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The Fires of Vulcan (audio story)

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The Fires of Vulcan
The Fires of Vulcan cover
Script release: The Audio Scripts
Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companion(s): Mel
Main enemy: Eumachia
Main setting: Pompeii, 1980 and 23 to 24 August 79
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Steve Lyons
Director: Gary Russell
Producer: Jason Haigh-Ellery and Gary Russell
Post production: Alistair Lock
Cover by: Clayton Hickman
Release details
Release number: 12
Release date: September 2000
Format: 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
Production code: 7F/A
ISBN 1-903654-02-5
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The Fires of Vulcan
The Fires of Vulcan

The Fires of Vulcan was the twelfth monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions. This was the third full story to feature Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor but the first audio story to feature Bonnie Langford as Melanie Bush, a role which she last played in the non-canonical Children in Need sketch Dimensions in Time in 1993. This was also writer Steve Lyons' first contribution to an audio story; he has also contributed to a number of novels and short stories.

Publisher's summary Edit

Two thousand years ago, a cataclysmic volcanic eruption wiped the Roman city of Pompeii from the face of the Earth. It also buried the Doctor's TARDIS...

Arriving in Pompeii one day before the disaster, the Seventh Doctor and Mel find themselves separated from their ship and entangled in local politics. With time running out, they fight to escape from the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. But how can they succeed when history itself is working against them?

Plot Edit

At an excavation in the ruins of Pompeii in 1980, Professor Scalini informs an officer of UNIT, Muriel Frost, of a remarkable discovery, which turns out to be the Tardis, buried in the remains of an ancient tomb and having been there for nearly 2000 years.

To be added.

Cast Edit

Vulcan revised

Revised cover art

References Edit

The Doctor Edit

Individuals Edit

The Master Edit

  • The Doctor uses his voice to compel a guard and later Popidius into handing over a key and going to sleep, a skill previously demonstrated by the Master.

Earth history Edit

  • According to the Roman calendar, 23 August is the tenth day before the Kalends of September.

Notes Edit

The Fires of Vulcan cassette cover with cassettes

Cassette cover and cassettes.

Continuity Edit

External links Edit

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