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Published on March 22nd, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Paradise 5 from Big Finish

Doctor Who Lost Stories Paradise 5 from Big FinishStarring Colin Baker as the Doctor and Nicola Bryant as Peri, with Alex Macqueen and James D’Arcy, Paradise 5 is the latest in the series of Doctor Who Lost Stories from Big Finish.

A selection of some of the scripts that might have made it to television for the original Season 23 (which was later replaced with The Trial of a Time Lord in 1986), The Lost Stories has already included stories from Christopher H Bidmead, Philip Martin and Graham Williams.

The Doctor and Peri visit the planet Targos Delta to check in on old friend Professor Albrecht Thompson, only to discover that he has vanished. He was last sighted taking a shuttle to the holiday resort of Paradise 5, then never seen again.

The Doctor’s curiosity is piqued. They must investigate, but they must do so stealthily… Peri will go undercover on Paradise 5, while the Doctor hides in the shadows. Because paradise holds a terrible secret beneath the white marble and golden trimmings. The mute Cherubs have a story to tell. And the Elohim are coming.

Additional cast members are:

Alex Macqueen as Gabriel, James D’Arcy as Michael, Helen Goldwyn as Stella/Bella, Andree Bernard as Lorelei, Teddy Kempner as Mr Gelter/Mr Bliss/Elohim Voice, Claire Wyatt as Ms Aht and Richard Earl as Mr Tapp/Mr Winterbourne.

Directed by Barnaby Edwards and written by PJ Hammond & Andy Lane, Paradise 5 is available from Big Finish!

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.



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