Season 20 | EP 5


Written by Barbara Clegg

"We are Eternals. You presume to think we depend upon the Ephemeral mind with all our power, our technology?"

Episode Title Premiere Date
Episode 1 01/03/1983
Episode 2 02/03/1983
Episode 3 08/03/1983
Episode 4 09/03/1983

The White Guardian warns of impending danger and directs the TARDIS to what appears to be an Edwardian sailing yacht, the SS Shadow, but is actually one of a number of spaceships taking part in a race through the solar system, the prize being Enlightenment.

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: Peter Davison

Tegan Jovanka: Janet Fielding

Vislor Turlough: Mark Strickson

The Black Guardian: Valentine Dyall

The White Guardian: Cyril Luckham

Striker: Keith Barron

Marriner: Christopher Brown

Jackson: Tony Caunter

Wrack: Lynda Baron

Mansell: Leee John

Producer: John Nathan-Turner

Director: Fiona Cumming

Scriptwriter: Barbara Clegg

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