Season 18 | EP 6

The Keeper of Traken

Written by Johnny Byrne

"I warned you about the Doctor but you chose to ignore me. Now you suffer!"

Episode Title Premiere Date
Episode 1 31/01/1981
Episode 2 07/02/1981
Episode 3 14/02/1981
Episode 4 21/02/1981

Traken is a planet ruled by the all-powerful Keeper, who reigns for a thousand years and ensures that his subjects live a life of tranquility and harmony, free from the forces of evil and corruption. Now the Keeper is dying. Summoned by the ailing Keeper, the Doctor and Adric discover that all is not well on Traken. An evil presence threatens the future of the planet — an evil that knows all about the Doctor.

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: Tom Baker

Adric: Matthew Waterhouse

Nyssa: Sarah Sutton

Melkur/The Master: Geoffrey Beevers

Tremas/The Master: Anthony Ainley

Kassia: Sheila Ruskin

The Keeper: Denis Carey

Seron: John Woodnutt

Luvic: Robin Soans

Producer: John Nathan-Turner

Director: John Black

Scriptwriter: Johnny Byrne

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