|Script release:||The Audio Scripts|
|Main enemy:||Pieter Stubbe|
|Main setting:||Cologne, Germany 1589; Russia, 1812; Rio de Janeiro, 2080|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Cover by:||Clayton Hickman|
|Release date:||May 2001|
|Format:||4 Episodes on 2 CDs|
|Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|
|Minuet in Hell||Dust Breeding|
The second audio story to feature the pairing of the Fifth Doctor and Turlough, Loups-Garoux was released by Big Finish in 2001. It was one of only three main range audios to feature only the Doctor and Turlough travelling alone together. Later Turlough audios, beginning with Cobwebs in 2010, also starred Nyssa and Tegan.
Publisher's summary Edit
Is wealthy heiress Ileana de Santos all that she seems? What sinister ailment afflicts her invalid son, tended by the mysterious Doctor Hayashi? And who exactly is Rosa, engaged on a secret quest to fulfil the destiny of her extinct tribe?
Time is running out for Rosa, Ileana and the Doctor, as the fearsome shadow of an ancient werewolf moves ever closer...
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- The Doctor - Peter Davison
- Turlough - Mark Strickson
- Magistrate - Nicholas Pegg
- Pieter Stubbe - Nicky Henson
- Rosa Caiman - Sarah Gale
- Iñez - Jane Burke
- Ileana de Santos - Eleanor Bron
- Greetings Card - Alistair Lock
- Anton Lichtfuss - David Hankinson
- Tourist - Marc Platt
- Victor - Barnaby Edwards
- Doctor Hayashi - Burt Kwouk
- Jorge - Derek Wright
- The Doctor quotes Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner".
- The Doctor refers to "Alice's white rabbit", from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
- The Doctor paraphrases William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar when he says that "Stubbe is an honourable wolf".
- The Doctor describes Cleopatra as having "all the subtle wit of a carpet beater."
- Pieter mentions Anastasia.
- Ileana mentions Lord Lucan.
- The new spine design for the range that started with Loups-Garoux was based on the 1999 David Bowie album releases. This is also the first main range release to debut the new cover design, following the distinct bronze logo on the Eighth Doctor releases.
- Loups-Garoux is the French word for werewolves, but it is misspelled. The correct spelling is "Loups-Garous". That said, the x variant does have precedent in literature, such as in the novel Blood and Chocolate.
- After the short story Loop the Loup, this is the second story written by Marc Platt to feature werewolves.
- This audio drama was recorded on 9 and 10 December 2000 at The Moat Studios.
- An illustrated preview for this story featured in DWM 304 with artwork by Lee Sullivan.
- The first issue of Big Finish Magazine (a promotional CD) was released with this story.
- Alistair Lock's score for the story was released on the CD Music from the Fifth Doctor Audio Adventures, alongside the scores for The Eye of the Scorpion and Primeval.
- The Doctor uses K9 Mark II's dog whistle to draw the werewolf pack. (TV: The Ribos Operation)
- After his mind had been merged with that of the Eighth Doctor, the British journalist Gideon Crane referred to the Doctor and Turlough's encounter with "lupine activity" in Brazil in order to test the actual Doctor's identity. (AUDIO: Minuet in Hell)
- The Doctor would later encounter a werewolf at the Psychic Circus on Segonax in his seventh incarnation, (TV: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy) and another in 1879 Scotland in his tenth. (Tooth and Claw)
- Official Loups-Garoux page at bigfinish.com; note that it is out of print and is available as download only.
- DisContinuity for Loups-Garoux at Tetrapyriarbus - The DisContinuity Guide