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|The Wishing Beast|
|Main enemy:||The Wishing Beast|
|Main setting:||An unnamed skull-shaped asteroid|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Post production:||Gareth Jenkins @ ERS|
|Cover by:||Simon Holub|
|Release date:||July 2007|
|Format:||2 CDs - 3 Episodes|
|Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|
|Valhalla||The Vanity Box|
The Wishing Beast was the ninety-seventh monthly Doctor Who audio release produced by Big Finish Productions. This was the second three-part Sixth Doctor audio story and the first to feature Melanie Bush as his companion in a three part story.
Publisher's summary Edit
The Wishing Beast (A Three-Part Story)
What can it mean when the Doctor and Mel are drawn to an asteroid by a message from the strange, elderly Applewhite sisters? The travellers are promised that they will receive their dearest wishes when they enter the frozen forests of this benighted shard of a world. But the ghosts that haunt this place are desperate to warn the Doctor about the sisters' promises. Only the ghosts know the true nature of the legendary Wishing Beast.
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- The Doctor - Colin Baker
- Melanie Bush - Bonnie Langford
- Maria - Jean Marsh
- Eliza - Geraldine Newman
- Ghost/Mildew - Sean Connolly
- Daniel/Ghost Brother - Toby Sawyer
- The Wishing Beast - Toby Longworth
- Female Ghost - Rachel Laurence
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- This CD includes two stories. Rather than the two-disc-four-episode format, there are two stories: The Wishing Beast (three parts) and The Vanity Box (one part), which is also a prequel and sequel to The Wishing Beast.
- An illustrated preview was published in DWM 384 by Martin Geraghty.
- Jean Marsh (Maria) previously played Princess Joanna in TV: The Crusade, Sara Kingdom in TV: The Daleks' Master Plan and Morgaine in TV: Battlefield. She would later reprise her role as Sara in AUDIO: Home Truths, AUDIO: The Drowned World, AUDIO: The Guardian of the Solar System, AUDIO: The Destroyers, AUDIO: The Five Companions and AUDIO: The Anachronauts.
- Geraldine Newman (Eliza) would later play Lady Sybil in AUDIO: The Doomwood Curse.
- This audio drama was recorded on 14 and 17 May 2007 at The Moat Studios.
- The Doctor and Mel would later encounter a younger version of the Wishing Beast in Salford in 1965. (AUDIO: The Vanity Box)
- Official The Wishing Beast page at bigfinish.com
- Detailed synopsis of The Wishing Beast at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- DisContinuity for The Wishing Beast at Tetrapyriarbus - The DisContinuity Guide