Season 21 | EP 5

Planet of Fire

Written by Peter Grimwade

"You have been cheated by the false Outsider. The Doctor is no enemy"

Episode Title Premiere Date
Episode 1 23/02/1984
Episode 2 24/02/1984
Episode 3 01/03/1984
Episode 4 02/03/1984

A strange signal from Earth draws the TARDIS to the island of Lanzarote, where Turlough rescues a young American girl, Peri, from drowning. Among her possessions is an artifact bearing an alien symbol — the same triangular mark that Turlough has branded into his arm. The mystery deepens when Kamelion falls under the control of a powerful mind, and the TARDIS travels to the volcanic world of Sarn. As Turlough is forced to face his past, the Doctor must stop his oldest enemy from harnessing the revitalizing powers of Numismaton gas.

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: Peter Davison

Vislor Turlough: Mark Strickson

Peri Brown: Nicola Bryant

The Master: Anthony Ainley

Timanov: Peter Wyngarde

Sorasta: Barbara Shelley

Amyand: James Bate

Professor Howard Foster: Dallas Adams

Malkon: Edward Highmore

Kamelion (voice): Gerald Flood

Producer: John Nathan-Turner

Director: Fiona Cumming

Scriptwriter: Peter Grimwade

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