiths housed in one harmonious community -- appears to offer the perfect sanctuary in which to convalesce. But under the guidance of the charismatic Laan Carder, one religion seems to be gathering disciples at an alarming rate...
With the Doctor and Charley catching glimpses of an old friend and C'rizz on the receiving end of some unorthodox religious practices, their belief, hope and faith are about to be tested to the limit.
It's time to see the light.
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- The Doctor - Paul McGann
- Charley Pollard - India Fisher
- C'rizz - Conrad Westmaas
- The Kro'ka - Stephen Perring
- Laan Carder - Christian Rodska
- The Bordinan - Tessa Shaw
- The Miraculite - Jenny Coverack
- Bishop Parrash - Ifan Huw Dafydd
- Jebdal - Helen Kirkpatrick
- Director Garfolt - Neil Bett
- The Bordinan's Assistant - Chris Walter-Evans
- Bakoan / Serendipitist - John Dorney
- L'da - Jane Hills
Uncredited cast Edit
The Doctor Edit
- The Doctor's worst nightmare is the TARDIS being shattered into a million shards.
- C'rizz cannot sing.
- The Doctor and Charley discuss how they actually know very little of C'rizz, which they attribute to the fact that he seldom talks about himself.
- C'rizz still does not understand the concept of time.
- C'rizz identifies himself as a member of the Church of the Foundation. He had never previously mentioned the name of his faith to either the Doctor or Charley.
- The Doctor claims that that he and Charley belong to the Tourist Faith, that they worship C'rizz and begin each day with a ritual cup of tea. Charley later says, "C'rizz be praised!"
- The 47 religions in the Multihaven include the the 23rd Church of Lucidity (led by Laan Carder), the Church of Kabari (led by Bishop Parrash), the Bakoans, the Microbaptists, the Divine Gas, the Temple of the Other Open Door and the Church of Serendipity, which worships the Great Lord Whoops the Great Neglecter and embrace accidents and chaos of all kinds. Charley compares the Multihaven to a "spiritual stock exchange."
- The Kabarians worship Kabari, a versatile material which can be used as a foodstuff, a hat, a wallpaper and many other things. They formerly worshiped water.
- The Multihaven has a population of approximately 6,000 people.
- There is a redemption vending machine in the Multihaven.
- This is the first story of the second season of the Divergent Universe arc.
- Christian Rodska (Laan Carder) would later play Reverend Small in AUDIO: The Dead Shoes.
- Graham Duff previously played Mr Baggit in NOTDWU: Exile.
- This story is unusual in that it does not feature the TARDIS. However, it does feature an illusory version of the TARDIS created by the Miraculite.
- This audio drama was recorded on 11 and 12 June 2004.
- An illustrated preview for this story appeared in DWM 348 illustrated by Martin Geraghty.
- The memory of killing L'da returns to haunt C'rizz. He killed her in the Kromon biosphere as she had been converted into a Kromon queen. The Doctor has come to believe that C'rizz did the right thing. (AUDIO: The Creed of the Kromon)
- The Doctor tells the Bordinan that he has met many beings who claimed to be or were worshiped as gods, giving him a tendency to be a "shade blasé" about supposed deities. (TV: The Dæmons, The Time Monster, Pyramids of Mars, The Face of Evil, The Stones of Blood, Ghost Light)
- The Doctor uses Venusian aikido on C'rizz and admits that he is out of practice as he injures his hand in the process. (TV: Inferno) He first learned it on a trip to Venus during his second incarnation in the company of Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe Heriot. (AUDIO: Voyage to Venus)
- Charley mentions that this is the second time in as many weeks that C'rizz has tried to strangle her. He previously did so while under the influence of the Cave creature on Setarus. (AUDIO: The Twilight Kingdom)
- The phantom TARDIS assumes the form of a sedan chair (TV: An Unearthly Child) and a pipe organ (TV: Attack of the Cybermen).
- Official Faith Stealer page at bigfinish.com
- Detailed synopsis of Faith Stealer at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- DisContinuity for Faith Stealer at Tetrapyriarbus - The DisContinuity Guide