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Playground of the Devil
Season: 33
Story Number: 165
Doctor: James K Flynn Doctor
Companions: Christine
Writer: Shelly Dean and Thomas Himinez
Producer: DWAD
Release Date: 2006
Running Time: 63 minutes
No. Episodes: 3 episodes
Previous Story: Terror of the Arctic
Following Story: The Napoleon of Shadows



Dear Boss, I keep on hearing the police have caught me but they wont fix me just yet. I have laughed when they look so clever and talk about being on the right track. That joke about Leather Apron gave me real fits. I am down on whores and I shant quit ripping them till I do get buckled. Grand work the last job was. I gave the lady no time to squeal. How can they catch me now. I love my work and want to start again. You will soon hear of me with my funny little games. I saved some of the proper red stuff in a ginger beer bottle over the last job to write with but it went thick like glue and I cant use it. Red ink is fit enough I hope ha. ha. The next job I do I shall clip the ladys ears off and send to the police officers just for jolly wouldn't you. Keep this letter back till I do a bit more work, then give it out straight. My knife's so nice and sharp I want to get to work right away if I get a chance. Good Luck.

Yours truly Jack the Ripper

Dont mind me giving the trade name

PS Wasnt good enough to post this before I got all the red ink off my hands curse it No luck yet. They say I'm a doctor now. ha ha


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This is the fist completely historical Doctor Who episode since the Hartnel era, containing no science fiction elements whatsoever. The characters of PC John Neil, Inspector Abberline, and Dr. Phillips are historical characters during the time of the Ripper murders, though little is known of Neil.

Shelly Dean is an amateur "ripperologist" and was interested in writing a story about the famous murders. Fawn Adamson brought in writer Thomas Himinez who wrote much of the character work while Dean concentrated on the historical aspects of the story. Dean mentions as a significant source of centralized information on the serial killer.

The story "advert" (which is listed above under "Synopsis") is a copy of an actual letter prurportedly sent by Jack the Ripper to a newspaper.


Doctor Who: James K Flynn
Christine: Rachel Sommers
PC John Neil: Thomas Himinez
Inspector Abberline: Brad Venable
Sir Litefoote: Michael Maguire
Sarah Winthrop: Diane Matson
George Winthrop: Scott Peterson
Father Dutton: Steve Anderson
Father Flanegan: Marc Cashman
Dr Phillips: Frederick Rhoads
Victor: Dan Powell
Emily: Maria Vu
Bartender: Will Penwick
Unfortunate: Karen Holliday
John: Chris Thomson


Script Editor: Fawn Adamson
Title Music: John Debney
Graphics: WHO3D
Story by: Shelly Dean and Thomas Himinez
Special Sounds: Audio Sparx
Produced by: Thomas Himinez
Executive Producer: David Segal
Directed by: Shelly Dean

Production NotesEdit

Production Code: 23F4
(c) 2006 Infinite Imagination
Cert 15: Adult Situations


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See alsoEdit

James K Flynn Era Stories
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