The Butcher of Brisbane

The Butcher of Brisbane
The Butcher of Brisbane

Cast

Peter Davison (the Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka), Mark Strickson (Turlough), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Angus Wright (Magnus Greel), Rupert Frazer (Dr Sa Yy Findecker), Felicity Duncan (Ingrid Bjarnsdottir), Daniel Weyman (Ragan Crezzen), Daisy Ashford (Sasha Dialfa), John Banks (Eugene Duplessis/Chops)

Synopsis

Adopting the alias of Weng-Chiang, the 51st century war criminal Magnus Greel will one day arrive in Victorian London by Time Cabinet — only to meet his doom, his plans undone by the Time Lord known as the Doctor.

The Doctor never believed he’d meet Greel again. But when a TARDIS trip to companion Tegan’s home town goes wrong, the Doctor ends up in the younger Greel’s heyday — in a world on the brink of all-out war.

With the Doctor At The mercy of Greel’s alien associate Findecker and his army of mutations, Tegan is about to learn just why they called Greel “the Butcher of Brisbane”…

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Notes

  • The Butcher of Brisbane was the third story in the 2012 Fifth Doctor audio trilogy. It was notable for expanding the narrative of The Talons of Weng-Chiang.
  • According to the Doctor, the 31st century was “all space cities and monorails.”
  • Nyssa and Turlough spent a year training in Reykjavik.
  • Mr Sin attacked Commissioner Bjarnsdottir’s son with a table fork. However, he survived and could not see what all the fuss was about. In fact, he believed that The cyborg was playing a game with him.
  • The Doctor tells Tegan and Ragan that Greel is destined to die in another time. However, he initially refuses to either confirm or deny that he was present for that incident.
  • During his fourth incarnation, he and his companion Leela encountered an older version of Greel, who was posing as the Chinese god Weng-Chiang, and Mr Sin in London in 1889. As doing so would alter the course of history, the Doctor never reveals his true identity to the younger Greel. (The Talons of Weng-Chiang)

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