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Mask of Tragedy (audio story)

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Mask of Tragedy
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Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companion(s): Ace, Hector
Main enemy: Cleon
Main setting: Athens, Greece, 421 BC
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: James Goss
Director: Ken Bentley
Music: Richard Fox and Lauren Yason
Sound: Richard Fox and Lauren Yason
Cover by: Tom Webster
Release details
Release number: 190
Release date: 12 September 2014
Format: 4 Parts, 2 CDs
Production code: 7W/WB
ISBN 978-1-78178-331-3
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Mask of Tragedy was the one hundred and ninetieth story in Big Finish's monthly range.

Publisher's summary Edit

Athens, 421 BC. An ancient civilisation of philosophers and poets and the birthplace of theatre. The Doctor has decided to show Ace and Hector how it all began, with help from the great comedian Aristophanes.

But life in Athens is no laughing matter. There's the ever-present threat of invasion from the Spartan horde. The plague that turns people into the walking dead. The slavery. The tyrannical rule of the paranoid, malicious Cleon and his network of informers. And the giant flying beetle with knives for wings that stalks the city streets at night.

What Athens needs is a hero. And who better to be a hero in ancient Greece than a man called Hector?

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References Edit

  • Ace refers to Hollyoaks.
  • Ace describes the Time Lords as "the men in high collars".
  • The Doctor wears a toga. However, he still carries his umbrella.
  • Aristophanes is aware of the existence of time travel.
  • Athens has been at war with Sparta for many years.
  • Tyrgius mistakes Aristophanes for Euripides.
  • The Doctor previously visited Athens in the company of Melanie Bush, who corrected Euclid's geometry, much to his annoyance.
  • Ace refers to herself as "Germaine Greer".
  • The Doctor refers to Wham! and One Direction.
  • He says he's never seen a horror movie because he's never had the time.
  • Aristophanes and Cleon knew each other when they were children.
  • Tyrgius is a xenopsychosurgeon.
  • In 422 BC, Aristophanes wrote a play entitled The Wasps in which he mocked jurors, accusing them of being corrupt and in Cleon's pay.
  • The Doctor says he's lived 900 years.
  • Psychic overflow from the mask impinges on the troposphere, causing the sunrise to last longer.
  • After the Doctor changes history slightly, he comments that he will have to edit Wikipedia to reflect the change.
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