Iain McLaughlin

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The Eye of the Scorpion

Big Finish Audio

1400 BC

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?

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When Big Finish started producing Doctor Who audios I sent them three scripts. Two for the Sixth Doctor, The Lone Warrior and A Stitch In Time and one Fifth Doctor, The Eye of the Scorpion. The two Sixth Doctor plays were returned but Gary Russell made a huge number of notes of Scorpy and asked me to take another run. Reading those notes was one of the most enlightening things, just for picking up techniques for radio. I will be forever grateful to Gary for all of that. As it goes. The Eye of the Scorpion was my first ever tilt at radio or audio. If Gary hadn't been so generous and kind in guiding me through the process of writing for the medium it could have wound up being my last. I learned so much from Gary and I'm incredibly grateful to him.

The full script for The Eye of the Scorpion along with background notes and an episode and a half of an early draft, The Eye of the Beetle, appear in Big Finish's Doctor Who: The Audio Scripts Volume Two. More about that can be found here.


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