Season 17 | EP 3

The Creature From The Pit

Written by David Fisher

"Did she put the welfare of her struggling people above her own petty power? No. She's tipped the ambassador into a pit and threw astrologers at him"

Episode Title Premiere Date
Episode 1 27/10/1979
Episode 2 03/11/1979
Episode 3 10/11/1979
Episode 4 17/11/1979

Making a forced materialisation on Chloris, the Doctor, Romana and K9 become embroiled in the political machinations of its ruler, the dastardly Lady Adrasta. The lush vegetation of the planet's surface hides a ragtag group of bandits, a giant eggshell, man-eating Wolfweeds and, within the depths of an old mining pit, something very large has a terrible secret which threatens the destruction of Chloris itself...

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: Tom Baker

Romana: Lalla Ward

K9 (voice): David Brierly

Adrasta: Myra Frances

Organon: Geoffrey Bayldon

Karela: Eileen Way

Huntsman: David Telfer

Torvin: John Bryans

Edu: Edward Kelsey

Producer: Graham Williams

Director: Christopher Barry

Scriptwriter: David Fisher

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