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Last updated 09 January 2020

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


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.

Characters hide uncredited
Doctor WhoTom Baker
RomanaMary Tamm
Count GrendelPeter Jeffrey
ZadekSimon Lack
Prince ReynartNeville Jason
FarrahPaul Lavers
LamiaLois Baxter
ArchimandriteCyril Shaps
KursterMartin Matthews
Voice of K-9John Leeson
Taran NobleRodney Cardiff (uncredited)
Taran NobleDerek Chafer (uncredited)
Taran NobleGus Roy (uncredited)
Taran NoblePeter Roy (uncredited)
Taran NobleSteve Ismay (uncredited)
Taran NobleDerek Suthern (uncredited)
Taran NobleTony Snell (uncredited)
Taran NobleReg Woods (uncredited)
Taran NobleWalter Turner (uncredited)
Taran NobleTony O'Leary (uncredited)
Taran NobleJay McGrath (uncredited)
Taran NobleRonald Gregory (uncredited)
Taran NobleBarbara Bernell (uncredited)
Taran NobleIris Rongier (uncredited)
Taran NobleAngela Delaney (uncredited)
Taran NobleHelen Garton (uncredited)
Taran NobleChristine Cole (uncredited)
Taran NobleEnice Bennett (uncredited)
Taran NobleDelphine Auchterlonie (uncredited)
Taran NobleDenis Jennings (uncredited)
Taran NobleVictor Renolds (uncredited)
Taran NobleCharles Adey-Grey (uncredited)
Taran NobleKyle Adair (uncredited)
Taran NobleGeorge Romanov (uncredited)
Taran NobleLincoln Wright (uncredited)
Taran NobleRaymon St Clair (uncredited)
Taran NobleHarold Horsham (uncredited)
Taran NobleBill Whitehead (uncredited)
Taran NoblePhilip Webb (uncredited)
Taran NobleRoy Seeley (uncredited)
Taran NobleEvan Ross (uncredited)
Taran NobleBrychon Powell (uncredited)
Taran NoblePeter Whittacker (uncredited)
Taran NobleJames O'Neill (uncredited)
Taran NobleMichael Moore (uncredited)
Taran NobleJimmy Mac (uncredited)
Taran NobleJim Delaney (uncredited)
Taran NobleVernon Drake (uncredited)
Taran NobleRichard Atherton (uncredited)
Taran NobleAlan Troy (uncredited)
Taran NobleTrevor Wedlock (uncredited)
Taran NobleMike Mungarvan (uncredited)