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|Fiesta of the Damned|
|Main enemy:||God Seed Control Unit|
|Main setting:||Farissa, Spain, winter 1938|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Cover by:||Tom Webster|
|Release date:||9 August 2016|
|Format:||4 parts, 2 CDs|
|Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|
|A Life of Crime||Maker of Demons|
Publisher's summary Edit
In search of "a taste of the real Spain", the TARDIS transports the Doctor, Ace and rejoined crewmember Mel not to sizzling Fuerteventura, or the golden sands of the Costa Brava – but to 1938, amid the horrors of the Spanish Civil War.
Having fallen in with a rag-tag column of Republican soldiers, the time and space travellers seek shelter from Franco's bombers in the walled town of Farissa – only to discover themselves besieged by dead men returned to life...
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- The Doctor - Sylvester McCoy
- Mel - Bonnie Langford
- Ace - Sophie Aldred
- Juan Romero - Enzo Squillino Jnr
- George Newman - Christopher Hatherall
- Antonio Ferrando/Control Unit - Owen Aaronovitch
- Luis/Phillipe - Tom Alexander
- George Newman is a reporter for The Times.
- Juan Romero and Phillipe grew up in the same village.
- Farissa is near Valencia.
- The Spanish Civil War began when a group of conservative generals revolting against the democratic government out of fear that traditional Catholic values were being undermined and the government was leaning towards Communism.
- In 1936, the Spanish Nationalists' original leader José Sanjurjo was killed in a plane crash caused by the fact that he was carrying too much luggage. He had wanted to look impressive when he took power. He was succeeded by Francisco Franco.
- Mayor Antonio Ferrando's son served in the war and was killed in Galicia.
- The Battle of the Ebro River has recently ended with a decisive Nationalist victory over the Republicans. It was the crucial battle of the war and paved the way for Franco to seize power. He ruled Spain until his death in 1975.
- The Doctor describes pacifism as "a noble ideal".
- Juan was a farmer before the war.
- As a child, Ace holidayed in Spain on several occasions.
- George fought on the Italian front during World War I in 1917.
- The Time Lords supposedly destroyed all God Seeds in the universe.
- The Seventh Doctor previously visited Spain during the Civil War and saved Gustavo Riviera's life. (AUDIO: The Rapture)
- Mel refers to Ricosta. (AUDIO: A Life of Crime)
- Ace once again refers to Mel as "Donut". (TV: Dragonfire; AUDIO: A Life of Crime)
- The Doctor uses K9's dog whistle to control the lynx. (TV: The Ribos Operation, et. al)
- Ace still carries a ladder. (TV: The Curse of Fenric)
- The Doctor tells Ace and George that the Time Lords wiped out most of the Great Vampires. (TV: State of Decay)
- Mel and Ace discuss the Doctor's propensity to play the spoons. (TV: Time and the Rani, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy; AUDIO: Bang-Bang-a-Boom!, Colditz)
- During his eighth incarnation, the Doctor and his companions Fitz Kreiner and Anji Kapoor likewise became caught up in the Spanish Civil War in 1936 and 1937. (PROSE: History 101)