Doctor Who Assassin in the Limelight

Brighton, Sussex; 1936

Ford's Theatre, Washington. Friday, 14th April, 1865. The assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The place, the date and the event which made history. Or did it? Someone has been tampering with time, muddying the waters of history for his own purposes. Time itself is out of joint and the chief culprit is the enigmatic Doctor Knox. Somehow the Doctor and Evelyn must put history back on track before the future dissolves into chaos. But Knox, it turns out, may be the least of their worries...

Starring Colin Baker
Featuring Eric Loren, Lysette Anthony and Leslie Phillips
With Maggie Stables as Evelyn (Duration: 120' Approx)

"Robert Ross is an exceedingly nice man: affable, urbane, witty, exactly the sort of person you'd want to have to dinner. But beware! For beneath this charming exterior beats the heart of a deeply twisted man. Robert loves the macabre, that Ambrose Bierce world of gallows humour."
Barnaby Edwards, director.

CHRONOLOGICAL PLACEMENT: This story takes place between the television adventures, The Trial of a Time Lord and Time and the Rani, and after the Big Finish audio adventure, 100.

Writer: Robert Ross
Director: Barnaby Edwards
Sound Design & Music: Martin Johnson
Cover Art: Grant Kempster
Number of Discs: 2 CDs
Release Date: May 2008
Recorded: 7 & 8 February 2008
Production Code: 7C/MD ISBN: 978-1-84435-317-0

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Cast List

The Doctor - Colin Baker
Evelyn Smythe - Maggie Stables
Dr Robert Knox - Leslie Phillips
Clara Harris - Lysette Anthony
John Parker - Eric Loren
Lizzie Williams - Madeline Potter
Henry Clay Ford - Alan Marriott
John Wilkes Booth - Paul Dubois
Thomas Eckert - Mikey O'Connor