Season 20 | EP 2


Written by Christopher Bailey

"It's horrible. Is that thing inside my head? You must know I climbed a tree and dropped apples on its head. No. I will never agree to what you ask. Doctor? Am I free of the Mara now? Forever? Am I?"

Episode Title Premiere Date
Episode 1 18/01/1983
Episode 2 19/01/1983
Episode 3 25/01/1983
Episode 4 26/01/1983

Tegan falls once more under the influence of the Mara and directs the TARDIS to the planet Manussa. There the Federator‘s son Lon and his mother Tanha are preparing for a ceremony to celebrate the banishment of the Mara five hundred years earlier. But the threat of the Mara endures, and it's up to the Doctor to defeat it.

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: Peter Davison

Nyssa: Sarah Sutton

Tegan Jovanka: Janet Fielding

Ambril: John Carson

Tanha: Colette O'Neil

Dojjen: Preston Lockwood

Lon: Martin Clunes

Dugdale: Brian Miller

Chela: Johnathon Morris

Producer: John Nathan-Turner

Director: Fiona Cumming

Scriptwriter: Christopher Bailey

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