The Widow's Assassin was the one hundred and ninety-second story in Big Finish's monthly range.

Publisher's summary

Once, long ago, in a land of monsters and corridors, a fair maiden was captured, and placed in a deep sleep.

She was used to being captured, and she had a hero who rescued her on just such occasions. But this time the hero never came.

And the fair maiden slept on.

Eventually, a King rescued the maiden, and made her his bride, which many wise old women might tell you is just another way of capturing fair maidens.

And still the fair maiden slept on.

Then, the hero had another stab at rescuing the maiden from her prison, but he was too late. And, more importantly, he had forgotten the rules of fairy tales.

He didn't slay the dragon.


Part one

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Part two

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Part three

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Part four

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  • The Doctor spends around a decade on Krontep.
  • The Doctor created the idea of the Mandrake as a student at the Academy on Gallifrey.
  • Peri mentions that the idea of the 'hollow crown' comes from Shakespeare. She lists off kings including Richard IV and the Red King, Tweedledum, Tweedledee, the Jabberwock and the looking glass from Alice in Wonderland.
  • The Doctor compares Peri to Jamie.
  • The Doctor recalls the mountains of Gallifrey.
  • The Doctor has a PO Box in London.
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  • This is the first main range release to use the silver/grey gradient version of the McGann logo; however, due to unknown factors, no digital version of the physical release's cover is available. The same is true of various releases throughout this transitional period. It was first used on AUDIOThe Doctor's Tale, although it also suffered from the issue aforementioned.


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