The Kingmaker

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This article is about the Doctor Who audio drama. For the concept, see Kingmaker.
The Kingmaker
Album cover
Big Finish Productions audio drama
Series Doctor Who
Release number 81
Featuring Fifth Doctor
Peri Brown
Writer Nev Fountain
Director Gary Russell
Producer Gary Russell
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Production code 6QI
Release date April 2006

The Kingmaker is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. The drama was written by Nev Fountain who is better known for his work on the radio and television series Dead Ringers, and also stars Jon Culshaw who in the same programmes is known for his impression of Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor.


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?



  • Jon Culshaw does his famous Tom Baker impression when the Fifth Doctor listens to the Fourth Doctor's dictated notes for the incomplete (and fictional) work "Doctor Who Discovers Historical Mysteries".[1]
  • This audiobook features the appearance of a new series Doctor as, in a way, the Ninth Doctor is part of the plot.

Critical reception[edit]

Matt Michael, reviewing the audio for Doctor Who Magazine, criticised it strongly, calling it "over-engineered and overlong", and saying that it "can't make its mind up whether it wants to be comedy or tragedy, and ends up doing neither very well."[1]


  1. ^ a b Michael, Matt (21 June 2006). "Off The Shelf: The Kingmaker". Doctor Who Magazine (370): 63. 

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