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the stones of venice

big finish doctor who audio adventures #018

Director: Gary Russell
Producer: Gary Russell
Producer: Jason Haigh-Ellery
Writer: Paul Magrs

Release Date: March 2001
Duration: 111' 07"

Main Characters: the Eighth Doctor and Charley

cast information

Paul McGann (The Doctor); India Fisher (Charley Pollard); Michael Sheard (Count Orsino); Elaine Ives-Cameron (Ms. Lavish); Elaine Ives-Cameron (Estella); Nick Scovell (Churchwell); Barnaby Edwards (Pietro); Mark Gatiss (Vincenzo);

crew information

Jacqueline Rayner (Executive Producer for BBC Worldwide); Russell Stone (Music Composition); Alistair Lock (Recording); Alistair Lock (CD Mastering); Andy Hardwick (Sound Design); Andy Hardwick (Post Production); Clayton Hickman (Front Cover);

episode information

Title Duration Blurb
Part One 32' 04" The Doctor takes Charley for a break, to see the charming waterways and glorious palaces of Venice. Except he overshoots in time just a bit, and they arrive to find a city on the edge of destruction.
Part Two 27' 09" The Doctor encounters a group of cultists while Charley falls in with the local rebels. Neither of them particularly like what they see...
Part Three 24' 56" The ducal party is going very nicely until the Doctor arrives and makes an important announcement -- and then discovers that Charley has somehow got herself engaged to be married.
Part Four 26' 58" With the Cult of Estella at their feverish high, and the High Priest at a bit of a low, has the bell finally tolled for Venice?

back cover blurb

The Doctor and Charley decide to take a well-deserved break from the monotony of being chased, shot at and generally suffering anti-social behaviour at the hands of others.

And so they end up in Venice, well into Charley's future, as the great city prepares to sink beneath the water for the last time...

Which would be momentous, if rather dispiriting, event to witness in itself. However, the machinations of a love-sick aristocrat, a proud art historian and a rabid High Priest of a really dodgy cult combine to make Venice's swansong a night to remember.

And then there's the rebellion by the web-footed amphibious underclass, the mystery of a disappearing corpse and the truth behind a curse going back further then curses usually do.

The Doctor and Charley are forced to wonder just what they have got themselves involved with this time...

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