King of the Dead (5.05)

Big Finish - Short Trips Season 5

The 5th Doctor, Nyssa, and Tegan land in 1980s London where a realistic play, called King of the Dead is going on dealing with the succession of the king in the 1930s. And <gasp> there turns out to be an alien presence at the play. And the word of the day is revenge, with one of the players has in mind for the retired UNIT people in the crowd. The ones who ran during action when his own father stayed, fought, and died. And how does he know this you might say? That would be down to the aliens, actually. Spidery icky things bent on revenge… It’s a bit strange at times to hear Tegan and the Doctor’s voice coming from Nyssa’s mouth but it works most of the time. This story really fits the time frame of a short trip without feeling rushed. Very nicely done all around!

Narrator: Sarah Sutton

Writer: Ian Atkins

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Release: May 2015

Laura Vilensky 2019