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Season 16 (1978-1979)


The Androids of Tara: Part Two

Last updated 31 May 2015


Part Two

Part Two

Series Episode Number: 493

World Premiere: Sat 2 Dec 1978 - 6:21pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Fri 16 Feb 2001 - 10:30pm CST [Prairie Public Television]
Running Time: 24 minutes 27 seconds

10.10 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 65 (UK)

Chart Position: 30 () (UK)

Recorded on Tue 15 Aug 1978 in Television Centre 6

BBC


Count Grendel is plotting to seize the Taran throne from the rightful heir, Prince Reynart, and has mistaken Romana for an android duplicate of the Prince's betrothed, Princess Strella, to whom she bears a remarkable resemblance. 

The Doctor is meanwhile captured by Prince Reynart's men Zadek and Farrah and taken to his hunting lodge, where he is forced to repair an android double of the Prince to act as a decoy for potential assassins.