The Devil's Armada was the second story in Philip Hinchcliffe Presents.
The TARDIS lands in Sissenden Village in the sixteenth century. Catholic priests are hunted, so-called witches are drowned in the ducking stool, and in the shadows the Vituperon are watching... and waiting...
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- The Doctor - Tom Baker
- Leela - Louise Jameson
- William Redcliffe - Jamie Newall
- Sir Robert Harney - Nigel Carrington
- Anne Harney - Alix Dunmore
- Nicholas Harney - Joe Jameson
- Mistress Pincham/Lady Jane Mountville - Beth Chalmers
- The Vituperon - Philip Bretherton
- Father D'Arcy - Ben Porter
- Ned Bones/Lord Burghley - Tim Bentinck
- The Doctor refers to Bonfire Night on 5 November.
- The Doctor suggests that he and Leela visit Queen Elizabeth I.
- The Doctor warns Father D'Arcy that the arrival of the Spanish Armada is imminent. It has already been launched from Calais and is massing in the English Channel.
- The Doctor's TARDIS exists across all dimensions, and if pushed its transcendental span to infinity it could contain the whole of the earth in an energy blanket.
- Sir Robert Harney is a Catholic and a senior admiral in the Royal Navy.
- Nicholas Harney, the younger brother of Anne Harney, is the suitor of Lady Jane Mountville, one of the ladies of the Queen's bedchamber.
- Harney Hall has a priest hole.
- Father D'Arcy was trained in a seminary in the Low Countries.
- Nick Harney has lodgings in Shoe Lane.
- The Doctor describes Earth as his "home from home."
- This story was recorded at Audio Sorcery Studios.
- In 2020, this story was given free through a code present in the deluxe version of DWM 550.
- The Doctor refers to the Palace Theatre (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang) and toffs (AUDIO: The Ghosts of Gralstead).
- Leela is still wearing Victorian clothing from their visit to London in 1860 and 1861. (AUDIO: The Ghosts of Gralstead)
- The Doctor tells Sir Robert Harney that he visited Cathay in 1289 (TV: Marco Polo) and Cadiz in 1587, where he witnessed Sir Francis Drake's attack on the Spanish Armada (AUDIO: The Flames of Cadiz).
- William Redcliffe hoped to meet with Sir Francis Walsingham rather than Lord Burghley. During his sixth incarnation, the Doctor and Peri Brown would later meet Walsingham in London in 1590. (AUDIO: Point of Entry)
- The Doctor, Leela, Nick and Anne visit Lady Jane Mountville in the Palace of Whitehall. During his second incarnation, the Doctor previously visited it in the company of Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe Heriot in November 1688, where they met King James II of England shortly before he was overthrown in the Glorious Revolution. (AUDIO: The Glorious Revolution) During his fifth incarnation, he, Nyssa and Tegan Jovanka visited a replica of the palace in the city of Lupara on Luparis, which had been created by the Hexagora from their records of 16th century London. (AUDIO: Hexagora)
- The Doctor is once again imprisoned in the Tower of London. (TV: The Sensorites, The Mind of Evil, The Impossible Astronaut, The Day of the Doctor; AUDIO: Summer, The Marian Conspiracy)
- The Doctor tells Leela that the TARDIS has survived a volcanic eruption (TV: The Dominators) and a nuclear explosion (TV: The Claws of Axos).
- Leela asks the Doctor whether muffins, which she previously ate in 1889 and 1861, are on sale in 1588. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang; AUDIO: The Ghosts of Gralstead)
- At some point prior to his seventh incarnation, the Doctor was playing bowls with Drake when he was called away to fight the Spanish Armada. He let Drake win so that he could join the fight. (PROSE: Birthright)
- John Whiteside-Smith, an ancestor of the Sixth Doctor's companion Evelyn Smythe, played a role in the defeat of the Spanish Armada. (AUDIO: The Marian Conspiracy)