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Last updated 09 January 2020

Part Two

Series Episode Number: 497

World Premiere: Sat 30 Dec 1978 - 6:30pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Fri 6 Apr 2001 - 10:30pm CDT [Prairie Public Television]
Running Time: 23 minutes 57 seconds

12.40 Million (UK)

Chart Position: 26 () (UK)

Recorded on Tue 10 Oct 1978 in Television Centre 6


The Doctor arrives in time to save Romana from being sacrificed to the bogus god, Kroll. But it's not long before the very real Kroll makes a terrifying appearance.

Characters hide uncredited
Doctor WhoTom Baker
RomanaMary Tamm
ThawnNeil McCarthy
RanquinJohn Abineri
FennerPhilip Madoc
Rohm DuttGlyn Owen
VarlikCarl Rigg
SkartFrank Jarvis
DugeenJohn Leeson
HargGrahame Mallard
MenschTerry Walsh
(extra)Philip Bird (uncredited)
(extra)Richard Edmunds (uncredited)
(extra)Mark Hardy (uncredited)
(extra)Barry Stearn (uncredited)
(extra)Norman Clive-Fisher (uncredited)
(extra)Curtis Dabek (uncredited)
(extra)Steve Palmer (uncredited)
(extra)Stave Sandis (uncredited)
(extra)David Babin (uncredited)
(extra)Graham Baker (uncredited)
(extra)Paul Mann (uncredited)
(extra)Steve Vickers (uncredited)
(extra)Stephen Pleasance (uncredited)
(extra)Peter Crutchlew (uncredited)
(extra)Paul Smith (uncredited)
(extra)John Hodges (uncredited)
(extra)Julian Mark (uncredited)
(extra)David Sinclair (uncredited)
(extra)Mike Wilson (uncredited)
(extra)Michael Archer (uncredited)
StuntsTerry Walsh (uncredited)