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The Maltese Penguin (audio story)

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The Maltese Penguin
The Maltese Penguin cover
Doctor: Sixth Doctor
Companion(s): Frobisher
Main enemy: Josiah W. Dogbolter
Main setting: 82nd century
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Robert Shearman
Director: Gary Russell
Post production: David Darlington
Cover by: Lee Binding
Release details
Release number: 1 (spine number 33 1/2)
Release date: November 2002
Format: 1x68:19 Episode on 1 CD
Production code: SS03
ISBN 1-903654-90-4
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The Maltese Penguin was Big Finish Productions' first free story to main range subscribers. The story was free to any subscribers whose subscription included Neverland. Numbered 33 1/2, it was Big Finish's first "bonus" story that was not at first released to buy (outside of being included in subscriptions). This story featured Frobisher in the lead role. It was his second audio appearance (his first was The Holy Terror); the Sixth Doctor did appear in this story but was mostly sidelined for Frobisher's story. This was also the final audio story to feature Frobisher.

Publisher's summary Edit

"My friends call me Frobisher. My enemies call me Mr. Frobisher. And the junk mail department of the Galactic Readers' Digest call me Mrs. F R Rubbisher — but that's neither here nor there."

It was just another quiet day on the mean streets for Frobisher, private eye. But then a dame walks into his office and into his life. A dame who is drop dead gorgeous and drop dead deadly, offering him a case he just can't refuse.

Well, he could refuse it. If he really wanted to. But he has to pay the rent.

When their paths cross, Frobisher finds himself involved in a web of mayhem and intrigue. A web of gangland killings, corrupt cops, sentient bloodstains and very rude hotel receptionists. A web of murder and deceit, treachery and fisticuffs.

That sort of web. You know. The sticky kind.

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Notes Edit

  • This story marks the second appearance of Frobisher in an audio play. He previously appeared in this format in the audio story The Holy Terror.
  • The case bids it "A special side-step into a 2-D universe".
  • Dogbolter mentions his art collection contains "an original Ridgway", referring to the artist who originally drew Frobisher and Dogbolter in Doctor Who Magazine.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 2 November 2001 at The Moat Studios.

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