The Monster of Peladon

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PRODUCTION INFO

Name

The Monster of Peladon

Serial Code

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First Transmitted

23 March 1974

Final Ratings

9.20m

DVD RELEASE

DVD

VHS RELEASE

VHS

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CAST

Regular Cast


Jon Pertwee (Doctor Who) Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith)

Guest Cast

Donald Gee (Eckersley), Nina Thomas (Thalira), Frank Gatliff (Ortron) [1-5], Rex Robinson (Gebek), Ralph Watson (Ettis) [1-4], Ysanne Churchman (Voice of Alpha Centauri), Stuart Fell (Body of Alpha Centauri), Gerald Taylor (Vega Nexos) [1], Graeme Eton (Preba) [1-2, 4], Michael Crane (Blor) [1], Terry Walsh (Guard Captain) [1-4], Nick Hobbs (Aggedor) [2-3, 6], Roy Evans (Miner) [3-4], Alan Bennion (Azaxyr) [4-6], Sonny Caldinez (Sskel) [4-6]*, Max Faulkner (Miner) [6].

CREW

Written by Brian Hayles
Directed by Lennie Mayne
Produced by Barry Letts

ratings

1 “Part One” 24:59 23 March 1974 9.2m
2 “Part Two” 23:26 30 March 1974 6.8m
3 “Part Three” 24:47 6 April 1974 7.4m
4 “Part Four” 24:50 13 April 1974 7.2m
5 “Part Five” 23:56 20 April 1974 7.5m
6 “Part Six” 23:48 27 April 1974 8.1m

sypnosis

The TARDIS returns The Doctor to Peladon at a point in time fifty years after his last visit and is arrested by Chancellor Ortron for trespassing in the sacred temple of Aggedor.

NOTES

  • This story is a sequel to The Curse of Peladon, and features some of the same characters and themes. Sarah Jane refers to these events in the episode The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith in The Sarah Jane Adventures.
  • The Fifth Doctor returns to this world in the Big Finish audio play The Bride of Peladon.
  • The Third Doctor Big Finish Companion Chronicles story The Prisoner of Peladon is told by King Peladon, with David Troughton reprising his role for the first time.
  • The Doctor tells Sarah Jane in Episode 5 that “there is nothing (he) likes more than a quiet life”, a sentiment shared by the Ninth Doctor in Bad Wolf
  • Released on DVD as Peladon Tales by BBC Merchandise
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