The Demons of Red Lodge and
(Jason Arnopp, Rick Briggs, William Gallagher and John
final release for 2010 consists of four separate
stories for the Fifth
played by Peter Davison, and his companion Nyssa,
played by Sarah Sutton.
stories are: "The Demons of Red Lodge" by
Jason Arnopp, "The Entropy Composition" by
Rick Briggs, "Doing Time" by William Gallagher
and "Special Features" by John Dorney. All
four stories have been written by new writers to the
Big Finish Productions Doctor Who audio range and all
have directed by Ken Bentley.
who is a member of the Doctor Who Magazine, has written
the title story, "The Demons of Red Lodge". ‘I
suppose I deliberately played to the virtues of only
having 25 minutes by-hopefully! not having a dull moment
and getting into the story straight away’, Jason
Arnopp has revealed. ‘In terms of the tone,
I'm a big fan of dark, scary Doctor Who, and
I think I
was channelling The Blair Witch Project. I
wanted to put the Doctor in the middle of that’.
second story, "The Entropy Composition" by
Rick Briggs, was the result of when earlier in
2010 Big Finish Productions opened its doors
to pitches from listeners for a single 25-minute
story featuring the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa.
Briggs has revealed ‘This is my first commission,
so it’s pretty exciting for me. You couldn’t
choose a better thing to get your first commission
on! The story’s set across two different time
periods, one of which is a musical archive in the far
future, the other is Earth in 1968, a fabulous period
in history both for Doctor Who and for music.
I guess you could view this as the final 25 minutes
of a bigger
story. It gets rid of the build-up by dropping us in
right at the very climax. In some ways, I think the
25-minute format is not as difficult as I’d expected
it to be’.
the third story, "Doing Time", starts off
with homage to the classic Ronnie Barker comedy Porridge
- even down to a prison door clanging shut.
story is the strangely titled "Special Features" by
John Dorney whose story sees The Doctor taking part
in a DVD commentary. ‘With a one-parter it’s
best if you come up with a simple idea that you couldn’t
do in more than one episode’, John Dorney has
revealed. ‘If you feel like you’re condensing
a four-part story into one part, you need to come up
with a simpler idea!’.
final story is the strangely titled "Special
Features" by John Dorney whose story sees
The Doctor taking part in a DVD commentary. ‘With
a one-parter it’s best if you come up with
a simple idea that you couldn’t do in more
than one episode’, John Dorney has revealed. ‘If
you feel like you’re condensing a four-part
story into one part, you need to come up with
a simpler idea!’.
Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton in these stories
are: Susan Kyd, Duncan Wisbey, John Dorney, Andree
Bernard, Ian Brooker, Joanna Munro and James
Doctor Who range subscribers, whose
subscription included this title, also received
Doctor Who audio drama "The Four
free. This adventure stars Peter Davison, Colin
Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann as the
Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors,
with Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks. "The
Four Doctors" is a subscribers only release
is not available to buy separately.