245. Muse of Fire
Doctor Who Reviews “‘Muse of Fire’ is a wonderfully atmospheric character piece that successfully blends together many different corners of the Doctor Who universe with the usual Magrs vision and scope.”
Blogtor Who “A Paul Magrs script is always an occasion to pick up Big Finish… Writing, cast and music are all as superb as one could hope for. This is such a lovely way to end the Monthly Adventures for 2018. It’s also a great way to reintroduce Iris Wildthyme to new listeners as we establish a new relationship between her and the Doctor. This is fun. Not the dark Seventh Doctor we’re all aware of. This is the Doctor in his element with his friends around and re-assessing old friends. A truly enjoyable story from start to finish.”
Mel’s Reviews “A very well created story with lots of twists and turns. A great jumping in point for people who haven't come across Iris yet! My new life goal is to hang out with Iris in Paris in the 20s!”
Big Blue Box Podcast: “Put simply, Muse of Fire is a delight from start to finish.”
Mass Movement Magazine. “Muse of Fire is a deeply original story with a rich tapestry of characters, set against a gorgeous backdrop of art, poetry, literature and music… Muse of Fire, though longer and meatier than the average Main Range adventure, seems to whip by, unencumbered by overly-long exposition. Truth be told, this simple characteristic is the result of an almost perfect pairing: it’s Anderson who has brought out the best performances in all his actors, but Muse of Fire is definitely Magrs’ baby, an incredibly well-written dive into a fascinating period of social and artistic history.” Peter McAlpine
Oooh la la! It's been a long time coming, but the Doctor is about to be reunited with Iris Wildthyme! They're both in 1920s Paris and everyone's flocking to Iris's salon.
But wait...! What's that noise..? Thud thud thud...! It's the soft, approaching feet of a small and acerbic Art Critic Panda...!
Written By: Paul Magrs
Directed By: Jamie Anderson
Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Philip Olivier (Hex), Katy Manning (Iris Wildthyme), David Benson (Panda) Gethin Anthony (Kevin Archer/Dali), Rebecca La Chance (Isabel Archer), Christine Kavanagh (Dora Muse). Other parts played by members of the cast.
Producer Nicholas Briggs
Script Editor Alan Barnes
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs