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The Bekdel Test was the first story of the audio anthology, The Diary of River Song: Series Five.

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Back at the start of her imprisonment, Doctor Song becomes a guinea pig for an innovative new security system.

But it's her fellow prisoners she needs to be most wary of.

Because it's early days for Missy, too. The Doctor is dead, and she is outraged that somebody else killed him first...

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  • This is the first audio drama to feature Missy. Michelle Gomez had previously appeared in Valhalla as a different character.
  • The story's title is a transparent reference to the Bechdel test (pronounced the same way), which is intended to measure women's representation in fiction. To pass the Bechdel test, a story should feature women talking to each other about something other than a man. While River Song and Missy's discussions in this story are mainly focused on the Doctor, whom they both know from male regenerations, in an ironic twist, the current Doctor's regeneration at the time of the story's release was female.
  • The events of NOTVALID: The Curse of Fatal Death are directly referenced, with Missy having crawled a long time in the sewer system of Tersurus.
  • This story is a posthumous release for Laurence Kennedy who died in October 2018.

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