story that was released in May 2001 stars Peter Davison
as the Fifth Doctor and Mark Strickson as Turlough. It
was provisionally titled "Werelings" but is now called
"Loups-Garoux" (pronounced 'loo-garoo', meaning 'werewolves'
in French). It is written by "Ghost
Light" author, Marc
Platt and marks his Big Finish writing debut. It is directed
by Nicholas Pegg and was recorded on the 9th and 10th
December 2000. This story was due to be released in June
2001 but it swapped places with "Bloodtide".
Guest stars include the well known actress Eleanor
Bron, who made a comic cameo appearance, along side John Cleese, as an art
lover in the
Doctor adventure "City
of Death" and then later, in the Colin Baker story,
of the Daleks" as the ruthless Kara. Another famous guest star is
Burt Kwouk who was Inspector Clouseau's martial-arts manservant Cato in the
"Pink Panther" movies. His other film and television credits also include:
Empire of the Sun, Goldfinger, The Saint and The
Avengers. This story also sees him reunited with Peter Davison's Doctor as
he previously appeared as Lin Futu in "Four
|Burt Kwouk (left) as Cato with Peter
are: Nicholas Pegg, Nicky Henson, Sarah Gale, Jane Burke, Alistair Lock, David
Hankinson, Marc Platt, Barnaby Edwards and Derek Wright.
The year is
2080 and something is rotten in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The Amazon
rainforest has been laid waste to global warming, wolves prowl the streets and
the mysterious Rosa is engaged on a secret quest in what was the Amazon
rainforest to fulfil the destiny of her extinct tribe.
wealthy heiress Ileana de Santos receives a grisly calling
card from her former suitor it prompts her to leave her
home along with her son, who is suffering from a strange
and sinister ailment, and the mysterious Dr Hayashi.
Doctor and Turlough arrive in Rio de Janeiro for the carnival
festivities - but the packed city smells distinctly of
death. After escaping from a pack of ravenous dogs, Turlough
begins to regret donating his ketchup-covered burger to
a curious canine loiterer.
Turlough is then visited
by a strange wanderer but The Doctor is more interested
in a strange low-flying air car travelling towards the
railway station which seemed to instil great fear in the
crowds. On investigating further The Doctor and Turlough
find themselves confronted by an over zealous security
drone which they only just escape from with the help of
a large grey wolf. The wolf though seems to be more interested
in the train carrying Ileana, Dr Hayashi and her ill son
which prompts The Doctor to use the TARDIS
to give chase.
Aboard the train The Doctor learns of Ileana's
previous confrontations with a vicious lycanthrope, called Pieter Stubbe, who
has been waiting to win back his prey. Smelling a rate The Doctor becomes more
concerned while Turlough reflects on his dark side with the help of the strange
wanderer. As The Doctor finds himself unwittingly embroiled in a love story
quite like no other he is powerless to stop a seemingly possessed Turlough from
being ejected from the fast moving train and into the Amazon Desert.
Turlough finds himself in the company of Rosa and having to
fend off a whole pack of wolves. Meanwhile an increasingly desperate Doctor
realises that Ileana is not whom she seems and even the mysterious Dr Hayashi
is somebody who he should be wary of.
himself back with The Doctor, Turlough along with Rosa realises that they are
all in far greater danger than any of them could ever have imagined when they
come face to face with The Wolf Man. With time running out they soon find
themselves back in a deserted Rio, which is being prowled by the wolves, and
with the fearsome shadow of Pieter Stubbe moving closer and closer to his
With The Doctor being offered a very unexpected and unwelcome
proposal, that could mean the end of his travelling, things seem to be getting
out of control
|Big Finish Magazine -
Issue 1 (Summer 2001)
- Issue 1
this story is a bonus CD containing a free issue of the first "Big Finish
With a trusty microphone in hand Nick Briggs peers behind the
scenes of Big Finish's current and future releases...
in this issue include:
- The Tomorrow People - Interview with preview clips of
these brand new audio adventures.
- Fly Me To The Moon - Producer Jason Haigh-Ellery talks
about Sylvester McCoy and India Fisher's live comedy antics along with preview
clips recorded before a studio audience.
- Doctor Who: "Bloodtide" - Interview with Colin Baker,
Maggie Stables, Gary Russell and Alistair Lock who talk about this future audio
story about Charles Darwin and the Silurians
- Colin Baker Interview - Exclusive candid interview with
- Earthsearch - The third series of James Follett's epic
sci-fi adventure. Includes preview clips.
- Dalek Empire - Interview with Jason Haigh-Ellery, Nick
Briggs and John Ainsworth, with preview clips, on these new Doctorless audio
- The Trailers - A selection of trailers from some of the
previously released Doctor Who audio stories.
edited, written and produced by Nick Briggs. Cover Illustration: Clayton
Hickman. Length 1 hour 14 minutes.
- Featuring the Fifth
Doctor and Turlough.
- Serial Number: 6P/B
- Number of Episodes: 4
- Cover Length: 110 minutes
- Episode Lengths: 1 = 32'08", 2 = 32'38", 3 =
35'48", 4 = 36'14"
- This story takes place between "Resurrection
of the Daleks" and "Planet
- Cover Illustration: Clayton Hickman
- Recorded: 9th and 10th December 2000
- Recording Location: The Moat Studios
- Released: May 2001
- ISBN: 1-903654-29-7
Germany, 1589: the townspeople of Cologne
pronounce a sentance of death on a mass-murderer who has stalked the
countryside in the guise of a ferocious wolf.
retreating from Napoleon's invading forces, a merchant's daughter is rescued
from bandits by a handsome partisan with a ravenous appetite.
The Doctor and Turlough arrive for the Rio de Janerio carnival.
heiress Ileana de Santos all that she seems? What sinister ailment afflicts her
invalid son, tended by the mysterious Dr Hayashi? And who exactly is Rosa,
engaged on a secret quest to fulfil the destiny of her extinct tribe?
is running out for Rosa, Ileana and The Doctor, as the fearsome shadow of an
ancient werewolf moves ever closer...
I've always had a sneaking suspicion, or vain
hope, that there are mare powers in Heaven and Earth than we humans can
possibly comprehend. Always just Out of the corner of the eye. Maybe we're too
self-absorbed to notice. Or just not allowed to see. They might be just behind
you right now...
There are more werewolves out there than you think. They
have websites. Take a look. Strangely jolly. And that's odd, because it's their
inherent sadness that I've always liked --doomed to a lonely existence,
prowling the dark alleys of time - the moon, the gipsy girls, the
torch-carrying mob... Actually full moons don't appear in any legend I found.
So maybe it's just a Hollywood embellishment. But suppose those wolves farmed
into a pack? I wondered if The Doctor, champion of the underdog, would be
rather more charitable to them than the average human. But then what about the
effect The Doctor himself has on the people whose lives he disrupts? The Fifth
Doctor might seem an attractive and intelligent companion for a lonely
she-wolf. But how would he cope? And then I discovered The Damnable Life and
Death of Stubbe Peeter; an allegedly true account of a werewolf trial in
medieval Germany. Big Bad Werewolf or not, Stubbe was a real fiend, just
begging to be a monstrous third corner in maybe the weirdest eternal triangle
ever. But whatever happened to Little Red Riding Hood...?
| Full Cast
|Ileana de Santos
|Ileana de Santos
|Ileana de Santos
|Ileana de Santos
|Gary Russell and
|Executive Producer for the BBC