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Doctor Who Battlefield TV Story

Doctor and Ace receive a mysterious distress signal and land in the Earth village of Carbury, where a nuclear convoy has halted. The Doctor’s concern is heightened when knights from another dimension begin to land in the area. Nearby is Lake Voortigen, the mythical resting-place of Excalibur, King Arthur’s mystical sword… But the lake holds a more sinister secret. A spaceship from the same alien dimension lurks under the lake – but does it really contain Arthur’s corpse? And what is it that the Witch Queen, Morgaine, is really after?

Story Order

  • Story 152 from Doctor Who
  • Story 1 of 4 from Season 26

Episodes (4 episodes)

Wednesday
6th September 1989
7:35PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - Battlefield - Part One

Knights in armour arrive to contine waging a war that began thousands of years ago

Wednesday
13th September 1989
7:35PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - Battlefield - Part Two

The Doctor and Ace explore King Arthur's spaceship deep under Lake Vortigern,

Wednesday
20th September 1989
7:35PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - Battlefield - Part Three

Morgaine threatens to unleash the Destroyer upon the planet unless the Doctor gives her what she wants.

Wednesday
27th September 1989
7:35PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - Battlefield - Part Four

The Brigadier slays the Destroyer while Morgaine takes control of UNIT's nuclear warhead.

Characters

Credits

  • The DoctorSylvester McCoy
  • AceSophie Aldred
  • MorgaineJean Marsh
  • Brigadier Lethbridge-StewartNicholas Courtney
  • Peter WarmslyJames Ellis
  • Brigadier Winifred BamberaAngela Bruce
  • MordredChristoper Bowen
  • AncelynMarcus Gilbert
  • DorisAngela Douglas
  • Pat RowlinsonNoel Collins
  • Elizabeth RowlinsonJune Bland
  • Shou YuingLing Tai
  • Sergeant ZbrignievRobert Jezek
  • Flight Lieutenant LavelDorota Rae
  • Knight CommanderStefan Schwartz
  • Major HusakPaul Tomany
  • Stunt ManAlf Joint
  • The DestroyerMarek Anton