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The Bride of Peladon was the one hundred and fourth story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Barnaby Edwards and featured Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor, Nicola Bryant as Peri Brown and Caroline Morris as Erimem.

Released in 2008, it was the final audio story featuring Morris as Erimem and, as is evident in the title, sees a return to the planet Peladon, which was last a major feature in a story in the 1994 Virgin New Adventures novel Legacy.

Publisher's summary[]

Peladon will bathe in oceans of blood!

A mysterious voice, a missing girl and a murdered queen. The Royal House of Peladon is once more plunged into intrigue, terror and death. The Doctor, Peri and Erimem must find their way through a treacherous labyrinth of lies if they are to distinguish friend from foe before it is too late.

For deep beneath the Citadel of Peladon, something infinitely ancient and immeasurably powerful is stirring...


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The Doctor[]

  • This is set a hundred years after the Doctor's last visit to Peladon.
  • Erimem reads the altimeter while the Doctor pilots the ship.





  • Aggedor has been pregnant for around a century.


Illustrated preview by Cliff Robinson from DWM 391.

  • An illustrated preview for this story appeared in issue 391 of Doctor Who Magazine. It was illustrated by Cliff Robinson.
  • As of 2021, this is the final Fifth Doctor audio drama released in the main range to feature Peri. However, the Fifth Doctor and Peri subsequently appeared together in AUDIO: Peri and the Piscon Paradox, Rulebook and The Meaning of Red.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 26 and 27 July 2007 at The Moat Studios.
  • This story incorporates pre-titles sequences prior to each episode (barring the first episode), one of only a few Big Finish audio dramas to do so at the time.
  • This story is set between Planet of Fire and The Caves of Androzani.
  • This story was originally released on CD and download.
  • Peter Davison claimed he didn't know this was to be Erimem's departure story until the recording sessions. (BFX: The Bride of Peladon)


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