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Doctor Who and the Pirates

Doctor Who and the Pirates, or The Lass That Lost A Sailor, is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It is the first musical story in the series' history.

Doctor Who and the Pirates
or The Lass That Lost A Sailor
Album cover
Big Finish Productions audio drama
SeriesDoctor Who
Release no.43
FeaturingSixth Doctor
Evelyn Smythe
Written byJacqueline Rayner
Directed byBarnaby Edwards
Produced byGary Russell
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Executive producer(s)Jacqueline Rayner
Production code7CH
Length1 hr 40 mins
Release dateApril 2003

Contents

PlotEdit

The Sixth Doctor and Evelyn confront the feared pirate captain Red Jasper, and the Doctor sings "I am the very model of a Gallifreyan buccaneer..."

CastEdit

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MusicEdit

The songs use substituted lyrics in tunes from various Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. These include: "I am the very model of a Gallifreyan buccaneer" based on the "Major General's Song", "An assassin's lot is not a happy one" on the "Policeman's Chorus", both from The Pirates of Penzance, and "I'm Jasper's man" on "I am so proud" from The Mikado. Music from more of their operettas is used elsewhere in it, such as one of the pirates humming "Rising Early In The Morning" from The Gondoliers.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Big Finish Productions website, 43. Doctor Who and the Pirates

External linksEdit