The Stranger, The Writer, His Wife and the Mixed Metaphor was a Brief Encounter short story published in Doctor Who Magazine 196.

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William Shakespeare has sprained his wrist while writing sonnets, but the Fourth Doctor, who has paid him a visit, gives him some help in drafting Hamlet. However, the phrase "take arms against a sea of troubles" ends up remaining in the play at the insistence of Shakespeare, despite the Doctor claiming that it is a mixed metaphor.

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  • In the accompanying illustration by John Molyneaux, Shakespeare is designed to look like his predecessor in the television story The Chase.

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