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Assassination Knoxs For Lincoln,
This review is from: Assassin in the Limelight (Doctor Who) (Audio CD)
A exellent sequel to Medicinal Purposes although there is the loosest of threads to writer Robert Ross's other Big Finish story Pier Pressure.
The Cast are all on sparkling form & once again Leslie Phillips steals every scene in the play as Robert Knox.
Bit of a slow build up at the start but worth sticking with as the plot moves at cracking pace later on.
I'd have loved more stories with Doctor Robert Knox.
There is a post credits scene at the end of the theme music on episode 4.
This is a 4 part story running to 120 minutes.
This exellent story starts in America were The Doctor's old nemesis Doctor Robert Knox is lurking inside the Ford Theatre in Washington in the year 1865 coincidentally the same day of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination by John Wilkes Booth.
What is Robert Knox up to this time?, Why has he seemingly done away with John Wilkes Booth? & is he again attempting to change history by saving The President from assassination or is the more going on here than meets the eye?
The Doctor & his assistant Evelyn soon become entangled in this enigmatic mystery & can the Doctor once again outwit the scheming plans of Robert Knox who has a few more tricks up his sleeve for the Doctor in there second encounter & if the Doctor fails will history be changed forever.
This is a real enjoyable historical romp mixing action, Tension & great character drama written again by Medicinal Purposes & Pier Pressure s Robert Ross.
Colin Baker seems fully engaging & raring to go in this adventure who really bounces off the witty dialogue with his old nemesis Doctor Robert Knox.
Leslie Phillips gives a outstanding performance in this story bringing charm & a dry sense of humour to the character of Robert Knox & is really a good match up for Colins Doctor as the chemistry between the two is exellent.
This is a well researched adventure by writer Robert Ross whos detailed account of the historical setting is commendable.
A exellent written story a superb cast, Great production values & the Charms of Leslie Phillips makes this one of the Sixth Doctor's best audio outings so far.
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Initial post: 7 Apr 2014 12:16:25 BDT
Tim Bradley says:
Fantastic review on 'Assassin in the Limelight' timelord!
I've heard a trailer of this story and it sounds pretty good. I have listened to 'Medicinal Purposes' before this.
If this story is as good as you say it is, I certainly intend to buy it!
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2014 12:30:19 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Apr 2014 12:31:01 BDT
Remember not to turn the cd off as the a great post credits scene at the end of this audio adventure, I enjoyed this story very much the chemistry betwen Colin Bakers Doctor & Leslie Phillips Dr Knox is excellent,
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2014 14:37:47 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Apr 2014 14:37:57 BDT
Tim Bradley says:
I've uploaded my reviews for 'The Lazarus Experiment' and '42' if you want to check them out.
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