The Quality of Leadership (Doctor Who: Short Trips #24) - Keith R. A. DeCandido N/A

King Loran of Zalezna is dead, the victim of an attempted coup. However, with the help of the Eighth Doctor, Loran’s son and heir, Mihal, is able to stop the rebels and claim the throne. Now Mihal faces the prospect of ruling before he’s ready. By way of helping Mihal prepare for his new role, the Doctor tells him of the many leaders he’s met over the course of his lives…

Join the Doctor as he regales Prince Mihal with stories from throughout time and space. There are tales of the Roman Empire, from Emperor Theodoric to rebels Spartacus and Calpurnia to Rome’s enemy Queen Boudica. There’s King Arthur and Plato as they’ve never been seen before, Martin Luther and King Henry VIII in the midst of rewriting Europe’s religious landscape and an unexpected side of William Wallace. The Doctor also travels to such exotic worlds as Rishik and Mitidiki, and arrives at a deceptively mundane department store.

Leadership comes in many forms. Some are unexpected, some are less pleasant than you’d think and some aren’t quite what history would later paint them to be.


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Release date 2008
Details updated August 15, 2022

Doctor Who: Short Trips :: Series

Series contains 28 primary works and has 29 total works.

The Big Finish Short Trips are a collection of short story anthologies published by Big Finish Productions based on the BBC Television series Doctor Who, beginning with the collection Short Trips: Zodiac in December 2002 and ending with the loss of their license in 2009.

Main series Doctor Who

Zodiac (Doctor Who: Short Trips #1) N/A
Companions (Doctor Who: Short Trips #2) N/A
A Universe of Terrors (Doctor Who: Short Trips #3) N/A
The Muses (Doctor Who: Short Trips #4) N/A
Steel Skies (Doctor Who: Short Trips #5) N/A
Past Tense (Doctor Who: Short Trips #6) N/A
Life Science (Doctor Who: Short Trips #7) N/A
Repercussions (Doctor Who: Short Trips #8) N/A
Monsters (Doctor Who: Short Trips #9) N/A
2040 (Doctor Who: Short Trips #10) N/A
A Christmas Treasury (Doctor Who: Short Trips #11) N/A
Seven Deadly Sins (Doctor Who: Short Trips #12) N/A
A Day in the Life (Doctor Who: Short Trips #13) N/A
Solar System (Doctor Who: Short Trips #14) N/A
The History of Christmas (Doctor Who: Short Trips #15) N/A
Farewells (Doctor Who: Short Trips #16) N/A
The Centenarian (Doctor Who: Short Trips #17) N/A
Time Signature (Doctor Who: Short Trips #18) N/A
Dalek Empire (Doctor Who: Short Trips #19) N/A
Destination Prague (Doctor Who: Short Trips #20) N/A
Snapshots (Doctor Who: Short Trips #21) N/A
The Ghosts of Christmas (Doctor Who: Short Trips #22) N/A
Defining Patterns (Doctor Who: Short Trips #23) N/A
The Quality of Leadership (Doctor Who: Short Trips #24) N/A
Transmissions (Doctor Who: Short Trips #25) N/A
How the Doctor Changed My Life (Doctor Who: Short Trips #26) N/A
Christmas Around the World (Doctor Who: Short Trips #27) N/A
Indefinable Magic (Doctor Who: Short Trips #28) N/A
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