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A Life of Crime
(Matt Fitton)

Come to Ricosta! Tropical climate, untouched beaches, fabulous cuisine... and no extradition treaties. The perfect retirement planet for a certain type of 'business person' - such as Ms Melanie Bush, formerly the co-owner of the Iceworld emporium, now on the run from her former criminal associate's criminal associates...

Some other former associates of Ms Bush are abroad in this space Costa del Crime, however. Not long ago, the time and space traveller known as the Doctor arrived here, alongside his sometimes-criminal associate, the reformed juvenile offender Ace. But now the Doctor's gone missing - and Melanie Bush is about to learn that on the planet Ricosta, the wages of sin... are death.


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  • Featuring the Seventh Doctor, Melanie Bush and Ace
  • Number of Episodes: 4
  • Cover Length: 120 minutes
  • Episode Lengths: 1 = 28'26", 2 = 31'05", 3 = 31'01", 4 = 34'01"
  • Total Length: 124'33"
  • Also features 24 minutes of trailers, music and special behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and producers.
  • Cover Illustration: Tom Webster
  • Recorded: 2nd and 3rd February 2016
  • Recording Location: Moat Studios
  • Released: July 2016
  • ISBN: 978-1-78178-889-9


Full Cast List:

The Doctor Sylvester McCoy
Mel Bonnie Langford
Ace Sophie Aldred
Gloria/Secretary Ginny Holder
Lefty Lonnigan Des McAleer
Nathan Later Stephen Hagan
Atomon/Sperovore Banker/Steward Harry Myers

Mayor/Sperovore Auditor/Sperovore Financer

John Banks

The Production Team:

Writers Matt Fitton
Director Ken Bentley
Sound/Music Fool Circle Productions
Theme Music David Darlington
Script Editor Alan Barnes
Producer David Richardson
Executive Producers Nicholas Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery
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Big Finish Magazine - Vortex: Issue 89 (July 2016)

Audio - Big Finish Magazine - Vortex: Issue 89
Vortex: Issue 89
 Issue 89 of 'Vortex - The Big Finish Magazine' was also sent out to subscribers with this release.

  In this issue...

    1. Sneak Preview - The Chimes of Midnight

    2. Editorial - Kenny

    3. Article - Doctor Who: Classic Doctors - New Monsters - Modern Classics

    4. Article - Doctor Who: Monthly Range - Mel and Back!

    5. Article - The Avengers: The Lost Episodes - Sounds of the Sixties

    6. Article - Listen Again - Shadows of the Past

    7. Article - The New Counter-Measures - Counter Strike

    Vortex Mail

    9. Coming Soon - Forthcoming Audio Releases – July 2016 - April 2017

Published By: Big Finish Productions Ltd
Managing Editor: Jason Haigh-Ellery
Editor: Kenny Smith
Executive Producer: Nicholas Briggs
Line Producer: David Richardson
Design: Mark Plastow
Published: July 2016
Page Count: 24


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