Season 14 | EP 1

The Masque of Mandragora

Written by Louis Marks

"Something's certainly entered the city, Giuliano. Some malevolent power quite beyond the understanding of that old fraud Hieronymous. The question is, why?"

Episode Title Premiere Date
Episode 1 04/09/1976
Episode 2 11/09/1976
Episode 3 18/09/1976
Episode 4 25/09/1976

The Doctor and Sarah Jane land in Italy, only to discover that a wave of evil Mandragora energy has hitched a ride on the TARDIS and is now being used to plunge mankind back into the dark age. They have to thwart not only the murderous count, but also prevent the mad astronomer Heironymous and the Cult of Demnos from unleashing the Mandragora Helix on mankind.

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: Tom Baker

Sarah Jane Smith: Elisabeth Sladen

Count Federico: John Laurimore

Hieronymous: Norman Jones

Captain Rossini: Antony Carrick

Giuliano: Gareth Armstrong

Marco: Tim Piggott-Smith

Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe

Director: Rodney Bennett

Scriptwriter: Louis Marks

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