Audrey Dudman was the mother of Ace and Liam McShane.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Audrey was born to Frank and Kathleen Dudman during the Second World War.

In 1943, the ship which Frank was serving on was torpedoed and he was proclaimed missing, presumed dead. That same year, Audrey met Ace, her future daughter. Ace initially did not know the young baby Audrey was her mother. Ace helped Audrey and Kathleen escape from the Haemovores and sent them to live with her other grandmother. (TV: The Curse of Fenric)

On 8 May 1945, Ace visited her mother once again in London. (AUDIO: Casualties of War)

Audrey watched World War II naval films on Saturday afternoons as a child. (AUDIO: Dark Convoy)

She went by Alex, her middle name, in the 1960s, mostly in order to spite her mother. Alex was involved with the mods. (AUDIO: The Shoreditch Intervention)

On 7 August 1963, Alex aided Susan Campbell in following the First Doctor and escaping the Robomen. Her boyfriend, Rocko, was taken over by the Daleks. (AUDIO: The Shoreditch Intervention)

Audrey married Harry McShane at an early age. At one point after marriage, her name became Audrey Gale. (PROSE: Ace of Hearts)

At around the age of twenty-seven, Audrey gave birth to Dorothy Gale McShane on 20 August 1970, the daughter of Harry McShane. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Revelation) Ace would grow to hate her mother. (TV: The Curse of Fenric)

The Seventh Doctor met the adult Audrey when he travelled to February 1971 in order to apologise to the infant Ace for the Fenric and Gabriel Chase incidents. (PROSE: Ace of Hearts)

Ace recalled Audrey crying for days following her mother's death in 1973. (AUDIO: Night Thoughts)

She later had a son, Liam, in 1974. After having an affair with her husband's best friend, Harry left her, taking the infant Liam with him. Ace did not learn of his existence until she met him on Ibiza on 14 May 1997. (AUDIO: The Rapture)

Ace was whisked away by the time storm in 1987. (TV: Dragonfire) Audrey later met Robin Yeadon, a man whom Ace had encountered in December 1968, and briefly had a relationship with before she was forced to abandon him. They met in a nightclub and subsequently began a relationship. Together, they attended the wedding of Bernice Summerfield and Jason Kane on 24 April 2010, where they met Ace again. (PROSE: Happy Endings)

When Ace was attending the Time Lord Academy on Gallifrey, she discovered that her mother had died of cancer. She was warned by her tutor not to try to go back in time and prevent that from happening. (AUDIO: The Lights of Skaro)

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