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The Vanity Box (audio story)

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The Vanity Box
Doctor: Sixth Doctor
Companion(s): Mel
Main enemy: Wishing Beast
Main setting: Salford, England, 1965
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Paul Magrs
Director: John Ainsworth
Music: ERS
Sound: ERS
Release details
Release number: 97b
Release date: July 2007
Format: 1 Episode
Production code: 7C/V
ISBN 978-1-84435-284-5
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The Vanity Box was part of the ninety-seventh monthly Doctor Who audio release produced by Big Finish Productions. It is the first one part story featuring the Sixth Doctor and Melanie Bush.

Publisher's summary Edit

A strange beauty parlour has opened its doors for business in a dowdy Salford terrace circa 1965. Monsieur Coiffure is the talk of the street with his fabulous make-overs. When the Doctor arrives, however, he knows at once that there's been some unnatural titivation going on.

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References Edit

  • Mel refers to Ready Steady Go! and Carnaby Street.
  • The Doctor orders a pint of blackcurrant squash with water rather than soda in The Sailor's End.
  • From the Doctor's dress and manner, Winnie believes that he may have just been released from either prison or a mental asylum.
  • The Doctor describes the Vanity Box as an "excessively chintzy establishment."
  • While disguised as a "provincial dolly bird," the Doctor tells Monsieur Coiffure that "two Yanks helped me up the statue in Piccadilly Gardens" on VE Night on 8 May 1945.
  • The Doctor buys a milk stout for Nesta in The Sailor's End.
  • Bessy Tiplington was born in 1909.

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