The Eye of the Scorpion

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The Eye of the Scorpion
Album cover
Big Finish Productions audio drama
SeriesDoctor Who
Release no.24
FeaturingFifth Doctor
Written byIain McLaughlin
Directed byGary Russell
Produced byGary Russell
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Executive producer(s)Jacqueline Rayner
Production code6QB
Length1 hr 53 mins
Release dateSeptember 2001

The Eye of the Scorpion is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.


In ancient Egypt, the Fifth Doctor and Peri become involved in the intrigue surrounding the accession of a female Pharaoh. This play features the first appearance of the companion Erimem.



  1. The Doctor claims that the Great Sphinx of Giza predates the neighbouring Giza pyramid complex by thousands of years, having been built by refugees from Atlantis. However, he may have been bluffing and nothing is confirmed. Atlantis has been seen or mentioned in several TV serials, including The Underwater Menace, The Time Monster and The Dæmons.
  2. After the Sphinx is damaged during the story, Peri causes it to be repaired with the face of Elvis Presley.
  3. This story features an example of actress Nicola Bryant speaking in an English accent as Peri is affected by a form of alien mind control (as opposed to her usual American accent for the character).

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