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Doctor Who: Assassin in the Limelight (Big Finish Doctor Who Audio Dramas #108)

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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 ba
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Published May 2008 by Big Finish Productions Ltd
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Jamie Revell
A mysterious time traveller wants to prevent the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and it's up to the Doctor and Evelyn to save history. In fact, the identity of the villain is apparent to both the listener and the Doctor almost from the beginning, and the real mystery is his motive.

The story manages to be quite engaging, and hews reasonably close to the historical facts, visiting time travellers aside. Picking the Lincoln assassination is a sensible choice; we know less about it than that of Ke
Dr Knox puts time out of joint and prevents Lincoln's assassination.
I am not entirely sure how I feel about this story, even after a third play-through. On the one hand I appreciated the setting but I found the piece as a whole to be a little confused with baffling character motivations and a lack of focus at points.

I felt Leslie Phillips was okay as Knox but I found his performance to be a little flat at times. It is possible though that I found the character a little tough to get a handle on because I had not heard his first story, Medicinal Practices. I canno
Nicholas Whyte
Assassin in the Limelight totally fails to capitalise on its setting. I was not wildly impressed by either of Ross's earlier Six/Evelyn/Knox plays (the one in Edinburgh with David Tennant being a deranged Scotsman, or the one in Brighton with Roy Hudd as Max Miller), and, alas, this is a desperate attempt to fit a time-travel drama about the very real events of this day. My complaint about the villainous Robert Knox remains that his means and motivation are pretty obscure. One of my many complai ...more
Finally, Big Finish does an adventure set in the USA that isn't rife with stereotypes and Foghorn Leghorn imitations. John Wilkes Booth is killed hours before the assassination of Abraham Lincoln is supposed to happen. Or is he? Oscar Wilde shows up decades before he is born. Obviously, there's a Time Meddler involved. Six and Evelyn investigate.
Kate Sherrod
Further evidence that Sixth Doctor + Evelyn Smythe + Historical event = Who Perfection. Here events center around Ford's Theater in 1865, and do involve John Wilkes Booth, but not in any way you're expecting. Unless you're expecting Who Perfection!
Debra Cook
The Doctor and Evelyn land in 1865 just before the killing of Lincoln… or will he be killed?
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