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Doctor Who: The Lady of Mercia

The Lady of Mercia

Story Number: 173 (BF)
No of Episodes: 1

Writer: Paul Magrs
Director: Ken Bentley

Starring: Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Mark Strickson, Sarah Sutton

Big Finish Release (United Kingdom):
First Broadcast: Friday 31st May 2013
Running Time: 2 hours

The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa to the University of Frodsham, close to where the warrior queen Æthelfrid fought a desperate and bloody rearguard action against the savage Danes. Over a thousand years later, in 1983, battle is still being raged, with student activists taking on savage funding cuts… and disrupting a conference about Æthelfrid convened by history professor John Bleak

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