Doctor Who and the Pirates

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Doctor Who and the Pirates
Album cover
Big Finish Productions audio drama
Series Doctor Who
Release number 43
Featuring Sixth Doctor
Evelyn Smythe
Writer Jacqueline Rayner
Director Barnaby Edwards
Producer Gary Russell
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Executive producer Jacqueline Rayner
Production code 7CH
Length 1 hr 40 mins
Release date April 2003

Doctor Who and the Pirates, or The Lass That Lost A Sailor, is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It is also the first musical story in the series' history.


The Sixth Doctor and Evelyn confront the feared pirate captain Red Jasper, and the Doctor sings "I am the very model of a Gallifreyan buccaneer..."


  • The Irrepressible Cavalier Hero The Doctor! — Colin Baker
  • The Daring Damsel Associate Evelyn Smythe! — Maggie Stables
  • Lovable Cabin Boy Jem! — Dan Barratt
  • Tragic Student, Sally! — Helen Goldwyn
  • Red Jasper, Scourge of the High Seas! — Bill Oddie
  • The Foppish Captain, Emmanuel Swan! — Nicholas Pegg
  • The Ruthless Mr. Merryweather! — Mark Siney
  • The Mate/Sailor/Pirate! — Timothy Sutton


  1. The various songs use substituted lyrics in tunes from various Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. These include: "I am the very model of a Gallifreyan buccaneer" based on the "Major General's Song", "An assassin's lot is not a happy one" on the "Policeman's Chorus", both from The Pirates of Penzance, and "I'm Jasper's man" on "I am so proud" from The Mikado. Music from more of their operettas is used elsewhere in it, such as one of the pirates humming "Rising Early In The Morning" from The Gondoliers.

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