1963 The Assassination Games
London. The end of November, 1963. A time of change. The old guard are being swept away by the white heat of technology. Political scandals are the talk of the town. Britain tries to maintain its international role; fanatics assassinate charismatic politicians and Group Captain Ian Gilmore is trying to get his fledgling Counter-Measures unit off the ground.
When his life is saved by a familiar umbrella bearing figure, he knows something terrible is going on. Whilst Rachel investigates an enigmatic millionaire and Allison goes undercover in an extremist organisation, Gilmore discovers a sinister plot with roots a century old.
The Doctor and Ace are back in town. A new dawn is coming. It’s time for everyone… to see the Light.
- 1963 The Assassination Games was the one hundred and eightieth story in Big Finish’s monthly range.
- Stephen Mulryne, the Defence Secretary, was alleged to have had an affair with Amanda Caulfield, a woman of “dubious morals,” for several weeks. However, he denied the allegation in Parliament. At the same time, she was having an affair with a Soviet spy.
- Mulryne fought in the British Army during World War II and participated in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944.
- David Ritchie was born in 1932. He was a student activist and a member of the Communist Party of Britain until the Soviet Union invaded Hungary in 1956. Prior to his death, he was a member of the militant organisation Disarmament Now.
- Amanda Caulfield was born in 1933. At 30 years old, Sir Toby Kinsella believed that she was too old to be “a good time girl.”
- Group Captain Gilmore refers to the Shoreditch Incident. (Remembrance Of The Daleks)
- The Doctor tells Gilmore that he was very fond of cats a lifetime ago. (The Twin Dilemma)
- Ace mentions Mission: Impossible and refers to Sir Gideon Vale as “Lord Snooty.” She later alludes to the James Bond film franchise and tells Rachel that she is going to love Goldfinger. However, Rachel claims that The films “aren’t exactly [her] thing.”