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The Eighth of March

The Eighth of March

Released March

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Synopsis

 

 Scattered through all of space and time, there are many women whose paths have crossed that of the Doctor.

Some were once fellow TARDIS travellers, some staunch allies defending the Earth, and one was the Doctor’s wife…

From Victorian London, to an intergalactic convention, from the offices of UNIT, to an impossible university library – on the 8th of March, four very different adventures will unfold. 

1. Emancipation by Lisa McMullin

When River Song crashes a Galactic Heritage convention, posing as the wrong Time Lord, Leela is sent by Gallifrey to investigate.

But before the canapés are cold and the champagne becomes warm, they find themselves embroiled in a royal kidnapping.

2. The Big Blue Book by Lizzie Hopley

With the Doctor AWOL, Benny and Ace are left to their own devices, going native in a Liverpool university.

Benny accepts an invitation she really shouldn’t, and Ace meets a very strange collector.

An alien library is about to gain a big, blue book… but where’s the TARDIS?

3. Inside Every Warrior by Gemma Langford

The Great Detective, Madame Vastra, aided by her resourceful spouse, Jenny Flint, and loyal valet, Strax, is looking into a series of mysterious break-ins.

An eccentric scientist and his put-upon assistant are the latest victims. Evidence mounts, with animal footprints and a trail of destruction.

4. Narcissus by Sarah Grochala

When one of their own goes missing, Kate Stewart and the two Osgoods decide to investigate.

Narcissus is interested only in the most beautiful people, but as the UNIT operatives are about to discover, its true purpose is something far from desirable.

Written By: Lisa McMullin, Lizzie Hopley, Gemma Langford, Sarah Grochala
Directed By: Helen Goldwyn

Cast

Sophie Aldred (Ace), Lisa Bowerman (Bernice Summerfield), Louise Jameson (Leela), Alex Kingston (River Song), Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra), Ingrid Oliver (Osgood), Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart), Catrin Stewart (Jenny Flint), Dan Starkey (Strax), James Joyce (Josh Carter), Tracy Wiles (Jacqui McGee), Lucy Pickles (The Hanovari/ Receptionist/ Kitchen Maid), Julie Teal (The Royal Magnificat), Catherine Skinner (Princess Myrahla), Lewis Rae (Compere/ Waiter/ Chef/ The Magnificat’s Guard), Orlando Gibbs (Harvey), Rosemary Ashe (Vassa), Robert Gill (Lycurgus), Julie Atherton (Hodge), Nigel Fairs (Cornelius Pinch), Tom Bell (Prog / Percy), Louise Faulkner (Laeticia), Alix Dunmore (Female-Jordan Love), Dan Blaskey (Male-Jordan Love), and featuring Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer David Richardson & Emma Haigh
Script Editor Matt Fitton
Executive Producers Nicholas Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery

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