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The Vanity Box was the following one-part story comprising part of the ninety-seventh release in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Paul Magrs and featured Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor and Bonnie Langford as Melanie Bush.

Publisher's summary

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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  • 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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