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Patsy Kensit to guest star in new Doctor Who audios

Big Finish has announced that actress Patsy Kensit will be a special guest star in an upcoming Doctor Who audio release.

Kingdom of Lies, out in the New Year, will star Kensit alongside Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor as well as companions Nyssa (Sarah Sutton), Tegan (Janet Fielding) and Adric (Matthew Waterhouse).

Written by Robert Khan and Tom Salinksy, Kingdom of Lies is described by script editor by script editor Guy Adams as ‘…at heart, a bubbly farce. Albeit one with Deadly Drones of Death and psychotic killers for hire’:

On the planet Cicero Prime, the kingdom of Cardenas is divided, with the whole population forced to swear allegiance to either the effete Duke or the fiery, hard-edged Duchess. This is a situation both parties have grown tired of. What use is half a kingdom when, thanks to a carefully engineered murder, you could have it all?

Surely, neither of them would be rash enough to summon the deadly off-world assassin The Scorpion to help with their problem? And surely, this terrifying figure wouldn’t arrive wearing a long cream coat and striped trousers…?

Kensit’s role in the drama so far remains unclear, but director Barnaby Edwards dropped a few hints, saying:

“I can tell you three things: she’s sassy, she’s deadly and she’s partly cybernetic.”

Also starring in the new audio adventure are Jonathan Firth (Middlemarch), Charlotte Lucas (Broadchurch), and Tim Bentinck, voice of the Monks in the Doctor Who Series 10 episodes Extremis and The Pyramid at the End of the World.

Kingdom of Lies is available to pre-order now from Big Finish on CD and digital download ahead of its release in January 2018.

[Source: Big Finish]