Doctor Who: The Kingmaker

NOT A BOOK NOT AN AUDIO BOOK This is an original full cast audio play produced by Big Finish Productions.Dr Who encounters one of the most notorious characters from the past, as he journeys through time to solve the great Historical MysteriesNot surprisingly the Doctor becomes mixed up with Richard the third himself, as he tries to unravel the perplexing problem of whNOT A BOOK NOT AN AUDIO BOOK This is an original full cast audio play produced by Big Finish Productions.Dr Who encounters one of the most notorious characters from the past, as he journeys through time to solve the great Historical MysteriesNot surprisingly the Doctor becomes mixed up with Richard the third himself, as he tries to unravel the perplexing problem of who exactly killed the Princes in the Tower.Peri and Erimem also encounter a suspicious time traveller Someone from the Doctor s own past Someone who shouldn t really be there at all.So who did murder the Princes in the Tower Perhaps it s best not to ask a question like that.You might not like the answerChronological PlacementThis story takes place between the television adventures Planet of Fire and The Caves of Androzani.
Doctor Who The Kingmaker NOT A BOOK NOT AN AUDIO BOOK This is an original full cast audio play produced by Big Finish Productions Dr Who encounters one of the most notorious characters from the past as he journeys through ti

  • Title: Doctor Who: The Kingmaker
  • Author: Nev Fountain
  • ISBN: 9781844351619
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Audio Play
  • 1 thought on “Doctor Who: The Kingmaker”

    1. Yes, this is a comedy, and, while it's not really a straight historical, it doesn't have any proper monsters in it, either, so it might not be what everyone wants from Doctor Who. But it is funny, and has quite a good plot, told from a number of different perspectives. It's a good change of pace, and makes use of the fact that Davison is a skilled comic actor, to deliver something that's basically an enormous amount of fun. And a completely bonkers explanation of what, exactly, happened to the P [...]

    2. Excellent! Though the actor playing Richard III sounds so much like Christopher Eccleston it was driving me bananas. Right down to the dull monotone. Pretty good story. Though a bit goofy. There's quite a lot of imposing 21st century complaints onto the fifteen century situations that sound more like something out of HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY than Doctor Who.Everso slightly spoilerish below:It also has rather reaching results. Don't recall another chapter where companions get lost for 2 y [...]

    3. Fantastic. *grin* Very very funny, although some familiarity with the story of Richard III (both the Shakespeare version and the revisionist one) would be helpful to get some of the jokes. I particularly like twists at the end - what really happened to the princes, and well, I don't want to spoil it for anyone else who might listen to this book! Suffice to say I laughed myself sick, which is not a good look when one is driving!

    4. Absolutely brilliant.Hands down my favourite Fifth Doctor audio yet and probably in my top 5 BF Who audios. I think the Princes in the Tower explanation given here will be my "canon" from now on. :)

    5. A time traveller dressed as an Edwardian Cricketer, an American College student, and a deposed Egyptian Pharaoh, having seen the Richard III play in the Elizabethian era have a visit from a robot from the future travel to 15th century Britain to discover what happened to the Princes in the tower to finish a book to find a mysterious "Mr Satan" is influencing Richard III. If it was anything else other than Doctor Who this would have been too ridiculous to even try Nev Fountain has written somethi [...]

    6. Well this was a very good one. But i have to say this. It took a while for me to get in to this story. Over a 3 day period i tried 4 times. But today i finally got around to it. And i really enjoyed it. This has the perfect balance of drama and comedy and Jon Culshaw's impression of Tom Baker really is good!. I wish he offered to play the 4th doctor after Tom rejected the offer in 1999. But still this is a really good story. I give it a 9.5/10

    7. Just brillant, very funny and Mr Fountain, manages to pull off a ludicious plot that wonderfully hangs together as an alternative history. Definitely recommend.

    8. This wasn't a historical but rather an anachronistic comedy. It took me a little while to get into that but once I did I did really enjoy this. It had some rather superb examples of why Erimen isn't your average companion, being happy to kill children and herself and Peri for the good of the world. As well as some really sweet things she said about her friendship. It was incredibly silly in almost a Douglas Adams rather than a 5th Doctor way but it did make a nice change for those characters. De [...]

    9. Honestly, I should just give this thing 5 stars just for the sheer brazenness of it. In a nutshell: the Doctor, recovering a bit from a night of drinking with William Shakespeare, is visited by a nine-foot-tall robot from the future. The robot informs the Doctor that he is long overdue with his manuscript, and that his publisher will revoke his existence unless he meets the contracted deadline for "Doctor Who Discovers Historical Mysteries." Disabling the robot, the Doctor, along with Peri and E [...]

    10. I startedThe Kingmaker a while ago, and can't think why I haven't finished it before now. I really enjoy this Team TARDIS (Five/Peri/Erimem). Big Finish has managed to revive the historical in Doctor Who in a way that the series itself hasn't quite managed yet. I continue to be pleased with the Peri and Erimem friendship and there were a lot of great lines between them in this audio. Erimem's wildly differing views on death are intriguing, yet make total sense for her character. I wonder if Erim [...]

    11. This was freaking fantastic! A comedy historical! (Well, kinda sorta-historical) Probably the only one besides "The Gunfighters". And yes, I am one of those weird so-and-so's that liked that episode. Stephen Beckett chewed the scenery in this one. His dry delivery of some very well written comedy was spot on. I was chuckling most of the way through this one. There was even a little bit of mostly subtle adult humor in the mix. On top of this being a comedy, which in and of itself makes it great, [...]

    12. This brings the Fifth Doctor, played by Peter Davison, back to the 1480s to find out what really happened to the Princes in the Tower, after a heated drunken argument with William Shakespeare. As you would expect from a production with that author and numerous comedians in the cast, it is utterly hilarious, totally subverting the expectations of the listener - are the Princes really robots? Who is the bearded time-traveller advising Richard of Gloucester? What of the true identity of the barmaid [...]

    13. This isn't one for those who want to take their Doctor Who too seriously. It leaves English history in a bit of a mess, for one thing. But if you can ignore all that, it's very funny and very twisty. I'm particularly impressed by the way the story manages to move frequently between action occurring in different places and times without utterly confusing the listener.

    14. The Doctor travels to the 15th century to investigate the mystery of the Princes in the Tower, to fulfil a contract to write a series of children's books. Is there another time traveller on the loose? And just why is there a robot in the TARDIS?

    15. (this is an audiobook)Took me a little while to get into this story but by the end I decided I loved it and was glad I stuck with it. Nice twist at the end!

    16. What a twist. I won't spoil it. It has to be heard to be believed. History isn't just a lie, history is a mess!

    17. The guy playing Richard really sounded familiar and then he let out a "Fantastic!" And it hit me: they were intending him to sound like Eccleston. This one was fun.

    18. Audio adventure with the fifth Doctor, Peri, Erimem. Historical comedy in the vein of 'The Romans'. For full appreciation, review a synopsis of Shakespeare's 'Richard III' before listening.

    19. The Doctor, Peri and Erumen land in 1483 to find out what happened to the princes in the tower. William Shakespear goes with them and screws around with history. Can the history been made right.

    20. Very tongue in cheek and amusing. I loved the plot twist about the identity of 'Satan' especially, and his fate and that of a certain monarch.

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