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Animal is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.

Big Finish Productions audio drama
SeriesDoctor Who: The Lost Stories
Release no.13
FeaturingSeventh Doctor
Raine Creevey
Written byAndrew Cartmel
Directed byKen Bentley
Executive producer(s)Nicholas Briggs
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Production codeBFPDWLS13
Release date30 June 2011


The Doctor and UNIT investigate a science laboratory at Margrave University, 2001.



  • In the previous story, Crime of the Century, the Doctor encountered defensive government robots built by Margrave University in the 1980s.
  • UNIT officer Brigadier Bambera previously appeared with the Seventh Doctor and Ace in the 1989 story Battlefield.

Critical receptionEdit

Matt Michael reviewed the play favourably for Doctor Who Magazine. Paul Simpson of Sci-Fi Bulletin was more restrained, calling it a "throwback" to the late 1980s. Both the reviewers noted the inclusion of Cartmelisms, particularly animal rights, although Michael found that this was handled more subtly than might have been expected.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Review: Doctor Who: Big Finish Audio: The Lost Stories 2.5: Animal". Sci-Fi Bulletin. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  2. ^ Michael, Matt (24 August 2011). "The DWM Review: Animal". Doctor Who Magazine. No. 437. Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent: Panini Comics. pp. 70–71.

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