The Raincloud Man
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|The Raincloud Man|
|Big Finish Productions audio play|
|Executive producer(s)||Nicholas Briggs
|Set between||Return of the Krotons and Patient Zero.|
|Release date||December 2008|
The Doctor and Charley return to Manchester and discover its complicated link to transient aliens.
- The Doctor — Colin Baker
- Charley Pollard - India Fisher
- D.I. Patricia Menzies - Anna Hope
- Brooks - Michael Fenton Stevens
- Lish - Aidan J David
- Carmen - Octavia Walters
- Kelsa - Simon Sherlock
- Tabbalac Leader - Jeremy James
- The Bouncers - Steven Hansell
- The Cyrox - Andrew Dickens
- Writer Douglas Adams (a former script editor of the classic TV series) has his most famous story The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy directly mentioned in this play. The phrase "interconnectedness of all things" spoken in this audio story is a quote repeatedly used in Adams' Dirk Gently novels. The character of the Raincloud Man may have been inspired by the character of the Rain God from Adams' novel So Long and Thanks for All the Fish.
- The high stakes gambling at the end of the adventure is the British card game Top Trumps.
- D.I. Menzies previously appeared in The Condemned. She returns in The Crimes of Thomas Brewster, where she meets the Doctor at an earlier point in his life and must pretend to be a stranger to him.
- Mention is made of an etheric-beam locator. One was seen in Genesis of the Daleks. The Master was also fitted with a pair by the Daleks in Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death.
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