Season 20 | EP 6

The King's Demons

Written by Terence Dudley

"I am the sworn enemy of that demon who calls himself the Doctor, who has come to defame the King and bring ill-repute to him"

Episode Title Premiere Date
Episode 1 15/03/1983
Episode 2 16/03/1983

England, March 1215. King John is visiting the castle of Sir Ranulph Fitzwilliam. The arrival of the TARDIS disturbs a medieval joust, but the Doctor and his companions are proclaimed to be friendly demons by the King, who seems strangely interested in their "blue engine." It soon becomes clear that neither King John or his Champion, Sir Gilles Estram, are who they pretend to be. One of the Doctor's oldest and deadliest enemies threatens the future of democracy on Earth, and he must be stopped!

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: Peter Davison

Tegan Jovanka: Janet Fielding

Vislor Turlough: Mark Strickson

The Master: Anthony Ainley

The King / Kamelion (voice): Gerald Flood

Ranulf: Frank Windsor

Isabella: Isla Blair

Hugh: Christopher Villiers

Sir Geoffrey: Michael J. Jackson

Producer: John Nathan-Turner

Director: Tony Virgo

Scriptwriter: Terence Dudley

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