The Nobility of Faith was the seventh short story in the Short Trips anthology Short Trips: The Ghosts of Christmas. It was written by Jonathan Clements. It featured the Fourth Doctor.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Ala ud-Din has been imprisoned in a cave by his uncle, the Vizier, who plans to marry Ala ud-Din's love, Badroulbadour. When the TARDIS materialises in the cave, Ala ud-Din thinks the Doctor is a djinni and asks for three wishes. His wishes happen to coincide with what the Doctor needs to do anyway, so his efforts to convince Ala ud-Din that he isn't a djinni fail.

The Doctor is searching for an alien, who happens to be the Vizier. He defeats the alien, sending him back where he belongs, and Ala ud-Din is free to marry Badroulbadour.

Characters[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • The Doctor and Ala ud-Din both want to get to Samarkand.
  • Ala ud-Din has never seen buttons.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The story is a brief retelling of the tale of Aladdin, with the Doctor mistaken for the genie ("djinni").
  • A few exchanges of dialogue are humourously evocative of a pantomime.

Continuity[edit | edit source]

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