Season 18 | EP 4

State of Decay

Written by Terrance Dicks

"The lords rule in the tower; the peasants toil in the fields. Nothing has changed in over a thousand years."

Episode Title Premiere Date
Episode 1 22/11/1980
Episode 2 29/11/1980
Episode 3 06/12/1980
Episode 4 13/12/1980

Searching for a way out of E-Space, the Doctor and Romana — joined by young stowaway Adric — land on an Earth-like planet. Here the people live in fear of 'the Three who Rule'; cruel lords who live in a high tower overlooking their village. Suppressing all learning to keep their subjects ignorant and helpless, what chilling secret are these ruthless monarchs concealing? An ancient evil is rising once again and only the Doctor and Romana can destroy it.

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: Tom Baker

Romana: Lalla Ward

K9 (voice): John Leeson

Adric: Matthew Waterhouse

Aukon: Emrys James

Camilla: Rachel Davies

Zargo: William Lindsay

Ivo: Clinton Greyn

Kalmar: Arthur Hewlett

Producer: John Nathan-Turner

Director: Peter Moffat

Scriptwriter: Terrance Dicks

More from the Whoniverse

From the store