Big Finish Cast Patsy Kensit As The Fifth Doctor’s New Foe

The world of soap operas and Doctor Who collide once more as Patsy Kensit is set to join the cast of an upcoming Big Finish audio adventure.

Kensit, who has appeared in both Emmerdale and Holby City, will star opposite Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor and his companions in new story Kingdom of Lies, by Robert Kahn and Tom Salinsky, where according to Big Finish, she will “cross swords (or lasers)” with Davison’s Doctor.

Details about Kensit’s character are being kept under wraps but director Barnaby Edwards did drop a few hints about just who the Doctor’s new foe might be.

He said:

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

The synopsis for the adventure reads:

“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…?”

Script editor Guy Adams said:

“In Kingdom of Lies, written by Robert Khan and Tom Salinksy, the TARDIS team are split into pairs and mistaken for deadly assassins embroiled in a particularly spiteful divorce.

“But will The Scorpion and his vicious colleague-in-slaughter Nyssa the Destroyer win the day? Or will Adric and Tegan from the deadly Order of Alzarius, strike first?

“Kingdom of Lies is, at heart, a bubbly farce. Albeit one with Deadly Drones of Death and psychotic killers for hire. Listeners who heard Robert and Tom’s Early Adventure The Ravelli Conspiracy will know they have previous for wringing joy from courtly intrigue.”

Kingdom of Lies will be released in January 2018, and can be pre-ordered on CD or Download from Big Finish for £14.99 and £12.99 respectively.