Time and Space: A Doctor Who Podcast

Time and Space: A Doctor Who Podcast

The Husbands of Moll Flanders

July 07, 2021

Alex Kingston is Moll Flanders!

Our favorite Whovian actors have a wide filmography - so we look into one of our favorites, River Song herself, in a 1996 mini-series, "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders." Alex Kingston plays the titular role, based on the Daniel Defoe novel, as she seeks to be a "gentlewoman" in a society that pushes back against women. The four episodes span a wide assortment of romances and adventures (and children!) that leave their mark on Alex's performance. In our look into the TARDIS library, the couple examine the Academy Award-winning short film written and directed by the 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi, "Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life."