10 July 1986
But it soon becomes apparent to the Fifth Doctor that something is very seriously wrong. Why does John express no fear or surprise at the time-travellers’ sudden appearance, and indeed welcomes them as the King’s Demons?
And what is the true identity of Sir Giles, the King’s Champion?
Very soon The Doctor finds himself involved in a fiendish plot to alter the course of world history by one of his oldest and deadliest enemies.
- The Challenge
- The Demons
- The King Takes a Hostage
- The Iron Maiden
- Command Performance
- An Old Enemy
- Doctor Captures King’s Knight
- ‘Find These Demons!’
- A Battle of Wills
DEVIATIONS FROM THE TELEVISED STORY
- In the televised story, Sir Geoffrey is killed by the assassin employed by The Master dying back in the castle. In the novelisation, Sir Geoffrey is mortally wounded and his injuries are treated to by The Doctor, allowing him to part company with Ranulf and Isabella on good terms.
- The Doctor expresses his admiration for The Master several times in the novelisation.
- The Master does not shape-shift in front of everyone, unlike the televised story.