Season 21 | EP 3


Written by Christopher H. Bidmead

"Oh, marvellous. You're going to kill me. What a finely tuned response to the situation"

Episode Title Premiere Date
Episode 1 26/01/1984
Episode 2 27/01/1984
Episode 3 02/02/1984
Episode 4 03/02/1984

An irresistible force draws the TARDIS to the barren surface of Frontios, where in the far future the last surviving humans cower amongst the ruins of their wrecked spacecraft. Under constant threat from lethal meteorite bombardments, few of the doomed colony members realize that the ground of Frontios itself opens up and devours the unwary. Not permitted to assist, the Doctor attempts to leave, but is thwarted when the unimaginable occurs: the TARDIS is utterly destroyed. All the while, burrowing undetected below the planet's crust, sickening alien parasites prepare a gruesome and final fate for all humanity.

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: Peter Davison

Tegan Jovanka: Janet Fielding

Vislor Turlough: Mark Strickson

Brazen: Peter Gilmore

Norna: Lesley Dunlop

Range: William Lucas

Plantagenet: Jeff Rawle

Cockerill: Maurice O'Connell

Gravis: John Gillett

Producer: John Nathan-Turner

Director: Ron Jones

Scriptwriter: Christopher H. Bidmead

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