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The Eye of the Scorpion
Title: The Eye of the Scorpion
Series: Audio Adventures
Recorded: 21 Jul 2001 - 22 Jul 2001
Prod Code: 6Q/B
Seq No: 25
Type: CD
  Source: Type40 Doctor Who
Date Added: 1 Jan 2001
Last Updated: 31 Jan 2004
Occurance: 1 - The Eye of the Scorpion
Company: Big Finish
Release Date: 17 Sep 2001
ISBN: 1 903654 49 1
Catalog Code: BFPDWCD6QB-B
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Availabilty: Exists
Link: Big Finish
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Source: Type40 Doctor Who
Date Added: 1 Jan 2001
Last Updated: 31 Jan 2004
Egypt is in mourning.  Pharaoh, the great God-King, is dead.  The future of the Two Kingdoms of Egypt is shrouded in uncertainty as the Council of Priests debates the claim to the throne of Pharaoh's only heir.

Out in the deserts around Thebes, Egypt's capital, a warlord chief is assembling an army of mercenaries, waiting for just the right moment to strike at Egypt's heart.

But not all of Egypt's enemies are outside the city.  What is the secret of the strange box discovered in the desert?

When the TARDIS arrives nearby, it has apparently been hi-jacked... by the Doctor?
I have always loved historicals in Doctor Who.  Actually, let me correct that.  I've always loved history in Doctor Who.  It doesn't really matter whether it's a purely historical story or a pseudo-historical, I've always adored the idea that as Earth has been pottering along, the Doctor has been nipping in from time to time making sure that history stays on track.  He's helped Marco Polo finds his way to China, been involved with the signing of the Magna Carta and then of course he managed to make sure that the Daleks were removed from the final version of the Bayeux Tapestry - but that's another story altogether.

But amazingly (to me at least) there had never been a Doctor Who story set during Egypt's pomp - at least not on television.  Despite the pyramids and the mummies, even Pyramids of Mars only had a few scenes actually in Egypt and even then that story was set in 1911.  So, we really are overdue a Doctor Who story set in ancient Egypt - the Egypt of the Pharaohs, the pyramids of the Sphinx.  An Egypt of political back-biting, vicious warlords and plucky princesses.

An Egypt just waiting for the Doctor to put things right...

Iain McLaughlin, July 2001
Disc Seq Title Dur'n Notes
1 1 Untitled 23" 52' As Egypt mourns and an enemy army masses outside her capital, the TARDIS arrives near Thebes. But the Doctor doesn't remember setting the co-ordinates for Egypt…
1 2 Untitled 28" 53' While a traitor is at work in the Palace, Peri and Erimem go investigating - and face the Eye of the Scorpion.
1 3 Untitled 29" 37' The Doctor makes a grisly discovery in the desert. But just who is the traitor in Pharaoh's court?
1 4 Untitled 30" 45' The Doctor faces a desperate final battle to save Egypt from the mercenaries. And the riddle of the Sphinx is finally revealed.

Type Person Role
Doctors Peter Davison Doctor 5
Companions Nicola Bryant Peri Brown
Additional Cast Alistair Lock Priest
  Mark Wright Slave
  Stephen Perring Horemshep
  Daniel Brennan Kishik
  Caroline Morris Erimem
  Jonathan Owen Antranak
  Jack Galagher Fayum
  Harry Myers Yanis
Crew Gary Russell Director
  Iain McLaughlin Writer

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