a real world point of view
|Script release:||The Audio Scripts|
|Main enemy:||Pieter Stubbe|
|Main setting:||Cologne, Germany, 1589|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2080
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Cover by:||James Arnott|
|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 is one of only three audios to feature only the Doctor and Turlough together. Later audios, beginning with AUDIO: Cobwebs in 2010, have featured Nyssa, Tegan and Turlough.
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
- Inez - 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".
- References are made to Little Red Riding Hood, except in the end, where it's Red (Rosa) who tells the wolf to stay on the path.
- The first scene quotes the real death sentence on Pieter Stubbe from the documented report of his trial in Cologne in 1589.
- When first meeting Stubbe, Turlough believes that he is wearing a werewolf mask and claims that he has seen better ones in "third rate horror films."
- The Doctor describes Cleopatra as having "the succour and grace of a carpet flea."
- Derek Wright (Jorge) played one of the Roundheads who assailed the UNIT convoy in TV: The Time Monster.
- The new spine design for the range that started with Loups-Garoux was based on the 1999 David Bowie album releases.
- Burt Kwouk (Dr. Hayashi) previously played Lin Futu in TV: Four to Doomsday.
- Eleanor Bron (Ileana de Santos) previously played an art gallery patron in TV: City of Death and Kara in TV: Revelation of the Daleks.
- Nicky Henson (Pieter Stubbe) would later play Dick Turpin in AUDIO: The Doomwood Curse and Gregson Grenville in AUDIO: Deimos.
- 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 PROSE: 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 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, and another in 1879 Scotland in his tenth. (TV: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, Tooth and Claw)
- Official Loups-Garoux page at bigfinish.com
- Detailed synopsis of Loups-Garoux at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- DisContinuity for Loups-Garoux at Tetrapyriarbus - The DisContinuity Guide