a real world point of view
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Post production:||Ian Potter|
|Cover by:||Lee Binding|
|Release date:||November 2003|
|Format:||4 Episodes on 2 CDs|
|Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|
The Wormery was the fifty-first monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions. It featured Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor opposite Katy Manning as Iris Wildthyme. This was the second appearance of Iris Wildthyme. The first was during the Excelis tetralogy in AUDIO: Excelis Dawns.
Publisher's summary Edit
There's one place in creation where the truth really can be found in the bottom of a glass -- Bianca's, a very special and very exclusive little club.
The Doctor, careworn and seeking quiet distraction, gains admission. But his rest and relaxation is soon shattered by the wobbly arrival of louche trans-temporal adventuress Iris Wildthyme. She claims she's on a secret mission of vital importance, the success of which hinges on her getting paralytic. When she's drunk, she can hear the whispering voices in her head..
The Doctor soon learns that Bianca's airs and graces cover not just one malevolent power lurking in the shadows, but several. And a wriggling, writhing presence has designs on the clientele -- just as Bianca herself has designs on the Doctor.
At last, after so many centuries, the weary Time Lord is dragged by the heels into that darkest of undiscovered countries... love...
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- The Doctor - Colin Baker
- Iris Wildthyme - Katy Manning
- Bianca - Maria McErlane
- Mickey - Jane MacFarlane
- Henry - Paul Clayton
- Allis & Ballis - James Campbell
- Heinrich - Jason Loborik
- Sturmer - Mark Donovan
Uncredited cast Edit
- Barman - Ian Brooker (listed on the BF web site)
- Psychic Worms - Gary Russell
- Mr Ashcroft - Sylvester McCoy
- When asked what's so bad about getting drunk, the Doctor quotes his "good friend Douglas": "You ask a glass of water," a line from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
- Paul Magrs revealed on the Iris Wildthyme website that Bianca is the final incarnation of Iris, and that the club itself is the remains of Iris' TARDIS.
- Along with The Sirens of Time, Zagreus, Project: Lazarus, Thicker than Water and The Four Doctors, this is one of six Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories in which both Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy appear.
- To date, this is the only appearance of Iris in the main range.
- The story's setting is loosely based on the stage musical Cabaret.
- This audio drama was recorded on 1 and 10 November 2002 at The Moat Studios.
- This audio and AUDIO: Zagreus were released in the same month, the first time in Big Finish history that two main range releases were.
- The Seventh Doctor makes a cameo appearance in a Sixth Doctor story, as he would later do in AUDIO: Thicker than Water.
- The Doctor refers to the second time that he was put on trial by the Time Lords. (TV: The Trial of a Time Lord)
- An agent of the Celestial Intervention Agency is implied to be in the audience during this story. (AUDIO: A Blind Eye)
- Iris talks of when one of her previous incarnations was a singer in Las Vegas during the 1960s. (PROSE: Mad Dogs and Englishmen)
- Official The Wormery page at bigfinish.com
- Detailed synopsis of The Wormery at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- DisContinuity for The Wormery at Tetrapyriarbus - The DisContinuity Guide
- The Iris Wildthyme Pages