Season 16 (The Key to Time) | EP 4

The Androids of Tara

Written by David Fisher

"Count, far be it from me to query this lady's competency as a doctor, but where I come from you don't cut off the patient's head if you wish to cure their ankle"

Episode Title Premiere Date
Episode 1 25/11/1978
Episode 2 02/12/1978
Episode 3 09/12/1978
Episode 4 16/12/1978

It seems that the search for the fourth segment to the Key to Time will prove simple when Romana locates it on the planet Tara. But in a land where nothing is at it first appears, the Doctor and his companion quickly find themselves embroiled in a deadly game of kidnap, deceit and counterplot. It is not long before the Doctor finds himself locking swords with the dastardly Count Grendel of Gracht, the finest bladesman in the kingdom, who has sinister plans for Romana.

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: Tom Baker

Romana: Mary Tamm

K9 (voice): John Leeson

Prince Reynart: Neville Jason

Count Grendel: Peter Jeffrey

Zadek: Simon Lack

Farrah: Paul Lavers

Madam Lamia: Lois Baxter

Archimandrite: Cyril Shaps

Producer: Graham Williams

Director: Michael Hayes

Scriptwriter: David Fisher

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