Doctor Who (1963)

Season 20 Episode 21

The King's Demons, Part One

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Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Mar 15, 1983 on BBC
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The King's Demons, Part One
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England, 1215. With the historic signing of the Magna Carta supposedly only days away, the Doctor is startled to find King John apparently intent on provoking civil war - and seemingly in two places at once…

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    Peter Burroughs

    Peter Burroughs

    Jester

    Guest Star

    Michael J. Jackson

    Michael J. Jackson

    Sir Geoffrey

    Guest Star

    Christopher Villiers

    Christopher Villiers

    Hugh

    Guest Star

    Gerald Flood

    Gerald Flood

    King John

    Recurring Role

    Anthony Ainley

    Anthony Ainley

    The Master

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Anachronism: Although iconic, the iron maiden was almost certainly never used in medieval England.

      • Factual Error: It's very strange that Sir Gilles — and only Sir Gilles — speaks with a French accent. In 1215, French was the official language of the English court. Either everyone should have a French accent or no one should. (Foreign languages had previously been represented as unaccented English).

      • Anachronism: The iron maidens, including the Master's TARDIS, have an Elizabethan ruff.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Isabella: Can you not help us?
        Turlough: I wish I could.
        Hugh: Could you not call on hell?
        Turlough: I could, but then so could you, with a better chance of success, I might fancy.

      • Ranulf: He is said to be the best swordsman in France!
        The Doctor: Well, fortunately, we're in England.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Video: Doctor Who: The King's Demons (BBCV 5733) included (along with The Five Doctors) in Doctor Who: The Five Doctors Special Edition/The King's Demons (BBCV 5737) released in November 1995. Released in U.S.A./Canada (Warner Home Video E1113) in February 1997.

      • Novelisation: Doctor Who - The King's Demons by Terence Dudley (ISBN 0 426 20227 9) first published by W H Allen in 1986.

      • The Master calls himself "Sir Gilles Estram", Estram being an anagram of Master. To maintain the surprise of the Master's appearance at the end of the episode, the listings magazine Radio Times credited the part of Sir Giles to "James Stoker", itself an anagram of "Master's Joke."

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