A brand-new four-part adventure in celebration of all the strong female characters from the Doctor Who universe, featuring a female lead cast, along with female writers, producer and director. Scattered through all of time and space, 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 canapes are cold and the champagne becomes warm, they find themselves embroiled in a royal kidnapping. Trained assassin and skilled hunter must work together to beat a cunning mercenary, face down an icy sovereign, and to free the future of a civilisation.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. But there's a door that shouldn't exist beneath the bell-tower, and students and staff have started disappearing. 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. Strange creatures are prowling the streets of Victorian London, and the Paternoster Gang is on the case. 4.
Narcissus by Sarah Grochala. When one of their own goes missing, Kate Stewart and the two Osgoods decide to investigate. With the help of roving reporter Jacqui McGee, they track down an intriguing introduction agency and its mysterious - but beguiling - owner, Jordan Love. 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. CAST: Alex Kingston (Professor River Song), Louise Jameson (Leela), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Lisa Bowerman (Professor Bernice Summerfield), Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart), Ingrid Oliver (Osgood), Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra), Catrin Stewart (Jenny Flint), Lucy Pickles (The Hanovari / Receptionist / Kitchen Maid), Julie Teal (The Royal Magnificat), Catherine Skinner(Princess Myrahla / Myrahla #2), Lewis Rae (Compare / Waiter / Chef / A Partisan / The Magnificat's Guard), Orlando Gibbs (Harvey), Rosemary Ashe (Vassa), Sylvester McCoy(The Doctor), Dan Starkey (Strax), Julie Atherton (Hodge), Nigel Fairs (Cornelius Pinch), Tom Bell (Prog / Percy / Percy Beast), Louise Faulkner (Laeticia / Laeticia Beast), James Joyce (Josh Carter), Tracy Wiles (Jacqui McGee / Double-Jacqui McGee), Alix Dunmore (Female-Jordan Love/ Lidercian-Jordan Love), Dan Blaskey (Male-Jordan Love / Lidercian-Jordan Love). Other parts playedby members of the cast.